Ho Ho Ho Operation Save Santa is underway

Executive Elf Turner here. Christmas is rapidly approaching and we are deep in the Christmas magic making weeds by trying to figure out how to help as many communities as possible. Last weekend we visited the community of Tuno, a community up in the mountains that is a 2 hour drive from Boracay. My elf army went with the Red Cross and some other helpers to survey the situation.

All packed up with housing supplies...we are ready to go

All packed up with housing supplies…we are ready to go

After a 3 hour journey, we stop just before the town of Tuno to prep the relief goods.

After a 3 hour journey, we stopped just before the town of Tuno to prep the relief goods.

We find a new member to add to our Santa relief army

We find a new member to add to our Santa relief army

...who apparently likes Cheetos

…who apparently likes Cheetos

Some anxious and excited kids greeted us on arrival

Some anxious and excited kids greeted us on arrival

a bit nervous

a bit nervous

a bit more on the curious side

a bit more on the curious side

Red Cross did what they do best, and got to work with medical check ups

Red Cross did what they do best, and got to work with medical check ups

They need even more of this

They need even more of this

the Doctor is in

the Doctor is in

And kids still wait patiently

And kids still wait patiently

They didn't know someone special was on the way...no, not me...this other fat guy

They didn’t know someone special was on the way…no, not me, the other fat guy

This is how Santa rolls in the Philippines

This is how Santa rolls in the Philippines

the Man of the hour

the Man of the hour

excited for the big guy

excited for the big guy

He needs an army to make a list

He needs an army to make a list

Santa took some notes, but needs some cash-ola to get the job done for this many kids

Santa took some notes, but needs some cash-ola to get the job done for this many kids

This little guy could wait to get home with this supplies to rebuild his family's home...he forded the river in the buff

This little guy couldn’t wait to get home with this supplies to rebuild his family’s home…he forded the river in the buff

 

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Want to get involved and help Santa this holiday in the Philippines? You betcha, for as little as $10,  four kids can have a merry Filipino Christmas. CLICK HERE to get involved.

SAVE SANTA Philippines

 Big Filipino Christmas Thanks

I wanted to give a special thanks to the kind people of Red Cross Boracay-Malay chapter, Xtreme Consulting in Kirkland Washington, Walks of Italy , my co-elf Oliver at Boracay Pubcrawl,and every individual out there thus far who has donated to help make this Christmas count for some Filipino kids.

#savesanta

Turner barr
turnerbarr@gmail.com

Hi, my name is Turner. I travel the world, hustle to find interesting jobs, and write about what happens when you read too many self-help books.

4 Comments
  • Deia @ Nomad Wallet
    Posted at 05:34h, 18 December

    OMG your Santa has a real beard! 😀 That’s awesome, looks like you guys made Christmas a little more special for them.

    • Turner
      Posted at 07:40h, 18 December

      Yes. He really does look like the perfect Santa for Philippines, esp. in this Santa shorts.

  • Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    Posted at 08:09h, 18 December

    Seeing the expressions on those kids’ faces is priceless! Wish I could have been there too!

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