On behalf of the 70 families who received our Christmas food bags last night, we would like to thank everyone who supported our annual community outreach project. You have given these people a meal to share for Christmas, and more importantly, hope that their situation can improve and the assurance that they are not forgotten.
These underprivileged families live in Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan, the fishing village where our tiny house is located. Each has around eight members at least and the entire family lives on $4 a day – if they are lucky to have work on that day. But this Christmas, and for a few days after, they will have food to share and warm drinks to enjoy.
Our individual contributions were enough to share 5 sacks of rice, 70 packs of spaghetti noodles and spaghetti sauce, 21 kilos of corned beef and meatloaf, 144 pieces of instant noodles, 140 packs of coffee and malted chocolate drink, 140 bags of bread, a medium box of apples, and 70 pieces of processed cheese and powdered milk.
Many thanks for the support of both of our parents and friends, particularly Carsten, Jonathan, Nils, Cassidy, Thomas, Valentin, Jonas, Chris, Audrey, Pi, Maja, Abe, and Rem. Your generosity helped at least 500 individuals. Christmas is definitely on!
We are definitely not rich, but that is the good thing about sharing: we do not have to be rich to make a difference – we only have to care.
Thank you very much and happy holidays, everyone!