A P100 can easily be gone these days. But for street children, P100 can go a long way. It can already comfortably feed one child for an entire day.
L’Fisher Hotel Tree of Hope
It has been a yearly tradition at L’Fisher Hotel Bacolod to hold a ceremonial lighting of their Christmas tree. Each year, it has a different theme. This year, it is Winter Wonderland, so a glistening white 20-foot Christmas tree stands tall and proud in the middle of the lobby.
The tree was officially lighted up last December 2, 2017, in a simple ceremony attended by the Ciocon family, friends, and guests. City Administrator, Atty. John Orola and Ms. Delia Ciocon – Granada officially turned on the switch.
First Christmas balls were hang by the Ciocon and Dilag kids, Lui, Niño, Roch and Rich. It was also graced by the kids of Virlanie Foundation, the beneficiaries of this year’s Tree of Hope campaign by L’Fisher Hotel. The activity is geared towards L’Fisher Hotel’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
So hotel guests and visitors or diners at L’Fisher Hotel Bacolod can also share in the Tree of Hope program. And it only takes at least P100. But of course, you can give some more out of your hearts’ leading.
This is a really nice project of L’Fisher Hotel. Not only does their Christmas tree beautify the lobby, it is a symbol of hope for the many foundations and causes that they have supported through the year.
Tree of Hope Mechanics
For every P100, each one is entitled to a gift card and a silver Christmas ball. All these are just displayed beside the tree at the lobby. No need to go to the reception area to do this. You may write Christmas greetings or prayers on the card and hang it on the tree with the ball. You can then drop your donations in the box beside the tree.
Or you may just place your money in the box with a prayer for the Virlanie Foundation and the kids that they take care of.
All the proceeds of the Tree of Hope will be turned over to Virlannie Foundation to fund their operations and projects.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL!
About Virlanie Foundation
The Virlanie Foundation, Inc. is child-caring institution based in Metro Manila, Philippines, but they also have a home here in Bacolod City. They serve children found living in the streets as well as those referred by other institutions. Virlanie works to prevent the future physical and psychological abuse of children. Virlanie envisions empowered children who can see a brighter future for themselves.
Each year, Virlanie cares for more three hundred children in its eight (8) homes and more than five hundred (500) children through its outreach programs.
History of Virlanie
Virlanie was founded by Dominique Lemay in 1992. He is a French social worker who partnered with Filipinos to bring hope and changes among the plight of streetchildren. Since that time, Virlanie has looked after more than 17,000 children in Metro Manila alone. Virlanie bases its dozens of projects and support services on two main programs: residential and outreach.
The Foundation is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is duly licensed and recognized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines (DSWD). It is a member of the Association of Child Caring Agencies of the Philippines (ACCAP) and of the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC).
As a homeschooling in Bacolod family, part of the lessons we teach our children is empathy and social responsibility. We left them take part in causes like this, telling them what this is for. They are not just there to get a ball to hang on the tree. They know that it is for.
I would like to encourage parents to bring your kids here and share their blessings to street children through the Virlanie Foundation. Please explain to them what this is for so that they will know where their money is going.
Support the Virlanie Foundation through the Tree of Hope program by L’Fisher Hotel. Visit the hotel any day, any time in December 2017.
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: