Sunday, May 24, 2009

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



WHAT IS PUSONG PINOY?
Headquartered in California, USA, Pusong Pinoy (Heart of a Filipino) is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children in the Philippines.

WHAT IS PUSONG PINOY'S MISSION STATEMENT?
Our mission is to provide assistance to various public schools and organizations with effective programs designed to advance the well-being of disadvantaged children in the areas of education, health care and social services. Our primary focus is to promote literacy through reading.

HOW AND WHEN DID PUSONG PINOY START?
Click HERE to read how Pusong Pinoy started.

WHAT PROJECTS OR EVENTS DOES PUSONG PINOY HAVE?
Apart from our ongoing book drive, Pusong Pinoy has an extensive list of projects such as the food drive, scholarship program, livelihood project, feeding program and school supplies drive to name a few.   Click HERE to find out how you can help Pusong Pinoy.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT PROJECTS AND EVENTS?
Follow us on Facebook to get the latest announcements and updates on our latest projects and events or by visiting our website regularly.

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN A PROJECT OR EVENT?
Pusong Pinoy thrives because of volunteers who willingly give their time, talent and resources to our cause. We fondly refer to them as "Heroes." There are a variety of ways to get involved. So come one, come all!  Please send us an email at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com and let us know how you would like to participate. Be a Pusong Pinoy hero today!

WHAT KINDS OF BOOKS DO YOU ACCEPT AND WHERE CAN I SEND THEM?
We collect gently-used children's storybooks, picture books and chapter books from preschool to 4th grade level.   On some occasions, we get requests from schools or organizations for Grade 5 to Young Adult books.  Please email us to inquire if we are currently accepting these books.  However, we are not collecting reference books or textbooks at this time. Please send us an email for pick up/drop off arrangements.

HOW CAN I MAKE A MONETARY DONATION TO PUSONG PINOY?
Click on the "DONATE" button below to make an online donation or email us at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com.

All donations, in-kind or monetary, are acknowledged on our Facebook page for transparency purposes.  Contributions to Pusong Pinoy in the United States are tax-exempt to the extent provided by law.

ARE PUSONG PINOY SHIRTS FOR SALE?
Yes! Purchasing a Pusong Pinoy t-shirt is just one of the many ways you can support our cause. You will not only help promote our cause but you will also help fund our cause. All proceeds from the t-shirt sales are used towards our operating expenses.  Our t-shirts are available for sale online - click on the link on the right side of our website.  You may also email at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com  Order yours today!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

CALLING ALL HEROES: PP NEEDS YOUR HELP

PHOTO CREDIT: PEEGEE SILO

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." - Frank D. Roosevelt



A message from PP West Covina/Ontario TL DAN PASAMONTE:
"Helping out someone and giving someone a chance doesn't cost all the time. I'm pretty sure your kids have some used books, toys, or clothing they don't use anymore. Can you imagine how many lives will be touched and how many kids will be given a chance to at least learn how to read? Can you imagine how it feels when you know you helped someone without reaching in your pocket? The feeling..... PRICELESS!!!"

PUSONG PINOY is calling all HEROES! We need your help in reaching out to disadvantaged children in the Philippines - one book, one meal, one piece of clothing at a time. Today, we begin by collecting books, toys, and clothing but perhaps someday we can do more.

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT PUSONG PINOY
There are several ways to do it:
  • LIKE US ON FACEBOOK (click HERE)
  • FOLLOW US ON TWITTER (click HERE)
  • FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @pusongpinoyorg
  • SHARE OUR WEBSITE
CHILDREN'S BOOKS
We collect gently-used children's storybooks, picture books, and chapter books from preschool to 4th grade level. We are not collecting reference books or textbooks at this time.

Please make sure there are no tears, rips, scribbles or doodles on pages. Why? Because we want to encourage kids to enjoy reading with no distractions on the pages. We also want to make sure that our recipients know that we care enough to give them books in good condition. Email us at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com for pickup or dropoff information.

BIRTHDAY BLOWOUT * FEEDING PROGRAM
Celebrate your birthday or a special occasion with Pusong Pinoy.  The children at one of our recipients' location will celebrate your birthday or special occasion in a grand way. They will give you the greatest gift ever - the joy and laughter of children removed from bitter poverty and enjoying a wonderful luncheon, games, prizes, and a whole lot more! Click HERE to see past Pusong Pinoy's birthday blowouts and celebrations. For more information about our Birthday Blowout and Feeding Program, please contact CTL JAY MARTINEZ or TL CAROL VEGA at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com.

