When I was in college, it was a requirement for us to volunteer to UP Pahinungod on our last year. Our professor thought it was a way of giving back to the community that pays for most of our tuition fees.
There were three ways that you can volunteer — as a paralagel, teacher, or carer. The last one, the carer, has to visit the Children’s Cancer Ward at East Avenue Medical Center and spend their time caring for the kids and entertaining them. I joined the paralegal team helping convicted felons in Quezon City Jail but was able to attend one of the parties thrown by my batchmates who volunteered at the Cancer ward. The look of happiness in those children’s faces warms my heart to this day.
This is why I am supporting Kythe Inc.’s Child Life Program. The organization aims to improve the quality of life for pediatric cancer patients by uplifting their spirits and strengthening hope in patients and their families in eight hospitals in Metro Manila, Davao, and Cebu.
Supporting their cause is Unilever Foodsolutions and Team Manila. Unilever sponsors fun and entertaining events for the pediatric cancer patienst, allowing them to make delicious sandwiches using Best Foods and Lady’s Choice Food Products.
Team Manila, on the other hand, came up with a specially designed, limited-edition shirt which will be available in Team Manila outlets in Rockwell, SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma and online through its website. You can buy a shirt for P550. Part of the proceeds of the sale of this shirt will go directly to Kythe Foundation and its Child Life Program.
In support of the Real Love Campaign by Kythe, Unilever Foodsolutions, and Team Manila, I’m running a contest. The prize will be a Team Manila Real Love shirt just like the one you see above. And it’s very easy to join. Here’s how to:
- LIKE the Real Love Campaign’s Facebook Fan Page. For every 1000 Likes, Unilever will donate 100o sandwiches to Kythe. That can help feed a lot of kids! So Click that Like Button!
- Comment on this post with the following by completing this sentence: “I will share my love to the kids of Kythe by____________”
Ex: I will share my love to the kids of Kythe by buying a Team Manila shirt.
See, it’s very simple. Just 2 Cs – Click and Comment. The contest runs from October 7-13, 2010 and you have to be in the Philippines in order to win. The reader with the best answer will win a Team Manila shirt.
I am thanking Influential Blogger Janette Toral for giving me the opportunity to participate in the Real Love campaign. Thanks also to the sponsors of this campaign, Unilever Foodsolutions and Team Manila.
Let’s help bring a smile to the faces of children with cancer. Like the Real Love Campaign in Facebook and buy a Team Manila shirt.