Category: Donor Stories

Education and dreams

A few weeks ago, I was privileged to attend the graduation of seven of the 12 Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Jumpstart Kindergartens operated by ICM and privately funded by donors. After 10 months of learning, over 180 children were celebrating their graduation, flanked by proud parents and teachers. They looked so smart and happy in their...

World Health Day – Diabetes

The focus of 2016’s World Health Day is diabetes, which affects around nine in every 100 adults worldwide. Diabetes can cause damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves. However, diabetes and its complications can often be prevented by a healthy diet, regular physical activity and the avoidance of tobacco. According to the World Health Organization,...

‘Coins for a Cause’

Last December, long-time ICM supporters Kellett School held a ‘Coins for a Cause’ drive that will help dozens of children in the Philippines get a head-start on education. As part of a series of fundraisers to help pay for Kellett’s ICM Jumpstart program, which they have sponsored for the past eight years, students at both...

Early Christmas at ICM

  ICM staff received early Christmas presents last week when a kind donor in the process of a computer upgrade delivered a MacBook Pro, a MacMini and two large LED monitors to our office.               Our offices are always in need of computer equipment and receiving this “new-to-us” technology...

Bank of Commerce feeds the needy

Over 60 Bank of Commerce employees donated their time November 16, 2015 at a Stop Hunger Now food packing event in Manila. The half-day event saw the employees seal and pack 4,248 nutrient enriched rice meals to be distributed to ICM bases in Bacolod and Roxas.The food packs will be given to children recovering from...

Project for Positive Change

A newly launched, 17-month landmark project between International Care Ministries (ICM) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will help people living in ultrapoverty in the Province of Iloilo. A launch ceremony October 30th, attended by Philippine and U.S. officials marked the beginning of the project, which will affect approximately 10,000 people. The...

Amazon smiles on ICM

Online retailer Amazon has added a fun and simple way for you to include ICM whenever you shop. Amazon’s sister site  AmazonSmile (www.smile.amazon.com), has the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that 0.5% of your total purchase price will be donated to ICM. To shop...

Sydney Students Raise Funds for Filipino Families

The students of Oxford Fall Grammar School have been taking mission trips with ICM since 2012. Each September a team of students travels to the Philippines to help those living in ultrapoverty. In February 2015 students from the school presented ICM with a $5,000 cheque to help support two ICM Transform communities in the Bohol and...

Together Bringing Hope, Providing Help, Creating Change

by: Deborah Foo The establishment of Capital One Philippines Support Services Corporation’s (COPSSC) partnership with ICM was highlighted through the launch of six Transform and two Jumpstart communities in the province of Bohol on the 6th and 7th of July 2015. The theme of the event was titled “Together bringing hope, Providing help, Creating change” which emphasized the partnership in...

Vermiculture: Hands-On Learning

by: Fernando Jose G. Roa On July 7, International Care Ministries treated 30 Sunday school children from the New Millennium Evangelical Church (NMEC), ages 10 to 14 years old, to their first-ever livelihood seminar for growing vegetables efficiently and healthily using vermiculture (worm farming). The children, assisted by their Sunday school teachers, parents and members of their household learned how...