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Pusong Pinoy also have the following annual projects:
  • SCHOLARSHIP PROJECT  
  • FOOD DRIVE 
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE 
  • CHRISTMAS GIFT-GIVING PROJECT 

For donation information and volunteer opportunities, please email pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com

Friday, May 22, 2009

PUSONG PINOY LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES (Updated November 2017)

Pusong Pinoy is a 100% volunteer group. Beaming with pride, we would like to introduce the LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES volunteering their time, energy, and resources to help make a difference.

FOUNDER/PP ADMIN:
Donna Bernardo Rosario (Master Yoda)

CHARTER TEAM LEADERS:
PHILIPPINES: CTL Jocel Estoque (Jean Grey)
HONG KONG: CTL Angel Jay Martinez (Tiny Tony)
USA - EAST COAST: CTL Ivy Antonio (Supergirl)
USA - EAST COAST: CTL Dan Pasamonte (Super Inggo)
USA - WEST COAST: CTL Bing Mordeno-Paccerelli (Silk Spectre)

PHILIPPINES
CTL Jocel Estoque (Jean Grey)
TL Beng Dizon (Powerpuff Girl - Blossom)
TL Claudette Lagman (Powerpuff Girl - Bubbles)
TL Susan Tan-Chua (Powerpuff Girl - Buttercup)
TL Carol Vega (Crimson Curse) - Marikina
PPC Jong Herrera (Wolverine) - Palawan

AUSTRALIA
TL Nikki Lanaria (Aquawoman)- Melbourne

DUBAI
TL Cherry Rose Tanedo (Elektra)
TL Christina Carlos (Ultra Girl)

HONGKONG
CTL Jay Martinez (Tiny Tony)
JTL Kerri Anne Martinez (Pink Power Ranger)

SINGAPORE
TL Lhai Simon (Samantha)

UNITED STATES
California
CTL Bing Mordeno (Silk Spectre)
JTL Carissa Paccerelli (Sailor Moon) - SCAL
TL Richard Ryan Lebron (Mighty Mouse)- Glendale
TL Flixie Domingo Acuna (Natasha Stark) - Chino Hills
TL Ishka Villacisneros (Wonder Woman) - Arcadia
TL Ochi Tanedo (Darna) - SCAL 
TL Evangeline Cruz Reyes (Kim Possible) - East Bay/NCAL
TL Cherry Lomeli (Athena) - Chino Hills
TL Arnel Francisco (Achilles)- Fairfield/NCAL
VTL Chinky Francisco (Aphrodite)- Fairfield/NCAL
JTL Christian Cabunag (Superman) - Chino Hills

New York
CTL Dan Pasamonte (Super Inggo)
CTL Ivy Antonio (Supergirl)
JTL Nicole Campos (Starfire)

Texas
TL Dana Marty Gali (Superwoman)

PHILIPPINES LIAISONS:
PPL Liza de Jesus (Lara Croft) - PSAC
PPL Marilyn Lingad Quiambao (Super Inday) - Pampanga Public Schools
 
Please feel free to contact us for any inquiry regarding our cause. Mabuhay ang Pinoy!
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*Charter Team Leader (CTL), Team Leader (TL), Vice-Team Leader (VTL), Junior Team Leader (JTL), and Pusong Pinoy Liaison (PPL)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

PUSONG PINOY NON-PROFIT INFORMATION

PUSONG PINOY.ORG is a recognized U.S. charity registered under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and incorporated as a non-profit public benefit corporation in the State of California.  Fed ID# 27-4533351


PUSONG PINOY OFFICERS:
DONNA BERNARDO ROSARIO, Chief Executive Officer
MARGARITA MORDENO-PACCERELLI, Chief Operations Officer
SUSAN TAN-CHUA, Chief Financial Officer

PUSONG PINOY.ORG
pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com

Contributions to Pusong Pinoy.Org in the United States are tax-exempt to the extent provided by law.  Please seek professional advice from a qualified tax advisor before claiming any tax benefits or exemptions regarding your contributions. 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION:



PUSONG PINOY...HOW IT ALL STARTED

PHOTO CREDITS: ARNOLD MELORIN, THOMAS TAM, PEEGEE SILO

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." ~ Forest Witcraft

It started as a simple idea...Donna Bernardo Rosario of California wanted to teach her son, Noah, how to be compassionate and generous by starting a book drive. The target goal was 2,000 gently-used Preschool to Grade 4 books to be collected and sent to established organizations in the Philippines who help underprivileged kids. She posted a message on her Facebook account asking for book donations. She received an overwhelming response and that's how PUSONG PINOY started.

Since its inception on May 21, 2009, there are now over 87,000 likes on Facebook and over 115,000 books collected and donated to recipients. Pusong Pinoy has also started different projects such as food drive, scholarship program, livelihood project, feeding program, and school supplies drive to name a few.

