Thrive Heads to The Philippines

Thrive Heads to The Philippines

Within the bustling city of Tondo, lies a quiet hill-top community on top of an old dump site for the city of Manila. The locals call this place Trash Mountain. It is in the heart of Happyland, metro Manila’s biggest slum, and although it is no longer an active dump...
For and With Others

For and With Others

Two alumnae travel abroad and significantly impact children’s lives Michigan native Gina (Rennpage) Gabel ’99 found her calling in life halfway around the world among the twisting alleys of some of the poorest slums in the world. It led her to create a charitable...
Celebrating “Thrive”

Celebrating “Thrive”

Thrive started out when three mothers got together with the simple but meaningful intention of giving hungry children in Dhaka some nutritious food. Development worker Priscilla Heffelfinger and teachers Regina Landor and Gina Gabel were deeply affected by the dire...