We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ― Winston S. Churchill

While the origins of Thanksgiving are not native to the Philippines, MyOutDesk’s hard-working Virtual Professionals understand and appreciate the spirit of being grateful for one’s blessings. Aside for the company-wide outreach that we organize each year, our Virtual Professionals in their respective regions take the holiday season to give back to their communities to those who are in need.

Our MODsters residing in the National Capital Region (NCR)-South embodied the spirit of giving and the desire to extend the movement by organizing an outreach last November 19th and spent time with the wards of Elsie Gaches Village. Elsie Gaches is a home to many abandoned children and accommodates about 470 people who suffer from a range of mild to severe mental disorders. Those who suffer from such conditions demand constant care and resources to help support their everyday life.

19 of our Virtual Professionals, along with their families, selflessly gave their time to interact with the residents of the village. With them, they brought medicine, food supplies, diapers, meals and goodies along with other items that the organization needs to ensure that their residents have what they need daily.

Ann Arriesgado

“It is our 2nd time to visit Elsie Gaches, it is a home for mentally challenged people who are thirsty for love and affection. The things we shared brought them true happiness—priceless! Everybody enjoyed and shared wonderful smiles. The performances from our residents made our hearts melt, especially when they showed off their talents in singing and dancing. It was all games, fun and dancing and clapping and laughing—it was just an awesome day for all of us!

I’ve taken the spearheading role on because of one, benevolent reason—charity. I thank all the volunteers and their loved ones for spending their Sunday with us for a meaningful experience. In turn, we brought home gifts of our very own: joy and happiness.

Ann Arriesgado Support Team member and Head Organizer for event

We are extremely proud of each and every one of our hard working Professionals who give back every single day in their own ways.

And on this special holiday we would like to express gratitude to all our clients, business partners and every single person who is a part of MyOutDesk.

Happy Thanksgiving.

To know more about MyOutDesk’s Movement and our charity efforts, click here.