Christmas in the Philippines: Operation Save Santa Arrives with the Goods

H0-Ho-Ho Christmas is finally here and  almost complete. Yesterday Santa rode into town on his motorcycle with Executive Elf Lieutenant (me) and his Red Cross elf army in tow.  We delivered gifts to some 600 Filipino kids in need in three communities thus far.  And as you can probably guess, the kids were more than a little bit excited. ************************************************ …

Shopping with Santa: A Filipino Christmas Story

Today was your not to typical day, but then again, maybe no day is a typical day when you are working on a Filipino Christmas project. No – today was a bit different, as I went on a 3 hour journey from the sweet little island of Boracay in the Philippines to the hectic metropolis of Panay Island, Kalibo with …

What do you want for Christmas? A Filipino Christmas Question

Last week I went to two different Philippine communities that are still putting back together the pieces after Typhoon Yolanda. I went with the Red Cross and while they did all of the heavy lifting, I did what I do best…proceeded to aimlessly chatter away. I wanted to discover the answer to the million dollar question every holiday season… What …

Operation Save Santa Meets Tuno Relief: a Philippines Home Rebuilding Project

Operation Save Santa commences in only two days,  but before we descend upon some remote communities in the Philippines that need some extra Christmas love this time around, I wanted to show you a Philippines home rebuilding project going on in the same community where the Christmas presents will be given. Tuno Relief, run by an expat Canadian by the …

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 …