COCHRANE—It has just been over a year since two CNBC teams through CGR took part in rebuilding homes in the Philippines that were destroyed by 2013 typhoons. Since returning to Canada, team members have creatively found ways to continue pursuing community development overseas.
In December a box donated by women from CNBC churches was sent to women and children in Leyte, Philippines for Christmas, which included toys, candy, and educational materials.
Thus far, donors have provided enough money to buy one portable sewing machine. A week ago the machine was sent with 80 sewing kits, and fabric last week to women in the Philippines! This will assist single moms in a village to sew and become self-supporting. The women are planning to raise funds to buy four sewing machines in the upcoming months.
Would you consider donating or creating a fundraiser to make these portable machines a reality for Filipino women?
By Easter, “Back to School” bags and school supplies will also be sent out to the Philippines. Please consider donating or download a book bag pattern with a sewing supplies and school supplies list on the Women to Women project page to help get involved.
Thank you for your generosity throughout the duration of this project! CGR and the CNBC will continue advocating for those affected by typhoons in the Philippines by working through local partners. Please visit the Women to Women project page for further details or contact information, or get in touch with the CGR office via email or phone if you or your group have any questions.