Balikbayan Box Collection Drive


Thank you to everyone who helped with our Spring 2023 Balikbayan Box Drive! With your help, we were able to send 7 boxes to the students and families of Payatas. 

Spring 2024

Balikbayan Box Collection Drive

Unique to the Philippines, the 24”x18”x24” balikbayan boxes are duty and tax free, and are the most secure way to send needed supplies to our students. Every spring, we hold a collection drive for school supplies, personal care items, non-perishable foods, gifts, and other essentials, which are shipped directly to our NGO partner for distribution.

The week of April 22, 2024

Items may be dropped off at our offices between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during that week. Items may also be mailed to our offices between April 1 and April 26, 2024.

Anyone may donate general items from the wish list below. If you currently sponsor a student, now is your opportunity to safely send a personal gift or letter directly to your sponsored child. For personal gifts, please label your item with the child’s name to ensure it reaches them.

Other options for donating to the Balikbayan Box Drive

You may make an online donation, and we will forward the funds to our in-country staff so they can shop for supplies for our families.

Please note: Our office is located in a commercial building that is open during office hours only. We cannot take delivery on weekends or after hours.

Food Supplies*
Canned goods
Packaged (boxed) goods

School Supplies
Arts and crafts materials
USB/Flash drive
Ball pens
Pencil case/pouch
Correction fluid
Pocket portfolios

Personal Care*
Nail cutter
Hand sanitizers
Battery-operated fan (mini)

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

*Perishable foods and liquid items (such as shampoo, etc.) should not be sent in these shipping boxes.