A Breeze of Good Deeds #16: Project Shoebox

Published on December 07, 2009

More than the twinkling lights, bazaars and the cold breeze, Christmas is a time of giving. And since Christmas is the birth of Jesus, the best way to celebrate it is by putting a smile on the face of another child.

It is unfortunate that a lot of children suffer from hunger, poverty and lack of education. Some have been victimized by abuse and child labor. Some have no other choice but to be trapped in raging wars and calamities. As I have enjoyed my childhood, some have been robbed of theirs. As some kids take pleasures from playing, others treat even the most basic necessities as luxury.

This is just a simple shoebox.


It’s wonderful how a group managed to transform this into something that would bring joy to a lot of kids. I received an email from my office mate Mei asking if I wanted to take part in giving gifts to children in Rizal. We all know that it was hardly-stricken by Typhoon Ondoy. The request was that the shoebox must contain toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, slippers, multivitamins, milk, Milo and school supplies.

So to with these…



I hope that I would be making 5 kids happy this Christmas! ^_^

As we share, we give a piece of ourselves to other people. You’ll never know how a small deed may mean the world to somebody else.

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4 comments

  1. Yes it is indeed a time of giving, rather than receiving and one gets such a good feeling knowing they've helped in some way. What is Milo? I'm not familiar with that.

    I wish people would remember to share and give all year long and not just at Christmas. Basic's are important. I made similar personal care packages awhile back with one of my donations for the homeless in my area. You might enjoy popping by that blog as well.
    Sandy
    Traveling Suitcase
    Bridge and Beyond (homeless blog)

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  2. Sandy, thanks for dropping by! Milo is a chocolate milk drink. Kids here love it! :D

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  3. I found this post in your suggestion feeds. I'm watching Kapuso mo Jesica Soho and naalala ko lang yung Filipino American couple who discovered each other because of the shoebox. :)

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    1. Yeah, napanood ko rin. Kahit ilang beses ko ng nabasa at napanood 'yun, kinilig pa rin ako kanina sa KMJS. :)

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