Laguna youth to visit abandoned elderly

Laguna youth to visit abandoned elderly

Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Kabataan ng (SNK) San Pedro in partnership with Munting Hiling Foundation has been organizing visits to abandoned elderly at the Hospicio de San Jose in Manila since 2012. GABS GABO

By Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz

March 19, 2018

MANILA

A group of young people from San Pedro, Laguna are pooling resources together to give one of the most forgotten members of society, the abandoned elderly, a day of joy, warmth, and answered prayers on May 20, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hospicio de San Jose in Manila.

“[We are doing this] to be able to help and to make the grandmas and grandpas, who no longer have families, happy,” explained Edward Era, founder of Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Kabataan ng (SNK) San Pedro.

Having organized similar outreaches annually for 6 years now in partnership with the Munting Hiling Foundation, he said he believes the elderly “deserve to be happy,” noting how some seniors he has encountered talk about simply “waiting for God to get them.”

Targeting 120 beneficiaries, SNK San Pedro is calling on the public to donate the following items:

  • Fruits such as apples, bananas, grapes, pears, oranges
  • Laundry soap / detergent
  • Hygiene kits (Bath soap, toothbrush, tooth paste, shampoo)
  • Hair dye
  • Hair comb
  • Biscuits
  • Milk for adults
  • Pre-owned or new clothes

For more information, interested parties may contact the organizers via edwardera17@gmail.com or text 09157810343.