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Multi-Vitamins arrived Manila Office, will distribute soon

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Donated Vitamins from the US for the underserved urban poor of the Philippines has arrived our Manila office.

Thank you to Vitamin Angels for all this donation. Without them, helping the poor stay healthy would have been a very long wait. They have been generous in helping the people and has committed to helping the people beyond this time so people are truly blessed! Thank you to Alas Cargo who diligently delivered all of it in good condition.

Donated items: Vitamin A and Albendazole for children and Multivitamins for pregnant and lactating women.

Target recipients: About 500 urban poor located in several areas of Metro Manila, 1 Adoption Facility in Manila and La Union areas.

Distribution date: First week of October as part of CHILDREN’s day celebration.

Distribution Locations: via different Barangay locations and 1 DSWD site who has committed to assisting our representatives in giving them out on a monitored basis. Exact location to be announced here 1 month prior to confirmed gathering date by each location. Actual distribution to be done by trained volunteer Doctors and Nurses.


  • To protect the privacy of those in need, only few photos that are allowed for public viewing will be posted here.
  • Donor will have full access to view all photos taken during the event as part of our reporting via private access.
  • List of vitamin recipients will be made available to Donor only as part of our reporting. Available for review/audit by DSWD upon request.

Pregnant woman and doctor.Himby Baby




Vitamins Are In!

CGF USA received very generous donations of  Vitamin A, Albendazole, Multi-Vitamins from Vitamin Angels. It will be distributed to several hundreds of people who are located in different areas of Northern Capital Region. Target recipients are Kids age 0-5, pregnant and lactating women (batang bagong panganak hanggang idad lima, mga buntis, mga nag papadedeng ina).

THANK YOU, VITAMIN ANGELS! You truly are a blessing to many who are in need and an answer to the community’s request which we are struggling to fill. May your generosity be returned with granted wishes from the heart!

The vitamins will be shipped out this Saturday 4/26/2014 from California for arrival in Manila mid-June 2014. CGF Philippines will start distribution July and October of this year with follow-up distribution every 6 months thereafter.

This activity is coordinated with different Barangays who are in-charge of gathering people for CGF Philippines. Location details to be published as we get closer to distribution date so keep checking our site.

For questions feel free to contact us by completing the form below.



All distribution of donated goods has been completed. Thank you for the never-ending support of our Volunteers and Donors who are listed below. Without them, this will not be possible.


  • Pandacan Feeding made possible by Al Muhaidib Company from Saudi
  • Caloocan, Malate, Tacloban series of feeding made possible by Jeffrey A Block from California
  • List of more donors – please click here


  • Northern Luzon: Arlene Tenefrancia, Bong Tenefrancia, Harley Tenefrancia, Norita Borebor, Charry Cajayon, Eric, Jaycee, (other names to be posted here soon)
  • Tacloban: Jonathan Giltendez with several locals (name remains unknown)
  • Stockton CA: Reynaldo Ramos
  • Macon, GA: Willie Dumas
  • Baltimore, MD: Bob Abresch

All photos are now available for viewing by Donors using the private link provided. If you lost your link, contact us using the form below. We will send you the link via email.

Again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH from all of us at Cullinan Group Foundation and the Community that was served! Your generosity will never be forgotten.

In-Kind Donations Update

In-kind donations received from USA for Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan victims arrived Manila office January 15th. All items are in re-packing stage and will be distributed starting January 17th to several locations. Photos will be posted once all activities complete. Thank you to all the Donors who made an effort to help those in need!

————————– UPDATE ————————–

Some in-kind donations have been released. Others are being held per community request to do this on Valentines day.

Donated Sports Equipments from a Donor who wish to remain anonymous was received late December 2013. They have been distributed to different areas of the US. Locations for items that has been assigned for PH is still being determined. Photos made available to Donors via private link. 

All accomplished activities has been released to Donors and is available for download.

Some of the photos will be made available to the public by end of February 2014.

If you one of the Donors and have lost your private link, leave your email address at (702)421-7355 and a representative will send you the details.

Christmas Feast, New Year Celebration Schedules

Xmas Greetings
Christmas Community Giving (done, photos to be posted soon)
When? Dec 20, 2013 (Fri)
Where? Stockton California

Barbie and Disney Toys and Hair Care Products will be given out from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Stribley Community Center.

