Category: Donor Stories

PayPal Volunteers Packed Meals for Families in ICM Iloilo Base

On August 23, in partnership with Rise Against Hunger Philippines (RAHPH), volunteers from PayPal Philippines helped ICM pack 36,288 meals for ultra-poor families in Iloilo. The volunteers packed 42 boxes per two-hour shift from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM at the PayPal Headquarters in Alabang, Muntinlupa. PayPal Country Head John Nicholls who also happened to...

Meal packing volunteer event yielded 16,000 meal-packs in one day!

Manila, Philippines — International Care Ministries (ICM) rallied over 400 volunteers at the Conrad Hotel on July 14, 2022 to assemble 16,000 meal packs for families living in ultra-poverty in Visayas and Mindanao. Hope Begins with a Meal is ICM’s biggest meal-packing volunteer activity to date, done in partnership with Rise Against Hunger Philippines and...

An Afternoon Tea Party and Trunk Show for the Benefit of the Ultra-poor

“As we go through different seasons, I felt that it would be more meaningful — and I would be so privileged, to give it to a bigger cause. I felt that even in the future designs, I would always consider channels like this to give it to the underprivileged communities,” ICM supporter and talented accessories...

Robinsons Land sponsors a meal packing event to celebrate Philippine Independence Day

After more than a year of being unable to gather in large numbers because of the pandemic,  Robinsons Land Foundation Inc. (RLFI) sponsored a meal-packing event in partnership with International Care Ministries and Rise Against Hunger Philippines last June 12, 2021. Strictly adhering to the pandemic protocols, 57 employee volunteers from Robinsons Land graciously dedicated...

HSBC partners with ICM for sustainable future growth

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, supports sustainable future growth by helping people access education and training to acquire the skills they need to succeed. Through their long-term partnership with ICM, they have helped hundreds of people graduate from the Transform program. Through the years, ICM has been able to...

Your Top 10 Moments from the 2020 Banquet

Because this year has been such a game-changer for everybody, we had to think outside of the box for our much-anticipated annual Hong Kong banquet. What resulted, in the midst of changing COVID-19 protocols, was a virtual program live-streamed to guests all over the world! Here are your top ten highlights from October 9th:  ...

Have You Seen What I Saw?

August 17-26, 95 people including staff, parents and students from the Rock Student Ministries at Mclean Bible Church (MBC), USA, traveled 8,000 miles to the Philippines to work with International Care Ministries as their annual senior high mission trip.  Lucero Flores, former summer intern at MBC and current American University senior, gives a few highlights and reflections...

Birthday Presents For Sharing

Isabel Khoo gave many children in need a huge gift the day she had her sixth birthday party. The young girl decided she wanted to partner with Twopresents.com, a Hong Kong based social enterprise that allows party organizers to ask guests to contribute to both a gift and a charity. Isabel chose International Care Ministries...

New Ways to Ensure Her Children’s Education

Arlene worked at a vending stand and made US$3.33 a week. Her seasonal job, harvesting vegetables, occasionally brought in another US$6.50 a week. If employed, Arlene’s husband Arnel could earn up to US$8.30 a week, however his carpentry jobs were erratic. The parents of three teenagers were working hard, but money was always tight when...

Jobert’s New Identity

Jobert was mishandled as a newborn by an inexperienced doctor, breaking his hipbone, leaving him unable to walk for the rest of life. In the past, Jobert has been very pessimistic about living with a disability, looking only at the negative impact it had on his life. It was only during the Transform program that Jobert began...