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Care Packages

What is it?

A Balikbayan box is a corrugated box measuring 24”x18”x24” which we use to send needed supplies to the communities we’re helping in the Philippines. Balikbayan boxes are duty- and tax-free and are, therefore, the preferred way to send packages to the Philippines. Additionally, they are delivered directly (door to door) to the recipient. It is the most secure way to send supplies to our students and their families.

How does it work?

We send one to five boxes (depending on the amount of donated supplies we receive) twice a year: in April before school starts and again in October before the holidays. Many donors choose to send personal gifts to their students to include with these shipments. These donors are instructed to make sure they label their packages with their names and their student’s names. Click here to find out when our next Balikbayan Box Event is happening!

philippines humanitarian care packages

Items to donate:

School Supplies
Arts and crafts materials
Scissors
USB/Flash drive
Ball pens
Pencil case/pouch
Correction fluid
Calculators
Markers
Highlighters
Pocket portfolios
Binders
Staplers/staples

Personal Care
Raincoats
Umbrella
Nail cutter
Hand sanitizers
Socks
Electrical fan (mini)

Miscellaneous
Batteries (AA and AAA)
Board games (not video or electronic games)

Please note: perishable foods and liquid items (such as shampoo, etc.) should not be sent in these boxes.