Free Activities to Try Today

Raising a child can be expensive, but trying a few new games should not have to break the bank. Engage your kid’s mind and help it grow with a few tried and true activities that they will surely love, just like at daycare Julington Creek FL. They will make memories that will last a lifetime.

1. Play Hide and Seek

Who remembers this classic? Your child will love finding a secret hiding place, and you will have fun figuring out where they are! What is even better, you can steal a few moments of quiet time while you are trying to see where they went. Try playing this outside at night with flashlights for even more fun.

2. Start Drawing

Let you imagination run wild! Get our the paper, crayons and markers and have your kids create to their heart’s content. You can give them a fun prompt to get them started. Have them draw what they want to be when they grow up or their favorite animal. You might be surprised at how creative they can get! Plus, you will have a nice memento of your time together that you can put on the fridge or bring to you office to brighten it up.

3. Get Sporty

You do not need to be an athlete to enjoy some time shooting hoops or running the soccer ball. Your heart will be pumping and you will have fun at the same time. Find a new hobby or play a tried and true pastime. Do you like throwing the baseball around? Have you tried badminton? Give it a go!

There are plenty of ways to have fun without spending any money at all. The value is in having time with the people you love. Make magic times with the ones that are close to you. You will not forget it!

Home is where the heart is

When this Covid 19 virus last year started to create havoc , our countrymen didn’t believe it not until our very own President declared a ECQ or enhanced community quarantine where everyone should stay at home. No travels, no leisure time, unless you really need to go to work because you cannot work from home, you need to stay at home. Then most of the flights were cancelled , some of the hotels and inns, even resorts experience a very big loss , some were forced to closed down. Then schools followed, children weren’t allowed to go to school anymore and the government issued a memorandum that every children from nursery to high school even to college should learn from home through modular classes or virtual classes.

Everybody stayed at home, mostly, most people I know. Then everyone seems to find that their home wasn’t conducive for studying. Everyone felt that their home is lacking something, so everybody became a “Plantita/Plantito” ( people who loves gardening with flowers) to make their home more aesthetically beautiful and pleasant to their eyes. And then some even find the time to check every little details and problems within their homes and find the time to renovate and make it more appealing and homey. And some decided to sell their homes in the city or urban areas and buy a new home at the province because it is less costly compared to living in the cities. While others preferred to invest and buy a new home instead of renting because it is where they can save and well, invest in something that they will own in the future. They were able to find a site that have helped them in estimating mortgage affordability based on income. When the pandemic happened and everybody stayed home, most people realized that they should have invested in a better house that would cater their every need. Because before the pandemic, we just go home and sleep in it, then wake up every morning, get the kids to school and the grown ups to work. But when everybody was asked to stay at home, work from home and learn from home, we realized that we should have made a better decision in finding a good home, a good community and a good place to be with our family.

During the pandemic, we connected with our family, friends and relatives from other countries and learned that we have the same sentiments. Not only in our country that we needed to stay at home and work from home but also in other countries. I learned from my cousin that they have now realized that investing in real estate was a good decision before everything happened in a blink of an eye. While some wasn’t able to invest before hand. Nevertheless, it is not too late to invest in a good home or renovate your home to fit your needs especially now that we are on the second year of community quarantine. It is never too late to invest a real estate and we should start somewhere, somehow. Because home is where the heart is.

Jollibee Group Foundation, Temasek Foundation team up to feed communities, frontliners affected by COVID-19

PHOTO CAPTION: Jollibee Group Foundation and Singapore-based Temasek Foundation partner donated 105, 650 meals across five Philippine regions.

MANILA, Philippines. April 6, 2021 – Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) has partnered with Singapore-based Temasek Foundation to augment the Jollibee Group FoodAID Program, which seeks to help feed healthcare workers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temasek Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization that supports programs that uplift lives and communities in Singapore and beyond. The Foundation aims to strengthen social resilience, foster international exchange and regional capabilities, advance science, and protect the planet.

Through the support provided by Temasek Foundation, JGF and its partners were able to distribute 105,650 meals across Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal from September to December 2020. Of these, 99,400 meals were served to communities, while the remaining 6,250 meals were served to healthcare workers from 20 public hospitals.

The FoodAID Program was implemented through three initiatives, all of which were supported by the Temasek Foundation. First is the distribution of ready-to-cook food packs that were directly delivered to communities through JGF’s local partner organizations. JGF leveraged on Jollibee Group’s expertise in meal preparation and product development of specially designed food packs—Chicken Guisado and Beef Meatballs—that allow more people to be provided with nutritious, delicious meals at a lower cost.

Second is Project Karinderya—a program that helps feed families while facilitating livelihood development of karinderya (local food stores) operators. Through the support from Temasek Foundation, JGF partnered with Kasagana-Ka Development Center (KDCI) and Kabuhayan sa Ganap na Kasarinlan Credit and Savings Cooperative (K-Coop) to re-establish 30 karinderyas that served 200 families with daily meals for 30 days. JGF also provided training for karinderya owners and health cadets on food preparation, food safety, and customer service to further build their capacities and help them become self-sufficient even after the project duration.

PHOTO CAPTION: A health cadet trained through Project Karinderya helps ensure that karinderya operators observe standards on food preparation, food safety, and customer service in Quezon City. Project Karinderya is a two-in-one program that helps both karinderya owners whose operations were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and families in urban poor communities through meal subsidies. Third is the distribution of ready-to-eat meals to healthcare workers who are working at hospitals in Metro Manila with the highest incidences of COVID-19. PHOTO CAPTION: The Jollibee Group FoodAID Program distributed meals to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 is a global long-term public health crisis, undermining not just our physical and mental health but also our economy and livelihoods. Viruses do not respect borders and it is only when we band together as one will we be able to defeat this global enemy. We are happy to work with Jollibee Group Foundation in the Philippines to provide more than 105,000 meals and other support where they are most needed. The smiles and resolve of the beneficiaries to soldier on and pull through together is an indication that we are on the right track,” said Mr. Benedict Cheong, Chief Executive of Temasek Foundation International.

“There exists a need for sustained collaborative efforts that can effectively promote access to food among communities by the pandemic and recent disasters. We thank the Temasek Foundation for their trust in the Jollibee Group and their belief in the objectives of the FoodAID Program. Truly, crises such as this pandemic have the power to band like-minded people and groups together,” said Jollibee Group Foundation Executive Director Gisela Tiongson.

Together with partners and donors, Jollibee Group FoodAID Program has mobilized Php300 million (USD 6.2 million)-worth of food assistance or 4.7 million meals for families and frontliners from March to December 2020.

As the social development arm of Jollibee Group, JGF implements programs on agriculture, education, and disaster response with partner communities nationwide.

Made possible through philanthropic endowments gifted by Singapore’s Temasek, Temasek Foundation’s programs strive towards achieving positive outcomes for individuals and communities now, and for generations to come.