In November 2017, we set off to a world class surf destination, Siargao, an isolated island located about 500 miles Southeast of Manila. But for all of us at Spread More Smiles, Siargao will forever be known as the location where we first kicked off our newfound lifework, which is to spread more smiles, of course! ;)))
Not just a new brand, but a new movement.
With the help of our local friends, Josie Prendergast and Rafael Nogalo, who were both born in Siargao, we set off on two motorbikes with our bags full of smiles.
We were led us to different parts around the island to donate tee shirts with positive messages. Sixty tee shirts were provided to children living in the impoverished areas of General Luna, Santa Fe and Libertad. Three different styles and colors of shirts with empowering, uplifting designs from our "Children First" and "Youth Empowerment" collections were printed with the purpose of putting smiles on the faces of young children ranging from less than one year old to kids aged 11.
That day marked our beginning of spreading more smiles worldwide. The good vibes and all smiles were apparent and we all look forward to continuing the newfound tradition in 2018.