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Here's A List Of Thoughtful Gift Ideas That Allow You To Help People In Need

It's that time of the year again! Are you wishing you could give more than just presents from a store? Good news is, you can. Stretch your peso, allow your generosity to extend far, and make that thought really count with these ideas.




You can’t not buy anything from Liwayway. It is difficult to resist their cute salt and pepper shakers—imagine the jeepney or the bahay kubo on your table. They also sell banig placemats, napkin rings, and cutlery pouches. Plus throw pillows in jute fabric with prints of Philippine symbols. Recently, they launched melamine dishes with local textile design. Aside from promoting local culture and traditions, the business supports the declining porcelain industry. But their main beneficiary is the Delepine Foundation which runs play therapy centers that help traumatized underprivileged children and provide them a new glimpse of life off the streets, outside jail, and away from the slums. These are located in Calamba in Laguna, Samar and Leyte.

To shop, follow @liwaywayph on Instagram and Facebook or email You may also message through Viber at 0905-4577043.



Karen’s Tindahan


At Karen’s Tindahan, you will find woven tote bags, hand bags, backpacks, laptop cases, and coin purses. Also available are kaftans with intricate designs. They make great pasalubong for Pinoys living abroad and are much appreciated by foreign guests. These items are sold to help weavers from Samar, Sorsogon, and Leyte as well as embroiderers from Iloilo and Cavite. The artisans are mostly unemployed housewives who struggle financially and are fighting to keep their crafts alive. Sales of the products help sustain their family’s needs and also fund community feeding programs. The tindera is artist/entrepreneur Karen Fabie Concepcion who started this online venture to give back and support Philippine art in her own little way.

To shop, visit @karenstindahan on Facebook and @karens_tindahan on Instagram.





Why not slip an envelope with a donation card to those who have everything? For sure, they would be thrilled to know that you have made a contribution to a good cause under their name. For P150, you can get a Happy2Help card and your money goes to the charity group’s different projects. This philanthropic barkada conducts feeding events, literacy programs for indigent children and people in prison, and participates in disaster relief operations during major calamities. They can also customize donation cards for whatever advocacy you want to champion and organize the activity especially for you.

To inquire, email





#DMSocial It’s the season of giving back! ?? Every year, the @discovermnl team heads out to the streets of the metro to spread love and cheer to the people who need it the most. Through their annual advocacy, #FeedtheCityPH, they create a moment of hope, love, light and kindness through a mobile event that provides care packages to the homeless. A moment that makes us aware of the now, and how we can all make a difference in someone’s life no matter how small or big of an effort we make. A moment we all know we need more in this lifetime. Check out #TheDiscoverMNLAdvocacy and #FeedtheCityPH to know more about this movement.? TO THOSE INTERESTED TO CONTRIBUTE: ♥?: Donations may be dropped at Park Triangle BGC, Basement (BMS room). Please look for Security OIC Jojit Nafora and inform them that it’s for #FeedTheCityPH. Also, let me know when you plan on dropping donations so we can take note. Cut-off for dropping of donations will be on November 28. In case you’re wondering, these are the item’s we’re still collecting: noodles, canned goods, hand towels, large eco bags, re-usable utensils, tumblers. ♥?: Also, part of the proceeds of the Rainbow Collective 2019 LGBT planner sold through our link will be allotted for the advocacy: Feed the City PH 2018 is in partnership with Toyota Motor Philippines, Co-presented by Skinstation, Bonifacio Global City and AMB Health. Major sponsors: Jollibee, Johnson’s Baby, Overdoughs, Park Triangle BGC, BGC Corporate Center, Yuk Dae Jang, Gelatofix, Buca di beppo and Elait. Minor sponsors: CBTL, Flossom Kitchen + Cafe, Powder Room Beauty Lounge, Castro PR, Mega Sardines, The Rainbow Collective, Vivere Hotel and Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. Official Media partner: ABS-CBN Lifestyle #DiscoverMNLxSkinStation #DiscoverMNLxBGC #DiscoverMNLxAMBHealth Thank you, everyone! - @luckyofdiscovermnl ??

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The food, travel and lifestyle blog DiscoverMNL team will once again be going around the metro to distribute care packages of basic goods, food, and clothing to the less privileged. #FeedtheCityPH is an activity that they started in 2016 aimed at sharing a spark of hope and love, creating a movement, and inspiring people to give back. This year, they are scheduled to do their rounds on December 15. You can join as a volunteer or donate noodles, canned goods, hand towels, large eco bags, re-usable utensils and tumblers. The goal is to provide for at least 100 families.

For more details, log on to or follow @discovermnl on Instagram.



Saint Rita Orphanage




Are you in a party mood? Why not throw a feast for the children at Saint Rita Orphanage. Numbering to only 25, it’s a pretty manageable group. The kids are from 2 months old to 8 years old but mostly between 2 and 4 years old. Or you can simply give the gift of time and schedule a play date. It could be good exercise too and a great excuse to get that toy you’ve always wanted. If you are interested to donate, they’re currently in need of laundry soap.

Saint Rita Orphanage is located along Dr. A. Santos Avenue, Sucat, Paranaque. For more information, log on to or call (02) 8269263



Nayon ng Kabataan Orphanage


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Nayon ng Kabataan has a much bigger population, currently at 136 children, between 7 and 17 years old. Donors are welcome to host celebrations and are allowed to spend three to four hours at the site. For gifts, toiletries are always practical but they would also be happy to receive nice clothes that can be worn when the children have to attend events and face guests.

Nayon ng Kabataan is located in Welfareville Compound, Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City, For more information, call (02) 5331701/(02) 5312582.



Little Angels Home Inc. Foundation

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If you’re planning a short getaway in foggy Tagaytay, you may want to make a quick detour to Little Angels Home, some ten minutes away. This orphanage has been taking care of abandoned and neglected children since 1998. Its residents currently number to 32, between 1 and 17 years old. While they appreciate support for their daily sustenance and always welcome food and toiletries, they are also appealing for assistance in taking care of the facility’s utility bills and salary for the staff.

Little Angels Home is located at Payapa Subdivision, Barangay Panungyan, Mendez, Cavite. For more information, log on to or call (0917) 8166282 / (0908) 8879956.