Most 3G2S posts contain commission-yielding affiliate links. When you make a purchase after clicking a link, our family earns a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting our blog.

Children Who Need Some Extra Holiday Cheer

"The landfill in Payatas, The Philippines, is notoriously known the world over as Smokey Mountain. For over 35 years, the smoking dump site has grown to become a stark and heart-tugging reminder of the desperate conditions of humanity.

On a daily basis, children pick through newly arrived garbage to collect material to sell. The earnings made by one child are not enough to even buy food for the day. Hence, entire families are forced to climb the mountain each day, hoping to earn enough to feed everyone. Children as young as four years old are forced to work in this daily struggle for survival.

In response to the plight of these children, is working with Lighthouse Center For Children Foundation to bring a little cheer to the children this Christmas. has kicked off with a cash sponsorship of USD 10,000 to enable the children to celebrate Christmas. FusionExcel International has also pitched in a USD 5,000 in cash sponsorship. The money raised will help fund the projects already in place, and help fund additional projects aimed at providing better housing, and a means of livelihood for the Payatas community.

It is hoped that by creating better awareness to the plight of these children, more support can be garnered towards their betterment. Together we can bury poverty!"

This time of year always makes me think of the less fortunate people of this sometimes unfair world . . . especially children. There are so many worthy charitable organizations to support. This YouTube video explains why Christmas For Payatas is one of them. It shows you children of all ages living and working around a 35 year old landfill.

Of course the average person cannot begin to match the generosity of companies like and FusionExcel International. If you ever collect spare change in a jar, then you know how a little can add up to a lot over time. So your small donation, even if it's just a dollar, put together with others' contributions will make a huge difference in whether these children will know what holiday cheer is this year.