PBO never runs out of ideas when it comes to combining ways to help others and have fun at the same time. "Meaningful fun" could almost be the group's motto. A quick look at our Facebook page photos of past activities will show you exactly what this means. PBO's last fund-raising event was a shining example of how enjoyable it is to be part of the outreach group.
This year's first fundraising activity schedule coincided with the cinematic release of Hollywood's action offering, Lucy. We took this chance to once again give "meaningful fun" a fresh twist, and thus we came up with "PBO - A Special Screening For A Cause".
Let's just take a quick look at Lucy: starring Scarlett Johansson, it tells the story of a young woman who is cluelessly thrown into a world of international drug trafficking. The drug accidentally takes effect on her, and she finds herself transforming from a weak girl to a powerful, unstoppable woman on a mission.
This year our chosen beneficiary are the SPED schools in Pasig (list of schools). This would be our third time to bring help to children and our first time to help children with special needs. As excited as we are to embark on this task, we just couldn't do it without a little help from our friends.
And help did we get, lots of it. The reception of the idea of meaningful fun was fantastic. It didn't take too much encouraging to get people to help. PBO members started selling tickets which sold out in no time. Family, friends and colleagues all joined in on the fun.
August 17, 2014. PBO officers and members assembled to meet the moviegoers who lined up excitedly in front of Cinema 10 at Robinsons Galleria.
As soon as everyone was seated, Abbie Mendoza, a PBO member, delivered a short introduction to PBO for the benefit of the people who are new to the group's activities.
After short Thank You to our sponsors and supporters, the movie started, a short distraction from our busy lives. After the movie, as everyone exited the cinema, there was an unshakeable feeling of fullfilment, knowing that the little help will go a long way.
PBO thanks everyone who supported and helped with the event. This would not have been possible without your efforts. Special thanks to InSkin, Xtera Outsourcing and Robinsons Galleria.
Now, with the funds in hand, PBO prepares for the next outreach activity. Expect more "Meaningful Fun" times ahead. We will keep you posted!