How One Thank You Note

Brought the Nutcracker Characters to Life

One day, last November 2014, Jerrald Templo wrote a thank you note to A Better Chance (ABC) Foundation. After having gone through night high school and college on the ABC scholarship fund, Jerrald had landed his first job shortly after graduation.

A handwritten note to ABC Foundation

By chance, people at Dyll read his note on the ABC website and were inspired to send a child to night school — and they wondered what they could do to inspire others to do the same.

That was how the entire staff of Dyll ended up choosing to forgo their traditional Christmas costume party so they could  “pose for a cause” instead. Everyone agreed to design, shop for and construct costumes from scratch so they could bring the Nutcracker characters to life.

nutcracker costume for assembly


We sent out letters requesting for a venue, and Fully Booked opened its doors!


Fully Booked area before the event

Last Dec. 19, 2014, we put on our costumes and invited people to pose for a cause at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Hundreds took selfies, solos and group shots to help change a child’s future.

dyll-lightful-Christmas characters in a crowded Fully Booked

Tiny tots looking at costumed Dyllites in wonder

a group pose for a selfie with the Nutcracker Dyllites

Meet Coreen and Kate, just two of the many grade school graduates who will benefit from all the donations this “Dyll-lightful Christmas For-a-Cause” can raise. All for A Better Chance Foundation.

Picture of two ABC scholars

Coreen and Kate — night high scholars of A Better Chance Foundation

Keep spreading the word so that others may be inspired to smile and share and care to give many more children…

A Better Chance


Click here to find out HOW TO DONATE

to A Better Chance Foundation

Or call A Better Chance Foundation  at (02) 636-4153 / (02) 632-9664 if you want to donate as a group or sponsor a scholar on installment basis. You will receive updates on the grades and progress of the students you sponsor!

clipart of schoolkid with Nutcracker prince

“Thanks for giving me and my friends a better chance.”