SLEIGH 2019: An Invitation to Share the Joy of Christmas

SLEIGH 2019: An Invitation to Share the Joy of Christmas

by Atty. Lara Nicole Gonzales and William Galvez

As Christmas carols are sung in radios, and as Christmas lights illumine our surroundings, we are reminded that we have again come to the most wonderful time of the year! This season of festivity calls us not only to celebrate the joy and gift of Christmas, but likewise to share it with others. 

Join the Universitas Foundation as it brings back SLEIGH [Sharing Love to Every Indigent through Gifts and Happenings], a Christmas outreach program. It will be held on December 15, at Sitio Target, Barangay Sapangbato, Angeles City .

The outreach serves as an opportunity for the young leaders being formed by Universitas to share the spirit of Christmas with those who are less fortunate, and to get in touch with them so as to learn first-hand about their experiences and their needs.

Universitas staff taking a selfie with the kids and their parents during the SLEIGH 2018 in Cavite

A small but festive celebration among children in the selected indigent community will be held. In this regard, we are now gathering gifts/donations for them, and hopefully, Noche Buena meals for their families as well.  

By your support for this event, you can reach out to and share your blessings with our less fortunate brothers and sisters this Christmas.  You may help us in any of the following ways:

  1. Donate in Cash. We project a cost of Php5,000 (around 100 USD) per beneficiary, but any amount would be welcome. To know more on how to send your donation, kindly visit https://www.universitas.ph/support/. We prefer the option of directly depositing the amount to our BDO bank account because we receive the donation intact, unlike in other platforms where an amount is charged against the donation we receive. Please send us a photo or a screenshot of your deposit at sleigh@universitas.ph or through Viber or WhatsApp at +63917-7954233. Kindly include your name and contact number, with an indication that the donation is for SLEIGH 2019.
  2. Donate in Kind. For donations in kind, please send us at least 100 pieces (please add extra for emergencies) of whatever you wish to donate, such as Christmas ham, quezo de bola, chocolates, candies, toys, canned goods, pastries/bread, or whatever could be used by the families for their Noche Buena on Christmas eve. Kindly have the goods delivered to:
Universitas Foundation, Inc.
Unit 109, Champagne Edition 2, Escriva Drive,
San Antonio, Pasig City, 1600 PHILIPPINES
 
For inquiries and other concerns, please contact us via Viber or WhatsApp at +63917-7954233 or via email at sleigh@universitas.ph. Feel free to let us know if there are any other means through which you wish to extend your support for the program. 

Through this program, it is hoped that our young leaders would grow in their compassion for the poor and, with their talents and resources, be encouraged to contribute in efforts to uplift the living conditions of many of our fellow countrymen.

NOTA BENE: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the text belong solely to the author, and the speakers mentioned in the article, and not necessarily to the Foundation.

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