Philippine Center Update
We would like to thank all the individuals and organizations who responded to the Philippine Cultural and Civic Center Foundation (PCCCF) continuing fund raising drive for the Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines last November.
We are so proud to announce that the latest contributions came from students who claimed that "even students who barely have enough still contributed to this great cause".
Bayanihan Team of Carroll University gave $ 1,650
Bayanihan Team of Carroll University hands over the check for $1,650 to Jojo Ramos of the PCCCF.
Penny Drive from students of Maple Dale School - $ 1,200
School District of New Berlin $ 583
ITT Technical Institute, Indiana $ 140
The PCCCF Typhoon Relief & Rehabilitation Fund Drive received around $75,000 to date. A spreadsheet of all donations and disbursements are kept and open for anybody to see upon request.
Disbursements of the relief and rehabilitation funds are as follows:
Salesian Brothers of Don Bosco $8,000
Department of Education & Culture, RP $7,000
RMMF (Shipment of hospital equipment and supplies $6,000 to Tacloban)
UP Foundation ( to support displaced $2,500 UP Tacloban Students)
Asilo de Milagrosa (Orphanage caring for $1,650 displaced Tacloban children- donation from Carroll University)
Asilo de San Jose (Livelihood support –Bancas) $1,000
Tacloban Church (Rehabilitation) $1,000
Remaining and to be received Typhoon Haiyan Funds are dedicated to rehabilitation projects and will be disbursed to deserving projects upon receipt of progress reports.
To save and ensure receipt and follow up on use of funds by the dedicated recipient/victims and projects, involved fund raising persons who have confirmed Philippine travel and hotel accommodations for their visits/reunions were requested to bring the check donations at no cost to PCCCF: (Tes Rivera for DEC, Gerry & Jojo Ramos for Sagip Kapamilya and the Salesian Brothers of Don Bosco, Renee Mondano for the 2nd donation to Don Bosco for medicine and vaccines).
The Philippine Center and its Free Medical Clinic
The Philippine center and it's free medical clinic continues to be a strong presence at the Zablocki Park in Greenfield.
The free clinic is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Since we started in 2000, the number of FMC patients continue to grow. Now a total of 3,055 who had been seen 10.822 times. Free medical services have amounted to $2,060,831 to date including medication and laboratory services which were calculated and added only starting in 2010.
Free Clinic patients waiting for the Free Clinic to open.
GRANTS: We just received a grant from the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation for $36,000: $20,000 for the Free Clinic, $10,000 for the Children's Workshop and Literacy Program and $6,000 for the Health Fair, and a grant commitment from the Catholic Community Foundation of $10,000 for the Free Clinic.
The Birth of the Philippine
Center Children's Literacy
PCCCF Activity Director Jojo Ramos' vision of a Children's Literacy Program received a big boost when Forest County Potawatomi Foundation gave their stamp of approval and awarded a grant of $10,000 to jumpstart the program.
The goal of the Philippine Center Literacy Program is to get the children from toddlers to teens to own a book, read a book, and participate in the book exchange program and ultimately get into book review and discussion.
Cooperation and teamwork from Gerry Ramos, Mareta Prill, Manika Clemente, Amy Schemenauer, Elsa Clemente, Anne Le Fort, Maria Salomon Yumang, Cream Pepito Sommer, Linda Ramos and Nellie Varilla whose granddaughter (Lydia Weaver) awed the audience with her hula hoop skills, made the children's workshop and literacy program a tremendous success.
Look forward to the Philippine Center Literacy Program book distribution events during the : Faawis Picnic on June 14, 2014, Health Fair on August 23, 2014. Other dates to be announced later.
More PCCCF Giving & Other Activities
The PCCCF also received donations of clothes and shoes from New Threads of Hope which were distributed during the free clinic by Gerry & Jojo Ramos, Dr. Letty Cueto, Mareta & Bob Prill . Some were given to street people Leftovers will be handed out during the Health Fair on August 23. 2014.
Cooking lessons provided by Dr. Henry Ravelo and Dr. Letty Cueto are ongoing. Watch out for the summer schedule.
The yearly Lenten PABASA Chanting of the Passions of Christ led by Tessie Abraham and Roger Mendoza was held from 1:30 PM Holy Thursday to 7 AM Good Friday. At the start of the Pabasa, a spiritual and inspirational talk was provided for by Sr. Erlinda Primo of the Schoenstatt Sisters.
Other PCCCF activities such as Movie Nights held by Zen & Jake Edralin , Yoga by Cream Pepito Sommer, Tai Chi by Carisse Ramos, Tagalog Lessons by Jojo Ramos are on spring break.
Visit www.philippinecenter.com for schedule of activities.
Memorial Mass and Novena for