Home is Where Charity Begins.
They say home is where the heart is. It is where one feels most comfortable and safe. Home is that unexplainable and indescribable warm and happy feeling. It is the beginning and end of each day where we get to spend quality time with our loved ones. Home can also be where goodwill can begin. We do not have to scale mountains to do good unto others. Giving away some home items to charity is an act from the heart.
These four organizations accept donations at any time.
CARITAS MANILA INC.
2002 Jesus Street, Pandacan, Manila
Established on October 1953 by the Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Rufino Santos, Caritas is a Catholic organization that aims toward uplifting the marginalized people in society. Its many social developmental programs provide both mental and spiritual support to those in need. Segunda Mana is one of their fundraising projects that encourage people to donate clothes, blankets, and shoes to the poor.
PHILIPPINE TOY LIBRARY
56 Esteban Abada Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(63) 915 941-0995
How many times have we taken our toys for granted as children? Each year, we ask for one during our birthday, Christmas, a good mark in school… only to get bored after a couple of weeks. On June 2012, a group of volunteers wanted to provide toys to children who only dreamed of having one to play with. The Philippine Toy Library is one-of-a-kind. Its vision is to provide toys to marginalized children and build playrooms in schools, parishes and daycare centers in order to enhance childhood development, and of course, to make kids happy.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PHILIPPINES
5th Floor, 111 Paseo de Roxas Condominium Building, Tower IPaseo de Roxas Avenue corner Legazpi Street, Makati City
As one of the most well-known non-profit organizations in the country, Habitat for Humanity is a world leader when it comes to providing houses to the poor. First established in our country in 1992, it has now built over 40,000 houses nationwide, and this number is steadily increasing. One Home, One Dream Campaign helps rebuild not just the houses, but also the lives of those who were affected by the earthquake in Bohol.
Most of us have now have eBook readers and iPads. What better way to make use of the paperbacks and hard bounds lying around the house than to donate them to the Releaf Project. It is a book drive to help the Child Sponsorship Program of the World Vision Philippines. Please do not donate old, outdated, and tattered books, as well as the following:
- Encyclopedias and Almanacs
- School Textbooks (Preschool, Elementary, High School)
Stay gorgeous everyone!