amBAG: Dare to Make a Difference


Since the massive devastation in the Visayan Region, an aftermath of Yolanda, our kababayans have been thriving to live normally. You were aware that the whole world joined hand in hand, flooding the devastated areas with massive financial and moral support, but what happened to most of the survivors?

Among our resilient, brave and bereaved survivors are the kids who value education as a key to progress and prosperity. They thrive achieving their dreams of acquiring quality education amidst chaos. Amidst the rubble of their ruined communities are gems of love, hope, faith and courage treasured in the children’s hearts.   They are the recipients of the up-coming bag drive  dubbed as “amBAG” in Tacloban, Leyte on March 15, 2014.

Ambag is a Filipino word, which means contribution. In reference to this particular campaign, ambag is also short for ‘ang bag.’ Putting it in perspective, we ask the question, ano amBAG mo?, which means, what is your contribution to the rehabilitation effort in Yolanda ravaged areas?” – http://bag943.com/ambag/

The crisis in central visayas is not yet over. With survivor kids living with whatever typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left them, let's let them know that it is okay to dream again.

The crisis in central visayas is not yet over. With survivor kids living with whatever typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left them, let’s let them know that it is okay to dream again.

“The problem about poverty in our country is the perception that it cannot be changed, that we can’t do something about it.

In a culture of generosity, we teach the value of selflessness, of giving more and taking less. In a culture of generosity, hope is our universal language, and dreams ceased to become a monopoly of the few. Every act of generosity transforms a heart. And every time we die to ourselves in our giving, a seed of goodness blossoms in the heart of others.” ~ Josh Mahinay, “Continuing the Culture of  Generosity”, Philippine Daily Inquirer

“I remember my mentor telling me this: "No one is indispensable. If you will not do or fulfill the mission God entrusted in you, He will send someone else to accomplish His purpose." Every opportunity to serve is a privilege, not a burden or a responsibility.”

“I remember my mentor telling me this: “No one is indispensable. If you will not do or fulfill the mission God entrusted in you, He will send someone else to accomplish His purpose.” Every opportunity to serve is a privilege, not a burden or a responsibility.”

“The story of Josh really inspired me. He is an example of what we hope to see in the future from the kids that we are helping in our communities. Sometimes you question if all that you are doing are making sense, or if it is really making any difference, then you have this young kid who overcame poverty through the generosity of other people, and now is giving back to his root is just very inspiring.” ~ Dr. Anton Lim (Alita Hedoquio, “BAG943 Partners with Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation”)

Josh sharing his childhood story: "My inspiration was my poverty!" During his recent speaking appointment at ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA UNIVERSITY College of Accountancy and Management

Josh sharing his childhood story: “My inspiration was my poverty!”
During his recent speaking appointment at ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA UNIVERSITY College of Accountancy and Management

Quality time spent with the Founder/CEO of BAG943 at Holiday Inn, Glorietta 1 on February 9, 2014.

Quality time spent with the Founder/CEO of BAG943, Josh Mahinay and the rest of BAG943 team, at Holiday Inn, Glorietta 1 on February 9, 2014.

'Twas a great time meeting the BAG943 team! I've got new awesome friends, Charisma and Keit, who share the same passion to help.

‘Twas a great time meeting the BAG943 team! I’ve got new awesome friends, Charisma and Keit, who share the same passion to help.

I can't just imagine how thrilled the kids of Tacloban City would be to have their bags of dream!

I can’t just imagine how thrilled the kids of Tacloban City would be to have their bags of dream!

"The Cycle of Generosity & Its Effects: Plant a SEED+Water/Nurture+See it grow & bear fruits = more seeds produced to repeat the cycle. I can't forget the time when someone planted a seed of generosity in me." ~ Josh

“The Cycle of Generosity & Its Effects:
Plant a SEED+Water/Nurture+See it grow & bear fruits = more seeds produced to repeat the cycle.
I can’t forget the time when someone planted a seed of generosity in me.” ~ Josh

You too can make a difference!

But let me ask you, Ano amBAG mo?

Worth watching these videos:

amBAG Campaign avp

How An Act Of Generosity Inspired A Generation Of Giver

To know more about BAG943 and how to purchase, kindly click the following links:

http://bag943.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BAG943

Must read articles:

Leaving Los Angeles to Pursue Greener Pastures

http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/balikbayan/36006-los-angeles-greener-pastures

Continuing the Culture of Generosity

http://business.inquirer.net/161637/continuing-the-culture-of-generosity

© 2014 LAF

Note: Photos credit to Josh Mahinay. This blog has a copyright . The photos and articles should not be used, reproduced and manipulated by any means without a written request and consent from the author.

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