Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. 20th Anniversary
Attended by over 350 guests, it was a special night of thanksgiving and celebration as all the people who cared, all the people who loved, and all the people who have made a difference through the Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. gathered together at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila to celebrate CJFI’s 20th year of fulfilling the mission of love and compassion to millions of children all over the world.
Among the most important guests who graciously cleared their busy schedule to attend the event was Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, the founder and biggest benefactor of the Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc.
In his speech, Pastor Apollo emphasized that love is what the world needs now. Having experienced poverty firsthand as a young child, Pastor Apollo shared how one small act of kindness from the son-in-law of a Chinese storeowner remained in his heart. It reminded us that every bit of kindness and goodness we give to these marginalized and disadvantaged children are seeds of love that will grow in their hearts and as they grow up will, in turn, share this love to the rest of the world.
Thinking Pinoy blogger, RJ Nieto, also shared his experience when he visited CJFI’s residential care center in Davao City and was blessed by the atmosphere of love he found at the center.
Newly appointed DSWD Undersecretary Francisco Moreno Domagoso, Rustan’s Supercenter HR Vice-President Rowel Villareal, and Dell EMC Sales Coach Neil Palarca were among the honored guests who gave some words of inspiration.
DSWD Social Technology Bureau Director Thelsa Biolena, DSWD Social Welfare Officer V Ricky Bunao, DSWD FO XI Policy and Plans Division Chief Mr. Alfredo Sy, HUDCC Assistant Secretary Leira Buan, Retired General Lysander Suerte, and administrators, coordinators and leaders from the Kingdom of Jesus Christ TNAEN Inc. also attended the event.
One of the main highlights of the program was the testimonies of CJFI scholars Atty. Pearl Canada and Ms. Regine Agcito, CPA, who are now professionals in their chosen field.
As the program commenced, CJFI scholar and now the President of the CJFI Board of Trustees (BOT), Ms. Eunice Ambrocio, CPA, gave a warm opening remarks welcoming all the sponsors and donors who received tokens of appreciation from the Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. for their loving and undying support to the noble advocacies of the foundation.
Selected CJFI staff who have significantly contributed to the growth of the foundation over the years were also recognized and given plaques of appreciation.
In the midst of a world torn by poverty, war, and suffering, it is truly heartwarming to know that there are people and organizations who share in CJFI’s mission to alleviate the suffering of millions of children not only in the Philippines but also in a growing number of countries.
The Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. has become a beautiful story of love… that has multiplied and spread from the Philippines to the world… giving joy and transforming lives of children across the globe.
All this has been made possible through the guidance and inspiration of CJFI’s founder, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.
Breaking barriers and overcoming challenges, the Children’s Joy Foundation remains true to its commitment to fulfilling the mission of love and compassion.
Building on our strengths… defying obstacles along the way… keeping the faith… that as we continue sowing seeds of hope, love, and goodness, we are changing the world one child at a time.