Not everyone in this world gets to be with their family on special occasions like New Year and Christmas, just like the orphans in White Cross Children’s Home in San Juan . Though these children may not have family that doesn’t mean they can’t celebrate Christmas with kind-hearted people who reach out to them.
Brother International Philippines celebrated Christmas in a different way as they treated the children in White Cross Children’s Home at San Juan to tons of laughs, food, games, and gifts in a Christmas party dubbed “Christmas at Your Side.”
“This is our own way of giving back to God for the blessings He gave us this year. Together with our dealers, we thought it’d be better to do something different this year by sharing our blessings to God’s children who are in need of a family’s love and care,” Brother International Philippines’ assistant general manager Glenn Hocson said.
The program started with a prayer followed by a song number from the kids of White Cross. Brother Philippines and its dealers also joined the fun as they presented a special dance number and participated in the parlor games with the kids of White Cross.
Mely Vargas, executive director of White Cross Children’s Home expressed her gratitude for Brother’s effort to spend time with them. “We are thankful that there are companies like Brother who never forget about the less fortunate in spite of all the blessings they get. These kids still have a long way to go with their lives and the simple act of showing them that they are loved and cared about would definitely help them live better lives in the future as they know that they have a family at their side.”
After the parlor games, the children were served yummy treats including spaghetti, hotdogs and marsh mallow on sticks, barbeque and “bottomless” ice cream.
Brother general manager Toshiaki Isayama who personally handed Brother’s Christmas gifts to the children said, “it has been a very humbling experience for me and my Brother team as well as our dealers. We thought it’s time to do something different this Christmas. It is our honor to have brought happiness to this place these children calls their home. I hope that they will remember that Brother is always at their side.”