Living the animo through interaction and gift-giving

La Salle Green Hills continues to celebrate the 300th Death Anniversary of the Founder by living out what St. John Baptist De La Salle espoused more than three centuries ago— giving help to those in need.

Taking on the Lasallian Tercentenary theme, One Heart, One Commitment, One Life, the LSGH Tercentenary Committee collaborated with the Lasallian Mission Office (LMO)-HS Social Action, La Salle Parents Association (LSPA), Buildings and Grounds Office (BGO) and the Student Activities Office of the high school department to come up with 300 loot bags for the sick children of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC). The representatives of these offices came together and experienced vicariously St. La Salle’s animo through interaction and gift-giving to the patients of PCMC.

One Heart. Lasallian parents, through the leadership of LSPA ex-officio couple-president Mr. Snookie and Mrs. Ria Lim, initiated the donation of 300 bags for the goods collected from students. As member of the LSGH Tercentenary Committee, Mrs. Lim urged her fellow parents to once again show support to the outreach projects of the school through this endeavor.

For the high school department, instead of the flowers usually offered during Morning Assembly, Student Activities Coordinator Miss Rubi Vasco tapped the assigned classes to donate toiletries, candies and biscuits to supplement the gifts for PCMC.

One Commitment. Partnering with parents and the students in this activity are the maintenance personnel from BGO and the Alternative Learning System (ALS). As they are wont to do, the janitors and ALS students generously dedicated their services from transferring the donations of sponsoring offices to LMO, packing the goods, and even joining other partners during the visit to PCMC.

One Life. That day of September 7, the 300 green eco-bags filled with the donated goods seemed to be the one common elixir among the institution’s cancer and ambulatory patients. The happy smiles and the joyful spirits of the children are more than enough reason for the LSGH community to continue to LIVE out the Lasallian values of compassion and concern for the marginalized.