Saturday, November 29, 2008

Do your part this Christmas...

Tis the season to be jolly....

Do some charity for the children of Smokey Mountain this Christmas!

The landfill in Payatas, The Philippines, is notoriously known the world over as Smokey Mountain. For over 35 years, the smoking dump site has grown to become a stark and heart-tugging reminder of the desperate conditions of humanity.

On a daily basis, children pick through newly arrived garbage to collect material to sell. The earnings made by one child are not enough to even buy food for the day. Hence, entire families are forced to climb the mountain each day, hoping to earn enough to feed everyone.

A quick check on the various supporters of this charity include:
  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President of the Philippines
  • Mayor Sonny Belmonte of Quezon City, and Congressman Mat Defensor of Quezon City
  • Lee Sharpe (former Manchester United player)
  • Jean Daniels (South African golf long-drive specialist)
  • Congresswoman Cynthia Villar of Las Pinas
  • Philippine Senate President Manny Villar
  • Ray Parlour (former Arsenal player)
  • Steve Black (owner of Masters Football International)
  • Robert Teasdale (licensee of Masters Football Asia)

However, you don't have to be rich and famous to do your part to bring Christmas for Payatas!

Let's spread warmth and love this Christmas to those that really need it!

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