The IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and integrated marketing communications firm TeamAsia have exceeded their target for the ninth year of their joint civic program, ‘My Dream in a Shoebox.’
This year, the initiative to distribute basic school supplies packed in shoeboxes to kids in indigent communities across the country has generated 82,474 boxes. That exceeds the goal of 75,000 shoeboxes for 2018.
“This year, we were able to go above and beyond our target for My Dream in a Shoebox and bring hope to the lives of more children,” said IBPAP President and CEO Rey Untal. “We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everybody who made it possible. But our mission is not yet over. We are still a long way from meeting the needs of millions of Filipino children.”
Since 2009, My Dream in a Shoebox has distributed school supplies to more than 100,000 kids in various areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Most of the donations come from companies that are members of IBPAP. But the project organizers also accept donations like discarded shoeboxes from people outside the business process outsourcing industry.
You can make donations through this link.