Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Donate a book campaign: Give your old books a new home

There are plenty of public schools in the Philippines that still lack the necessary educational tools and resources. That's why I truly commend those independent entities and personalities who really goes out of their way to help young students in reaching their dreams. 


It was only late this year when I joined projects that involved sharing old books to kids who may find these resources more helpful in their studies --- much like Journeying James recent book-giving project. So in lieu of this post, I would also like to share one more good cause that you can reach out to. This is the "Donate a Book Campaign".

According to Charlton (the blogger behind The Early Morning Chat), "One school in Benguet had a Christmas wish. They wished for a book to be placed in their library. They wanted to have a book to read. They wanted to read something different, something educational."


Charlton's mom was a teacher at Colalo Elementary school. It was in 2009 when a massive amount of rainfall damaged the area of Colalo Elementary School. Everything perished including the school's chairs and books. With our help, we can slowly (but surely) redeem and revitalize the spirit of these students by donating books and other supplies. You can offer your old or new ones just as long as these are still usable.


For more information on this book-giving campaign, you can email Charlton at wsa.charlton@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for all of your help! =)

Explore & Be Free!
Mai

57 comments:

Pal Raine said...

A year ago in the summer of 2011, I donated my materials(books,magazines,pocketbooks) to various projects here in our city. Both books, magazines,and pocketbooks are great but I have to give them because I know many children need it the most. Anyway, you have good mission here. Keep it up and God bless.

Maria Gemma Defeo-Hilotin said...

Oh my! and here in the US are plenty of books!!! Not a majority of students are eager to read them... I'll keep this in mind and see what we can do..

jrplaza said...

Wow, great idea. We from Always10list too has advocacy in helping the youth. Kudos and good luck to you.

Jevelme said...

This campaign is perfect for these students who need helps especially school supplies. Let's give hope to these children!

Franc Ramon said...

This is really a good project and it also makes old books useful again compared to just taking space in the house.

Grace said...

It's distressing to see students who don't have access to books. Those are among the first things every student should have. I hope they get their Christmas wish soon.

ana karen said...

it's so sad that we still have so many places in the Philippines where access to libraries and school facilities is so remote. :( Kudos to those people who act and volunteer to provide their needs in theiir own noble ways. :)

Donald Pagulong said...

A very noble cause to join. Ever since naman, sa family namin , we give our used books to a nearby public library. Kalat lang kasi sa bahay. Yung iba, napupunta pa nga sa Recto. LOL

Ricky Bernardino said...

It's great to know that there's someone like you who has a good heart for these unfortunate children. The project is really good and I hope you will be able to gather enough to bring to these places the things that they need especially books. Good luck and more power =)

Gigi Beleno said...

Goodluck to your campaign project. I myself recently got myself involved with a "slipper campaign project" together with my online mommy friends. It feels good when you know your able to help someone, right?

Tess Torrecampo-Chancellor said...

I hope that every family can donate book for this good cause .We all know that we have a lot of books in our house that we don't need anymore.

Teresa Martinez said...

I hope more people will help in this worthwhile cause. These people are not asking for much and in fact need something that many people take for granted- good books.

Rizza Javier said...

What are taxes for, then? Our government should be able to support this basic educational need. How else are we to form a better nation? ...

claire said...

It is really heart breaking to see students who badly needed our help. We have a lot of poor schools here in the Philippines that really need our help.

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Marri Bermudez said...

Great news for the children of Benguet. This will bring them so much joy if these books are collected and given to the beneficiaries as soon as possible.

rc gweniful said...

thanks for sharing this sis. i have so many books here that i'm having problems now with storage. maybe they can have better use of them.

Jason Cruz said...

I hope there's a collection center in Manila or BGC! I definitely have some stuff to donate.

Mai_Flores said...

Hi RC! Are you located in Manila or QC? :) Let me know if you'd like to share those? I'll contact the organizer. :)

Mai_Flores said...

Hi Jason! Thank you in advance! :) I will contact the organizer. I'm sure he can find a way to meet you in Manila or BGC.. I don't think may collection center sila.

Mai_Flores said...

Sadly, Rizza.. these kids probably aren't getting any from our taxes.. :(

Charlton Kis-ing said...

Thanks Mai for publishing this. I also would like to take this opportunity to ask everyone who are willing to donate their old books to contact me via email for details. Here's my email address: wsa.charlton@gmail.com

Charlton Kis-ing said...

