Galing Foundation, Inc.

is a non profit 501 (c) 3 tax exempt charitable organization registered in the State of Georgia

GFI assists in providing quality educational resources to underserved public schools, libraries and day care centers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Save the Date: May 6 OCA-Georgia in partnership with Galing Foundation, Inc. celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Asian Pacific Heritage Month

May 6: 2012 OCA-Georgia and in Partnership with Galing Foundation, Inc. (GFI) celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Asian Pacific Heritage Month

2012 OCA-Georgia APA Family Summer Picnic In Partnership with Galing Foundation, Inc. (GFI)
Featuring Special Messages from Representatives of our APA Community Organization Partners
Meet Asian Pacific American families and friends!

Come and join us at the picnic for a day of FUN!

Place: Jones Bridge Park, 4901 East Jones Bridge Road, Norcross GA 30092
Date: Sunday, May 06th 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Food: Potluck or bring a $5.00 donation (see below for more information on what to bring, by last name)
Includes: food, beverages, games and a drawing for door prizes.

MUST call OCA Hotline @ 770-408-0546 or for reservation.
Deadline is Thursday, May 04th 2012. We need the headcount for food.

Directions: Take from I-285 to Peachtree Industrial Blvd, exit 31B to GA-141 North. GO for 3.5 miles follow left at GA-141 N. Go straight for 2.6 miles and turn left at East Jones Bridge Road. Stay on the road for 1.7 miles and you shall enter the Jones Bridge Park.
Special Events: Book and Backpack Campaign. Please bring books (new or slightly used), school supplies, backpacks to donate to Galing Foundation, for the benefit of the indigent children in the rural areas of the Philippines. Learn about the 1882 Project/Congressional Resolution of Regret for Anti-Asian laws and 130th Anniversary of Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882; Participate in the Danny Chen Birthday Card Campaign; And Learn about the Ong Choy/Water Spinach controversy
Facilities: Picnic tables, restrooms, playground, walking trails, baseball/softball fields, accessible to persons with disabilities.

Food Assignments:
Please bring food corresponding to the beginning letters of your last name:
A-C - meat
D-E - seafood
F-H - vegetables
I- K - hot dogs/burgers/condiments
L-P - desserts
Q-T - noodles, bread
U-W -2 liters drink
Y -rice dishes

March 9: Gerard and Sarah Mauricio of Atlanta donates books to Filipino children in Mindanao

March 9, 2012 Roswell, GA

Gerard & Sarah Mauricio of Atlanta donates 100 pcs. of quality children's books to Galing Foundation, Inc. to benefit the children and communities of GFI Mindanao outreach in South Cotabato and Sarangani Province.  "Noong bata pa ako, wala kaming ganitong kagagandang mga libro." (When we were young, we didn't have these kind of wonderful books to enjoy.) - says Sarah.  She adds that she feels very happy to send such books to Filipino children.

Special thanks to Grace Ragheb for referring the young couple to GFI, to share their gifts to those in need.

April 1: NorthWest Phil-Am Association of GA hosted a book and school supply drive for Galing Foundation, Inc.

Sunday, April 1- Marietta, GA

NorthWest Philam Association of GA hosted its annual Easter Family Picnic at Bells Ferry Park.  Families enjoyed a wide variety of traditional Filipino as well as non-Filipino food.  Many young children enjoyed the easter egg hunt, parlor games and treats organized by the committee.  

On its 5th year supporting the initiative of Galing Foundation, Inc. the members of the association donated brand new 22 notebooks, 5,000 pcs. of cardstock sheets, 50 books, 226 pcs. of pencils, 150 pens, 246 pcs. eraser and a box of 48 pc. crayon.

"On behalf of Galing Foundation, Inc. we wish to thank each and every member of NorthWest Phil-Am Association of GA, Ms. May Kinnunen, president and Ms. Esther Wilson, founder for your unending support through the years (since 2008). With your generosity and compassion towards the growing number of Filipino indigent children you have helped us reach out to them and raise awareness on the importance of literacy-a great avenue towards self empowerment. May the Lord continue to bless you all as you continue to bless others. Maraming Salamat Po!"- Toni D. Luetgers

March 20: Jocelyn Robles, GFI Mindanao Outreach Coordinator spoke at 2012 graduation ceremony of the International Care Ministry (ICM) of the Philippines at General Santos City

March 20-General Santos City
by Arjho Turner

Jocelyn Robles, GFI Mindanao Coordinator, was given the opportunity to be the guest speaker for the 2012 graduation ceremony of the International Care Ministry (ICM) of the Philippines held last March 20, 2012 at General Santos City. The graduates are of ages 5-6 coming from different towns of General Santos City, South Cotabato and Sarangani Province. The graduation theme was: "Molding the Young Minds, Developing the Culture, Changing the Future". Ms. Robles was chosen to be the guest speaker due to her volunteer work with the Galing Foundation, Inc. that shares the same advocacy of fighting illiteracy as early as pre-schoolers especially among the indigent communities. Her complete message is shared below:
“Molding the Young Ones, Developing the
Culture, Changing the Future”
By Jocelyn Carino Robles

click here for article and photos

March 17: GFI ships donation of educational materials to Mindanao

March 17 * Forest Park, GA

Galing Foundation, Inc. shipped 3 Balikbayan boxes (# 179, 180, 181) full of educational resource materials to benefit the Maligo Public Library in Polomolok, South Cotabato, Philippines. To offset the heavy weight of the books, some children's clothing were included in each box to benefit Maligo Day Care School.

Thanks to our shipping partner Umac Cargo Express and the following donors: Grace Richards, Joy Alberto-King, Mabuhay Store and Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of Atlanta 
Click here for entire article by Arjho Turner and photos courtesy of Ms. Ces Alberto.