Operation Sagip

Catholic School in Laguna Gives ‘Alkansya’ to Marawi

Althea Cahayag
September 27, 2017

In celebration of their Community Day, Canossa School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna conducted a donation drive for the families affected by the ongoing conflict in Marawi. From the generosity of the students, teachers, teaching, and non-teaching personnel of the school, they successfully filled “alkansyas” or coin banks which they recently donated to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foudation’s Operation Sagip. They also collected in-kind donations such as clothes and canned goods.

A group photo of Canossa School’s Directress  Sr. Anna Marie Gonzales and Operation Sagip’s Donor Management Assistant with Canossa Educators Association during the turn-over of donations.

Within one month, the Alkansya Para sa Marawi of the Canossian Community reached more than PHP100,000.00 of cash donations. According to the school Directress Sr. Anna Marie Gonzales, FdCC, “This is one of our traditions and practices. Every time we celebrate the feast of our lady, Lady of Sorrows, we would always have an outreach activity.”

“Yes, prayers can do a lot but prayer and good works come together,” she added.

To date, Operation Sagip of Lingkod Kapamilya, with its valuable donors and partners, has helped more than 22,000 families who are affected by the Marawi Siege with food packs.