World Vision shares the joy of Christmas with the most vulnerable children

Published December 8, 2021, 4:40 PM

by Manila Bulletin

World Vision is once again bringing the holiday spirit to our most vulnerable children and their families as it continues its annual Christmas tradition with the Noche Buena campaign.

CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN The Noche Buena Campaign is for the benefit of the most vulnerable children

Since 2006, Christmas has been celebrated by World Vision’s supported children and their community with joyful memories of the generosity of sponsors and donors through the annual distribution of Noche Buena gifts.

But due to the adverse impacts of the pandemic, many families were forced to face heavy financial burdens due to quarantine restrictions and scarcity or loss of jobs.

According to the COVID-19 assessment report conducted by World Vision, 16.7 percent or 4.2 million Filipino families have experienced involuntary hunger or hunger due to lack of food since the early days of the pandemic.

A lot of our most vulnerable children also struggle coping with the current situation, especially with some of them having to face serious issues such as lack of education, stress, abuse, and trafficking during this challenging period.

World Vision continues its helping hand to bring joy and happiness to children, their families, and communities in this year’s Noche Buena campaign by providing them with a Christmas gift comprised of ingredients for spaghetti and fruit salad with canned goods and juice for the entire family.

For every donation of ₱1,000, two children and their families will feel the joy of celebrating Christmas. More than the meal, these children will experience the love of Jesus through your generosity.

World Vision ambassadors Nikki Gil and Tintin Bersola-Babao join the cause by extending their support for this year’s campaign. With their shared advocacies on providing joy and warmth to children, they aim to reach out to more individuals in need of support this Christmas season.

According to the COVID-19 assessment report conducted by World Vision, 16.7 percent or 4.2 million Filipino families have experienced involuntary hunger or hunger due to lack of food since the early days of the pandemic.

“The pandemic has made it challenging for us grownups to keep hope afloat. And the harsh lockdowns have visibly taken its toll on the children’s mental health. But every year we look forward to Christmas, with the hope and a prayer that the days to come will be better than the last. I invite you to join World Vision’s initiative to make sure that Filipino families are still able to celebrate a merry Noche Buena,” says Nikki Gil.

“Despite recent challenges, we can still make this holiday season memorable for our most vulnerable children and their families. Hopeful and inspired to help World Vision in their ‘Noche Buena’ campaign this year,” says Tintin Bersola-Babao.

SMILE THIS XMAS Noche Buena Campaign to our most vulnerable children

Since World Vision started this campaign, thousands of sponsors and donors have been bringing joy to more than 33,000 Filipino homes every Christmas with a simple Noche Buena gift.

“Amid challenges, Christmas remains a strong reminder of how great God’s love is for all of us. He gifted us with hope through Jesus,” says Rommel Fuerte, World Vision’s national director.

To donate, visit https://wvph.co/prnb. Follow World Vision’s official social media pages. www.worldvision.org.ph.

 
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