Christmas is definitely my favourite holiday of the year. As gift giving (and receiving, let me be honest here) is one of my love languages, it is inevitable that I will treasure a holiday that is devoted to sharing what I have to those I love the most.
I have already shared how important child sponsorship is to me, and for the past decade, I have made my sponsored child’s Noche Buena as my top holiday priority. For only Php1,000, I get to feed my sponsored kid and her family on Christmas Eve. I made sure that this was fulfilled, even during my moments of relying on my student’s allowance, when I was unemployed, and when I was going through personal challenges.
Now that I am already thirty-one years old, I am anticipating the holiday season with the same childlike mirth and eagerness. I am currently looking for the right job for me, and one of the considerations I have in looking for an employer is the presence of corporate responsibility. Personally, I champion the importance of being an advocate, as it gives a whole new meaning to earning money. Knowing that part of my earnings will go to my sponsored child’s education empowers me as a worker. It gives me pride to know that I am somehow making a difference in a kid’s life. If my future employer will have a charitable initiative, then that will also enhance my psyche at work, as I am part of a company that believes in sharing and positively impacting the community it thrives in. Having said that, the holiday season for me this year is no different from my previous ones. I have already sent my Noche Buena allotment to World Vision, because I want to jumpstart the holidays with the knowledge that my kid will have her spaghetti again this Christmas Eve. And yes, I am hoping that I will get employed by an employer with a heart soon.
If you have the heart to share your blessings this Christmas, please consider buying a Noche Buena package for poor families in World Vision communities around the Philippines. There is even an option to send a Noche Buena pack in your loved ones’ names. You may find additional information in World Vision Noche Buena Campaign Site, and payments may be conveniently made through credit card, PayPal, bank deposit, and even online banking.
I myself have recently experienced trying times, but it does not mean that I should give up. I am definitely carrying on with my job hunting journey, as well as my daily blogging. Frankly, one of the main reasons why I am motivated to do so is my child sponsorship advocacy. I hope that you will consider sponsoring a child too! It is one of the most rewarding relationships you will ever have. It might even be one of the key factors of your decision making in life. If you are not yet ready for that commitment, consider donating a Noche Buena pack. The deadline is on December 15, so please act now and spare a poor family from hunger this Christmas Eve.