The biennial ANCOP car raffle fundraising was concluded last 24 November 2019 at the Auburn Community Picnic area Killeen Street Auburn. After a 5-month long drive, ANCOP was able to raise a record breaking gross sales of over $95,000. This will enable us to sustain Ancop's projects in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the Philippines which are toward poverty alleviation through education and skills training. ANCOP sincerely thank all those who purchased and sold tickets and those who promoted this fundraising drive in whatever capacity. May God bless you as you allow yourselves to be channels of His blessings for those who need it most.
Encountering Jesus in the less fortunate of our brothers and sisters-- the February 2019 Special Edition of "What's Up, ANCOP?" newsletter is out now. It contains stories and reflections from the recently concluded immersion trip of the CFC ANCOP Australia Ambassadors. Read all about it!
"Go out there and do your best and know that there are people out in the world who really care about and love you and hope that you become successful through the program (of ANCOP); grab the opportunity with both hands, work hard, and stay positive.”
This is the message of Enrique Campos Jr., Director of Forexworld Australia, to the beneficiaries of CFC ANCOP Australia. ANCOP is short for Answering the Cry of the Poor and is an Australian charity organisation whose main work is encouraging poor families to strive their way out of poverty through education.
Both Forexworld and ANCOP find congruence in their desire to strengthen the family—connecting and delivering a symbol of their love and presence to the family members left behind in the Philippines. Forexworld started in 1997 as a cargo business delivering balikbayan boxes catering to Filipinos in Australia who are sending goods back home. As Campos Jr. said, “…whether it’s Christmas or not, if there is a balikbayan box that arrives, it’s kind of like Christmas again. Everyone gathers around and open this box full of love as the person here put a lot of time and effort in sending something…” The company then added money remittance to their business in 2004 for those families here in Australia who are better off, to help their less fortunate family members back home.
Aside from expanding into the travel business in 2009, a few years ago, Forexworld also added food delivery into their remittance product. Through their partners in the Philippines, Filipino-Australians can now be a part of every family parties and gatherings back home by contributing to the occasion through food like Jollibee and Max’s.