Mandaluyong City Mayor Benjamin C. Abalos Jr. fits the shoes to one of the 650 school children who benefited from the fun run dubbed “Sapatos sa Musmos” held recently. The activity encourages runners to donate either shoes or cash to benefit the less fortunate children of the city. Spearheaded by the city government and in cooperation with the Liga ng mga Barangay-Mandaluyong, Samahan sa Mandaluyong ng Kabataang Nagkakaisa (SAMAKANA), Samahan sa Mandaluyong ng mga Kagawad ng Barangay (SAMAKABA), Kababaihan Kakaiba ng Mandaluyong (KKM) and the Sangguniang Kabataan.
Most Child-Friendly City launches “Sapatos sa Musmos”
Less fortunate children in Mandaluyong will definitely greet the school year with their brand new shoes.
Mayor Benhur Abalos assured this as he led today throngs of runners in an advocacy fun run dubbed as “Sapatos sa Musmos” for the benefit of the city’s lchildren.
“From free school supplies that we have been distributing over the years, we are literally extending an extra mile this time to provide even new shoes to our schoolchildren,” stressed Abalos.
Spearheaded by the city government in cooperation with Liga ng mga Barangay-Mandaluyong, Samahan sa Mandaluyong ng Kabataang Nagkakaisa (SAMAKANA), Samahan sa Mandaluyong ng mga Kagawad ng Barangay (SAMAKABA), Kababaihan Kakaiba ng Mandaluyong (KKM) and the Sangguniang Kabataan. The project is targeted to benefit some 650 children of the city.
The runners donated either cash or shoes. To increase the number of children who will benefit from this endeavor, the city government will continue to accept shoes from donors even after today’s fun run while the cash donations will be used to buy shoes as additional to the pairs that have been collected.
This activity is just one of the many pro-children initiatives of Mandaluyong, the 2011 Presidential Awardee as “Most Child-Friendly City” in the country (Highly Urbanized City Category).