LIST: Give back this Christmas thru charity initiatives for Filipino families

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Help make Christmas extra special for those in need by getting involved with non-profit organizations and charities.

It’s December! Get into the Christmas spirit of gift-giving by donating to these non-profit organizations and charities that are making the holidays more meaningful for needy Filipino children and their families.

Every year, Filipinos usher in the holiday season with a variety of festivities, from exchanging gifts with friends and family to ‘Noche Buena’ or the Christmas Eve tradition that involves sitting down with the family to enjoy a sumptuous feast.

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While the season is a time of celebration as well as giving and receiving presents, it’s also the best time to give back to the community by helping the less fortunate.

Here’s a list of reputable charities that are making Christmas merrier for those in need:

World Vision Philippines

World Vision is a global humanitarian organization devoted to improving the lives of children, their families, and communities to overcome poverty.

World Vision’s Noche Buena campaign provides a bountiful meal that will bring joy and smiles to children and their families this Christmas.

A one-time donation of at least Php 1,000 will provide two families with a special meal on Christmas eve.

You can donate through the World Vision website here.

The Christmas fundraising concert led last year by Original Pilipino Music (OPM) icons funded World Vision’s education projects that assist children during this pandemic.

Caritas Manila

Caritas Manila is a non-profit organization that serves as the lead social service and development ministry of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.

The non-profit’s feeding programs will help alleviate hunger and malnutrition in poor and remote areas in the country.

In lieu of gifts, Caritas Manila is encouraging donors to sponsor meal subsidies, grooming kits, and medical assistance for kids this holiday season.

You may browse for donation packages through Caritas Manila’s website.

Caritas Manila distributed 1 Billion worth of aid to poor families affected by community quarantine to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Gawad Kalinga

Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc. (GK) is a Philippine-based poverty alleviation and nation-building organization.

This December, Gawad Kalinga is holding a Fundraising Christmas Caroling Mini-Concert Series for 12 hunger zones across the Philippines.

The mini-concert campaign aims to raise 1.2 million Kusina ng Kalinga meals for 12 hunger zones.

Find out more through Gawad Kalinga’s website here.

The Filipino community library of the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan won the Philippines’ first-ever award in the Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy.

Museo Pambata

Museo Pambata is a children’s interactive museum, children’s library, and playground, the first of its kind in the Philippines.

The popular children’s museum has launched the Star of Hope campaign which will gift a Noche Buena basket to orphanages in Manila with every parol purchased.

For orders, you may send a message to Museo Pambata or contact: Ryan – 09988818227, Email: ryan.museopambata@gmail.com

Cartellino’s online art drive First Edition raised funds for Filipino children’s welfare and Museo Pambata in September.

Project PEARLS

Project PEARLS is a non-profit organization that aims to give underprivileged kids “peace, education, aspiration, respect, love, and smiles.”

This year, Project PEARLS is launching its annual “Adopt a Family” campaign that ensures children and their families have decent meals on Christmas Day.

By donating an amount of $20 or 1000 Php, you will be able to help the organization share Noche Buena grocery packs, Christmas gifts, face masks and hand sanitizers, and more to their chosen beneficiaries.

You can Adopt A PEARLS Family This Christmas through their website.

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