ANAK KO ACRONYM
😇Nevaeh (“Heaven” spelled backwards)
🌅Kailanman (“forever” in Filipino)
ANAK KO offers grief relief to bereaving families for their children’s memories
ANAK KO aims to keep bereaving families‘ children’s memories alive, through funding of care packages, memorial markers and endowing scholarships in memory of children who they outlived, with the help of generous patrons from all over the world
When we lose a loved one, we aren’t always prepared, financially or emotionally. ANAK KO offers a support system for those who grieve their children and pets, through emotional and financial assistance and empowering families to honor them. This nonprofit organization was founded to bless families during their grief!
Your contribution will help fund bereaving families with 1) CARE packages (Community Advocates Render Empathy), 2) memorial markers and 3) Marigold Scholarship. Thank you for donating!
*Please include Your Name or Anonymous & your Charitable Contribution preference, please, out of the 3 above, & donate from these 3 options:
•Email DrDR@AnakKo.Org with your pledges
ANAK KO founder, Dr. Elaine Dispo-Rendón, wrote a guide with scripture, stories and activities for those who struggle with coping with losing someone special, especially their own child(ren). *Our Babies Have Halos & Wings: A Grief Communication Guide to Healing for Bereaving Families’ Children’s Memories publication set for 2 March 2021*
Calling all college students & HS upperclassmen: ANAK KO is accepting applications for the Marigold Scholarship. Please click/tap button below for more information on how to apply⤵️
ANAK KO’s EJ 5K, named for the original President, Bernadette Aniag’s son, Elijah James, will be held annually during the weekend of Worldwide Candlelighting on the second Sunday of December, at 7PM🕯✨The very 1st one was held on MLK Day 2021 to draw virtual runners/walkers in commemoration of all children in Heaven, including the late & great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose own parents also had outlived him.👊🏿🎤
Pregnancy & Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month is in October, with PAIL Remembrance Day on October 15th, the Feast of St. Gerard, Patron and Protector of Expectant Mothers and Unborn Babies. We had our very 1st annual *VIRTUAL* ANAK KO PAIL 5K in 2020 and plan to have it every year — from anywhere all around the world: we’ll walk/jog/run 5km (>3mi) & release balloons to remember our loved ones, especially our babies who died too soon.🎽🪂 An International Wave of Light abounds at 7PM through every time zone to commemorate children in Heaven.🕯Please tag @AnakKoOrg & hashtag #AnakKoPAIL5K when you participate &/or donate👟💸
EMILIANA POPATCO: MANY MANY THANKS / MARAMING SALAMAT PO / ¡MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS! ANAK KO’s founder‘s GODmother / Ninang / Madrina’s our very 1st patron to contribute a generous amount to help start up our foundation. This helps families who’ve buried their children💸⚰️
CONGRATULATIONS to the very 1st recipient of the Angel Nevaeh RendónMemorial Scholarship from Our Lady of the Lake University, ANAK KO founder’s PhD alma mater! This award winner wrote about her own loss of a dear friend in the fatal El Paso Walmart shooting + plans to pursue a career in law & social work👩🏻🎓👩🏻⚖️
ANAK KO has held its 1st few Board-of-Directors (AKO BOD) quarterly meetings to induct new officers and discuss fundraising. Aside from memorial markers and scholarships, the AKO BOD also decided to add care packages for grieving parents, like some of us founders💝🧺The Board also had a consensus that AKO not only offers financial support, but also emotional support, as well. Now we have a CARE acronym for CARE packages + CHRISTmas CARE-oling CARE-oke to cheer up bereaving families: Community Advocates Render Empathy
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