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In February 2017, we are embarking on our largest project yet. We have a goal of reaching 1,000 Aeta families with food, mosquito nets, flip-flops, blankets, and vitamins. We are also partnering with two schools that are in predominantly Aeta populated locations to provide school...

In 2011 when we founded The Sum of One, we had a very general idea of what we wanted to accomplish. Our main goal was just to help someone somewhere in the Philippines, but writing down "we just want to help people" didn't seem like...

This year we are providing slippers (flips-flops), rice, noodles, and canned goods to several local community organizations in Zambales, Philippines that will be passing them out to families in need. In order to help support this, we will be hosting a fundraiser/garage sale on Saturday,...

<a href="http://sumofone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IMG_9590.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-616" title="IMG_9590" src="http://sumofone.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IMG_9590-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></a>It was 4:30am. The roosters were crowing outside, the cool ocean breeze was blowing through the curtains in our room, and I was wide-awake. Anticipation coursed through my body like adrenaline but I willed my...

We left for Botolan at 5am this morning, after getting a few hours of much needed jet-lagged sleep. The ride out of the city was fun as always, filled with a lot of honking horns, switching lanes, and bright lights. Driving in foreign countries has...

Learn How to Dance What: Dinner & Dance ADD UP Event When: Saturday, December 3rd starting at 7pm - 11pm Where: Quest Learning Center 11976 Artesia Blvd. Artesia, CA 90701 562-246-0498 Donation: $30/person or two fo $50 Why: Join the Sum of One on Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm at...

The Dinner/Dance Fun! December 3rd: First Add Up Event Our first Add Up Event was a huge success! We had such a great turnout and I even learned a new dance move (though I have since forgotten). There was over one hundred in attendance as we indulged...

On March 25th, Lauren and I strap in for a 14+ hour flight for the Philippines with a short stop in Tokyo. I was born in the Philippines, moved here when I was 8, and have not been back since. I'm really excited to get...

Today could not be any better. We received news today that we were approved to receive up to one hundred pounds of medical supplies of our choosing to take with us to the Philippines. This donation will help us cover some of the more advanced...

Well, my journey to speak Tagalog has been interrupted several times. I was doing quite well for a few weeks there, picking up my computer every night while my husband worked and I repeatedly said,"Ano ito?" "Ang manzana ito." Then we had our first fundraiser,...

Two more days until our first <a title="ADD UP: Dinner/Dance" href="http://sumofone.org/mainprojects/medical-mission-2012/dinner-dance" target="_blank">ADD UP event</a>: a dinner dance a <a title="Quest Learning Center" href="http://questlearningcenter.com/">Quest Learning Center</a>. Life has been very busy. The Thanksgiving holiday for me and my wife has been so eventful. <ol> <li>&#149;&nbsp;&nbsp;My mom's surgery was a...

Everything has been moving fast. Getting ready for our first fundraiser, filing for a non-profit status with the state, publishing this website and even writing this first blog post. The medical mission in the Philippines has been in the works for about six months. We...