In business, you have to focus on the bottom line – but it’s important to remember what really matters: your clients, employees, and the people around you who contribute to your success. That’s why MyOutDesk makes a point of pursuing charitable work with the MOD Movement, and this year we remember Lily Flor for her contributions to our efforts.
MyOutDesk has helped several charitable institutions throughout the Philippines, but one of them is closest to our hearts, the Manila Boystown Complex. This complex houses an orphanage for the homeless, abandoned, forgotten, and voluntarily surrendered children, teenagers, and senior citizens in Parang Marikina City, Philippines.
Over the past few years, MyOutDesk has been volunteering through several outreach programs where we have brought food and much-needed supplies to the complex residents. Last year, we renovated the “foundlings” home, a building that houses children 0-6 years of age. Because of generous donations from the MOD family and outside patrons, we were able to fix the roof, renovate the kitchen, add 3 bathrooms, rehabilitate the outside play area, and purchase beds to assure that every child had a comfortable place to sleep.
This year, we celebrate the completion of the Lily Flor hall in the Manila Boystown complex for the Luwalhating Maynila elders. Fondly called Mother Lily by her MyOutDesk family, Lilly Flor was the first Virtual Professional of MyOutDesk and played a huge role in the establishment and continued success of MyOutDesk. Sadly, she passed away on September 21, 2018, due to cancer.
We honor her memory and legacy by naming this hall after her because she was always passionate, not only for the company and our Virtual professionals but also for the residents of Boystown. Were it not for her, there would not be any outreaches at all. Her love and dedication will always be her legacy, and it will live on as we continue to extend the movement in Boystown and anywhere else we can that may need our help.
“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.” —The Dalai Lama XIV
The Lily Flor Hall houses over 40 elderly residents with various medical conditions. They were moved from their temporary housing, which was a large tent. The main senior building was overcrowded and had to move some sick individuals to this temporary structure to keep the others healthy. We are so happy that we could give them suitable shelter, beds, and a better quality of life.
We hope that you enjoy giving and receiving this holiday season! Learn more about the MOD Movement & help to make a difference today!