On October 25, 2014, a facebook group, BOOK & MAG Junkies, held a benefit show/book donation drive in response to Food Not Bombs-Bacolod's plea for book donations to be given to Concepcion, Ilo-ilo's Nipa Elementary School's library and it's students.
We were able to gather 15 Balikbayan sized boxes of books, with running count of approx 1,000 books (amounting to rougly 130 kilos in total weight) donated by friends from all over. Our friends from Bacolod visited Manila after the event but were only able to bring with them 6 boxes due to baggage limit and lack of enough funds.
The remaining 9 boxes are left at a friends space in Sucat, Parañaque, awaiting shipping to Ilo-ilo where they are to be given to it's recipients. More than 800 books are to be given as gifts to the school children, while more than 300 more are to be donated to their school's library.
Please spread the word. Let good-hearted people help out in any way they can. Repost, share, tell your friends about this. Let private businesses know they can help. Let the local government units know that we still welcome their assistance. Help us get the books into the children's hands. Help our schoolchildren out. Any inquiries can be addressed to Jedd Left Hander at (+63)9264886920 or Jeff at (+63)9266118466. For transparency purposes and to get the book-keeping straight, you may coordinate directly with FNB-Bacolod City, Philippines, too (the facebook link is supplied above). Thank You!