Kindness Girl… Because Kindness Changes Everything…
I love this blogsite! It is full of warmth and goodness and of course, kindness… It chronicles one mum’s ideas, projects and actions of kindness…. Ms. Patience Salgado must have a very big heart and she inspires so many people. BEING kind by itself is one thing but SHOWING kindness either small, menial, random, deliberate, grand or simple, almost everyday and every moment is one great and noble feat. And I admire Ms Salgado’s for her deeds and mission!
See for yourself and be inspired! Kindness Girl…
And one of my favorite entries is about
5 things to do when doors are closing…
By the way, her photographs are amazing too!
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
I am happy that many have responded to this project and there are lot more coming in, I believe…
The events will happen again at Dagat-dagatan Letre Malabon on December 20 and Matungao Bulacan on December 23. And if there will be more pledges, I will arrange sending toys too at Asilo de San Vicente at UN Avenue. I have also committed to give pillows to elderly at Laguna.
I have worries and hesitation last month and I was thinking of doing the activity only at Matungao with the meager pledges I got. But early this month, I realized that I should have committed more to put more time on this project since I have already visualized a bigger one this year. I just scolded myself by not doing more preparation as I should have. But since it’s not yet too late, I can still make this happen! I made few calls, emails, and text and lo! and behold! most of them responded! Another realization: “All I have to do is ask!” And then the bigger one came when my former boss (the author of this all, EVC) texted me asking why I haven’t contacted him yet (just at the same I was thinking to send him the email)! He assured a bigger amount! Wow! Another realization: “Everything I need comes to me even without asking for it”
Well, this is just a manifestation that kindness begets support, generosity begets people getting inspired to do the same. Wow….
Hey for those who still want to contribute or sponsor kids… you can send your kind ChipIn to this site:
It’s never too late to be kind … 🙂
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 am starting a project of one good deed a day. My Project Kindness.
I believe that every little act of kindness multiplies thereafter. Just like a ripple due to a drop of water. We may not know what happens after the act is given but I am assured that somehow it is being “paid forward.” Altruism is a contagious thing (or as I want to think it is).
Talking (journaling) about it doesn’t mean an appreciation is expected. I just want to inspire and be inspired….
As a goal, I will practice kindness for it to become automatic…. I will do it everyday, and it will become an unconscious thing!
Mother Theresa is a perfect example of “automatic” natural kindness, because (I think) it became unconscious, it became second-nature (or first-nature, so I say) for her.
I’m no saint and I’m not aspiring to be one. I just choose to be kind and be happy.