by: Karen Cayamanda
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Social Responsibility |
Playing Santa has become a MicroSourcing tradition wherein every year, employees fulfill Christmas wishes of public school scholars from impoverished communities. This year, we granted 268 wishes to students from Payatas Orione Foundation and A Better Chance (ABC) Foundation.
As early as November, employees started buying gifts and Noche Buena baskets for scholars in Payatas Orione Foundation, MicroSourcing’s long-standing partner in education with more than 300 scholars. With the non-profit organization’s education program, elementary, high school, and college students are able to study in public institutions that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.
Last December 3, 43 volunteers went to Payatas, Quezon City for the gift-giving ceremony. A client from MicroSourcing also joined the event. Everyone was very enthusiastic in participating in activities, particularly the newspaper game that showed how strong and competitive the students were. Everyone was cheering for their teams and after several rounds, three teams were declared the winners. One of MicroSourcing’s accounts in the MOA site donated gifts and loot bags that served as prizes for the games.
Aside from the games, we prepared a magic show for the kids. Angelito Castro from MicroCreatives and his friend Ernest entertained the crowd with their magic tricks and witty antics.
MicroMissions would like to thank all MicroSourcing employees who played Santa this year. Your generosity was very much appreciated. We also want to thank our volunteer POCs who spent a lot of time and effort to make this event possible: Ida Mandinyenya, Joannah Kris Aguas, Celso Trinidad Jr., Jenina Cortez, and Nina Beltran. As for the program proper, we would like to extend our gratitude to Jan Cyrill Dimaranan who served as our host, and Patrick Gayanilo and JC Lalic who took photos during the event.