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Wish upon a Star

ONCAN (Oriental Negros Children Advocacy Network) in partnership with Robinson's Place Dumaguete City is holding the Wish upon a Star for three years now, granting less fortunate children have their wishes come true on Christmas. I have always mentioned how I was blessed with so much this year, and how I really wish to pass it forward, so here I am trying my best to make that star a reality.

You got to pick one star from this Christmas tree. The star contains the photo of the kid, her number, and the wishes that the kid has.
My little star is #63 age: 12, and her wishes are simple, and it is my pleasure granting it. She wishes for a bag, school supplies, and a rain coat- and so it is.

Bag- check!

School Supplies- check!

Rain coat- check!
However, I feel like something is missing. Food!!! I thought of chocolates and candies. For this one, I need to remember what I love back when I was 12 years old, so I decided to bring out the classic chocolates and candies I could get.

Nips, Lollipops, the classic Curly Tops, Gummies, and other nut bars.
I hope those would make her happy. Now, I must tell you people that I have this major over gift wrapping. I totally love wrapping gifts. I also made sure my little star would love the gift presentation just as much as the content of the box. I want to create something special and grand..haha My materials are as follows:

Gift wrapping paper.

Paper twine for the ribbon.

Double sided tape and a gold wire.

A card for me simple message and the flowers for some decoration

Viola! My gift!

When I arrived at the venue, there are a lot of gifts handed too. They also gave us an invitation for the gift giving. I would really love to meet #63, but I have a duty on that day. I couldn't meet her to personally give my gift and hug her. I just hope she'll be happy with what I came up with.

My invitation.

My gift right there in the center.

I was really having a hard time deciding wether or not to publish this post, because I believe in the bible teaching under Matthew 6:3 "But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." However, my conscience says otherwise. I am posting this because my goal is to encourage others to extend their arms and share their blessings too. I also encouraged my friends to sponsor at least one kid. Make someone happy. Grant that star. Growing up, I never believed in Santa Claus and me over thinking about it made me feel like my childhood is incomplete (sigh). Hopefully doing this act would have #63 feel Santa Claus is true...xoxo!


  1. This is a wonderful deed and it will be an inspiration to others. I too had just given a gift aa isang bahay ampunan sa pinas and one in romania.
    Bless your heart dear:)

  2. That's really nice! :) Too bad you weren't able to give the gift yourself, it would have been wonderful to see how happy she is with your gift :) God bless, advance Merry Christmas :))

  3. Mabuti naman ang aim mo kaya tama lang na ipost mo ito. :)) Sayang nga at hindi mo personal na maibibigay ang iyong gift pero sigurado na yun, sobrang saya niya sa matatanggap niyang iyan :D

  4. Your post blessed my heart. This is how love gets spread, one person reaching out encourages others to reach out. We have done the angel tree before and the shoe box to Africa. This year I am thinking about giving to this one organization that provided things year round. I have been saving change, do not know how much I have now but that is not important, it's the giving that counts. God bless you and your giving heart.

  5. dai, don't use Matthew 6:3 against you. you have a very good intention when you give the gifts. so it's not applicable alright

  6. Don't worry. Hindi naman kami na-misled sa pagpopost mo nito. In fact this is such an inspiring entry for all of us! :)

    And BTW, ang ganda ng pagkaka giftwrap mo. Very presentable. I wonder how big it is. :D

  7. wow ang bait naman dapat may star din ako dyan eeh
    hehe pero seriously hanga ako sayo
    tunay na diwa ng pasko ay hindi basta simpleng pagbibigayan pero
    more on pagmamahal at pag mamalasakit

  8. Aww... Miss xoxo_grah, naiyak naman ako dito dahil sa tuwa. Seryoso, nakakatuwa dahil kahit papaano ay mapapasaya kang isang bata ngayong Pasko. Ang galing naman nyang Wish upon a star na yan sa Dumaguete. Dito yata wala akong nakikitang ganyan lols.

    Happy Christmas!

  9. Wow, you're really have a good heart! Hands down to you.
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  10. Oww. How lovely gifts! Hope the receiver don't see this post ;D
    x, Lara

  11. Praise God for good samaritans like you am sure that 2013 will be a much more blessed year for you continue to make a difference sis!