Yey thanks so much Mai for helping out in this project! To anyone who are able or would like to Donate their books. Kindly email me at wsa.charlton@gmail.com in this way we could discuss our meeting place to pick up the books.

Che said...

I admire them for having this urge to learn new things and persevere. And kudos to the people behind this project.

mybabyrj said...

I have lots of books in the house, for kids and adults alike. Would love to donate it. Do they pick up books ba?

Mai_Flores said...

I'm sure the organizer can think of a way. Last time I saw Charlton, I met up with him at a nearby mall. :) I'll just forward your details to him, if that's okay. :)

Special Education Philippines said...

Special Education Philippines participated in this book drive. We hope that there are more book drives to come for different rural schools in the Philippines. :)

Mai_Flores said...

SAme here!!! Thank you again for participating. The kids will surely love your books! :)

Maria Estrella Ledesma said...

donating books and encouraging kids to read is a very good project :) here in the province there is a food for reading project. because of this parents let their children read instead of forcing them to work in the fields because in exchange for the number of books read, they get kilos of rice :)

Mai_Flores said...

I super love that idea, Ms. Maritel! :) That's actually a commendable thing from the parents.. and of course, for the kids and their efforts to read and to learn. :)

mark pogi said...

This is a good idea. I'll check if I still have usable old books back home and donate some. ^_^

Mai_Flores said...

Thanks Sir Mark! Please let me know so that I can contact the organizer. :)

jose r. pahati said...

Hello,,,, my name is Jose R. Pahati from Antipolo,,,,,,... i have more than 2 boxes of assorted Books to share(donate)... Can anyone tell me what to do????

Mai_Flores said...

Hello Jose! First of all, thank you for letting us know of your interest to help in this book campaign. I will let the organizer know about your books, so that you can both coordinate with each other asap. Again, thank you so much for helping out! :)

Charlton Kis-ing said...

Hello Jose....

you can contact me at wsa.charlton@gmail.com

Nanette Ballesteros Hernandez said...

Hi! I'm in the process of sorting old books (kids and adult), religious books, encyclopedias, magazines (executive digest, reader's digest). Do you need these kind of reading materials? Do you do pick-up?

Mai Flores said...

Thank you for that observation, Che! :)

Mai Flores said...

Just helping spread the word. But the real recognition is towards the people behind this project. :)

Mai Flores said...

Let us know if you plan on sending books over here, or know of people who'd like to donate their treasures. :)

Mai Flores said...

Kudos to you as well! :)

Mai Flores said...

Indeed! :)

Mai Flores said...

Correct! :) If you have old books that you'd like to donate, just tell me. :)

Mai Flores said...

They were able to get their Christmas wish. The kids were super grateful to those who helped make this project happen. :)

Mai Flores said...

Yes, kudos to these kind hearted folks! :)

Mai Flores said...

Talaga, napadpad na ng Recto? hehe.

Mai Flores said...

Oh, this wasn't my project. I just helped spread the word and donate books. The folks behind this campaign deserves that recognition. :P

Mai Flores said...

Astig ang slipper campaign! How did that go? :)

Mai Flores said...

Indeed! :)

Mai Flores said...

Totoo po yan. :)

Mai Flores said...

I couldn't agree more.

Mai Flores said...

They were super happy when the school library was finally finished. :)

Mai Flores said...

You're always welcome, Charlton! Glad to help. :)

Mai Flores said...

hi, are you somewhere near laguna or alabang? i have old school book i've been meaning to give away...

Mai Flores said...

Hi Ice! :) You can contact the main organizer of this book campaign --- Mr. Charlton can be reached on this email: wsa.charlton@gmail.com Thank you in advance! :)

Mai Flores said...

Hi, I was wondering if you're still involved in this project and if you're still accepting old school books and encyclopedias?

Milo Beitia said...

Still accepting old books?;

Mai Flores said...

Hi Jade! You could contact my friend here: Kindly email him at wsa.charlton@gmail.com. :)

Mai Flores said...

Hi Nanette! Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm sure Charlton (the main organizer of this book drive) will find anything that you will share, into good use. :) I'll contact Charlton to inform him of your inquiry. But you can also reach him via email: wsa.charlton@gmail.com.. Again, Thank You in advance! :)

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