Christmas Feast for Disaster Victims (postponed due to storm, re-scheduling the very first day storm is over. It is not possible to do when people does not have permanent shelter yet for it gets too muddy for anyone to have a feast for there is no way to cook the food and the food will get all wet)

When? DONE (happened early January, awaiting for photos)
Where? Tacloban

This Xmas feast is being held to give a simple Christmas celebration to those who have been affected by Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

Donor who made this feat possible: Jeffrey A. Block

Christmas Feeding for Urban Poor (done, photos to be posted soon)
When? Dec 29, 2013 (Sun)
Where? San Pedro Laguna
This celebration is going to be held in San Pedro Laguna. It will serve the homeless/urban poor Children and Elderlies. Donor for this feast: Jeffrey A. BlockIn-kind donors: Robert Kaneff, Fritz Watson, Manny & Rebecca Baredo, Lachlan Bird, Cesar & Rose Corpuz, Zachary Edwards, Andy Hoyt

New Year Celebration
When? Middle of January 2014 (final date pending upon release of donated goods from the port)
Where? Tacloban and Metro Manila

All in-kind donations will be distributed to disaster victims. Final date being determined based on arrival of all shipments to the Philippines.

In-kind donors:  Robert Kaneff, Fritz Watson, Manny & Rebecca Baredo, Lachlan Bird, Cesar & Rose Corpuz, Zachary Edwards, Andy Hoyt, Maurice Dosty, Merto & Magda Aurelio, Ronnie & Carolina Uclusin, Carlito Dela Cruz, Huy Nguyen, Lupe Villasenor, Mike Cook, Tandra Trenholm, and Cullinan Group Foundation Board Members.

Event food donor: Jeffrey A. Block

View event schedule –

Full set of photos in an album and downloadable version available exclusively to donors for reporting purpose. Distribution of this report will be released before end of January.

In-kind donations Update:

Only few boxes are up for release next week from shipping firm so partial distribution of donated goods will take place end of December through early January. Complete distribution to Tacloban will take place by middle of January once we receive the rest of donated goods.
The actual donated products will still reach the people as soon as received. We just need to do a second round of giving for double blessing to the people. Thank you for being patient!

Cullinan’s Recognition from City of Stockton

Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF) received Group Appreciation Award from the City of Stockton few days ago. To those who missed this event and for others who are not there to see it, let me walk you through this amazing experience.

The event was held at Oak Park Senior Center located at 730 E. Fulton Street Stockton California December 4th at 5:15pm. Everyone arrived before 5 pm.

As the Founder walk towards the event room, a door on the side opened. It was a bit dark. It was Joseph Amen the Program Director who said hello and mentioned her name. With that many people, it was nice to know he remembers a name. As you walk further towards the entrance, there you will see the big smile from Willy Razo’s face as he greets everyone that comes in. It’s been a long busy day but you can see in his face he loves what he does.

As you walk towards any table of your choice you will realize all the tables are equally nice so any spot is a good spot. If you look around, the entire room gives you the warm holiday spirit and feeling that something very special is happening that night. The tables have cone-shaped Christmas tree full of glitter, candies spread on top along the table. Deciding which one to eat does not matter because they are all good. As you look at the center front you will see curtained stage with 2 long tables with signs indicating the name of each Commissioner that is going to be present. Gives you the feeling that something very special is happening that night.

While everyone is waiting, on the left of those 2 long tables you will find presentations playing while on the right side the food, drinks, dessert is set. The room is filled with different size groups ranging from 1 to 30 per company. Ours happen to be the smallest by no choice because others have to be elsewhere for their own specific tasks.

Everyone was fed before the actual event started. The Staff lined up to their own posts to put food on everyone’s plate. The line moved fast, everyone got good amount of food and there is plenty more for seconds and thirds. They did not rush into the event, they gave everyone enough time to finish their meal.

As the night begins, the Commissioners come in to their own space. Introduction made by Deputy Director Adolfo Cruz, Aaron Edwards spoke briefly to start the process, the Admin Assistant (who represented the City well) called each of their name. Those that are in said “here”. Not sure what it is but the entire process of how they did it is impressive! Gives you the proud feeling that you are in America.

As they call on each company/individual who is receiving the award, the Commissioners stood in front of their desk to get ready to shake the hand as each one on the list gets called on to the front. They look you in the eye and gives a nice hand shake as they thank you for helping the City. It was very nice for Leaders to take the time to appreciate anyone at all. We all do this without the expectation of being appreciated at all but to be given one the way they did, for sure they made everyone feel super appreciated and they make sure you don’t go hungry in the process by providing great food.

