Have clothes, books, and toys you no longer need? Donate them to Kids for Kids!
Kids for Kids was established by sisters Tasha and Bella Tanjutco (then 13 and 15 years old ) in 2015 to start a simple out-of-school youth organization.
“We knew that we were capable of reaching out to more kids beyond the given outreaches held in school. We saw the drive of the youth who want to give back and make a difference and we wanted to provide them with the platform to be able to turn their compassionate ideas for others into reality,” said Tasha.
From 13 kids wanting to make a difference, they are now more than 500.
“Kids for Kids has become more than just an organization. It has become an outlet to create change. We center and revolve our action around the rights of a child,” said Bella.
They partner with organizations like UNICEF to help feed malnourished children and send underprivileged kids to school. Since they started, they have raised over P2.5 million for kids in need, and have provided healthcare for 1,600 children.
This time around, they want to fund projects that will help raise awareness about plastic bag pollution. They plan to do this by organizing a garage sale, in partnership with Bye Bye Plastics Bags Philippines, also a social initiative driven by the youth. Bye Bye Plastic Bag Philippines organizes coastal cleanups in different areas in the Philippines.
Kids for Kids will accept donations until October 3. They have 10 drop-off points where you can give clothes, toys, and books you no longer need.
- De La Salle University, Manila
- Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa City
- Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
- Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
- Acropolis Subdivision, Quezon City
- Laguna Bel-Air 1, Barangay Don Jose, Santa Rosa, Laguna
- Amberland Plaza, Jade Drive Ortigas Center, Pasig City
- 2101 Tower 3, Pioneer Highlands, Madison corner Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City
- Pilar Village, Las Piñas City
The funds that will be collected will also be used to support sustainability talks to educate the youth on single-use plastics.
Kids for Kids believes that effort, time, and talent can benefit and impact not only people’s lives, but also the environment. – Rappler.com
If you want to participate in Habilin, their upcoming event scheduled on October 26 at The Axon, Green Sun, visit their Facebook page. Habilin is Kids for Kids’ annual talk- series-turned-youth-conference to discuss what it takes to become the next generation of game changers.
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