Right after moving back here from the States we were living in General Santos for 2 years. We like living there, it’s just that there is not much for the kids to do there. One day Bob and I went to Dunkin Donuts there to have snacks. After getting out of our car we saw a cute little girl asking for money. We felt sorry for the girl and Bob immediately dug in his pocket and gave the little girl some change, to our surprise she immediately handed the money to the guy standing a few feet away from her. The girl just didn’t realize we saw what she did handing the money to the guy. While eating inside Bob and I just watching that kid and she was talking to that guy. On our way to the car I asked the little girl why she gave the money to that guy, that money should be for her. She denied giving it to him, maybe she just got scared that I questioned her. I should not have done that, but it just bugs me that the guy just takes the money away from those kids. Honestly, I don’t know if that guy was the head of the syndicate in GenSan. I am not sure if that would be like an organization there. Now we decided that we would never give money to this kids anymore, instead we will give them food to eat.
Every time we saw that girl at Dunkin we would always order extra food her too. Sometimes after dinner we can see that we have some extra food at the house we would drive then to Dunkin to see if that girl was there, usually she’s there even late at night and we gave her the food and gave her drinks too. One time Bob wanted me to ask her why she’s not in school she told me that her mom and dad just don’t have the money to send her and her siblings to school. Gosh, hearing that it broke our heart. Lots of time she’s the topic in our conversation in our house. I wished we could do more for this kid than just giving her food.
About 4 years ago we started giving food to the poor kids and some families here in Davao during Christmas or even sometimes when we go out for a ride. On our first year we ordered a hundred burgers at McDonald’s. What we did we put that in a plastic bag with it included juice, cookies, candies and a small toys. It was really fun giving out to the homeless kids they really had the big smile and a big thank you from them. Our second year and present we are giving away for the kids cookies, candies, toys, juice, chips and we also gave to their parents like 2 kilos of rice, sardines, soy sauce, vinegar, coffee, noodles, cooking oil, salt, and others. Our kids really had fun giving to the poor families. One lady told us we really are angels sent by God, because they had no food to eat that day. Bob and I got teary eyed after she said. It’s hard to see this people have no food and they had kids there in the house.