The story of our Founder and President, Ms. Anna Balcells and Kalipay Negrense Foundation is blessed to be featured in this wonderful book on Negros.
To quote Ms. Anna in her broadcasted speech last Nov. 30, 2021, at the book launch in Ayala Capitol:
“The book, Sugar and Smiles, is all about the Negrense Legacy- events and milestones that have shaped our beautiful province. But it is also my hope that through this book, we are reminded that the key to our future is in our smallest citizens- the children. As future Negrenses, they will carve out their own paths, ensuring that our legacy lives on. May we consider it our duty to look after the disadvantaged children of our province, the ones most likely to be left behind, for there is always hope that a wellspring of greatness can come out of the unlikeliest of places.”
A portion of the sales of the book Sugar and Smiles will be donated to Kalipay Negrense Foundation. We feel so touched that the people behind this endeavor- the publishers, writers, and illustrators all thought of the KALIPAY children. We hope that this book, which captures so much of our Negrense spirit, finds a place at your table.
A few copies are available for sale at the KALIPAY office in Marc Bldg., Ylac Ave., Brgy. Villamonte, Bacolod City. Please send us a Private Message for any inquiries.