‘Tis the Season to be Charitable this Christmas 2014

charityShare your blessings this holiday season with these charity organizations. It’s not everyday these people can afford to eat, have access to medicines, fight Cancer or Lupus, have shelters over their heads or are protected from child and women abuse around the world.

So this holiday season, why not find a charity organization you care about or you can relate to. Here are six charity organizations you can donate or volunteer at:

1. Liter of Light


The Liter of Light began in the Philippines with one bottle light. Illiac Diaz and his organization has always been adamant about providing electricity to homes without access to it with yes a 1 liter bottle, water and chlorine. A 55-watt solar bulb is produced once when exposed to sunlight! The Liter of Light has brighten up 28,000 homes in Metro Manila alone. The organization is also in India, Indonesia, Colombia and Switzerland.

How you can help?


For US Dollar (USD):
Account Name: My Shelter Foundation
Account Number: 13-244-000187-6
Bank: Unionbank of the Philippines
Branch: Intramuros Branch

For Philippine Peso (PHP):
Account Name: My Shelter Foundation
Account Number: 04-403-000302-8
Bank: Unionbank of the Philippines
Branch: Intramuros Branch

Visit http://aliteroflight.org/index.php




CARE’s advocacy is to improve basic education, end gender violence, provide medicines and nutrition, increase access to drinkable water and good sanitation, livelihood and protect natural resources. They also provide emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters.

How you can help?

  • You can use your voice to end rape, abuse and violence against women.
  • Sign petitions on education, violence against women, food aid reform and other issues you’re passionate about
  • From now through December 31, your monthly or one-time online donation to CARE will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1 million.

Visit http://www.care.org/donate

3. Philippine Red Cross


One of the oldest organizations around the world, the Philippine Red Cross has helped millions of people for decades and has proven their strength in providing emergency aid during calamities and blood donation.

How to help?

  • Donate blood
  • Volunteer and Train
  • Raise funds

Visit http://www.redcross.org.ph/get-involved

4. Plan International

1486734_727589227324916_3187850445216087526_nPlan Philippines’ advocacy is good quality education for children, ensure their health and nutrition, protect them and teach them to protect themselves. I’ve covered in Masbate, Philippines years ago and saw how they helped children recover drug use, learn through Alternative Learning System and visited health institutions providing them with medicines.

How you can help?

  • Sponsor a child
  • Make a donation
  • Volunteer
  • Join the “Because I am a Girl”  campaign like Malala


Visit http://plan-international.org/what-you-can-do

5. Cancer Warriors Foundation 


Children with cancer can be hard to take as they are too young and there’s so much future ahead of them. The Cancer Warriors Foundation believes cancer can be beaten once it’s detected in an early stage, given proper management and care. If you have unwavering faith, you can fight it.

James, he himself a cancer survivor, vowed to dedicate his life to fighting cancer and now, together with The Cancer Warriors Foundation young volunteers, is his journey in doing so and fulfilling his promise to fight cancer.

How you can help?

  • Volunteer
  • Donate

Visit http://cancerwarriorsfoundation.org/home

6. Lupus Project

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Lupus is always believed to be the “Rich Man’s Disease” and in Philippines, it was the late President’s Ferdinand Marcos who had lupus during his term as President. It is a disease that mimics other diseases and it is hard to diagnose. Though it’s not contagious, there is no particular cause. It affects more women than men: 10 females to 1 male between the ages of 18 to 50. It affects the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, heart or the brain.

How you can help?

  • Donate
  • Talk about Lupus
  • Buy Greeting Cards

Visit http://www.luisaproject.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 and http://www.lupus.ph/


11 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season to be Charitable this Christmas 2014

  1. My friends and I did some outreach program for the first time at a children’s home last November and made a pact that we will do it annually. Little acts of kindest are the biggest when it comes from the heart. 🙂

    • True and the feeling of fulfillment certainly can’t beat anything else Lois. Sharing your blessings is a great gift to other people and not just during the holiday season but the whole year round. 🙂

    • Yes, Christmas is for sharing. We’ve shared gifts to the families for the church project “Wish Ko Lang”. They asked some children who lives from the street of Malate Manila for their wish this coming Christmas by writing a letter to their possible ninong and ninangs. Ninang or Ninang granted their wish although. common wishes are clothes, shoes and food for noche buena.

  2. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”

    Thanks for sharing the list. 🙂

  3. Wow! Thanks for sharing this and for helping people especially kids. I always join and volunteer when I was in Philippines (my clothing line has one too). I will keep in touch once I’m back. I already made plans on visiting some charities there and help the kids.


  4. Another good campaign to reach other people to help and donate. My niece had a lupus and up until now she continues medication. People need to help them especially Christmas is coming.

  5. Most people don’t realize how fruitful their Christmas would be if they would try to reach out to these organizations as well. Or at least support those stores that help cancer patients (LHF group). Christmas season is indeed a season where we spend so much; it’s like the only guilt-free month for shopping. However, we must be conscious and considerate of other people around us.

  6. I’ve been a part of bloodletting programs of our company and it really is a great feeling knowing that our programs will be able to help those people who needs these blood that we’ve collected. Helping in such small ways is such a great experience. Thanks for this very informative post 🙂

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