Tag: donations

Growing up with ICM – Every Kid can make a Difference

Story by Tess Lyons, ICM Donor Services & Interview by Stella Schapero, ICM Manila Board of Advisors ICM’s 2007 banquet was the beginning of Stella, Joel and Jacob Schapero’s involvement with ICM.  Stella and Joel realized they wanted to get their family involved with the Philippines and the ICM Banquet provided them an opportunity. Stella recalls,...
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Together We Can Reach More

Written by Dr. Mindy Gill, ICM Director of Health Services Most of us take for granted being able to access health care in the time of need.  However, for those living in poverty, there are often insurmountable financial barriers which lead to a lifetime of unnecessary suffering.  This is true even for relatively minor surgical...
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ICM Chairman in Typhoon Affected Area

In the days since the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, ICM has risen to respond to the needs of the victims. With three out of eight ICM regions part of the affected zones, we have been able to deliver immediate aid to the needy, and are beginning to implement longer-term strategies that will help...
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TOMS “One for One” Movement Reaches ICM Jumpstart Students

Sue Hamilton, ICM Volunteer Writer/Editor The recent TOMS shoe drop to all ICM Bases in the Philippines was a cause for great excitement for many ICM recipients.  TOMS, a US-based shoe retailer, developed a “One for One” movement that has provided ten million new pairs of TOMS shoes to impoverished children in over 60 countries...
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Abandoned Girls Blossom into Young Women as they Start College

Judilyn Yangco and Susan Entong grew up in some of the most challenging and heartbreaking circumstances conceivable. Judilyn, abandoned by her parents, was the breadwinner for her three siblings at the age of nine and almost died from TB. Susan’s father, drunk one night, threw a kerosene lamp which burned Susan’s face, arms and neck...
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Playtimes Magazine’s Holidays for Humanity

ICM was recently mentioned in an article in Playtimes Magazine’s January 2013 Issue, proposing readers to consider spending their next family holiday helping others.  Our very own Tess Lyons, from the ICM HK Office, shares her own story about how she and her family got involved with ICM after attending the ICM HK Banquet, “I knew...
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Shopping & Giving All In One

ICM was thrilled to participate in two Christmas Fairs this past weekend at Island ECC & Union Church – offering an array of hand crafted items from our very own Red Rope Project, featuring silk cushion covers, ornate tree ornaments, cards, notebooks and more!  Red Rope is a certified co-op for women in the Philippines who have escaped prostitution and provides...
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An Especially Warm Christmas

Brad and Melody Landes reinforced that it is better to give than receive, while reading a Christmas card from ICM.  For the past three years, the Landes’ have sponsored an ICM Jumpstart Kindergarten in General Santos. Their generosity allows between 25-35 children to achieve a solid educational foundation which will allow them entrance to government...
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ICM Visits Box of Hope

Story by Tess Lyons, ICM Donor Relations Manager If you had been with the ICM HK Office on Thursday, 15 November you would have heard the following unusual comments:  “I need that soap or I will keep the washcloth.” or  “I will trade you that book for that toothbrush but not for that pencil case.”  Yes...
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Thank you, Mill Run Elementary!

Every year, Mill Run Elementary School in the USA works together to campaign for a cause, so we were thrilled to learn that this year they chose to sponsor an ICM Kindergarten. Amazingly, one of their First Grade teachers, Holly, traveled all the way to the Philippines to visit their sponor school, which has been...
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