This Valentine’s Day, Think of the Children
Love is all encompassing but what matters is what are you doing for your true love on St Valentine’s Day this year? A romantic candle lit meal? A lovely bunch of flowers delivered to their place of work? Taking them out for a movie? Valentine's Day is just round the corner and everyone is busy making plans to make the day special for their loved ones. There are several theories about the origins of St Valentine, who the day is named after, but history tells us that all those who were martyred in the name of love during the early 4th century were named St Valentine. Hence, Valentine's Day is all about expressing love. Perhaps the secret of the day's success is that it provides an easy opportunity for us to express our love to those we deeply care about ... something we usually forget to do in our busy everyday lives.
The day originally dates back to the 18th century, but it was only in the late 1990s that we saw the trend catch on in Pakistan. While people will show their love and affection towards family and friends on February 14th, Coffee Planet's Valentine’s Day involves spending time with the underprivileged children of SOS Village in an effort to make them feel special and to encourage Pakistanis to express their 'love' for all factions of society not just on Valentine's Day, but all across the year.
Known for always doing things a little differently, Coffee Planet has joined hands with several celebrities for this beautiful and heartwarming cause. Coffee Planet will be hosting a special lunch for a few kids from SOS Village and to make the day even more special for them, Coffee Planet has already started collecting donations from their customers, through the sale of beautiful Valentine’s gift baskets full of scrumptious goodies, available for purchase at their outlets. Baskets can also be bought specifically to be gifted to the children on Valentine’s Day. Coffee Planet also pioneered with a Coffee Mob, which was Pakistan’s first ever coffee mob for a mob of hungry foodies.
The celebrities who will be making an appearance at Coffee Planet on 14th February 2014, to interact and perform for them. Some of them are Annie Khalid, Faiza Mujahid and Fahad Sheikh.