Knowing a few of them outside this event, it is without a doubt that these people are not just there to give awards. They themselves are a true humanitarian not just because of their job but for other things they do outside work. They actually spend most of their time helping others beyond their call of duty and they have been doing so for at least over 12 years since the day I knew of them. Not sure if they still remember our Founder for those interactions are rare and far between but she would never forget the great things that took place then and now. Leaders like them is what makes this country great. They are a good example not just to the community but to the whole world. If every country is surrounded by people like these, the hope of better community will always exist. They too deserve recognition.

Without all the Commissioners, Deputy Director Adolfo Cruz, Recreation Program Joseph Amen, Willy Razo Sr Recreation Assistant, their staff who catered to our food, and all that received recognition that night, the City will not have achieved having something good going for the people. Change truly is a 360 degree process. The City of Stockton is lucky to have such wonderful group of people in that room.

From everyone at Cullinan Group Foundation – we’d like to give our deepest gratitude for being part of that evening! It is a great experience and we look forward to working with you more in bringing great things for the people!

To view photo and award click here.

Helping Philippines Disaster Victims The Right Way

Often times you hear people asking for help to disaster victims but most of the time it leaves donors wondering if the goods actually reached the people. Many of those who are seeking for donations have several layers before it get to the people. Stop the bad experience. Send donations to those who give the goods directly to the people. See below for options.

  • To send goods directly at low risk to Volunteers, consider sending it directly to DSWD a government office who can receive goods. They will add your donated goods to those that are being distributed by them. They put items in plastic bags and then give it out to the people directly. Delivery receipt is your only receipt.For Bohol and Cebu area send to the address below. This is the closest location to the major disaster.

    Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD) Region 7
    General Maxilom, Cebu City Philippines
    Send c/o Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat
    To call DSWD Office of Secretary call +632-9318068

  • For Manila and other Luzon area, you can send directly to our Manila office. Board Members and long time Volunteers are going to give them out as received. Photos and receipt are provided to all donors as part of reporting so make sure to give us your email and contact information.Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF)
    1377 A. Mabini Street Ste 102B and 500
    Ermita Manila 1000 Philippines
    Attention: Arlene Tenefrancia cell or Abrahan Aquino or Lormen Antipolo
    Contact Founder Assistant at +63-919-533-4189 (Philippines contact)
    Contact Founder Maria Diaz at +1702-421-7866 direct (USA Contact)
    Send Email: donation@cullinangroupfoundation.orgNote about Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF)

    Note about Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF)

    • CGF does not solicit in person, does not call anyone’s home/business. Everyone at the foundation including its Board Members are Volunteers who also donate to the cause.
    • In-kind donation pick up accepted in Stockton California areas only for now. Shipped weekly by Ocean to Manila office who distribute goods as soon as received.
    • Financial donations can be deposited directly to the bank for instant receipt and to make sure your donation is legit. Bank of America Acct # 501010376773 Cullinan Group Foundation (USA) TIN 30-049-6167. Financial donations are used to purchase food for the people. Each item is packed by long time loyal Volunteers and Board Members and distribution is as received.
    • Go to our website –
  • Want to distribute goods yourself?
    Work with DSWD office, Barangay, or other registered Nonprofit agencies. Whatever you do, however many you are – do not go alone. Individuals who wish to distribute goods on their own must practice caution specially in areas where massive disaster has stricken. If not protected, you may find yourself hurt and in the middle of stampede. Always donate wisely by working with legitimate foundations who knows what they are doing. You can always stand alongside with them so you can see where the goods goes.
  • Not satisfied with the above list? You can check out other registered foundations at

Need lists:

  • FOOD
    Rice, Powdered Milk, Canned Goods, Cereal, Crackers, Juice, Soda, Bottled Water, Water Filters, Snack Bars, Instant Soup, Oatmeal, Jams and Jellies, Jerky, other food that does not spoil easily.
    Bath Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Hand Wash, Clothes, Shoes, Mylar Blankets, Tents, Jackets, Rain Gear.
    for Lepto Spyrosis, Fever, Stomach Flu. Must send this directly to DSWD listed above for Doctor distribution. All medicines (including over the counter medicines) must be distributed by Doctors only to avoid worsening the situation of the sick.
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