Ask loved ones to give to kids in need in lieu of gifts to you
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 11:19 AM December 22, 2020
Christmas is the season of giving and to make it meaningful for others, especially to children who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and recent typhoons, you can pay it forward through E-Regalo sa mga Bata.
Save the Children Philippines is launching E-Regalo sa mga Bata, a Christmas fundraising campaign where individuals can set up their own Simply Giving online page and ask family, friends and loved ones to donate in lieu of their gifts to you.
“Christmas is a special occasion every child looks forward to as they celebrate with families and friends. However, thousands of children may not be able to feel the spirit of the holidays as their families lost livelihood and they continue to experience hunger, miss out on learning, and sleep on the cold pavement of evacuation centers or makeshift shanties,” says Naida Pasion, chief business development officer of Save the Children Philippines.
For every P10,000 raised through E-Regalo sa mga Bata, Save the Children will provide learning kits and life-saving essentials to 20 children to help them recover and rebuild their lives.
Givers of E-Regalo sa mga Bata will receive an E-Regalo kit to help them build their Simply Giving page. As an added treat, fundraisers will be given an E-Christmas Tree and a link to songs by classical singer Lara Maigue upon reaching their target.
E-Regalo sa mga Bata is part of the ongoing E-Save Natin ang Pasko fundraising campaign that encourages everyone to unite in saving the Christmas spirit from being forgotten through various activities promoting togetherness and a nurturing home.
The child rights organization has been providing humanitarian emergency support to thousands of children and their families in the Bicol region. At least 2,000 hygiene kits, family emergency essentials and water kits have been distributed to affected children and their families in Albay, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes. Thousands of children still need help.