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Christmas Dinner for Poor in Palanas

Organized by: Alicia Tambago

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Hi, My name is Alicia Sessamen. I grew up in a small fishing village called Palanas, which is located on the Island of Masbate in the Philippines. I grew up in a third world environment where we had virtually nothing! There were no christmas presents, no toys, no christmas feast and sometimes no dinner at all. Our livelyhood depended on my father’s ability to catch fish every day, his luck was not always good. Fortunately, I was able to immigrate to the United States nearly 30 years ago, but I have not forgotten my roots. I enjoy all the things that americans take for granted, however, Palanas is still very much a third world village with much poverty. Four years ago I began going home for Christmas hoping to spend more time with my ailing mother. Sadly, she passed away 2 years ago. But, while there for christmas, I began to buy food for poor people in Palanas and distribute it to them on christmas day. The number of people hoping to get a christmas food package has grown each year, last year I fed more the 70 families. It is getting difficult for me to do this by myself. That’s why I have chosen to try some fundraising efforts. Each donation of $10 will feed one more family at Christmas. Without this gift, these families will get absolutely nothing for christmas, just like I did as a girl growing up there. Thank you for reading this and providing your kind hearted support. Merry Christmas to you, all year. Alicia Tambago Sessamen


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