10 Ways to Fill your Christmas with Love
3. The Kind Cabinet
Share your gifts with others!
At the entrance door of Van Gogh is Bipolar Restaurant is the Kind Cabinet (Ang Mabuting Aparador). As part of the Love Project, you may leave items inside the cabinet that are still useful for those in need to pick up.
Everyone is invited to share things such as clothing, books, toys, school materials, etc. (brand new or pre-loved). You may also get things from the Kind Wardrobe.
Van Gogh is Bipolar
inner courtyard of 154 Magunhawa St. Sikatuna Village, Q.C. The Philippines.
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4. Show you Care from your Car
You don't have to look far to find someone in need. When you go out on errands or drive around, there are people who are hungry for a bite to eat. It would be good if you were able to stock up on food items in your bag or in your car. If there is enough time, strike up a friendly conversation with them so they know that you are giving from your heart.
5. Feed the Homeless
For many years now, the Karinderia of Mang Urot has been feeding people who live on the streets and have nowhere to go. Some travel from faraway cities just to be able to have that one meal for the day. You may want to volunteer, donate food or even sing Christmas carols for everyone to spread good cheer!
Karinderia ni Mang Urot
1 Dalisay St., West Triangle, Quezon City
6. Babysit for a Busy Parent
Young children are a handful and Christmas is an extra busy time so it would be a big help to a busy parent. You can give a break so a couple can have a date night or allow a single parent to recharge and rest while you watch over their children. You can have special activities with the child depending on how old they are. Whether it is working on a Christmas craft project they can give to their parent/s or just watching a cartoon, it will surely be a fun time for all.
7. Noche Buena
With inflation and the loss of jobs from the pandemic, many families will be struggling to make ends meet, let alone have someone special for Christmas. If you have the means to give, why not donate to organizations such as Puso ng Ama in Payatas, He Cares Mission, World Vision and the like. They support families in need. Just send them a message to inquire how you can volunteer or donate in cash or in kind.
Puso ng Ama Foundation, Payatas
Don Antonio Heights, Barangay Holy Spirit
Quezon City, 1127, Metro Manila, Philippines
He Cares Mission
9 Mines Street Bgy. Vasra, Quezon City, Philippines
(02) 928 8910
World Vision Philippines
389 Quezon Ave. cor. West 6th St.
West Triangle, Quezon City
8. Serve up a Surprise
The treat may be for your favorite manicurist, cook, childhood nanny, village security guard or plumber. Whoever you decide to surprise will feel so appreciated. They are always serving you so why not turn the tables on them? Treat them to a special meal and it will be a memory they will cherish for always.
9. Alone and Faraway
Most of us know someone who lives in a foreign country and who misses all the comforts of home. A way to make them feel less lonely is to organize an online event. Get the gang together and have games, singing or even dancing! You can even get creative with themes, hats or costumes. It will surely drive all the homesick blues away!
You can use Zoom, Facebook Messenger or Google Chat to do the online event!
Want to get more ideas? Join iVolunteer's online event DestiNasyon on December 3. You'll get to hear inspiring stories from volunteers from different groups and maybe you'll find the perfect way to express love for others this Christmas!