Christmas is that one special day that brings hope to children all over the world. But not all kids, about 1.5 million Filipino children, get to experience this magical feeling.
“Inflation hits the more than eight million food-poor families in the Philippines,” explains Save the Children Philippines CEO Atty. Alberto T. Muyot. Their #LahatDapat campaign hopes to give equal access to food and nutrition to all the children. “Our campaign gives everyone an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children particularly those in disadvantaged communities in the Philippines,” he added.
Here’s how you can help
A donation of P500 to the #LahatDapat campaign gets the donor a limited edition Save the Children bandana. An additional P500 donation gives you the opportunity to have your photo, wearing the bandana, shown on LED billboards in EDSA and in C5, including LED screens in Grab cars. Be the first 300 to registers to ensure your 10-seconder spotlight, which will be December 16-23.
More than bringing the exclusive bandana and having your photo flashed on screen, each donation helps the organization in reducing the death toll of malnourished children under 5 years old. “By supporting the #LahatDapat Christmas campaign, we ensure a healthy start for Filipino children,” said Riel Andaluz, Save the Children Philippines’ Head of Strategic Partnerships.
How to join the #LahatDapat campaign:
1. SIGN UP on www.savethechildren.org.ph/lahatdapat
- For every Php 500 donation you will get a limited edition bandana
- For every Php 1,000 donation you will get a limited edition bandana and a 10-second spot on one of the LED billboards of Nyxsys located in EDSA Orense or EDSA Paragon and in Market Market in C5 on December 16-23
2. WEAR your #LahatDapat bandana on December 16-23 and have a shout out post or selfie using hashtag #LahatDapat to show us your solidarity in our fight for malnutrition.
3. WIN our photo awards!
About Save the Children Philippines
Save the Children Philippines is part of the global Save the Children movement working in over 120 countries. Present in the country for over three decades, Save the Children delivers programs for Filipino children which gives them a better education and easier access to healthcare, supports them during emergencies while also educating communities on disaster preparedness.
Save the Children has been advocating for policies and holistic programs and projects for mothers, children and their families. We do this by training frontline health and nutrition workers on live-saving care for newborns and their mothers, promoting exclusive breastfeeding, managing community and school-based health and nutrition programs and promoting reproductive health to adolescents.
Our work also includes making families more food secure and resilient, for example to natural disasters, by working with governments and other partners to generate alternative incomes and grow nutritious food.
Lahat Dapat is Save the Children’s biggest campaign yet against hunger and malnutrition. Save the Children believes that all children have the right to fair and equal access to nutritious food. We know that the rate of stunting of 33% is largely due to inequality of access to nutritious food, long periods of hunger and a lack of nutrition during the first 1,000 days.