Now that the school year has ended, it’s time to pay good deeds forward and let others find a use for your kids’ old books and uniforms. Here’s a guide to charitable institutions here and abroad which have Filipino children as beneficiaries:
1. Segunda Mana
Literally meaning “second hand”, this initiative was launched on October 27,2007 by Caritas Manila and benefits its programs for the poor. If you have too many of the same things, can’t find a use for old things around the house, or simply want to be earth-friendly and recycle, donate and bring your segunda mana to these drop-off points :
Caritas Manila - 2002 Jesus Street, Pandacan, Manila Radio Veritas - Veritas Tower: 162 West Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City Contact Person: Ms.Gilda Cortez (Program Head)
2. A-Book-Saya Founded by Mr. Armand Nocum, a former journalist, A-Book-Saya aims to keep children of Abu Sayyaf members from following their parents’ footsteps by “putting a book in their hands before they are forced to pick up a gun”. The group gathers books and educational materials donated to their cause and send them to conflict-ridden areas in Mindanao, benefiting children who are otherwise humiliated and discriminated against in schools for the crimes of their parents.
Books, educational toys and school supplies may be brought to the A-Book-Saya drop-off point at Dean and Kings Legal Public Relations firm at Room 300 Kimvi Building, 1911 Ma. Orosa St. Ermita Manila (fronting the Court of Appeals) or you may call (02) 353-8482 / (02)339-3732 or 0906-4401219. Website: http://sattisfaction.blogspot.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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