Pinoy group in Jeddah donate school supplies to poor kids
RONALDO Z. CONCHA, GMANews.TV04/09/2009 03:09 PM
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - A Filipino group donated a variety of school supplies to underprivileged kids in Jeddah last Friday.The Guardians Brotherhood Incorporated (GBI) Desert Mover Chapter in Jeddah made the donation during the opening of their first GBI - SAPTCO basketball league at the Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company (SAPTCO) Accommodation in Riyadh.
Tournament commissioner Eric Delos Reyes said that aside from “promoting camaraderie and friendship," their group organized the basketball tournament to help the less fortunate children.
The beneficiaries have not been identified yet.“It's time to lend our hand to the needy and our group is ready. This will just be the start," said Elmer Flores, president and founder of GBI Desert Mover.Delos Reyes said the group will give another donation at the end of the tournament. He, in turn, appealed to the participants to support their project and give their donations through any GBI official.
Fifteen teams from different companies and community groups participated in the tournament, specifically the Saudi Signs, Fesco, Saptco, Al Shatei, Dream Team, Jeddah Nights, Mahmoud Gharib, Advance, Islamic (Al-Hamra), GBI Desert Mover Chapter, GII, GRII, Jeddah Crusher, Peacemaker, and Jawharet. Adel delos Reyes, Joven Batuhan, Bro. France, and Mr. Solaiman from Telemoney provided gifts for the event. - with Kim Tan, GMANews.TV <