2018-19AA Maria Bleisha Rivera

AA for Auburn/Bankstown

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Please visit Bleisha's Everyday Hero Page
Help her reach her fundraising Goal: $5,000


"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.

It's not how much we give
but how much love we put into giving.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin."

Mother Theresa

Greetings in Christ. My name is Ma Bleisha Rivera and I am the 2018 ANCOP Ambassador for the Auburn/Bankstown Chapter. I have been married to Andrew Rivera for 12 years and we have been blessed with three beautiful, healthy and loving children – Alejandro, Andre and Bianca. Andrew and I have been members of the Couples for Christ community since 2007.

I was born and raised in the Philippines. Through my parents’ hard work and dedication, my five siblings and I experienced a simple and happy childhood. My parents did all they could in their power to give us the opportunity to study and finish our education.

I will forever be grateful to my mother who made enormous sacrifices as she worked overseas so that she could send all of us to school. Through my mother and father, I learned the importance of love, compassion and selflessness.

This year, as an ANCOP ambassador, I am truly blessed to have the chance to give back what I have received.  Keeping in my heart the same values that my parents have instilled in me, I hope I could share my blessings especially with children in need. I humbly ask you to join me in supporting our young ANCOP scholars and ensure that they continue to get access to education – education that without our help, they can only dream of.

I sincerely thank you in advance for your generous hearts. Your donation, regardless of the amount, will go a long, long way. Again, thank you and may the peace of our Lord be always with you.

Bleisha's ANCOP Awareness/Fundraising Gallery

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2016-17AA Maricet Blancia

AA for Bankstown, Sydney


Hi, I’m Maricet Blancia. I have been in the community since 2001. I joined SFC in 2001 and was even a Gawad Kalinga Ambassador in 2005. My sister, brothers and 3 cousins also joined SFC. I got married in 2006 and have a 9 year old boy and 8 year old girl. We joined CFC in 2008.

I am a Nurse Unit Manager in Campbelltown Hospital. I love to watch movies, read, exercise and travel.

I grew up in an area in the Philippines where the poor lived in rubbish dumps. My family was fortunate enough to migrate to Australia and have a better life. As a CFC member,

it is part of our faith in action to help the poor

not just in the Philippines but in Solomon Islands and Papa New Guinea. Please help me by donating any amount in order for us to continue our work in helping and working with poor.

I became ANCOP Ambassador for Auburn Bankstown Chapter because as a CFC member, we want to make a small difference in someone's life and we believe that empowering the poor through education is a small step in making this world a better place.

Maricet's ANCOP Awareness/Fundraising Gallery