a day of smiles for the kids of gawad kalinga

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here is another way how we can spread the christmas cheer to less privileged kids, be part of carenival ~ a day of smiles for the kids of gawad kalinga.  read the press release below to know how you can help:

If you once loved carnivals as a kid {or still do until now}, share this delight to other children as Gawad Kalinga Quezon City (GKQC), in cooperation with The Expressions Company, brings Carenival, a day for the children of GKQC villages. This will be on December 15, 2013 {Sunday} at the Ateneo de Manila University MVP – Roof Deck from 10 am to 5pm.

Fun booths and a variety show will be setup to entertain more than 200 kids. Here are ways on how you can take part in this celebration of caring and sharing: Be a volunteer ate and kuya for a day! Everyone is welcome to meet and mingle with the kids. Bring your family and friends too! Donate in kind or in cash.

Feeling like you need to outgrow your fascination over you precious Care Bear set, Voltes V action figures, or Barbie doll collection already? Donate them and bring joy to the beneficiaries’ faces. Excess toy donations will also be sent to the kids in areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Bring your toy donations on the event itself or leave them at UP Circle of Administrator’s designated drop-off points at UP Diliman NCPAG Lobby or UP Circa Tambayan, until December 13.

Cash donations are also welcome and will be used to provide more materials for the children. Be a volunteer performer. Are you a puppeteer, magician, balloon twister or any kind of kiddie party performer? Share your talent to the kids and be their heroes!

For more information +  to know more about the event and future bayanihan opportunities, you may keep in touch with Gawad Kalinga through any of the following:

Gawad Kalinga {GK} is an organization geared towards building a nation empowered by people with faith and patriotism; a nation made up of caring and sharing communities, dedicated to eradicating poverty and restoring human dignity. Gawad Kalinga espouses volunteerism and relies on able and willing nation- builders in carrying out its mandate. In line with the mission of ending poverty for 5 million families by 2024, GK Youth Quezon City {the youth development arm of GK QC} takes care of 87 communities in the city. The team contributes to community development and youth empowerment through organizing monthly builds, holding of workshops for developing the youth, and undertaking various community-building events. 

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kids in doodles: building blocks of fun!

hello again playmates! we have been away in a while for so many reasons + we are just happy to be making another kids in doodles post.

we were out earlier this week to watch the film frozen  and to take a stroll in the mall, which we have not done in a while. we’ve visited the toy store + saw these cool toys that i hope my parents will get me for christmas. we also saw this cool toy fair by  nickelodeon where those who will purchase toys will get the chance to have to meet + greet their favorite nick characters, including raphael + michelangelo of teenage mutant ninja turtles. unfortunately, we cannot stay around longer for the meet + greet, so we passed up on this chance.

anyway, we pass by a couple of kid-friendly shops as mum is on a mission to get me a new shirt + pants {probably shoes, too!} just in time for christmas, and while on our way to yet another store, we passed by this lego shop. they have a lot of  cool items on display. but what caught my attention was this table filled with a lot of lego pieces, which i think they have set up to encourage curious tots like me to stick around much longer while tinkering on lego blocks.

it sure is one enjoyable experience. i have stacked up too many lego pieces one after another that the tower i was builder collapsed + most of the pieces fell to the ground. good thing mum helped me picked them all up. i would’ve loved to stay much longer but it was time to move on to another shop.

join us this week + share your colorful doodles with us. do not forget to include one of badges here + visit our other playmates to make our game more fun + enjoyable. will be waiting for your entries then. have a great day! 🙂

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