Valentine’s Day was truly at its best with the OCS Philippines team joining hands with Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc. to create a day of love that went beyond the ordinary. Our hearts swelled with joy as we made the day extra special for the children of Blumentritt, Manila, through an initiative we named “Love in Action; Kindness at Heart.”
Our main goal wasn’t just to bring laughter and joy to these little hearts but also to leave them with a lasting message about love and kindness. To kick things off, our team prepared a heartwarming short film, teaching the kids the importance of helping others and the profound impact their kindness can have. The smiles on their faces as they absorbed this lesson were priceless.
The day was packed with fun activities, including various games that had the children giggling and playing with newfound friends. One highlight was the dedicated time for our employees who went the extra mile, dipping into their own pockets to offer special gifts to the children. The genuine connections formed during these moments emphasized how the spirit of OCS is not just a concept but a living reality, united in both mind and heart.
But the giving didn’t stop there. Thanks to generous donations from our OCS Philippines team, we were able to present the children with an array of toys, turning their day into a playground of happiness. Witnessing their excitement and the immediate sharing among the kids, who even thought of their younger siblings, added an extra layer of warmth to the day.
As the children enjoyed a feast, the spirit of sharing prevailed. It was touching to see them set aside some goodies to bring home for their families. Their selflessness and consideration for others showcased the true essence of love and hope.
In the end, this day became a tapestry woven with threads of inspiration and love. The resilience and hope radiating from these incredible kids left an indelible mark on our hearts. Through “Love in Action; Kindness at Heart,” we not only brightened their Valentine’s Day but also planted seeds of compassion and goodwill that will hopefully blossom in their lives for years to come.