Dear MC Community,
“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”
– Mandy Hale
The above quotation illustrates how the members of our beloved institution continue to find ways to make the lives of others beautiful. The COVID-19 pandemic enormously put the vulnerable sectors of our society in a detrimental condition. Nevertheless, our Miriam Spirituality inspires us to live in mission, communion, and service. Here is the latest MISMO update illustrating how we make life beautiful for other people.
MC Outsourced Staff Received Help
The call for monetary donation for the outsourced personnel of Miriam College (Quezon City and Nuvali) generated a total amount of P473,123.95. With the approval of our esteemed President, Amb. Laura Q. Del Rosario, an amount of P180,000.00 from the MISMO Disaster Response Fund is added. Of this amount, Three Hundred and Ninety Thousand Pesos (P390,000.00) was donated to the following:
|Ryder and Sparks
The Miriam College community, through MISMO, extends our sincerest appreciation to our donors which come from the different sectors of our institution e.g., alumni, teaching and non-teaching personnel, students, parents and other generous individuals who supported this cause. Since a considerable amount is still available for assistance, a second wave of monetary or in-kind donation is being finalized.
Food Packs for our Cafe Staff
Atotal of one hundred eighty food packs were donated to our Cafeteria staff from Lettered L and Vintage Foods. As mentioned in the previous MISMO update, food packs were also donated to the different partner communities of Miriam College. The food packs include a variety of canned goods, packed and prepared lovingly by the family of our VPAA Dr. Jasmin Galace. The turn-over to the representatives was facilitated by the Miriam Identity, Spirituality, and Mission Office (MISMO).
MCitizens MCHS 1995 Give Back
The current global situation certainly put everything on hold. In as much as this has given us a lot of challenges, it has also given us a lot of opportunities. For this year’s Silver Jubilarians, MCHS 1995, this pandemic is an opportunity to give back and to give back much more. True to this year’s homecoming theme --- MCitizens, the Silver Jubilarians decided to
divert its production expense allocation to various Covid-19 related efforts as a way of helping our fellow Filipinos in need during this pandemic.
A total of Php 550,000 worth of donation were coursed through and coordinated with
MISMO. Below are the details:
- Php 150,000 - added to the total fund raising for the displaced outsourced personnel of Miriam College
- Php 400,000 - total worth of donations given to various partner communities of Miriam College
- Php 40,000 - donated to ESI Laiban scholarship Fund - allocated for Laiban scholars and Producers’ cooperative
- Php 40,000 - donated to Sto. Domingo Parish, Talim Island, Rizal, allocated for rice packs distributed to approximately 300 families
- Php 21,500 - donated to Maryknoll Academy of Cateel for the construction of sanitation stations
- Php 298,500 - allocated for the following:
- Provision of 50 sacks of rice, as additional capital for community Bigasan of Kaisahang Ugnayan ng Mamayan (KUM), People’s organization of 5 urban poor partner communities of Miriam College in QC
- Food packs in the form of rice and assorted vegetables given to approximately 750 families in the 5 urban poor partner communities of Miriam College in QC
- Rice packs for approximately 150 families in the Dumagats (Indigenous people) community in Norzagaray, Bulacan
Blessed with and Blessing the Gift of Partnership
IRIAM COLLEGE has been blessed with partnerships with various religious congregations and parishes, especially at this time of the pandemic when we thrive on online religious activities, such as masses and prayer services. As a gift to this partnership, our community has donated Php 10,000 to the Congregation of Missions or the Vincentian Congregation
for their project, #VincentHelps. In #VincentHelps, their priests, seminarians and collaborators reach out to those who have been profoundly affected by the lockdown
in the Tandang Sora area and in their apostolate area in Payatas. This donation was prompted by the suggestion of Fr Richard Escoto, OCD who has been ministering to our
community through special occasion masses and prayer services.
Aside from this, we also have been able to share through a donation of Php 5,000 each to the Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish of the Diocese of Cubao, and to the Sambuhay TV
Mass of the Society of St. Paul, who have been our prayer partners for the frontliners and those who have passed on during the pandemic from among our alumni, and from among the parents and relatives of our students and employees.
Truly, we are blessed with these partnerships, and we pray that we will be able to keep them as we find new ways to have liturgical celebrations and services in this new normal.