MANILA – TeamAsia and the IT-Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) have launched ‘My Dream in a Shoebox,’ their yearly Christmas camapaign that collects school supply-filled shoeboxes for underprivileged school kids.
Starting with 200 shoeboxes in 2009 for a single beneficiary organization, the campaign has grown to giving out 13,675 shoeboxes last year to over 15 beneficiary organizations scattered across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Now on its sixth year, the campaign continues to be a beloved Christmas tradition with increasingly bigger goals and a wider reach. With the help of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Comfac Global Group, and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), My Dream in a Shoebox aims to provide 15,000 children with their own shoebox and raise funds of Php 1.5-million for the Payatas Orione Foundation Inc. (PAOFI).
The cash donations will help build PAOFI’s 2nd floor multi-purpose hall in Payatas, Quezon City where they hold training and value formation activities for the five public schools in the area: Payatas A Elementary School, Payatas B Elementary School, Payatas C Elementary School, Commonwealth Elementary School and Batasan Elementary School.
“The best gift to give this season is the gift of hope for a better tomorrow,” said TeamAsia founder and president, Monette Iturralde-Hamlin. “We have a social responsibility to empower the children of this nation with better control of their future. ”
Everyone is welcome to donate shoeboxes. Donors may wrap the shoebox in colorful recycled paper or Christmas wrap. Shoeboxes contain school supplies such as notebooks, pad paper, pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, a ruler, and a bottle of glue. For security reasons, boxes must be kept open.
Drop off points are:
Comfac Global Group Warehouse
Comfac Technology Center
536 Calbayog corner Esteban Streets, Highway Hills,
Monday – Saturday; 8AM – 5PM
Fernando P. Fernandez
Unit 308, Building B, The Plaz@,
Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest Corporate City
Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1783
Monday – Friday; 10AM – 6PM
Tel. No.: +63 2 757 3500 local 306
Fax No.: +63 2 757 3510