And just like that, the 2019 Christmas Hamper Drive is a wrap 🎁 Thanks to the generosity of our ALIG members and their family and friends around the world, we raised more than P186,000.
With this money our 191 Southville students, 60 Fresh Start Friday families, and our 7 ALIG-Southville staff will receive Christmas hampers for their Noche Buena meal. We will also show our thanks to the 120 Southville teachers and staff with a yummy spaghetti dinner.
Unexpectedly, we ended up conserving costs this year by purchasing eco-friendly Metro shopping bags, rather than the traditional plastic pail. We hope the families will be happy with their new bags! 🛍
The 2018 ALIG Charities Team did a fantastic job of fundraising for hampers last year and were able to carry forward P60,000 to help my team jump-start our hamper campaign this year. We are happy to report we were able to exceed our goal (by almost P10,000 🤩) without spending this money so instead we will reallocate this surplus to our 2019 Sponsor-a-Child Program.
Thank you all for your support and for taking part in making many people’s Christmases a little bit brighter.