Atmosphere Soup Kitchen Christmas Party

It has been a good end to  the year for the Atmosphere Soup Kitchen (ASK) where Christmas for the kids and their parents was celebrated in December thanks to all your generous donations. After a hearty meal, the kids and their parents were given gifts brought over to the Philippines by numerous Atmosphere guests. Another big thank you goes to pharmaceutical company Mercury Drug, who organized a second Christmas party with food and toys at their expense. Your donations go a long way and we are very grateful for each and everything we receive!

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Atmosphere Resorts soup kitchen ASK Dumaguete Philippines

Christmas is about sharing and for this year’s Atmosphere Soup Kitchen Christmas party, the yuletide season was truly in the air. Attended by 85 kids together with their parents, the ASK center was packed with giggles and cheers as everyone gathered around excited for one of the most wonderful times of the year. All ready to start the meals that their parents and some volunteers prepared, the kids said their grace. Guests from the resort served their lunch. A warm thank you to Susana Pascual, Stuart Allen, Tiffany and Luke Xu, Charlotte and Florence Kennish who helped serve lunch at …

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The ladies of Lumago in Dumaguete Philippines showcase their own upcycled paper jewlery

During your stay with Atmosphere you might choose to visit ASK – Atmosphere’s Soup Kitchen. It is based in one of the most impoverished communities of Dumaguete City next to the dumpsite and is run by the mothers of the around 80 local school children it feeds every day. A separate social enterprise that sprung from Atmosphere’s partnership with the community, Lumago Designs works with these same mothers. Lumago Designs gives these women an opportunity to earn a fair wage and provide for their families by employing them to design and create socially and environmentally responsible products. These products are mainly jewelry …

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The new Atmosphere Soup Kitchen is being built

When Atmosphere Resort’s Soup Kitchen (ASK) opened 3 years ago, it was housed in a building belonging to the Scandinavian Missionary Village, in an impoverished area close to the Dumaguete dump site called Candua-ay. Close to the local school, our hopes were that the local children would be fed a nourishing lunch every day and be able to go to school instead of foraging for scraps on the dump site. With the help of the mothers of the children who do the cooking and organizing, the soup kitchen has flourished and feeds 85 children every day, year round. Thanks to …

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The mothers at the Atmosphere Soup Kitchen showing off their Piggy Bank

On a recent visit to the Atmosphere Soup Kitchen (ASK) with resort guests Emma and Lexie from California, we once again had the opportunity to admire the ingenuity of the people living around the dump site in Candau-ay. The Atmosphere Soup Kitchen is a part of our Gives Forward program. It opened in June 2011 and we feed 85 kids five days a week. Why? The main objective is to keep these kids going to school. They live in an impoverished area near the Dumaguete dump site where kids would otherwise spend their time looking for things to sell on …

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