Known for our fine art dream photoshoots, such as predebut and maternity shoots, we now change our focus to those who need much love and joy this Christmas. The children.
On our 14th anniversary, I am Abi Fine Art Photography has partnered with Virlanie Foundation for a book and toy drive for the children in various poor urban communities in Metro Manila. Virlanie Foundation was established back in 1992 for Manila's street children by Frenchman Dominique Lemay, along with other Filipino social workers. Since then Virlanie has developed a wide array of programs to support marginalized families and communities such as: Providing livelihood programs and community family counseling for informal settlers; Providing specific protection and shelter to abused children as well as children with special needs; And providing education to street children through mobile education and an Open Day Care Center.
For this project, we want to especially spread happiness to the children. If you have used children's books and toys lying around the house don't throw them away. Donate them. Bring the items to our studio and we will give them to Virlanie for other children to continue loving them. We are accepting preloved activity books, storybooks, as well as educational toys, sporting goods, and musical instruments.
Our studio is open to accept your donations, however, please get in touch with us before dropping them off so that we can properly receive them. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at: 0910.616.6178 or 02.8584.5208.
We thank you in advance for your kind and generous hearts. Your donations will make another child happy. Together we can make dreams come true.
If you would like to know more about Virlanie Foundation and its programs, please visit their website at www.virlanie.org.
Photo credits: Virlanie Foundation. Photos were taken pre-covid.