Makabayan Georgia launches ‘Sharing is Caring’ for its 11th year

/ 12:21 AM May 17, 2019

Officers of Makabayan Georgia Inc. present a $1,000 grant to Galing Foundation Inc. VIC ECLAR ROMERO

NORCROSS, Georgia —  A Filipino American community group that raises funds to help the underprivileged and to eradicate poverty in the Philippines launched its new civic project “Sharing is Caring” to mark its 11th anniversary.

Makabayan Georgia (MGI) is a local non-profit organization that partners with the various Fil-Am organizations in the state to make a difference in their communities by giving away financial grants for civic projects. Galing Foundation, Inc. and the Philippine American Women’s Association of Georgia both received the highest grants of $1,000 each.


Other MGI recipients were: Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia; Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta; Saranai Club; Filipino Student Association of UGA; Philippine Nurses of Georgia; Fil-Am CSRA; Rotary Emory-Clinic; and the Filipino Choir.

MGI’S post-Yolanda project: Willee Bonus, MGI CEO Emeritus revisited Kapuso Village Integrated School System, firstrecipient of a biosand filtration System, an MGI Safe Water Project in Partnership with Samaritan Purse, a Christian humanitarian aid organization. The system provides 1,000 liters of safe (disease free) water a day to school children and the community. Bonus also visited Guadalupe Public School, 2nd recipient of biosand water filtration system. Groundbreaking commenced April 23, 2018; the project to be completed in 45-60 days. MGI

MGI CEO Emeritus Willee Bonus was honored with a recognition plaque, in absentia, for his leadership and dedication to community service in the first 10 years of MGI operations.


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