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‘Noche Buena’ campaign brings joy to needy children anew

Global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization World Vision kicks off its annual initiative aimed at making Christmas celebrations more meaningful and joyful for the most vulnerable children and their families.

Jasmine Curtis-Smith is World Vision’s Noche Buena 2019 campaign ambassador. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Dubbed “Noche Buena,” the campaign invites everyone to take part in making this a memorable Christmas for the children. By giving a one-time donation of at least P1,000, sponsors and donors can help provide two families with Noche Buena gift that contains ingredients for spaghetti and fruit salad with additions of canned foods and juice drink.

World Vision Ambassador Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Advocate Erwan Heusaff teamed up in doing the Noche Buena with a Twist challenge by producing an online vlog where they cooked their own version of one of the young Filipinos’ favorite Noche Buena dishes, spaghetti.

“Christmas can be considered as one of the most celebrated and important holidays for us Filipinos and this occasion is not complete without the Noche Buena. This important feast symbolizes the much awaited reunion of families as we remember and celebrate the love for family, the season of giving and most especially the birth of Christ,” World Vision Philippines executive director Rommel Fuerte said.


The gift pack containing ingredients for spaghetti and fruit salad.

Launched in 2005, the Noche Buena campaign has been one of the most awaited seasons of World Vision’s assisted children across the country, bringing joy to Filipino homes annually.

“I am beyond grateful and honored to be part of World Vision’s Noche Buena campaign and help give more smiles to children and their families this Christmas. I am inviting everyone to help us reach our goal of blessing 28,000 children and their families this coming holiday,” World Vision ambassador Jasmine Curtis-Smith said.

World Vision Philippines Resource Development Director Jun Godornes

World Vision is dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice — regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

To know more and donate for the Noche Buena campaign, please visit campaigns.worldvision.org.ph/nochebuena. You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram for updates.

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Today’s Front Page December 09, 2019

Today’s Front Page December 09, 2019