“Thank you po, Kuya”…these words made deafening reverberations inside my ear, as if I just successfully performed a complicated heart surgery… The gratitude came from 7 year old Maria, one of the many Aeta kids from Porac Pampanga we gave school supplies to last year. She was one of the first graders whose eyes pin-wheeled upon receiving her loot of fresh school supplies- pencils, papers, coloring pens, erasers, sharpeners, and other school paraphernalia through our gift giving project. Last year, my friends and I came up with the idea of helping kids with their school supplies.
We tried to raise Php 30, 000 for funding this project only to receive a windfall amounting to Php 35, 000 plus Chickenjoy meals! All this became possible, thanks to our organizers, volunteers, and good Samaritans! Because of that, we excitedly rushed to Divisoria and shopped for their school supplies like there was no tomorrow! :D
Not only supplies were provided, Chickenjoy meals were also served to the kids, courtesy of our supporters! The time spent, donations received, and support rained on us was all remitted with priceless smiles and thank you posfrom the kids!
Maria will be a second-grader this coming school year. Just like last year, she is pumped-up for class’ opening, expectant of fresh school supplies! And so, my friends and I, the same group that launched donation drives and garage sales last year, are equally pumped up, too! We would like to carry-on with this massive undertaking, not just this year but until the kids graduate. We would like to make sure that the kids’ future can go as high and far as their dreams! We invite you to join in this mission!
Take a look on how you could participate! Here’s the exciting sneak peek of the plan:
DETAILS OF GIFT GIVING (The Massive Undertaking):
Date: June 04, 2016
Venue: Villa Maria, Elementary School, Porac Pampanga
DETAILS OF THE FUNDING (A big part of The Massive Undertaking)
TARGET BUDGET: 40K
TARGET KIDS: 60 TARGET
LOOT CONTENTS: School Bag, 10 Notebooks, 2 pads of grade 2 sheet, Coloring Book, Pencil Case (w/ Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener, Crayons, Paste/Glue), Lunch box, Water Bottle and Towel Cookies, Bread, Candies, Chocolates, and Juice Chickenjoy Meal
DEADLINE OF ENTRIES: May 21, 2016
DETAILS ON HOW YOU COULD JOIN IN THE MASSIVE UNDERTAKING!!!
Everyone is welcome to help us out through the following: Donations
If you prefer to do an immediate bank account transfer instead, please deposit your donation to Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Account # 8849 0211 42, under the name of Divine M Camama. After you have made the deposit, please contact us using the mobile number 0917-8179238.
Let us all open our hearts to kids like Maria and help them get through another year of school. Even the smallest donations will go a long way for these kids. Do not make Aeta kids’ dreams a far-flung hope!
Join us and make Aeta second-graders ready for school! #GetMariaReadyForSchool, #HelpSendAetaKidsToSchool Note: Excess funds will be used to support next years' campaign.