As our journey began, we envisioned a small organization would come to life in Diamond Bar, California. Our goals since then were to support an orphanage by sending children to school and providing livelihood to deserving families in the Philippines. The generosity and compassion of our supporters made all this possible.
We have some exciting news to share, On our fifth year since we've started, we were faced with a challenge to build the first Angels of Hope USA- Gawad Kalinga Village, home for fifty families in Novaliches, Quezon City, with the organization building thirty five (35) homes. With the challenge of a village, we are more determined to help village children and their parents maintain as much a normal life as they can, by obtaining funding for the parent's livelihood via interest free and collateral free micro business loans, and scholarship grants for education of their children.
Our scholarship program has produced graduates from different fields like nursing. The program has done very well; our focus is to support poor deserving students in the barrios who can not afford to attend and finish high school by providing them uniform, transportation, and meal allowance. Currently we have hundreds of scholars, this is a dream come true for one of its founders, Petita Virata.
Our dole out program, during our March 2007 visit to the Holy Trinity Home for Children, we recognized that the place has sufficient rooms to accommodate street children but cannot due to lack of funds. To help them, we started a rice campaign for $20 a month to provide a much needed staple. On our yearly trip, members hand out food, toys, and money to the Pediatric Ward Burn Unit of the Philippine General Hospital. Our 2007 food drive was directed to 400 children at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Tayuman, Tondo, Manila, home to our Philippine spiritual director, Rev. Msgr. Matt Garcia. Medicines and medical supplies were provided for their free clinic. In the year 2009, the recipients of our food drive were the flood victims of Mariveles, Bataan.
The inauguration and initial operating expenses of AOH Philippines orphanage in Silang, Cavite.
The ongoing scholarship program to hundreds of students and the scholarship grants to the high school graduates of the Pomona Unified School district from essay writing contest.
AOHUSA provided 100 cavans of rice to the Trinitarian Home for Street Children in Novaliches, Quezon City.
Our outreach program has provided wheelchairs for the handicapped in a Bataan based rehabilitation center, food and clothing to the poor families of Payatas, Caloocan, and Tondo, monetary and medical assistance to patients at the Children's Ward of the Philippines General Hospital. It has also provided monetary assistance to the Tsunami victims, Hurricane Katrina victims, Fr. Sebastian's Indian Mission and various non-profit organizations.