The Christmas season is all about giving, and one restaurant in Quezon City has taken to helping people embrace the holiday spirit with its gift exchange program.
Van Gogh is Bipolar announced the return of its initiative, Ang Mabuting Aparador (The Kind Wardrobe) where patrons can leave a gift on its shelves and claim one in return.
The restaurant said their project has been running for the past nine years.
“It is a simple reminder of the kindness and goodness of our hearts and souls,” it wrote on Facebook. “Ultimately, all is an act of sharing the grace of unconditional love.”
Van Gogh is Bipolar also invited mothers who could not afford to buy presents for their children this year to claim gifts.
“If you happen to have extra resources, feel free to leave gifts for The Kind Wardrobe. Will wrap the gifts for you,” it added.
“May we continue being each other’s home. Be kind and gentle to thy self,” the restaurant wrote.
Van Gogh is Bipolar is an eclectic restaurant in Sikatuna Village that calls itself a “gastronomical healing sanctuary,” using ingredients rich in mood-healing nutrients. The restaurant’s theme centers around its owner Jetro Vin Rafael’s bipolar condition.