Christmas is around the corner and it is time for me to appeal to all of you my lovely friends to please help me raise money for my annual fund raising mission for a disadvantaged community in the Philippines.
Every year during the Christmas season my mother in law (Rose Jacob) and I lead a grassroots charity outreach program for small Filipino communities in need. The communities that we help have no charitable organizations helping them. It is our little way of giving back. This year we are supporting Barangay St. Mary, which is comprised of approximately 300+ families. Rose has been doing this outreach for almost 20 years now and this this is a special one because Barangay St. Mary was one of the very first communities she helped when she initiated her Christmas program.
Each food package we provide per family costs between $15-20 SGD and this provides food for one family of 5 for 1 week. This package contains a sack of rice, non perishable food items, and if we have enough money blankets. I am aiming to raise enough money for 300+ food packages for this community.
I will also be hosting a Christmas party for 300 children (aged under 10 years old) of this community to give the kids a wonderful time and some well deserved Christmas cheer.
Our food distribution and Christmas party in Barangay St. Mary will be on December 16 (Saturday) at 10am this year and anyone who can join us is very welcome and the help is much appreciated.
Here is a link to one
of our last outreaches:
Thanks so much and I hope that you are willing to donate and help us make it a merrier Christmas for the residents of Barangay St. Mary this year.