Remembering Christmas, by Dianne Farinas
Thank you, Kristin Wong, for your donation to The School in a Cart in Cubao, the Philippines. 100% of all donations to Lift the Lid go to the schools we sponsor, and we only support schools we know personally. To show our appreciation for your thoughtfulness, Dianne Farinas has written a short piece on what Christmas 2013 meant to her.
She wrote in Tagalog that she is happy for the clothes, food, and shoes she received for Christmas. All the children wrote short pieces thanking “Kuya Iddo,” an endearing nickname which means Big Brother Alfredo (Principal Alfredo Olavidez) and teacher Nonie. The organizers and volunteers who make The School in a Cart a success put their time, energy, and hearts into every aspect of the students’ lives. Their aim is to give these street children a loving, secure, and healthy upbringing, as much as possible.
Here is Dianne’s thank you note:
Dianne, we have been enjoying your writing and artwork these past few years and see so much progress. Don’t ever miss school and keep giving your very best. I know you can become whatever you want!