DALY CITY, Calif., — The desire to spread holiday cheer is a universal sentiment for people of goodwill. Gifts of Love Online Holiday Celebration allows people from around the world to be part of a gift-giving experience to benefit disadvantaged children in the Philippines. ABS-CBN Foundation International Managing Director Jerry Bennett explains that “There are many needy children back home in the Philippines and we all know that we can’t help everyone, but we can help someone.”
Gifts of Love Online Holiday Celebration is an online telethon that helps ABS-CBN Foundation International raise funds for their Gifts of Love campaign. This global outreach event will help the children in the Philippines with various necessities like food, clothes, and school supplies.
The online telethon will air live on two platforms on Thursday, December 20 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, PST: Facebook Live (TFC US Official) and on TFC Online. Gifts of Love will feature performances and demonstrations from various talents from the US. This includes rapper, music producer, and spoken word artist Ruby Ibarra, singer/songwriter and YouTube sensation AJ Rafael, alternative/indie artist Jeremy Passion, popular YouTube content creator purplebanana25 (Hannah Tolentino), the Ichiban Girls, Sincerity Girls Ensemble, and pop singer Sheryn Regis. This will be hosted by TJ Manotoc, Nikka Magahis, Poca, and Ginger Conejero.
Bennett enjoins viewers and readers to “reach out and help at least one child. For only $30, their support will go to feeding a child for a month, as well as provide for their school needs, clothes and shoes.” As The Jackson 5’s famous song goes “Give love on Christmas Day. No greater gift is there than love.” Bennett adds, “As we are blessed here in the U.S., we would like to give back and be channels of blessings this Christmas.”