She Quit Her Job To Help Children

I truly believe Christine Umayam should be recognized for everything she's done to help children in developing nations. She quit her lucrative job several years ago after she went on a trip to the Philippines. She couldn't forget the children she saw rummaging in garbage, begging on the streets and living in horrid conditions. Since then, she started a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering children through education. Her mission is to help a child realize their full potential, hoping that education will lead them, their family and eventually their community out of poverty. She expanded the non-profit to help during natural disasters. Because of her leadership, she has already helped 1000+ families struck by disaster, provided for four rural schools in the Philippines and sponsored children through school. She is currently helping build a learning center and sending off school/education supplies overseas to four countries. Christine lives in Lynnwood. You should recognize her work because she is too humble to say what she's done to help the less fortunate. Thank you.

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LanLan Mallabo says ... on Thursday, Nov 18 at 8:44 PM

PINOY PRIDEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pinay Power says ... on Thursday, Nov 18 at 11:29 PM

Christine, thank you for uplifting so many lives. You are an inspiration!

mestisastarr says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 12:52 AM

Incredible & truly inspiring!

johnny c says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 5:30 AM

i feel for you deeply. i am the same way when it comes to helping otherrs for a better tomorrow. if everyone is like you, there would be peace n harmony

Stacia Loo says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 9:07 AM

I am grateful that I have gotten to know Christine over the past year and she is an amazing, humble and giving person. Its inspiring to let go of the rat race for what brings you joy giving to others knowing you'll be taken care of 10 fold.

Lynn Wall says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 9:37 AM

Inspiring story Christine! Nice to see a fellow OH grad in the news doing such incredible and life changing work.

Nina Hajian says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 10:19 AM

Christine you are so amazing!!!! Without question a local hero!

Kurt Ricketts says ... on Friday, Nov 19 at 5:20 PM

Christine you are a local hero indeed. You have ever reason to be proud of the work you are doing, congrats.

Dashy says ... on Saturday, Nov 20 at 11:26 AM

Christine...this is an awesome thing you are doing, keep it up. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us.

Julie Pham says ... on Saturday, Nov 20 at 12:41 PM

I got a chance to hear Christine share her work as the keynote speaker at the recent NAAAP-Seattle Scholarship gala. She's a truly inspirational person who deserves to be recognized for great work she does.

Sara says ... on Thursday, Jan 5 at 8:43 AM

Truly is inspiring! Thank you for touching so many lives.

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