Christmas is the season of giving and if you have plans 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.
But you can make a difference.
For every Php 10,000 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.
It is fairly easy to put children at the center of gift-giving.
Givers of E-Regalo sa mga Bata will receive an E-Regalo kit to help them build their Simply Giving page where they can fundraise for children in need.
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 to honor their contributions.
E-Regalo sa mga Bata is part of Save the Children Philippines’ 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 or “Mapagkalingang Tahanan.”
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 your help.
To know more about E-Regalo sa mga Bata, visit bit.ly/ESAVEPASKO