We absolutely love Christmas! The parols, decor, reunions with loved ones, food, music and gifts add to the already cheerful nature of the Filipinos. This holiday is the perfect cap to each year because it reminds us that in so many wonderful, beautiful ways, we are truly truly blessed. It is also a chance for us to be blessings to others.
This 2012, Manos Nail Lounge is partnering with Mano Amiga Philippines, an organization that provides high-quality education to children from low-income families. But more than just providing education, Mano Amiga is a complete development center with the objective of transforming the lives of families and individuals. The organization helps students become good citizens who are involved in their communities and responsible for their own future.**
Mano Amiga is close to our hearts because we've volunteered in their community in the past, and the daughter of one of our nail technicians is currently a grade school scholar. We share their belief that every Filipino child can shine like gold given the right opportunities, and that if we offer the best to the least in our society, we can realize the true potential of our country.
The Mano Amiga Academy currently caters to 97 students from Nursery to 3rd grade, with plans of growing one level every year. The school plans to eventually have at least 1,050 students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. For school year 2013, they've expressed the need for assistance to upgrade their IT facilities, which includes purchasing new LCD projectors and laptops.
With YOUR help, we hope to raise enough funds to provide them with such. From 25 November to 30 December 2012, a portion of sales from any massage service you avail of at Manos Nail Lounge will go to the Mano Amiga community.
Tis the season! We'd love to give you more pampering so that we as one Manos family, can give others more hope. :)