February 22, 2012

A Joyful Occasion at Grace To Be Born

When my mom was still living, she'd always remind us (her daughters) that the worst a woman can do is undergo an abortion. Aside from that, having difficulty conceiving, I became a pro-life advocate. When I first visited Grace To Be Born in 2009, the shelter has since been close to my heart.

Last February 20, for Occasions of Joy's 2nd Blogversary, I decided that instead of throwing a party with my friends and relatives, I organized an outreach activity cum Baby Shower Party at Grace To Be Born to give one joyful occasion to all its residents. Quoting from the discourses of Sathya Sai Baba, "Share your joy, your wealth and your knowledge with others less fortunate. That is the surest means of winning Divine Grace."

Medical mission was done in the morning, with the help of my husband's friends,

Dr. Rodolfo Pascual Jr., OB Gyne

and Dr. Gilbert D' Asis, DMD.

Baby Shower followed in the afternoon

Residents, staff and volunteers had fun time at the photobooth of FUNLIPIX.

Games includes Dress-up Pooh game,

How well do you know,

Cupcake eating,

and baby bottle drinking.

Guests were given time to get to know the pregnant residents.

Photos of the pregnant women were purposely blurred to protect their identities.

Thank you Grace To Be Born for warmly welcoming us and allowing us to spend a day with you.

This outreach activity will not be made possible without the help of generous sponsors, namely Adong Shirt, Ainon Baby, Annesy Del Mundo, Baby Company, Baby Magazine, Bakersfresh, Cando-Florenda PR & Marketing Consultancy, Castle for Baby, Cherry Blossoms Cake, Darlyn Ty, Funlipix Photo Souvenir, Glecy Lopez, Mommy Matters, Myla & Sam Quional, Orient Merchants Inc., Pancake House, Shey Castillo, Soyami, The White Hat, Tot Couture and Water For Less.

Thank you to my friends in the Blogging community, namely, Bogs & Joy, Cza, Fedhz, Hon, Jeff & Mel, Jes, Jingke, Lace & Az, MarJonel, Olga and Tetcha for your support and sharing your blessings.

Thank you Alvin and Jannet for partnering with OJ's events.

Thank you Agnes, Ainie, Bedz, Dr. Bert, Dr. Dolf, Jing, Lyn, Nora and Robert

for spending your precious time.

And to John, thank you for always supporting my endeavors and patiently allowing me to be busy during the preparation and letting me rest and sleep longer after the event.

(View more photos here)

About Grace To Be Born:

Grace To Be Born is one of the many ministries of Mr. Bo Sanchez, located at #53 Dr. Sixto Antonio Ave., Bgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City. The place is a temporary shelter for pregnant women in distress, confused and have no resources to provide throughout the pregnancy.

To those who wish to help the center, you may donate in cash (for electricity and water bills) and in kind (Bonna milk for babies 0-12 months, diapers, maternity clothes, baby clothes, toiletries, and food). For more information, you may email reylindo.ortega@gmail.com or myrna.ortega@gmail.com.

If you know a pregnant woman who needs a place of refuge,

please call Light of Jesus at 725-9999.


  1. That was an awesome party with a very good cause. I salute you Mommy Joy with this gesture. I am sure those mommies have nothing but well wishes for you! :)

  2. John and Joy truly you are the kind of people that this world needs..... thank you so much for giving out yourselves for others for others.... God is very pleased and may this will just be another beginning for your support to LIFE.. God bless you always.

  3. Thank you Jingke and Anonymus for dropping a comment.

  4. Praise God for people like you, guys. Such a worthy cause you have there.

  5. This is truly an event worth supporting for! And I am supporting Occasions of Joy the same way for Grace to be Born! Happy 2nd Anniversary to Occasions of Joy!

  6. Thank you Joy for giving us the opportunity to share and support Grace to be born. May God bless you for all the efforts you do for this worthy cause.


Thank you for the joyful comments!