“In the Philippines, one in three children suffers from stunted growth due to hunger and malnutrition. This means they will most likely not reach their full potential. Poor families struggle to feed their children. It’s estimated that 1.5 million Filipino children go to sleep hungry every night, not having eaten a thing all day.”
These are the facts that Dr. Amado Parawan, Save the Children’s Health and Nutrition Advisor, said during the launch of the Save the Children Christmas campaign #LahatSanta. The campaign gives everyone the opportunity to become Santa to poor children.
To bring hope and help, just sign up at www.lahatsanta.ph. Participants then get a free fundraising kit. This kit includes a coin bank, a Christmas poster, and a Santa hat. They are then encouraged to raise funds in their own creative way – Christmas carols, cake sale, among others – and send in their donation to Save the Children.
On December 15, Save the Children then calls all participants to put on their Santa hats and shout out on social media how they are doing their fundraising for the Save the Children. Everyone should use the hashtag #LahatSanta.
The fun continues on December 17. There will be a fun run for the benefit of the youngsters under the Save the Children campaign.
This early, Filipino artists and influencers like Bianca Guidotti, Trish Ramos, and Jeushi Wenshi Tiu expressed support in the campaign. Reputable companies as well joined hands for the success of #LahatSanta. Some of these organizations are BPI Foundation, FamilyMart, Light Network, Manila Bulletin, and OLX.
Be a hero to poor kids
PSST.ph encourages everyone to join this worthy effort. We are one with Save the Children in believing that all kids have the right to fair and equal access to nutritious food. Let us be a Santa to these Children even only this holiday season. But it wouldn’t hurt as well if we continue to be a Santa all year round.