Now I know what it feels like to be one of those guys handing out real estate brochures and leaflets….hahaha. No, seriously, we are back from S&R and have done a quick count and today’s event yielded PHP110,000! Thank you so much to the roughly 100 Marketmanila readers who dropped by the table today and many of whom left donations well above the suggested amounts! Right now we can probably provide 5,000+ meals for malnourished public school students! There was a bit of a rush when we opened at 9am (actually, we started a little earlier) but after the first hour, readers came at a more stately pace… I took a photo of the line at the start of the day but realized readers might not want THEIR faces on the blog so I have decided not to use the photo. My favorite moment of the day must have been when Kulasa, a long-time reader, showed up with a branch from an aratiles tree… now I know what it is! Thank you! And to bijin from Japan, thanks so much for sending your relatives with such a generous donation. I also loved the fact that U.S. readers were picking their styles and sizes of t-shirts by cellphone! And to the quiet but generous folks who left far more than they needed to, thanks as well. Several contest prize winners were unable to pick up their items, however…boohoo for them.
There are still a LOT of shirts and totes left, so I hope many of you have opted to pick up at the Megamall distribution site on Monday. Otherwise, Marketman and crew will have t-shirts to wear through the next millenium! :) Here are the details for the Monday pick-up point:
HeelSewKwik (near Aji Ichiban)
11am – 1pm
Monday, 19 November 2007
If you are interested in a Cebu pick-up, please leave a comment here and I shall contact you by email to give you the details. If you tell me roughly how many t-shirts and totes you want, I can also better prepare what to bring with me when I go next week. If it looks like I need one or two more pick up points in late November, I will probably get one in Quezon City and another in the Makati area, but I will play it by ear until after Megamall and Cebu. Marketman, Mrs. MM & The Kid are really amazed by everyone’s kindness and generosity today. The kids at the beneficiary schools will be even more thrilled. A special mention to Edward, Grace and Cris of S&R who graciously provided today’s venue. Maraming, maraming salamat sa inyong lahat!