As everyone says, Christmas is a time of giving. Sharing what you have—no matter how little—with those who have even less gives everyone a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. And giving has never been easier than with the help of these establishments that allow you to make someone else’s Christmas a little happier and brighter without really doing anything out of the ordinary.
HELP FEED THE CHILDREN IN CENTRAL MINDANAO WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY CONFLICT
The United Nations World Food Programe launched its annual World Hunger Relief campaign to help feed children suffering from hunger in conflict-afflicted south. This year, WFP is partnering with two quick stop dining spots who are putting money where their mouth is, so to speak, and reaching out to kids in Mindanao.
For every purchase of a Pizza Hut-WFP Bundle Feast, Pizza Hut restaurants will give P10 to the World Hunger Relief campaign. Customers who donate 40 pesos will receive a Christmas card signed by Diether Ocampo.
For every purchase of Taco Bell’s Nachos Bellgrande Combo Meal, Taco Bell will likewise donate P10 to the WFP World Hunger Relief Campaign.
Read more about these restaurants' efforts to help the WFP here.
SAVE A LIFE BY SHOPPING AT THE AYALA MALLS
Spend at least P500 in Glorietta Malls and get a specially designed Christmas Shopping Bag in a charming toy soldier design for only P5 each.
The proceeds of your bag purchase will help Centex, Children's Hour, and Habitat for Humanity.
Bags may be claimed by the Glorietta Activity Center Concierge. These are available December 1-31, 2010. For more details, click here .
NATIONAL BOOKSTORE'S PROJECT AKLAT
For every children’s book sold, National Bookstore’s Project Aklat will donate P1 to the National Bookstore Foundation.
This will help them fund projects such as their Buklat Aklat Mobile Library and the Buklat Aklat Leave Behind Library Project.
Buklat Aklat is a collection of over 500 books in science, math, and Philippine culture and history that makes the rounds of various public schools so that children can enjoy reading and learning from the pages of these books.
Read more about Project Aklat here.
Learn how else you can spread Christmas joy with these articles:
- Giving Back: More than 15 Charities to Support This Christmas
- Dingdong and Marian give each other “life-changing” gifts for Christmas + 5 intangible gifts to give your loved ones for the holidays
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