20 December, 2012

Operation Santa Claus in Laguna City

Hello and I’m back !!  Yep – I know I’ve missed posting over the last two days but things have been really really hectic.  Busy would not even begin to describe the past couple of weeks but the past two days have just passed in an absolute blur.
About 20-25 kids from our apartment complex (Laguna City) are turning into Santa’s little helpers tomorrow evening.  These little (and some not so little) elves are going carolling.  They will be going carolling from house to house, to houses which have been “kept open” for carolling.
This is something they have been doing over the past couple of years, come Christmas.  This year around, there is something different.  These little elves are helping collect donations for a good cause.  They will be going carolling and collecting voluntary donations towards Operation Santa Claus, which is jointly run by The South China Morning Post and Radio Television HongKong (RTHK) every year.  People who have not been able to keep their houses open for carolling are most welcome to drop off their donations at some point of time tomorrow evening.
The beauty of donating to this cause lies in the fact that all the money donated to Operation Santa Claus is and will be used solely for making better the lives of the less fortunate.  Not a single dollar is deducted anywhere along the way by way of administration fees or personnel fees – because all the people involved in Operation Santa Claus are volunteers who give their time and effort voluntarily, at no cost whatsoever.
As parents, we are often found telling our children that “sharing is caring”.  The spirit of sharing is exemplified during this season – the Christmas season and it is never too early to start teaching our kids to care for people who are less fortunate.  This will also, hopefully, teach the kids to appreciate all the good things that they have in their lives and make them realize how fortunate they are. 
Like Mother Teresa once said “It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”. 
Here’s to the little elves may and here’s wishing all of you a festive season filled with an abundance of cheer, joy, good health, peace and love.

3 voice(s) said so:

Aparna said...

Sounds like a lovely concept, have fun and hope you raise a ton :)

Swati Raman Garg said...

wish you a happy holiday too.. we missed u .. i hope this comment gets thru, my comments here genrally dont, its a difficult spell check

Simran said...

That is very very nice and kids do learn more from what they see vs what they hear!! Keep blogging!! All the best for the Operation Santa Claus!!