This was delayed because I just got more of the pictures to share.
This year, we were able to do something we had never done before.
Through the use of a designated donation for this specific use, each of the children at the children’s home was given gifts specially chosen for them, each of the families was given rice and Goldilocks treats, and a meal served to the children, their family that they stay with and the volunteers. The meal was rice, lechon (whole roast pig) spaghetti, and macaroni.
The budget for each child was $15. Many of the children had never had such a thing. While gifts are not the most important part of Christmas, we wanted it to be special for them. Each child was given an age appropriate toy or toys, shoes or clothing, and chocolate.
The neighbors had to check out the celebration.
Dindo who will be 6 soon watched gifts being passed out and very politely told Princess that he had been good also. A couple of the children were so excited that they were at a loss for words.
Leray had her toys for a few minutes and then went to Inday and asked if Daddy (that is what the children call me) was there. Inday told her no. Leray asked, “If I give my toys back, can he come?”