Sunday, November 5, 2006

Public Service Corner

Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Grace and Peace to you in our Lord Jesus!

Every year the Archdiocese of Manila Office for Persons with Disabilities Ministries (AMO-PDM)celebrates Persons-With- Disabilities (PWD) Day as the apex in observing Catholic Handicapped Week which falls on the first week of December. The celebration aims to gather SPED students, youth and adult persons with disabilities to allow them
to build camaraderie and friendship with one another and to experience the joyous spirit of Christmas.

Who are Persons with Disabilities: They are the deaf, blind, hearing impaired,
mentally retarded, with cerebral palsy, autistic, with downs syndrome and physically challenged. Expected participating PWD's are 1000plus.

It is along this vein that I would like to invite you to our "Persons with Disabilities Day" with the theme " TGIF - Thank God I've (PWD) Friends!
come December 03, 2006 Sunday from 6:00am to 7:00 pm at Don Bosco Technical Institute at Makati City.

The activities on December 3 are as follows:
Animation, Welcome, Orientation Confession/Celebrat ion of the Holy Mass
Free Medical and Dental Mission Fun & Games/Art contests Story Telling
Food Bazaar/Exhibits Exchange Gifts/Raffle

Volunteers are required to attend an orientation/ training to be held on Nov. 4/11/18
(Saturdays) 1-6pm at the Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati City

The volunteer needs to attend ONLY ONE training There are many different committees which you can be part of and you will choose that committee on the orientation day. Training includes how to handle people with disabilities, things to do, etc.

Attendance in the training is the only requirement to volunteer to ensure that the volunteers would be prepared to handle disabled people.

For queries, you may visit AMO-PDM office at Francisco G. Tantoco Center (FGTC) Room 9 & 11, Caritas Manila, 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila. You may also call them at their office at 561-2617 / 5624264 and look for Ms. Elisa Flormata/ Jarwin
Merencilla/Jonjon Demafelis/Wilmer Bajao.( tell them that you receive a message from me)(Juvy Montalbo) Volunteers Committee Head @817-3738 or 8945484 or txt me @ 0918-6493815.

We are also in need of Sponsors for these events. (Not in cash but in kind like sacks of rice, basket of goodies, toys, etc.) Please send the Name, Designation, Company or Organization, Address, Telephone and Fax number and what are they willing to sponsor.

Kindly forward this to anyone you know who would be interested. I hope many people would take advantage to be part of this event. This would truly be a memorable experience for all who would like to take part of this event that i/we annually join. Its already a commitment in our part.

Juvy Montalbo
AMOPDM - Volunteers Head

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