There are still lots of shirts and a few totes left over for the Marketmanila.com Public School Feeding Program that I have been sponsoring/facilitating for the last few weeks!!! I realize we have had so few pick-up points so far, (the longest at S&R, last Nov 17) so I have decided to add at least two more pick-up points this Saturday Dec 1 and next Saturday Dec 8, 2007 as well. For the less regular visitors to marketmanila.com, allow me to refresh your memories… I first broached the subject of a potential charitable effort on this blog with a post on t-shirts for donations to benefit malnourished public school kids about two months ago. Reader response was incredible, and folks put their names in for roughly 400+ shirts and totes, here. I failed to set up reasonable and legal means to accept donations from foreign based readers (60% of the visitors here), and asked that folks who had access to family or friends in Manila be possibly asked to help with the effort. To date, we have collected a stunning PHP170,000+ and there are still 190 shirts and 30 totes left!! So if you missed the earlier pick-up points and want to help, please drop by this Saturday or next at the address below. The pick-up point is just minutes away from the BMW dealership on Pasong Tamo in Makati, and it is the same place you can pick-up the Little Brown Books that you ordered so that you can kill two birds with one stone! If a substantial amount of shirts and totes still remain after these two pick-ups, I may take up offers from some of my readers to use their retail stores in SM North Edsa for one final pick-up in mid-December. I know you all really want to help, and it isn’t easy to coordinate pick-ups from such limited points and hours, but I hope you can make it to this pick-up point. I will be out of town this Saturday, but my trusty crew will be at the site to distribute shirts. And I will sign most of the totes so you even have an autographed bag… heehee :) Also, any winners of contests who didn’t pick up their prizes before, I will be sending the prizes to these pick up points. Just identify yourself by the winning name and provide your email address to confirm your identity.
For Marketmanila t-shirt and tote pick ups:
Saturday, Dec 1, 2007 from 9am to 12 noon ONLY
Saturday, Dec 8, 2007 from 9am to 12 noon ONLY
2332 Don Chino Roces (formerly Pasong Tamo) Extension
Taguig, Metro Manila
Text Mae for information re: brown books and t-shirt pick-ups at 0917-327-3739
For the Little Brown Books, pick-ups will be from 8am-3pm, same location.
From Makati, go South on Pasong Tamo, Pasong Tamo Extension, passing the Ford, then BMW car dealerships and keep driving towards Taguig. About 500 meters after the BMW dealerrship, there will be a gate at the right, ask the guards to point you to the PCPD Main Building, and the pick up points will be in the ground floor of that building. If you reach the gate of Fort Bonifacio that has a road OVER the South Super Highway, you have gone too far. Please text Mae if necessary for details of the Little Brown Book pick-up or for assistance in finding the pick-up point. The place sounds obscure, but it is actually just a few minutes from the Pasong Tamo and EDSA intersection, particularly on a Saturday morning. Remember, a PHP500 donation to the feeding program will sponsor 20-25 meals for malnourished school kids! And you get a t-shirt or tote as a gift from Marketman. Thank you in advance for your continued support for the School Feeding Program!!!
OH, AND I ALMOST FORGOT, CLICK THIS LINK TO A PHOTO OF THE YOUNGEST MARKETMANILA FAN, CARRYING THE TOTE BAG HER MOM PICKED UP AT MEGAMALL LAST WEEK! FANTASTIC!