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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Christmas For Payatas

I am so touched to know that there are organizations who are raising up some amount in order to give the children and other residents of Payatas, Philippines a chance to actually have a decent Christmas celebration. This act of kindness is dubbed as "Christmas For Payatas". I cried when I watched this video from youtube that I posted here. This is a charity appeal to all of you out there who are willing to help raise some money to make these children happy this holiday season. Please read the Press Release for more information and don't forget to watch the video. Press Release: The landfill in Payatas, The Philippines, is notoriously known the world over as Smokey Mountain. For over 35 years, the smoking dump site has grown to become a stark and heart-tugging reminder of the desperate onditions of humanity. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ On a daily basis, children pick through newly arrived garbage to collect material to sell. The earnings made by one child are not enough to even buy food for the day. Hence, entire families are forced to climb the mountain each day, hoping to earn enough to feed everyone. Children as young as four years old are forced to work in this daily struggle for survival. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In response to the plight of these children, Totedaddy.com is working with Lighthouse Center For Children Foundation to bring a little cheer to the children this Christmas. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Totedaddy.com has kicked off with a cash sponsorship of USD 10,000 to enable the children to celebrate Christmas. FusionExcel International has also pitched in a USD 5,000 in cash sponsorship. The money raised will help fund the projects already in place, and help fund additional projects aimed at providing better housing, and a means of livelihood for the Payatas community. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is hoped that by creating better awareness to the plight of these children, more support can be garnered towards their betterment. Together we can bury poverty!

19 comments:

  1. Hello Chubskulit, we have seen on TV, in the papers about the people in Manila living near that mountain of garbage and earning their livehood collecting what can be sold.
    For this, the government is to be blamed...and I don't know how the President or whoever can still enjoy their lifestyles when knowing such pictures of their country being shown on TV round the world.
    And yes, it is shown here for aid to the children.

    Really sad to see children, parents living this life.
    Something is wrong for that to go on all the years...
    No child should have to experience that life.

    Good of you to bring this up, Rose.
    You keep well, Lee.

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  2. Ohh, I'm touched with their good deed... God bless them.

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  3. stopping by here sistha before i leave! attend me ng kainan!!!!hehehe

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  4. yay! uu talaga... good thing we never run out of generous and kind people

    kaawa talaga esp pag pinifeature sila sa wowowee for example

    i'm thinking of doing the same.. kahit konti lang. nigay lang ng clothes sa mga foundation for future use. yun pa lang ang kaya kong gawin eh

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  5. Just like you Mommy Rose,iyakin din ako. It made me dropped tears too when I watched the video.. Hay buhay talaga.

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  6. The sad reality is, the majority of those garbage are from cans, platics, wrappers and many other stuffs from Philippine multinationsls and big companies.. they dont think about garbage: as long as they gained their profit, their soceital responsiblity is never an agenda in their business... well, it is not news to us all anyway. The rich live good in Philippines!

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  7. oh you took this.. i was not able to catch up, it was already gray when ilogged in.. ^^

    earnings, earnings, rosie rose... ^^

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  8. kaboot man kan nag organize kani na fund raising!!!!

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  9. Hi! Thanks for finding my blog and commenting! I'm enjoying looking at your blog for the first time and I'll visit again! :)

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  10. hahha..bilis mo sistah..good job..heheh...toink...late na kaming gumising..I thought kasi pag weekend d si fareng ted mamimigay...hehehe..good job sis! au-au manang!

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  11. wow! I never thought how heart breaking the video was...It made me cry too...we should be thankful from God for being fortunate..and not living life like them...mabuhay ang mga taong nagpasimuno sa charity na ito...kudos!

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  12. i watched the video and even attempted to donate little amount... there is no paypal possibility.. i want to reach out to the organizer prodding them to put paypal choice so many can donate even just a little but will be accumulated.

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  13. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog. I was touched by this very sad situation. I'm so glad there are people with such generous hearts who are finding a way to help.

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  14. hi, salamat for following my blog, been following yours, too!

    I added your link to my blog, hope you add me, too :-)

    salamat po

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  15. OMG! this is very true, it's sad but at the same time merong hope..theres always hope, we just need to help each other....

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  16. hello!
    thnx a lot for visiting my 2 blogs. wasn't at home most of the time for the past days. anyways, hopping by in here to say hello

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  17. hello Rose, musta na? been busy and no time to use the other pc, so didn't get a ahance to drop and visit blogs

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  18. Hello, Nice article....

    love to read your blog...

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  19. Good cause, good game and good combination.

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