Give Books to Children in the Philippines

Feb 12, 2013

Thousands of books again being given away!

Book giving in Marilao, Bulacan
Book giving in Marilao, Bulacan

Working with various nonprofits, organizations, churches and individuals, we gave away nearly 6,500 books over the last two months. And there still are over 3,500 books that are going to be handed out.

Perhaps the response to and impact of this initiative is best captured by this email from one of our partners. We would like to share it with you mainly because their gratitude (and ours) should rightfully extend to all of you for your continued generosity and support, without which none of this would have happened.


Hi Gigo, 

I hope you're doing well.

I am happy to inform you that we have delivered your gifts to our 274 students across six learning centers in the Philippines. Our learning centers are located in the following areas:
1. Brgy. Macabud, Montalban, Rizal;
2. Sitio Udiongan, Brgy. Mountain View, Mariveles, Bataan;
3. Brgy. Poro, San Fernando, La Union;
4. Brgy. Canaoay, San Fernando, La Union;
5. Brgy. Pio, Porac, Pampanga;
6. Marahan West, Marilog District, Davao (indigenous community)

For most of the kids, "Message in the Sand" will be a first in their personal collection. 
I am hopeful that this will continue on to a lifetime habit of reading. 
Thank you very much for your support, and more power to CANVAS!

Jason Gavina
Operations Officer
Academe Foundation
Unit 18 La Isla Cond., Ruby cor Opal Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City


We are so encouraged by this, and other messages that we have received, that we are hoping to scale the project and are dreaming even of eventually giving away one million books! Join us in the pursuit of this dream (see it here:

In the meantime, we will continue to keep you posted in upcoming reports. 

Again, our heartfelt thanks and warmest regards.

Bookgiving in San Pablo Public Elementary School
Bookgiving in San Pablo Public Elementary School
Learning to read and to love books
Learning to read and to love books
Bookgiving at a YMCA in Makati City
Bookgiving at a YMCA in Makati City
National Artist Bencab bookgiving in Baguio
National Artist Bencab bookgiving in Baguio



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Gigo Alampay

Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines

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