We invite you to be a part of PUSONG PINOY. Join us in reaching out to disadvantaged children in the Philippines. These are children who have never seen a picture book in their life or those who attend schools with minimal or no library facilities. Those who are school-aged children and still can't read. Children who walk for miles, rain or shine, to attend school with having only one meal a day. Let's provide these kids the books and food they need. Dr. Jose Rizal once said, "The youth is the hope of our future." If you believe this, please support our projects and the organizations that provide education and assistance to these kids.

For more information on how you can help, please click HERE or send us an email at pusongpinoyorg@gmail.com. We also have other ongoing projects, so please check our website regularly or visit us on Facebook for current projects. Thank you! Maraming Salamat Po!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE! JOIN PUSONG PINOY!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

PUSONG PINOY....IN THE NEWS

Special thanks to our Media Partners, Writers, and Bloggers for promoting Pusong Pinoy!

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SPOT.PH
(Philippines, 2016)


HONG KONG NEWS
(Hong Kong, 2014)

PRESTWICK PROM PROGRAMME
(Ayrshire Media Services - Scotland, 2013)
  
PINOYWATCHDOG.COM
(Los Angeles, 2013)
  

PHILIPPINE ASIAN NEWS TODAY
(Canada, March 2013)

UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO
(Philippines, September 2012)


ABS-CBN
(Philippines, July 2012)



HONG KONG NEWS
(Hong Kong, January 2012)

Filipinos reach out to victims of Typhoon Sendong
Filipinos hike for charity



THE FILIPINO CHANNEL: ADOBO NATION
(California, September 2011)



HONG KONG NEWS
(Hong Kong, July 2011)

THE AYR ADVERTISER
(Scotland, June 2011)

THE FILIPINO CHANNEL: ADOBO NATION
(California, February 2011)


PAHK REACHES OUT TO PUSONG PINOY
(Hong Kong, February 2011)

LOU RAZON SUPPORTS PP FUNDRAISER FOR KIDS
(California, February 2011)

THE BLACK & WHITE & PURPLE PARTY: A HUGE SUCCESS
(California, January 2011)

BOOKBUG IN BOHOL PROMOTING LITERACY TO ERADICATE POVERTY
(Scotland, December 2010)

A SEASON OF GIVING
(Hong Kong, December 2010) (Please note that this was an article written in Hongkong for HK readers. Pusong Pinoy is a registered non-profit organization in California. Project PPP II was launched not just by our team in Hongkong but by PP as a whole. The photo shows PSAC volunteers handing over PP gifts.)

RVOICE INSIDE ROSETTA STONE
(London, November 2010)

Friday, May 1, 2009

IF YOU WISH TO MAKE A DONATION

Please click on the button below:


You can also send a check payable to:
PUSONG PINOY
3233 Grand Avenue Suite # N-521
Chino Hills, CA 91709

For remittance to the Philippines, please email us at:
info@pusongpinoy.org

Other ways to donate:
CHILDREN'S BOOKS
We collect gently-used children's storybooks, picture books, and chapter books from preschool to 4th grade level. We are not collecting reference books or textbooks at this time.  Please make sure there are no tears, rips, scribbles or doodles on pages. Why? Because we want to encourage kids to enjoy reading with no distractions on the pages. We also want to make sure that our recipients know that we care enough to give them books in good condition. Click HERE for pickup or dropoff information.
 
BIRTHDAY PROGRAM
Celebrate your birthday with Pusong Pinoy. For only P4,500 plus P300 for a tarp, over a hundred children at one of our recipients' location will celebrate your birthday in a grand way. They will give you the greatest birthday gift ever - the joy and laughter of children removed from bitter poverty and enjoying a wonderful luncheon, games, prizes, and a whole lot more! Click HERE to see past Pusong Pinoy's birthday celebrations. For more information about our birthday program, please email info@pusongpinoy.org
 
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PUSONG PINOY.ORG is a recognized U.S. charity registered under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and incorporated as a non-profit public benefit corporation in the State of California.

Contributions to Pusong Pinoy.Org in the United States are tax-exempt to the extent provided by law. Please seek professional advice from a qualified tax advisor before claiming any tax benefits or exemptions regarding your contributions.

Pusong Pinoy has earned the GUIDESTAR EXCHANGE SEAL signifying we are transparent and proactive in providing information to help our donors make their giving decisions.  Please feel free to view our report at www.guidestar.org



Help us remain TRANSPARENT AT ALL TIMES. Please email us if you have given any kind of donation which was not acknowledged on our Facebook page or this website, or have not received a receipt. Thank you! Mabuhay ang PINOY!