Last week, JCI Mandaue held a fundraising movie event at Robinsons Galleria Cebu. The non-profit organization sold Rogue One, A Star Wars Story movie tickets to raise a scholarship fund for out-of-school youth (OSY) in Mandaue. As a member of JCI Mandaue and a strong believer of the youth, Patrick Achache decided to help by buying tickets for his New Alchemy family in support to the organization’s noble cause.
So Christmas came early for both New Alchemy employees and the beneficiaries of the fundraising event. But before the movie started, the organizers briefly talked about the organization and how grateful they are on the turnout of their efforts, along with a number of friends’ help, to raise funds for those who are willing to make something of themselves someday. They pointed out how the funds raised can support the out-of-school youth. A graduate of their OSY program even shared his experiences and spoke about the help that the organization has given them through the OSY program.
‘Tis really the season of giving and sharing. And it’s a good feeling to give back in any way that you can to those who need it the most and can use it to have a better future. While Rogue One’s Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) chant goes “I’m one with the Force. The Force is with me”, JCI Mandaue’s mission goes, “To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.”