Virlanie Foundation’s Dine to Smile Project

Do you love giving to charity? What if you could enjoy great food along with it, wouldn’t it be all the more fulfilling? Virlanie Foundation currently has a project dubbed as “Dine to Smile.” They partnered with restaurants to generate funds to help street children which has been their mission since their inception in 1992. I’m blogging about this now to help promote this notable project in my own little way and because one of the participating restaurants is La Cocina de Tita Moning where I work part-time as tour guide.


Here’s a little backgrounder on Virlanie Foundation:

Virlanie is a non-government organization (NGO) caring for children in need of special protection: abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected, orphaned, poor. More than 100 Filipino staff and volunteers, supported by a network of donors and sponsors, helped and provided basic care to more than 1,200 street children in 2009.

Participating establishments include the following:

1. CAV Wine Shop and Cafe
2. TOP of the CITI
3. Chocolate Fire
4. Felix Restaurant
5. Restaurant CiCou
6. Florabel
7. La Cocina de Tita Moning
8. Crisostomo
9. Sala Restaurant
10. Sala Bistro
11. Chef Jessie
12. People’s Palace

For more information, visit Virlanie Foundation’s website at

Please spread the word to your family and friends! Thank you. 🙂

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