I woke up from bed this morning and what greeted me was one white skinned with brown patches, furry little creature that kept on saying “mooooo!”. No, I do not have a live cow at home, but it’s this stuff toy of Zeeka with an electronic thingamajig for him to make sounds. Notice the use of “him” instead of “it”. I have been dancing, playing, signing and have been having a dialogue with these guys for quite sometime now.
What a diverse set of toys, right? These stuffed toys always bring a smile to my Zeeka. She calls each one “baby”. These toys have that effect on children. So imagine if we can bring such sources of joy to the children of Tacloban. Typhoon Haiyan happened around a year ago, and people seem to have forgotten it’s effects. The people there still feel the effects of the devastation that happened. To ease that, continues efforts must be done to be able to wipe away the tears and replace them with happy thoughts – especially that of the children of Tacloban.
Manila Workshops, together with Luna MNL and BEME are happy to be able to be an instrument in creating happy memories for these kids through our workshop entitled, Bears for Haiyan: A DIY Caridad Charity Bear Workshop. We are inviting you, both young and old, to learn, have fun and bring a smile to the face of one child.
In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own stuffed animals while being able share what you have. Part of the proceeds of the bears are for the benefit of the children affected by typhoon Haiyan.
About Luna MNL
Luna is an advocacy shop aiming to encourage the use of Filipino language and to ignite the genuine Filipino in each one of its followers and urge them to make a difference in the lives of their fellow countrymen. It was founded by Maria Couline Gloria who is on her last term at the De La Salle University. She will be graduating this October and is currently working in Gymboree as a pre-school teacher.
About BE ME
BE ME is an activity workshop/studio for both kids and adults ages 5 and above. It offers a wide range of constructive fun activities like woodwork, arts and crafts, and a whole lot more. If you want to learn more about crafting, this is definitely the place to be. They have 3 locations already: Manila Polo Club, Rockwell Clun and Sofitel Manila.
Bears for Haiyan: A DIY Caridad Charity Bear Workshop will be held on July 19, 2014 (Saturday) from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at BE ME, Manila Polo Club, Makati City.
Workshop fees are as follows, and are inclusive of all of the materials and snacks:
• Early Bird Rate (paid by July 4, 2014): PHP 1,300
• Regular Rate (starts on July 5, 2014): PHP 1,600
• Group Rate (group of 3 participants): PHP 3,600
To register, please fill out the form below:
We really hope that you could attend this workshop! Let us continue to help the people in Tacloban.