While most people receive gifts on their birthday, GMA Artist and Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) Ambassador, Alden Richards, chose to give gifts to others for his birthday this year.
Celebrating with HFHP, Alden hosted a “birthday build” at Habitat’s Bistekville 1 site in Payatas, Quezon City last January 12th, spending the morning building homes with other volunteers, and holding a party alongside Habitat home partner families.
Fellow GMA artists and Kapuso stars, Stephanie Sol and Arianne Bautista, hosted the event, which included games and activities that gave Habitat home partner families a chance to interact with Alden.
The birthday boy gave out prizes and gifts to these families and shared cake with them. “My wish is that together, we are able to build many more houses, and continue to change lives,” he said, blowing out the candles on his cake.
As a recent Ambassador to the HFHP family, Alden says he is really happy to take part in a cause to break the poverty cycle, by helping to provide his fellow countrymen with homes.
“We are very fortunate to have Ambassadors like Alden, who generously donate their personal time, even on his birthday, in the hope to build more communities and transform lives,” Charlie Ayco, HFHP Managing Director and CEO said.