Saturday, February 5, 2022

AEC donates used clothes, grocery items to Philippines

Alternative Education Center, Odessa, TX donated a box of used clothes and grocery items to a village in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Odette (known internationally as Typhoon Rai) that hit the country on December 12-22, 2021, with 410 total fatalities and 80 people missing according to international news.

Principal Adam Portillo volunteered to donate bags of used but decent clothes and shoes. IJWC adviser bought some grocery items and paid for the shipping fee. The package was sent to the Philippines through a cargo shipping service early this month, which may be delivered to the recipients a little late due to COVID. 

No poverty is the leading global sustainable development goal. Sharing blessings especially with poor countries like in Asia is one of the many ways we can help meet this global goal. By modeling it, students will see and apply the value of the noble and humanitarian gesture of sharing. Blessings to be shared do not need to be material or expensive as long as they come from the heart, wrapped with good intentions.