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November 22, 2008

Christmas For Payatas

Posted by Malou at 11/22/2008 08:27:00 AM
How many of us are aware of the tragedies that left the children of Payatas in an unfortunate condition? These children's lived with their families in an impoverished squatters picking up dumped items that they can sell to use that little amount of money to buy food for the day. This condition had worsen after the tragedy on the collapsed of the piled garbage that burned shacks where they lived when apparently the wires that had fallen onto them had caught fire. Up to this time the horrendous plight of this children had been one of the main concern of everybody. On the coming Christmas season it is the best time to share our gifts to bring a smile on these children faces. Watch the Christmas For Payatas video on YouTube which highlights the situation. It's a charity appeal to help raise donations for Christmas. There has already been many prominent supporters for this good cause from footballers, politicians, celebrities etc. Let us join hands and help bring the urgent needs of these children. Please check on the Press release below.

Press Release:
The landfill in Payatas, The Philippines, is notoriously known the world over as Smokey Mountain. For over 35 years, the smoking dump site has grown to become a stark and heart-tugging reminder of the desperate onditions of humanity.

On a daily basis, children pick through newly arrived garbage to
collect material to sell. The earnings made by one child are not enough to even buy food for the day. Hence, entire families are forced to climb the mountain each day, hoping to earn enough to feed everyone. Children as young as four years old are forced to work in this daily struggle for survival.

In response to the plight of these children, Totedaddy.com is working with Lighthouse Center For Children Foundation to bring a little cheer to the children this Christmas.

Totedaddy.com has kicked off with a cash sponsorship of USD 10,000 to enable the children to celebrate Christmas. FusionExcel International has also pitched in a USD 5,000 in cash sponsorship. The money raised
will help fund the projects already in place, and help fund additional projects aimed at providing better housing, and a means of livelihood for the Payatas community.

It is hoped that by creating better awareness to the plight of these children, more support can be garnered towards their betterment. Together we can bury poverty!

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