Christmas 2010 means “Diffusing Augustinian Love to Those Who Have Less” for UNO-Recoletos.
The UNO-Rians will share Christmas goodies with fisher folks, urban poor and relocation settlers, children garbage scavengers, sidewalk and ambulant vendors, prisoners in the jail, individuals with special needs, elderly, sick people, individuals in the janitorial services, security guards, and maintenance and casual workers.
As University President Rev. Fr. Dionisio Cachero, OAR, puts it, “Christmas is a season of sharing especially to the least fortunate. It is a fulfillment of His commandment of love of God and neighbor.”
To be conducted by eight colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Accountancy, College of Criminal Justice Education, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Information Technology, College of Nursing, and College of Law, the gift-giving will start tomorrow, December 8, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. It will continue on different dates and ends on December 19.
Also sharing the love of St. Augustine are UNO-R Grade School Department, UNO-R High School Department, Recoletos de Bacolod Graduate School, UNO-R Religious Education Department, UNO-R caregiver students of the Technical Department, and the UNO-R Academic and Non-Academic Personnel from 13 offices of the university.
Grouped into 12 different Christmas outreach units, with each having one marginalized sector as its adopted beneficiary, at least one thousand individuals will receive packs of food items which they may share with their families.
Aside from food items, some units will also give used clothes, reading materials and other treats. There are units which will also hold Holy Masses, Caroling, Christmas programs and fun games with prizes.
The University Community Development Office (UCDO) organized and coordinated the whole university Christmas outreach activities. #msf