Little Kids with Big Hearts

Ava (5) and Isabella (7) raised HK1,000 for poor children in the Philippines by running their own booths in the playground at their apartment building. Isabella ran a nail salon for ladies and a tattoo parlor for boys while Ava baked cookies and made lemonade.  Thank you Ava and Isabella for this awesome effort, you...

Earthquake rocks Central Visayas

Dear ICM Friends, Sorry to say that another natural disaster has struck the Philippines and this one also hit ICM’s target provinces. You may have heard in the news that a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook the central island provinces of the Philippines yesterday morning, triggering landslides.  There have been hundreds of aftershocks. At least 43 bodies have already been...

The best gift you can give this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is approaching soon.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to give something extra special to the one you love?  This exclusive gift package includes an adorable handmade bear, a small box of Lindt milk chocolate placed in a handsewn basket with our very own ICM Valentine’s Day card.   This gift package will costs HK$1500 each.  ...

Kennedy School Diaries: Pam Riordan

Pam Riordan is a teacher from HK’s Kennedy School.  She recently joined a group of parents and kids on an ICM vision trip to Bacolod, where she participated in building homes for slum residents. “I didn’t know what to expect but was extremely excited.  On day one of visiting the slum, I realized exactly how...

Students Stepping Up: Pope John XXIII Regional High School Pledges US$5,000

The ICM Choir’s last performance of the 2011 USA Tour was held at Pope John XXIII Regional High School in Sparta, New Jersey.  The Choir’s multimedia performance shared how the children’s individual stories of abandonment, hunger, disease, and displacement have been transformed by the hope of a better future.  As they sang their stories, they...

Milestone for Red Rope: They’ve become an independent cooperative!

It looked just like any other Christmas Party in the Philippines – women and children playing games, eating sweets and singing songs.  But for the women of Red Rope, this was a very meaningful party. This was the first Christmas Party they had ever thrown at their own expense!  And second, this month Red Rope...

Christmas Celebrations

Three ICM staff members, Annie Tapuz and Laila Natapol from the Bacolod office, and Heather Elliott, from ICM’s HK office, got into the spirit of celebration this Christmas by hosting several celebrations for different groups in Bacolod City.  In the Philippines, celebrations are an important part of the culture, creating unity and a sense of...

Fire in Manila stirs Action by ICM Manila Office

Story from Helen Turner; ICM COO When Wilma shared the news with the ICM Manila Office, they immediately took action.  Wilma is ICM Manila’s accounting assistant.  A fire had broken out in her neighborhood the night before that overtook 12 buildings and impacted 26 families.  While her family was spared, one of her close neighbors...

ICM Celebrating 20 Years of Help, Hope & Change

UPCOMING EVENT:  SATURDAY, MARCH 3 We are kicking off the year with a celebration concert on Saturday, March 3rd and we hope you can come.  The evening will include a media reflection of the past 20 years and the ICM Children’s Choir will share their Kennedy Center Performance.  Kids are invited and welcome.  Please come – bring along your...

Dreams Came True for the ICM Choir!

Dreams came true for the ICM Children’s Choir this past December.  The fourteen kids traveled to the USA to perform at the Washington DC ICM Banquet and at multiple other events and venues in D.C. and New Jersey.  The goal was to raise awareness of (and support for) ICM’s Philippine work.  They left a powerful...