Pawning For A Cause + My Very First Sangla Experience

I never had a personal experience with pawning but I remember it clearly when my Mama would pawn whatever jewelry she and my Papa owned whenever we fall on hard times or her brood of five needs extra money for school projects and other expenses. In fact, there are a number of occasions when pawning helped make both ends meet for our big family with our Papa, an ordinary employee, as the only bread winner. Thankfully, now that I am a parent myself, there has never been any immediate financial need that would require me to pawn or get a loan.

It is true that there is a stigma surrounding pawning or what we call in our vernacular, pagsasangla, in our conservative Filipino culture. Some would speculate that you are probably neck-deep in debt or is simply too poor to opt for pawning. But in reality, and, in realization, as I just had my very first pawning experience, it is actually a very practical and wise way to get funds for emergency, for augmenting your inadequate budget, or, in my case, helping a charitable foundation, without resorting to getting a loan with big interests or borrowing from families and friends.

Pawning For A Cause

I have just tested firsthand how pawning can be practical, very reliable, and hassle-free.

I recently met with a mum blogger friend in an event and she mentioned about Hero Foundation, which she has supported numerous times being a military wife herself.

image from the Hero Foundation website,

According to their website, HERO or Help Educate and Rear Orphans is a non-stock and not-to-profit organization that provides “supplemental financial support for the AFP {Armed Forces of the Philippines} orphans. The support come in the form of stipends directly given to the families to help with the cost of books, uniform, meals, transportation, school supplies, and sometimes, even their tuition fees.”

Since December is almost upon us, I thought it would be a great idea to spread some Christmas cheer by donating to this foundation who helps educate and raise orphans of our fallen soldiers. I am certain that whatever amount I give will go a long way in providing for these children and in helping them have a brighter future. It is also some sort of a personal tradition to help and donate to causes and charities each year whenever I can, my own little way of sharing the blessings I continuously receive.

You can also help by sending your donations to:

Account Name: HERO Foundation, Inc.
Peso Account: SA # 0013-6263-32
US Dollar Account: SA # 003184-0434-31
Reference No.: Donors name or write ANONYMOUS

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Mum Bloggers Shared The Love To Kids In Marawi Through Nutri10Plus Syrup Vitamin Blog Campaign

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One of  our outstanding qualities as mothers is our devotion to providing quality nutrition to our children. This is primarily done by preparing healthy foods and giving effective supplements to sustain and nourish our growing family needs. Nutri10Plus Syrup, a multivitamins packed with Chlorella Growth Factor {CGF}, Taurine, Lysine, Zinc and Vitamins C, A, D3 B1 and more, had been assisting mothers all around the Philippines in developing children with strong bodies, active brains, and healthy appetite.

In the effort to help our co-mummies and their children in the war-stricken village in Marawi, 100 Mummy bloggers from Mommy Bloggers Philippines community had collaborated to bring boxes of Nutri10Plus Syrup,  DayCee Vitamin C Syrup and several toys, to a hundred kids in Marawi through SinagTala, a non-profit organization headed by Ms. Kaye Koo. SinagTala had been sending help to villages in Marawi since the war erupted and it had sheltered hundreds of children inside the Playroom which served as the mini-school and play area of the children.

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During the moving up ceremony where Kaye Koo of SinagTala Foundation helped in disseminating the Nutri10Plus and DayCee vitamin pouches to the kids

Through the Nutri10Plus Syrup, DAYZINC vitamins and toys, we wish to help uplift the children’s spirits and restore their health as they start on picking up the pieces of their lives as families.

We all thank WERT for this campaign, Kaye Koo of SinagTala and all the staff who have helped in sending the vitamins to Marawi.

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Christmas Gift Ideas 2016: Life Saver Watch From LoveHopeFaith Group {LHF}

Gift-giving takes on a whole new meaning if you intentionally give items that do not only warm the hearts of the recipients but also make a difference in someone’s life, especially those who need it the most. This is the beautiful story behind what I will share with you today ~ LoveHopeFaithGroup’s Life Saver Watch.

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In line with LoveHopeFaith Group‘s commitment to provide affordable and quality products while giving back to the community, they have recently released the latest version of its sought-after Life Save Watch. Apart from the Japan Movement technology, water-resistant features, the version 3.0 also comes in 10 trendy colors, including Black, White, Gray, Mint, Navy, Blue, Army Green, Red, Purple, Pink, and Brown. It is also available in big and small sizes. Each Life Saver Watch costs only Php250 and 50% of the net proceeds are donated to LoveHopeFaith’s beneficiaries who are primarily children with cancer. Their other beneficiaries include: Tahanan Sta. Lucia {a crisis intervention for street children} and Tahanan Carmela D’Amor {a center for abandoned children managed by the Sisters of the Divine Zeal}.

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Other LHF products such as the Life Saver Shirt {Php250, available in various sizes in colors Black and White}, Live Save Bag {Php300, available in Black}, and Chocolate Library also continue to donate half of its proceeds to LHF beneficiaries.

LHF products are available at LoveHopeFaith Gift Shop located at #36 Anonas Street, Barangay Quirino 2B, Project 2, Quezon City. They are open from Mondays ~ Fridays at 9am-5.30pm, except on holidays. Bazaar and other event schedule is posted at LHF Facebook Page and on Instagram. You may also order through SMS by using this format: Name/Order {include item, size, colors/variant, and quantity/Your Shipping Address. Send your text to 0917.888.4516 and 0922.874.0334. Shipping fee starts at Php80 {for Metro Manila deliveries} and Php150 {for provincial deliveries} depending on the weight of your orders.

LoveHopeFaith in a nutshell



LoveHopeFaith {LHF}  is an all-Filipino social enterprise that was founded as an instrument to provide care and assistance to a cancer patient. . Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the purchases of LHF products are donated to its causes. As the business grew, LHF was able to add non-profit institutions to its list of beneficiaries. For more information, visit their website, Follow them on Facebook: and Instagram: You may also reach them through mobile: 0917.8884516 and 09228740334, or email:

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