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Old 11-20-2014, 07:08am   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys & Gals,

I see from a few comments in other threads lately that some of you want to do this again this year.

I am really hoping we can, and have been looking forward to seeing all of the smiles from the little ones again this year.

Not sure if everyone knows or not, but as Dixie mentioned in the pay it forward thread he will not be able to make it over here this year.

He did leave his Santa suit here so he didn't have to pack it back and forth to the USA so we will have to find someone else to play the part as Santa just this year, I'm sure Rob will be here for next years Christmas Party for the kids, or hope so anyway.

If by chance any of you can get away for a few weeks, and would like to head over here, I would love to have the help and would enjoy the company.

We have the guest house here and also plenty of room in the main house.. so the more that want to come the merrier!

I know it is late notice, and hard to get away, but wanted to invite you all to join us here.




Last year we ended up spending about $1500 total for the Christmas..

The original goal last year was $1200 based on 400 kids but it quickly went over that...

I ended up buying extra toys as I did not to see even one kid go without, and luckily we did.. as while we had only planned on about 400 kids, it ended up being over 550 kids.. the left over toys from the Christmas eve party here in our village, we gave away to the next village over on Christmas day.

Some support stuff I bought last year like a few Christmas trees and decorations we still have here so won't need to do it again.

Also last year we gave away small plastic sacks of food (Pancit) to most of the kids and also did a huge cooking of chickens and other foods.

That really did not turn out as well as planned as the food was not ready in time for the first kids that came through the line, and not enough to make it for all of the kids that came through the line, so may just skip this part this year.

I'm going to guess we need about $1400 to make this happen.. some of the kids are now over the age of 11 so wont be back again (but no one gets refused) and more babies have been born so I'm going to guess it will still be around 550 kids again.

If anyone wants to help out for the Kids Christmas this year... here is my Paypal email again below.

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If they ask for a name it's in my wife's name as Irish Soon and country is Philippines.


Also If someone does not have a paypal account and wants to send a check... please PM Dixie for his address like last year.



Link to last years thread for anyone that missed it.

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Old 11-20-2014, 07:13am   #2 (permalink)
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I'll just have to support monetarily again this year. I am planning to get over there soon. I want to do some diving as well.
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Will have to move some $$ to my empty paypal acct.

I'm good for $50 in a few days.



Merry Christmas!!
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Just for fun I dug through last years photos and grabbed some of the funny ones..

Most of the kids were all smiles, but some of the little ones that had never seen Santa before in their life?

Well.. I'll just let the photos speak for themselves..

























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A donation will be coming.

If any of you saw my Facebook post about my challenge to my friends not to challenge me with the ice bucket challenge...I think this is where the my donation will go.
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Hey Guys & Gals,

I see from a few comments in other threads lately that some of you want to do this again this year.

If anyone wants to help out again this year here is my Paypal email again.

[email protected]
PayPal is acting weird and wants your last name if I try to send money to you at that address. Last year I sent the money to "[email protected]". However, it appears that no matter which way I try to send money (send money or pay for goods/services) PayPal wants a last name. Is anyone else having this problem?

I can understand if you don't want your surname blazoned all over the internet. Let me know how to get the money to you.
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PayPal is acting weird and wants your last name if I try to send money to you at that address. Last year I sent the money to "[email protected]". However, it appears that no matter which way I try to send money (send money or pay for goods/services) PayPal wants a last name. Is anyone else having this problem?

I can understand if you don't want your surname blazoned all over the internet. Let me know how to get the money to you.
This is strange as I don't think I ever even made that email.. but wont swear to it to be honest...

If anyone else has this problem just Pm to let me know..

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Got it.. and Thank You Ben!


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Pssst Rob..

Do you still know my Paypal password?

If you forgot.... email me and I will send it again.

I just volunteered you to keep track of the incoming funds this year..


Heck I messed up last year and overspent.. and I still owe Juvy for some plywood and other materials from last year...

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Pssst Rob..

Do you still know my Paypal password?

If you forgot.... email me and I will send it again.

I just volunteered you to keep track of the incoming funds this year..


Heck I messed up last year and overspent.. and I still owe Juvy for some plywood and other materials from last year...


I have a damn good feeling I remember what it might be.

I will check and see if I am right about your password during lunch.

I will email you
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I'll just have to support monetarily again this year. I am planning to get over there soon. I want to do some diving as well.

I would love to do some diving with you Tom.. Sounds like fun!

There are many places for good dives here in the PI, and I do know of a few myself... Unfortunately none are really close.

Malapascua is not very far and we can make it over there in a half day.. google it to see if you like it.

Also Bohol has many good coral reefs and dive resorts to check out, but a day, or day and a half trip from here.. not that I mind a bit to do it.

We are on island time here... so nothing happens fast...

I am not certified, but did a dive class in the Bahamas.. and have done many many shallow dives here, as the rules are not so strict here.. but depends on where we go.

C'mon!


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A few bucks coming your way Tim,Merry Christmas.
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Tim PayPal is asking for your first and last name and country of origin,didn't have this problem before.
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Tim PayPal is asking for your first and last name and country of origin,didn't have this problem before.
If they ask for a name and country it is Philippines, and it's in my wife's name as Irish Soon

I just edited the OP also in case this happens again...

As you said this was not a problem in the past, not sure why they are doing that other than maybe because overseas or PI

Gentleben had the same problem but it went through on his second attempt.
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$100 sent.

Will likely send more later.
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A donation will be coming.

If any of you saw my Facebook post about my challenge to my friends not to challenge me with the ice bucket challenge...I think this is where the my donation will go.
should be in your paypal account.
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Just to update everyone on how we are doing so far.. we already have $400

People who have already sent funds in for the Kids Christmas Toys in the order received so far.

GentleBen
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I have also talked to a few without paypal accounts that plan to mail checks to Dixie

Thank You Guys!

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Mailed something off to Dixie today
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