OfferUp Community TruStory Event: Panama Edition

Community Manager

The OfferUp partner team, HKT, recently completed a life-changing community event over in Colon, Panama back in July, where they helped out at an all-girls orphanage. We're here to highlight this amazing event we took part in. 

 

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"On July 12, following our 2nd quarterly business review with our partner HKT in Colon, Panama, we had the pleasure of kicking-off our first community outreach activity by visiting an all-girls orphanage in an underprivileged area of Colon.  What a rewarding experience for all involved, filled with emotions and sentiment! The OfferUp team along with HKT management and representatives for all lines of support (Care, Social, Escalations, Payments, and Autos) made a trip to personally deliver team donated dry foods and goods.

 

‘Hogar San Vicente de Paul’ located on bustling and hectic central avenue, is home to 32 girls from all parts of Panama. From the outside, the two-story building is nondescript, a bit weathered from the persistent rains, but once inside the transformation takes over as we enter a home.

 

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On our arrival, we were greeted with warm but initially nervous smiles and energy of girls of all ages from 4 to 17, who were excitedly running from class from the adjacent school to the commons mess hall.

 

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Initial introductions were stiff and awkward until we commenced our first icebreaker, MONGO MONGO, which is similar to musical chairs and it was a total success!  The laughter, giggles, and smiles reverberated the now small room. We continued to play two more games, followed a visit to their computer lab. We took note of everything that was needed and promised to return.

 

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The visit to the orphanage was a fulfilling experience for all, but also valuable lessons and leaving us with a great desire to come back."

 

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This blog was written by our Senior Partner Manager, Johnny, who is pictured above (front row on the right in the first pic!) and had the opportunity to take part in this activity. 

21 Comments
Community Helper

FUN! @Mj_206

This is Beautiful... got a little choked up reading this awesome contribution!

Thank you OfferUp and  HKT for the gift of... Humanitarianism!!!

(say that 3x fast) 👍😁

Community Manager

Oh, I definitely was crying when reading this and looking through all the pics, @KSARASARA! Truly an amazing group of people and such a nice act Smiley Happy

Level 1

 Being from Panama, particularly Colon, this is very inspiring.   I could go on and on, but I just say this.  Without good people, how can this world expect goodness.  Keep up the good work and here I thought,  this app was just for buying and sell.  I'll buy this dream come true.     Gx25

Community Manager

I completely agree, @Gamesterx25! The world can never have enough good and kind people Smiley Happy I'll be sure to pass your words onto the team that held this event. Welcome to the community, btw! 

Wonderful! I believe in Karma, you get what you give. Pay it forward and rewards still flow back to you. Such a good thing! <3

Neighbor

Beautiful, kind and very inspiring.I love it. Awesome, love shared!!

Captain

What the World needs now is love, sweet love. Thanks to this team & OfferUp for this inspiring event. Spread the Love!

Captain

I love this Community Forum.. I'm from Panama City, Panama and I'm elated about this article! I didn't know Offer Up was international!

 


 

Level 1

 Very cool of the offer up team. 

New Member

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Neighbor

New on here.  I posted to sell a bike.got a response back fast. No issues with price. He sent a check of over the amount .Said he will have movers come and I would pay them. Sounds a little fishy. I already deposited the money and it cleared .What should I do now. 

Captain

I love seeing communities come together n help others

I started a community help group where I live so that all those whom wish to help others including organizations in our community can TA off each other with ideas help avail. It has grown 85%  in just 3yrs. Seeing this post about helping young girls made my day

You're awesome in so many ways

I thank you as well as my many members I've shared this with for being who you are

L11
Level 9

@Mj_206

Just stumbled on to this in True Stories. I'm in awe at just how far reaching this community & others do to help others. Love the story! L11

Community Manager

I still love this story so much. @L11 and @Ceicei51 - just you guys wait until you hear about our next Community building event!! 

Level 1

Absolutely fantastic!!!

You're changing lives for the better...it takes a village to raise a child~ Knowing about OfferUp having the desire to get involved with communities is a good thing~ Restoring hope in humanity one act of kindness after another~

New Member

Wonderful I believe it's always great to make wonderful memories in life this is very inspirational... can be the next stepping stool to someone else's success.. 😊

Community Manager

I can't WAIT to announce our next community project!! We're still getting it organized and set up, but there will be more great blog content like this coming soon! Glad you enjoyed this post, @Cj_1938  Smiley Very Happy

Wao eso es muy pero muy bello!!

Neighbor

Good job Offer Up team. You never know what other indirect impact you are having in young people. I am a drum master and do short and long term residencies in area schools in Southern Nevada.  I just moved here from NYC with just 4 African bells. I had volunteered for a family preparing for a Sweet 16 event. During discussions, they mentioned Offer Up. 

I had a black history month celebration event at the New Mexico State University. I used the compensation to shop for drums. Now through Offer Up, my inventory is 9 Congas. 

Just last week at one of my high schools in Las Vegas we had a multicultural week celebration. My IGNITE D.R.U.M.S students using the drums played to a full house and to rave reviews . Everybody loved them. All the students are now mini Hollywood stars in the school. Hear the Principal." Mr Harroldsfaith, you are a magnet and full of impact."

THANK YOU OFFER UP.  I will volunteer to perform in any event you do in the Las Vegas area. Be Blessed.

Community Manager

@HARROLDSFAITH I absolutely LOVE your story. That's incredibly inspiring!! Thank you for all you do Heart

Community Member

This is a very inspiring story!