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A Gift of Love at Christmas

Season’s Greetings!
This joyous season brings lots of good tidings for all of us. It is also a season where the Christmas spirit is not just about being merry, happy and bright.

It is also about sharing your blessings with the less-fortunate ones and bringing hope and peace to the people around you.

This year I would like to ask your big help in making a child’s Christmas wish come true.

"A child's greatest suffering comes from not belonging to anyone. Lack of food clothing and education is easier for a child to cope with than to be alone, without a home and not belong to anyone" Helmut Kutin, President SOS Children's Villages International

Mr. Renie Masongsong, Village Director of SOS Chilren’s Village, Iloilo, Philippines sent me his heartwarming year-end report along with a very touching Christmas Appeal from John Eric, one of the SOS boys.

St Gallen Christmas Tree 2011

My dear friends, you could be one of the Christmas angels for one of these 132 neglected, abandoned and orphaned children under the care of SOS Children’s Village, Iloilo by:

• Sending a cash deposit or cheque to the SOS Children’s Villages, Inc. – Iloilo
• By sharing through regular-gift giving (monthly, quarterly or yearly)
• By making your contribution via credit card or online donation.

For bank details and more information about how you can become an SOS Friend, please send an e-mail to:or

You can also send a single donation or setup regular payments through my website at:

On behalf of the SOS children, my most profound thank you.

Let the magic of Christmas put stars in the children’s eyes
and when it does, may it touch our hearts too.
Then, the magic grows and grows …
because there’s no greater gift than love.

Maayo nga adlaw sa imo! (Good day to you!)

I am John Eric Arcangel, an eight-year-old boy from SOS Children’s Villages Iloilo. I used to be one of the street children wandering aimlessly in the streets of Iloilo City.

My father is Isabelo and my mother is Mary June. I know they wanted to take care of me, but just cannot the way other parents do.

Thankfully, with the help of people who cared about my plight I was taken in by the SOS Children’s Village, in Poblacion Ilaya, Zarraga, Iloilo City. I was 5 years old.

Today, you won’t even recognize a trace of that little child with rounded stomach and bulging eyes. Instead, I am now a healthy 8-year-old boy. I am in Grade 1 in Zarraga Central Elementary School and a Star Student since Pre-school.

This Christmas, I have a wish. For other children like me before, who are orphaned, abandoned or neglected and without family, to be cared for, saved, and brought to a safe place - a Loving Home for every child.

SOS Child

Ang nagapalangga, (Love)
John Eric


Finally, sit back, relax and enjoy one of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five’s best songs – Give Love on Christmas Day.


People making lists, buying special gifts,
Taking time to be kind to one and all
It's the time of year when good friends are here
And you wish you could give more
Than just presents from a store

Why don't you give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
Oh even the man who has everything
Would be so happy if you would bring
Give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
No greater gift is there than love

People you don't know smile and nod hello
Everywhere there's an air of Christmas joy
It's that once a year, when the world's sincere
And you'd like to find a way
To show the things that words can't say

Why don't you give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
Oh, the man on the street and the couple upstairs
All need know there's someone who cares
Give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
No greater gift is there than love
What the world needs is love
Yes, the world needs your love

Why don't you give love on Christmas day (Christmas Day)
Oh every little child on Santa's knees
Has room for your love underneath his tree
Give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)
No greater gift is there than love
What the world needs is love
Yes the world needs your love
Give love, oh, give love on Christmas day (Christmas day)

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Luzette Simpson - December 14, 2011