Category: Donor Stories

UPCOMING ICM EVENT IN HK: Bankers & Lawyers on Detention 2012

On May 4th, 2012, bankers & lawyers will be pitted against each other (Bankers v. Lawyers) in a Quiz Game covering a variety of topics including Philippines trivia. However, the “catch” is that the losing side has to “sit in detention” in front of their friends and family while Irish, a young recipient of ICM’s...

Medical Outreach in Devastated Areas

ICM staff in Dumaguete, led by Area Head Pastor Sam Templado, joined local doctors, dentists, pastors, and even the Filipino military to provide medical aid, dispense medicine, offer counseling and even provide free haircuts! to thousands of those traumatized by devastation of Tropical Storm Washi and the earthquake following quickly on its heels one month...

Bankers and Lawyers to Go on Detention for the Poor

On May 4th, 2012, ICM will be hosting our 2nd annual HK “Detention” event.  40-50 bankers & lawyers will be pitted against each other in a Quiz Game covering a variety of topics including Philippines trivia.  The “catch” is that the losers have to “sit in detention” in front of their friends and family while a...

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...

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...

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...

Kids Helping Kids by Donating Shoes

Even though primary education in the Philippines is free, students are required to provide their own shoes, books and uniforms in order to attend school.  Without these commodities, children will not be admitted.  Families living in extreme poverty cannot afford these things and so their children do not go. As the teachers and children from...

Bankers on Detention: A Big Success!

Story by Mia Deocadiz, ICM HK Office Intern At the cozy Classified restaurant in Hong Kong, eight-year-old teacher, David Paul from Bacolod City strutted his stuff. His ‘students’ for the day – a group of 19 sponsored bankers – paid full attention to his every word. The goal for the night was to raise US$100,000 to...

A Timely Blessing

Union Church in Manila graciously donated individual gifts of 6,000 pesos each to 37 pastors from 5 ICM regions.  Story & Photo by Kathleen Hilado, ICM CO, Koronadal Pastor Laurel Lina Piang of T’boli, South Cotabato is one of the pastors in Koronadal who received a gift of 6,000 pesos. He has been serving as...

Do you have a bed?

Tess Lyons has been a dedicated volunteer with ICM for the past three years.  Tess and her husband, Charles Caldwell, are currently sponsoring their 4th ICM preschool. They have taken their four children down to the Philippines several times to visit their students and to participate in the ongoing slum reconstruction building project cosponsored by ICM and Gawad...