For the fourth consecutive year, the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) and TeamAsia have partnered with Children's Hour and Department of Education (DepEd) to launch "My Dream in a Shoebox", a beloved Christmas tradition of collecting and distributing shoeboxes filled with school supplies to less fortunate Filipino children.
With the increasing support of our compassionate industry friends, we've doubled the number of shoeboxes from 3,450 to 7,867 in 2011. These shoeboxes were donated to public schools covering Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao under the care of Children's Hour. The donations included more than 100 computers and laptops, and over two million in cash for DepEd's Bayanihang Pampaaralan program. Donations were also used to assist Typhoon Sendong victims in Iligan City and other remote areas.
Our goal this year is to provide 10,000 shoeboxes, 500 computers and laptops, and 2 million pesos for the Bayanihang Pampaaralan program. With your generosity, we can help these children reach their future goals.
Let's do what it takes to make their Christmas especially bright to resonate throughout their entire lives.