  12. Such a wonderful act of kindness! I'm sure sobrang magugustuhan nya ang regalo mo!

  13. Ouch! May kirot sa puso. Salamat at shinare mo to. For sure magugustuhan nya ang regalo mo. Ako rin noon gustong gusto kong makatanggap ng regalo yung sa labas palang ang ganda nang tignan. :)

  14. God bless you for sharing your blessing this christmas. I really adore people like you..we share because we know what it feels like to have nothing..right:) merry christmas!

  15. aaaw this is so touching sis grah.. of course #63 will love what you gave to her...your right im encouraged to do this too..God bless you sis :)

  16. So nice of you to share your blessings..keep up the good deeds. You're a blogger worth to follow..

  17. God bless ur good heart sister for sharing ur blessings to other.
    Its never too late to do this, i wanna try.

  18. The spirit of Christmas.. keep it up sis!

  19. Thank you po sa lahat ng comments...i apologize to be out for so hands are really full...but I'm back...:) I'll follow and visit all you guys in a bit...:)

  20. i dunno if it's because I just woke up kaya mejo emo ako pero really, kakatouch ung generosity mo sa #63... sana naman hindi de-number lang ung mga bata...kahit man lang sana alias like baby chorva...ganun... ang cute mo mag gift wrap, dapat u attached video log na rin wrapping... o kaya pd k bang hiramin this sat? magbabalot kami ng gifts eh...

    1. hahaha....parang pahiram lang ng isang araw ang peg ganun?...hahaha Ang dami kasing bata dun so baka mahirap mag pet name...ewan sa organizers...:)

  21. Naku i love this project of yours.. esp here sa Manila..daming unfortunate kids.. :(.. we're so blessed indeed

  22. Super encouraging sya... may the Lord bless you more.. doblehin..triplehin nya yung blessings na shinare mo with the kids :)
    God bless your heart <3

  23. mabait ka. sana masapian ako ng kaluluwa mo. nga pala, maraming salamat sa pagdalaw sa site ko. added you up in my blog roll :))

  24. wow!! what you did is so sweet and generous! i bet #63 will be thrilled when she receives her gift :D

  25. you're so sweet and kind, sana may ganyan din d2 sa manila. keep up the good work, girl!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

  26. Amazing post!! :)
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  27. Ok lang i-post para sa would be an inspiration to many. I was thinking of doing the same! Happy for you & the kid as well!

  28. What a great program to participate in for the holidays. I LOVE the items you chose for your STAR!! :)

  29. This is great! Thanks for sharing and encouraging us to give as you do :)

  30. Thank you for your lovely comment! :)
    I follow you now!!!
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  31. merry christmas and a happy new year sa iyo..

  32. I follow you :)
    Amazing blog!
    Merry Christmas!

  33. I really loved this post, you are such a sweet person. I am sure your little star will love everything in this box! We have something similar in my home town for children whose families don't have much money and otherwise wouldn't get any gifts at Christmas. It is a lovely idea!!

    Have a lovely Saturday
    I am following you now, feel free to follow me back if you like my blog :-)

    Janine xx

  34. Bless you. That young lady will be thrilled with your presents. Years ago, when my then twenty-something son wanted to know what to get me for Christmas, I told him to go to the mall and get one of the stars off their tree to give something to a child... the same sort of program that you've written about here. He felt so good about doing it, here it is twenty years later, and he's still picking a star every year. Giving really IS more wonderful than receiving. I hope you and your family have a very wonderful Christmas.

  35. such a beautiful blog post, I think you did the right thing by posting it. We get so consumed by material possessions during this time of year, its nice to be reminded what its TRULY all about. you have a lovely blog, keep up the amazing work. I will be following!

  36. I am so glad you posted this story, it is an inspiration for others to give. And a reminder for me to donate to two places that have been on my mind. This is a wonderful way to make a difference in a child's life. And you certainly went to town with it. I know little number 63 will always remember when she received her gift from you. I see her now, eyes lit up, a big smile of wonder, and knowing in her heart that there are kind people in this world. Merry Christmas to you and all the best for the New Year. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now your latest follower ~ you are an inspiration. ~ Inger

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