The MyOutDesk Movement

By: Abby | Updated: December 7, 2018
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For over 15 years, MyOutDesk has remained to be an organization that seeks to have a purpose. We find great meaning in helping our clients gain leverage, grow their businesses, and provide our Virtual Assistants with better career opportunities. We love that our clients and Virtual Assistants can have a thriving income by offering business solutions without sacrificing time for their loved ones.

MyOutDesk is proud of the sense of family and community we have cultivated within our organization.  Everyone is always ready to help when one of our own falls on hard times, has difficulties, is ailing, or has ailing family members. This is why the MOD Movement was born.

Over the past few years, MyOutDesk has been extending the movement, pushing beyond our own family of Virtual Assistants, working together, and reaching out to those in need in the Philippines and all over the world.

According to statistics, at least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day. More than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening. The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income.  In the Philippines, 21.6% of the population lives below the national poverty line. This awareness has led to a need to extend the movement, push beyond the virtual world, and make a difference in the lives of those that need it the most.

In 2013 MyOutDesk began an outreach program at Boystown, an orphanage for the homeless, abandoned, forgotten, and voluntarily surrendered children, teenagers, and senior citizens in Parang Marikina City, Philippines. Since then, we have made it a point to visit several times a year to bring food and supplies; and spend time with the residents. We have also begun a housing program; we just completed renovating the “foundlings” home, which 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. And we are now focusing on our current project – to build housing that will accommodate up to 50 seniors.  Currently, 40+ seniors with various medical conditions live in temporary housing consisting of a large tent.  The main senior building is overcrowded and has moved some sick individuals to this temporary structure to keep the others healthy.  We want to give them suitable shelter, beds, and basic quality of life.

Above all, we are passionate about the MOD movement because we wish to live in this world with a servant’s heart. We believe that we can make the strongest impact in the communities we serve by providing financial assistance, opportunity, and hope.

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:  the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”- Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

Click here to see more information about our MOD Movement projects.

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