Bacolod Christmas 2021

Good Samaritan Sisters in the Philippines (with the help of local women they serve) have made a short video to give you a glimpse of what the children are hoping for this Christmas! View here - we hope you enjoy it!

Good Samaritan Sisters in the Philippines (with the help of local women they serve) have made a short video to give you a glimpse of what the children are hoping for this Christmas! We hope you enjoy it!

Sr Anne Dixon, who lives in Bacolod city, the Philippines says:

“The reality for the families is that if we didn’t give them what we give them they wouldn’t have Christmas celebrations. With more than 650 children and 350 families that we are hoping to assist, we started our Toy Drive early this year. The children are hoping for small gifts ranging from a Barbie doll, a basketball or a (secondhand) bike!

If you would a translation of what the children say in the video, here it is. At the beginning, D says;

“Welcome everyone. Today we are here in Boulevard to ask the children what Christmas means to them and to ask their Christmas wish.”

The different gifts the children mention (in the local language, Ilonggo) are:

Hampangan – toy
Luto Luton-an – mini kitchen toy
Cellphone hampangan – toy cellphone
Lamesa – table, to play on.
bayo kag sandals – dress and sandals
Manika – doll
Lahog lahog – toy gun
Gusto…pandemic – I hope everyone will be safe from the pandemic.

Thanks so much to the sisters and the ladies in the Good Samaritan Outreach Centre for making this great video!

You can make a donation to support the toy drive here.