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In this triumphant age of online interaction, the digital revolution has changed on how we connect to the world where everything is paperless. People find it easier to express feelings for loved ones in online posts during special celebrations. We have chosen to make a pain diary in our Facebook. We have anticipated talking to people instantly and getting a reply from them almost straight away. We have learned to tell a story in 140 characters or less. Today, there is an available app for every facet of romance. Pen and papers have been switched to computers and mobile phones. This is true for the ones who have access to the internet and who are most likely active in social media, where some of our remarkable conversations happened upon a screen.

This Valentine season, let us revisit love through the art of letter-writing. Join us as we celebrate love with nostalgia.

Love Means Walang Iwanan: Paano Ba Tayo Nagsimula is inspired by the stories of hope in public schools where educators encourage the students to write love notes and make cards for their friends and loved ones during special occasions. For these kids, it is a fun and meaningful way of communicating and sharing their significant dreams, genuine love and deepest gratitude.

Through letters, stories of these children would take us out of the understanding of our own stories, contribute connectedness, and create a relationship in the space between us. There is something very special and nostalgic about knowing that someone has taken time to sit down and write a letter for people that matter.

Let us support these kids as they send their letters of hope, dreams, and gratitude to their desired destination. Love means Walang Iwanan!

Let us begin the modern day letter writing revolution!

Let us look back from where it all started to fuel the present and to remain hopeful for the future. Reminiscing is realizing that life is a lot more meaningful.

“Ang kabataan ang simula, ang dahilan ng ating patuloy na pagkalinga.”

Kusina ng Kalinga (KnK) has been caring for thousands of kids all over the country. It initially operated for our kids affected by Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) which eventually turned into a hub for building caring communities for the young generation. It is where lunchboxes don’t just contain meals, but also carry our commitment to care together until no child is left hungry. Today, Kusina ng Kalinga fills the hearts and stomachs of 18,252 children in schools and on the streets. Plans are on the way to open more KnK kitchens in Mindanao.

With our Love Month Campaign, we aim to help more kids to continue hoping for a better future by providing them a fair share of nutritious lunch meals. Let us give them a helping hand in making their letters of hope, dreams and gratitude reach their desired destination.

Through a minimal donation of PhP150, help us send our kids’ letters by buying a Kusina ng Kalinga digital
care stamp set. For this amount, you will be able to sponsor 10 KnK lunchboxes for public school students. The more e-stamps you buy, the more lunches will be funded.




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Letter writing provides a “human connection” that is personal and intimate. Since, online interaction is inevitable, these e-stamps are a way to make both ends meet. Donors can easily send their e-stamps along with their messages to friends and family.

“The way to the heart is through stomach.”

Prepare hearty meals for the children at a Kusina ng Kalinga kitchen near you:

LUZON VISAYASMINDANAO
Feb 14 onwards
KnK Angat, Bulacan
KnK Nagcarlan, Laguna
Feb 14 onwards
KnK Alang-Alang, Leyte
KnK San Agustin, Palo, Leyte
KnK Hernani, Eastern Samar
Feb 14 onwards
KnK Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat
KnK Parang, Maguindanao
KnK Caraga

Contact: Elvira Avellanozaknk@gawadkalinga.com


You may also give through BANK DEPOSIT


  • Gawad Kalinga PHP Current Account # 3101 0970 39 BPI EDSA Greenhills
  • Gawad Kalinga US$ Savings Account # 3104 0162 34 BPI EDSA Greenhills (Swift code: BOPIPHMM)

  • IMPORTANT:

    When giving via bank deposit, please scan the deposit slip or take note of the transaction number and email to ibemauricio@gawadkalinga.com with the following details:

  • Name of Donor
  • Date of Deposit, Amount, BPI Branch
  • Indicate the campaign or project you wish to give to (Love Means Walang Iwanan)
  • Deposits that are unconfirmed or unidentified for one month will be given to the ongoing campaign or to the community where it is needed the most .




    HOW WE CARED IN THE PAST

    Sustained feeding for 1,600 children in typhoon-torn Cateel (Davao Oriental) Feeding and play therapy for children in Haiyan-affected areas throughout the summer.

    200 more kids gets a whole year round of nutritious meals through GK's Kusina ng Kalinga Love Means Walang Iwanan: Pwede Bang Maging Tayo




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