This is great! I stumbled upon a nice website “The Power of Giving” and I got little inspired again to pursue the Foundation I am planning to organize, be it an officially-registered one or by creating a new blogsite with such theme. I vowed last December that I should start early-on for my annual Christmas charity project (Project K for K) so I will be able to raise bigger donations. And, always, there is really no better time to start but NOW. I will start taking inventory of what I have in my on-going donation boxes. I will reactivate my Chip-in account (see link) and see what will happen.
The Power of Giving site also mentioned a number of charity sites and ideas…. Although most of them operates only in US but it gives me wonderful insights of much we can do here. What so amazing also is I also stumbled upon an “ad” of Hotels Combined that offers donation to charity of my choice by just mentioning their site in your blog or facebook! And it is not that hard because I had already previous “encounter” of this site during my research of a good hotel in Manila where my parents can have a sweet “honeymoon.” It gave me a good insights about this new Hotel H2O that I eventually choose.
Well, going back about donation and giving… I am really thrilled by having given this chance to donate by creating this blog… and to spread the word and help a charity… try this:
Mention Hotels Combined on your blog and it will donate $20 USD to your chosen charity (just email them with the URL and your chosen charity), OR, become a fan on Facebook and Hotels Combined will donate $5 USD to your chosen charity (simply sign into Facebook, become a fan, then post a comment on their Facebook profile indicating your choice)
They are currently donating to the following worthwhile charities: WWF, World Vision and Make a Wish Foundation!
HotelsCombined.com is not a travel agent. They do not sell hotels nor provide reservation services. They are a search engine that finds you the best deal for your accommodation needs. And what’s more this company says that they are always looking for ethical and environmentally friendly ways of doing business. Well great!
Event: Project Kindness for Kids (Share-a-toy!)
Place: The Garage, Matungao Bulacan
Date: December 24, 2009
With : Family
Yes, another episode of Project K for K was held at Matungao Bulacan, Bulacan (our hometown). We have prepared toys for about 150 kids within the vicinity and we gave it away on the 24th. It’s been fun, warming experience having brought smile to kids. Plus, the “cousinhood” was having a really great time volunteering during the distribution…. Some of our nephews and nieces even waited on the line to receive their share of toys as well, then they distributed candies. It was also a plus-experience for Chuko and Deanne as, aside from having fun too, Chuko also need “community service credits” even on vacation as required by their school back in US.
Christmas is really for fun, fun, fun and giving, giving, giving! What a wonderful blessing being a part of a blessing to others (even in simple ways…). What a wonderful feeling! Life is really meant for these moments!
See also related posts:
Event: Project Kindness for Kids (Share-a-toy!)
Place: Letre, Dagat-dagatan, Caloocan
Date: December 19, 2009
With : SAMAKA group, EVC and SGV Staff, Ex-SGVeans, Puregold Auditors, SVS Staff, Papi, Jolo and Lean
It was a success! We have brought smiles and joy to almost 700 kids with our humble gift of toys and food packs! The supports from different groups within my sphere were overwhelming! The SGV Staff and Ex-SGVeans were there with our dashing Boss Manny Clarino! My PG auditors were there to help me before and during the event (buying grocery raffle items and soliciting more donations)! Friends like Bel Fernando and Mary Sumera Demetillo also joyfully volunteered. Our SVS Staff, led by my dear friend Flor, also took efforts overnight packing gifts and stuff! Also, the SAMAKA group who organized the kids on location! Thanks to all of you! Of course, a lot of appreciation as well to all who have sent their pledges, donations in kind, and lots of cheers and encouragement! Salamat! It was a success!
What a wonderful day to start celebrating my birthday! (This is just one of many ways!)
Part 2 of this happened at Matungao Bulacan… (my next blog…), and Part 3 will push-through this January…. (because of donations still pouring in!)
By the way, I can now slash one of my no. 58th on my 101 list re this, but definitely I will repeat it again in December 2010…
See related entries:
Project Kindness for Kids
Project K for K: An Update
Today, I really have to get focused on my goal #58 :Gather more sponsors for my Christmas charity work, out from my 101 goals in 1001 days.
Christmas is getting nearer and people are asking me if there will be such an “toy-giving” event this year as I always do since 1999. I do not want to disappoint them. So far, there are already few pledges but I haven’t asked yet my other colleagues and my former boss and others who helped and contributed in previous years.
Time is rough these days as there are many people affected by previous typhoons… and if generous people would give, I feel that they would rather give to other organizations intended for relief operations for typhoon victims (which I don’t mind). But I have to ask them to pledge in this activity as well and I have bank on their faith to this Project K for K!
Actually, it made me re-think the objectives of my project and asked myself if toys-giving is still appropriate and relevant now, as they would rather receive basic needs than toys. But then, I have to keep in mind that it is all about KIDS! and these kids are those we want to be happy. Toys will be the least thing that their parent will ever think of now… and the most least of their priority…. that’s why we will give it to them.
Help me with this Project K for K and let’s bring smile to kid’s lips!
Please ChipIn (see my account how you can make contributions) or help me promote it (see how).
Thank you all!
I came across a site: 29-day Giving Challenge: Changing Life One Gift at a Time!. It promotes simple acts of altruism and generosity believing that one simple deed can make an impact to anyone. Thus, I challenged myself to do conscious “effortful” act of giving. (But I have a confession to make, I officially did the 29-gift-giving in 59 days, but there are menial gifts in between).
True to my theme “butterfly effect,” I believe that this will change somehow the series of event in the lives of those people I “touched”… I just hope and pray that only good things will it bring….
see also my 29-gift list
by the way, i will not stop on the 29th gift…. 🙂
I came across these nice sites the “29-day Giving Challenge” and the “Global Giving Village” and I was amazed how many generous people out there that give their time, energy, love and little something for various causes.
I believe that the best gift is something we dont expect anything in return.
But, little it may be, once we give, we “get back” the feeling of JOY. Most of the times, the “payback” is greater than the things we gave away. Tangible or intangible. Sometimes, we receive them from the least expected or on the dire situation we need them. I believe in that law of universe, the law of abundance when we give, share more.
By the way, in most instances, TIME of oneself is the best thing to give to someone.
I am challenged by that 29-day thing, so, i will try… to give more…. and beyond 29-days….:)