This year means we get to help the less fortunate again! Yay! Last year, me and my mom have started which was just our first of helping the needy during the holidays. And, we have promised that from that day on, we would again do it on the years to come!
I have always been fond of helping people even as a child. I would always be excited when I was a kid when we would visit orphanages and hand them gifts and share a meal with them. At an early age, I knew how good it felt to help those in need and see them smile.
Last year, my mom took part in their company's charity work, and I got to watch. But, even before that, we already had our own little "charity work" planned. Me and my mom decided we'd choose 10 deserving families who can't afford to have Noche Buena during the holidays, and we gave them a not-so-small box full of Noche Buena goods. It wasn't much, but we knew they would be so happy that they had food to celebrate Christmas Eve.
So, I am thinking over on what I could do to raise funds. We plan on having a feeding program or Christmas Party for the children at our area, depending on our budget. :) Here are the ideas I have in mind:
- Sell handmade cards (probably Christmas card packs that people could give out to families and friends), and part of the proceeds go to our charity fund. I am still skeptical with this, as I am not sure if it will even be a "boom", but, it's still in my list of choices. :D
- Sell homemade goods. My mom said I make really good kimchi *ehem, proud*. Haha! So, she suggested I make Kimchi to sell to her co-workers on Christmas. If not, probably sweets or pastries. I'll have to see, but this option sure is on top of my list.
- Get help from willing sponsors. Well, as early as last year, we already had a couple volunteering to sponsor for our next event when they saw our project. :)
Either way, I know it does not matter how big or small, because all I yearn for is to see the kids smile and forget their problems for just one day. :)
P.S. Interested to help? Don't hesitate to contact me through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details. :) As I said, it does not matter how big or small the help is. It will be greatly appreciated! ;) Add it to your boards!