We reflect on the past decade as we prepare to celebrate Bigay Puso sa Pasko's 10th year this upcoming December
Tarpaulins are used to celebrate almost every occasion in the Philippines, from birthdays, weddings, and graduations to holidays and even funerals.
Bigay Puso sa Pasko founder Shirley E. Alambra traditionally has a tarpaulin prepared each year to include the names of donors (which of course never fit). In keeping with this tradition and to celebrate the 10th year of Bigay Puso sa Pasko, we present this tarpaulin as a heartfelt thank you to all donors and volunteers who have supported this project over the past decade. Thanks to the continued generosity of our supporters, what started as a simple gift-giving project for 100 kids in 2011 has grown to include nearly 2,000 students to date.
Bigay Puso sa Pasko will be celebrating 10 years on December 12, 2020. In light of the current quarantine restrictions in Metro Manila and for the safety of the students, volunteers, and the greater community, we will be distributing gifts individually at the school this year instead of holding our traditional celebration. In addition to Jollibee meals, groceries, and toys, we will also be distributing school supplies to the students for the first time in Bigay Puso sa Pasko history. Due to the pandemic, the students of Payatas and West Fairview have been forced to shift to distance learning from home using modular systems since most lack access to mobile devices or wi-fi.
If you have the means to donate to Bigay Puso sa Pasko this year, any amount makes a huge difference in the lives and communities of these children. More information can be found in the donate section of this website or in the story highlights on our Instagram account.
Thank you for making 10 years of Bigay Puso sa Pasko possible. Maligayang pasko!
Tarpaulin design by Pat Palacio