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Krissy_spring2010KRISSY DUFALA, an orphan girl turned child philanthropist

Founder: SWEETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS and HAPPY PLAY-CES

Krissy Dufala started SWEETS FOR THE HOLIDAYS in November 2010 at age 7 following her family’s first return visit to the orphanage in the Philippines that was her home five years earlier. During the visit, they brought along cake and ice cream for the orphans to enjoy. The happy faces of the orphans enjoying the “sweets” left a permanent impression in Krissy’s young mind. “Sweets for the Holidays, a wonderful program to engage kids and adults to bring smiles to orphans worldwide was born.

HAPPY PLAY-CES goal is to build orphanage playgrounds to provide children fun and safe places to play in. These playgrounds will help kids develop their motor and social skills and to enjoy just being kids. “I want to give the orphans more ways to smile ear-to-ear”, says Krissy.

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