Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giving for the Holidays!



I've always had a heart for children and for those less fortunate... i've been dreaming about giving back but have been slow in taking action. I finally decided that this year, I would give back by packing shoe boxes with little goodies for children in 3rd world countries through Operation Christmas Child. I wish I could see the look on those kids faces when they open their boxes on Christmas Day!!!

I dedicated the boxes to you guys, my blog friends from around the world! I couldn't name each and every one of you (hence the "kym and friends" signature) but i told each child that they were loved by someone from all over the world. :)

How will you give back this Christmas?

P.S - from the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone for your kind and encouraging words on my last blog post. it's comforting to know that people from around the world are offering to pray for someone they don't even know. Thank you. :)

32 comments:

Miss ♥ Nikka said...

That is so sweet and nice of you kym! I am so touched. :)

abby | ybba said...

awww this reminds me of tat one year my gramps gave donated two brand new sweaters for the less needy... when he was broke himself.

this is so sweet of you kym!!! i'm sure that whoever the kid that gets these lovely present, they'll be surely touched.

by the way your gift wraps looks so fun and so awesome. now, i'm wishing i was one of the children opening one of those boxes!

Dana Yoshimizu said...

Kym you're so sweet! :)
I'm sure you'll make some kids VERY happy!! <3

Erny said...

Awww Kym. I'm sure the kids will love your gifts. I'll probably be volunteering at the hospital again this Christmas.

P.S. I hope your fiance gets well soon. Hugs!

abby | ybba said...

btw, i wrote a blogging pet peeve inspired by you. actually, i've been wanting to write about it LONG ago but i didn't know how to write it without offending anyone though it's not that bad though... hahaha

http://troubledrobot.blogspot.com/2010/11/blogging-pet-peeve.html

Nashe^ said...

I'm so proud of you, Kym! Haha. Good on you. I give away some of my clothes every year... Parting is such sweet sorrow but oh well.

Sonia said...

aww...that is sweet! :-) Great idea. Hmm..makes me wonder what I'm going to do for Christmas. :-)

// krissy ♥ said...

Believe me or not but I'm crying while typing this Kym. Maybe it's the hormones or what, but I'm so touched by what you're doing for these kids =')

Cookie said...

I feel the love! ^_^ The kids will sure feel it too!

Little Miss Tiara said...

this is so sweet and kind of you! I believe those little kids will have like the BIGGEST grin on their faces receiving those presents :D

Oh Kym, it warms my hear, really, and I don't even celebrate Christmas. :)

Farah said...

Dear Kym, I just read the previous post..and you and your man will be in my prayers. With all the prayers, things will get better soon!

xoxo

izumi said...

you have such a good heart kym :D no wonder everyone supports you!

de.lizzy.cious said...

i give back by working on xmas day as the person on-call in the hospital.very little in comparison to what you do, but i see it in a way that i keep those sickies company on xmas day and try to cheer them up :) as how they cheer me up.

btw, that is very noble of you to do such thing. recently, my boss passed away and when i saw in newspaper ad from his family: no flowers please. donation by giving toys to kids at one children hospital in town brought me to tears like hell that my other boss told me to go home (which was quite unprofessional of me :'( ). so that's what i'm going to do this xmas... on a smaller scale than yours =)

Kalmo said...

Aw this is a really sweet thing to do, you're a really kind person Kym. I've been volunteering at the food shelter/banks. ^^

Lisa said...

KYM HAIIIIIIIIII!
I like going to borders' and wrapping gifts -- it's my own thing I like doing by myself, and the gifts are going to people in need.

Lisa said...

KYM HAIIIIIIIIII!
I like going to borders' and wrapping gifts -- it's my own thing I like doing by myself, and the gifts are going to people in need.

ochikeron said...

Hi Kym!

you are such a sweet and warm-hearted person. i have to learn from you!!!

i think your fiance is really proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mish said...

Aw its great to see you're doing Operation Christmas Child!!! :D I've been doing this through my school for the past three years with friends and it's always a rewarding experience knowing that those kids can have a happy christmas and receive presents, and hopefully forget about their worries, if just for a moment! Not to mention, it's always fun deciding what to put in, and decorating the shoebox ^^

suki pooki said...

Wow! I think this is a great idea and it sounds like a lot of fun! This year for xmas im giving back by donating some money to the WWF fund =) if I have anny money left I would like to donate to world vision too but we'll see how far my money will stretch lol

Oh my bf and I are still going to Tokyo! In janurary! He treats me too good! He's going to cover all the hotel fees =)

and regarding the rain boots, I've just placed my order off ebay! The pink boots won hahaha I hope they arrive VERY soon! and it seems like were right about snow this time, it was snowing up in sfu earlier today and also in south burnaby AND the snow actually stuck for a bit, which is frightening!

abby | ybba said...

rep to your comment:

i guess you start to appreciate the little things. what makes our significant others makes us happy because they're happy... wait, did that make any sense? anyway, while i was reading your comment, i started thinking what if chris had the same problem as your fiance and he can't do the things that he wants to do... i know i would be sad :[ gosh, love is such a funny feeling.

hey! i hope your significant other is feeling better!

Viv said...

great suggestion, i will be looking into it :)



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em.me.ma said...

i actually always give donations as presents to world visions, too bad some of my friends don't care that much and then it's more like it's more for myself...

Jenny said...

aww this is super nice of you! i think i've been inspired to do the same :) fellow canadian here too! :)

Sakie and Thomas Gantz said...

that is great that you have that concern for others who need help. :-)

Jordan said...

I love Operation Christmas Child! Did this through my church! 2-4 year old boy, and I wrote him too! Makes you feel good inside :)

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Manju said...

this is all sorts of awesome kymchee :)
we also give presents to an orphanage during christmas,it feels so great when the children open their presents, cant quite describe it

H. said...

That's really nice !!
Every Christmas i pick up a letter of a children who never recive gifts on cristmas on post officer, and i try to realise his/her dream.

xxx

나니 said...

That is SO amazing of you :'D *Sheds tear* We need for people in the world like you!

Anyways.. yeah.. Well, I only order from elf when they have free shipping. Shipping to Denmark (even just from the UK) is rather expensive anyway, and they overcharge the products compared to US prices.. >_>' So yeah.. they aint gettin' my shipping-money! Haha xD

Shingo T said...

You are so so sweet, Kym.

I must admit I'm not very into charity work. But I'll get Wifey to bosst the economy with her shopping buys, hope this will create some employment along the way for some poor kid.

Butakimu said...

You have such a big heart ^-^ Your post inspired me to look into something like this. I'm sure the kids will be ecstatic opening the presents. I peeked @ the things in the box and the presents look great!

Nicole said...

This is so great of you! For the past couple years at work, we have done a program through one organization or another where we buy clothes and toys for needy children. Even though I don't make much myself, it always makes me feel good to give back to someone even less fortunate than I am. I always wish I could see the child's face when they open the packages.

RicAdeMus said...

You live the true meaning of Christmas. It can be so easy to get caught up in our own issues and lose sight of how blessed we are and how much real need is in the world. I'm proud of you. =)