What will a cofee addict do when he/she gets invited to a coffee event?
2. Run wild...
3. Run wild...naked!
Whatever number you choose, I don't care! It's all going to be running on my part!!! I don't mind braving the traffic because we're talking about my
number 1 (Mr. AMW will kill me :P) number 2 love --- Coffee! And the best part? It's Coffee AND World Vision!
October 19, 2011 was the special day Seattle's Best Coffee Philippines celebrated early Christmas with four new blends of coffee for limited edition. Let's talk about the coffee later on but the most important part of this event is the unveiling of a new long-term partnership between the coffee brand and prominent children's foundation --- World Vision.
The event started at 4pm? I arrived a bit late but I was told the event will go on until 7:30pm. Here's the gorgeous stage located at Greenbelt 3 Park that greeted me....
What makes the event unique and exciting is how they bring out the kiddie side in everyone! There's a booth of Seattle's Best goodies, from cookies to mini cakes to sandwiches and variation of drinks for you to choose from!
Note: I just had a cup of drink okay? :P
I have to admit, I won't be poised when it comes to games so I gave the dart game a try while enjoying my drinks! There's no age limit in playing kiddie games! I actually won a GC from Seattle's Best Coffee! Do you want to know the secret to "dart games"? Finish your "Angry Birds" game! You'll get the drift! *winks*
There's face painting booth and a lot of the World Vision kids were having their faces painted with colorful designs! They looked so happy and cute! (Wasn't able to get a good shot of it as I'm a great photographer! Actually, I was busy holding a drink on the other hand! :P)
The lovely man was also there ready to make animal balloons for you! I was eyeing for a "poodle" balloon but I ended up with a flower! *lol* Good enough! :)
The host for the night is the lovely pair Divine Lee and Victor Basa. Each World Vision Celebrity Ambassador was introduced on stage and were interviewed.
Miriam Quiambao, Tin Tin Bersola-Babao, Cristalle Belo and Marc Nelson talked about the fulfillment of sharing your blessings and helping a child fulfill his dreams.
Did you know that?
World Vision is considered the largest child sponsorship agency globally. In the Philippines, World Vision currently helps improve the lives of more than 120,000 children and 16 million Filipinos in 33 provinces and 44 cities nationwide.
Photo of the hosts with the World Vision Celebrity Endorsers
The General Manager of Seattle's Best Coffee also graced the stage. Ms. Rea Cruz said: "The Seattle's Best team knows that being the best does not just happen. It takes work, it takes effort and sometimes, it takes a little help for someone to be able to achieve the best that they can be. This is why the partnership with World Vision is something that we are passionate about. We believe in what they are trying to achieve and we want to help make a difference in the lives of these children."
Rea also shared how customers can do their part to help the children reach their dreams!
Similar to the past years, customers will receive stickers when they purchase one of Seattle's Best Coffee's new holiday or classic drinks from October 22, 2011 to January 22, 2012.
When a total of 18 stickers are collected, customers present their completed "dream card" and redeem a leather jounal loaded with free music, goodies, food and drinks coupons and upto 24 hours worth of Free WIFI at selected Seattle's Best coffee shop.
There's a huge PLUS for this year, instead of receiving just one sticker, customers will receive two - one for their own Dream Card and the other for the World Vision Dream Tree! World Vision Dream Trees will be installed in every Seattle's Best Coffee Shop where customers can stick their second stickers on. For every journal a customer redeems, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to World Vision which is used to sponsor children in need to school!
Now that's sharing and caring! You get the happiness of drinking wonderful coffee and redeeming a gorgeous journal PLUS you also help a child go to school!!!
Cheers to Seattle's Best Coffee
for the wonderful idea and partnership!
The children of World Vision on stage with the hosts and
World Vision Celebrity Ambassadors.
Let's get to the exciting part! The Four New Holiday Drinks in hot and cold variants --- Coffee Cream Pie, Chocolate Cherry, Cookies and Mint and Coffee Hazelnut.
I had a wonderful time learning so much not only about coffee but learning how sharing a small part of your earnings can help a child's future! If you want to learn more about World Vision and how to do your part, please visit World Vision online at www.worldvision.org.ph
Hats off to Seattle's Best Coffee for being a venue to educate and engage the public on several ways to help our brothers and sisters in need. Please visit Seattle's Best Coffee Philippines online at www.seattlesbest.com.ph and become a member of the coffee community on Facebook.
I also would like to thank Monster Centaur Production Inc., Will and Charmaine, for the invite! It was refreshing to understand that my addiction in coffee has its perks! I do not feel guilty drinking coffee anymore! *winks*
Have a gorgeous Sunday!