Books are my passion and any book drive or event about books is just something I want to be part of. Recently Munting Aklatan was launched in Pateros by Books For A Cause and Goods.PH Online Shopping Store. Unfortunately, I was not able to join fellow bloggers and books enthusiasts that day, but allow me to share this brief press release of what transpired that day for all the book lovers out there.
Goods.PH in partnership with Books For A Cause launched their first mini-library dubbed as “Munting Aklatan no. 1 at Brgy. Martirez Del 96, Pateros, Taguig last March 27, as part of their Trade A Book Charity Drive ongoing project.
Rotary Club International – Metro Pateros also partnered with the charity drive, along with the local officials of the said barangay. Youth bloggers around Metro Manila and youth volunteers of Books For A Cause participated in the said event. Books For A Cause, spearheaded by Ramil Sumangil, is an advocacy that aims to provide precious knowledge to every Filipino and increase literacy through continuous learning.
Parents residing in the said barangay brought their children in the said charity drive, since the children are the main beneficiaries of the charity event. Youth bloggers disseminated children’s books in the event and also did storytelling for the children.
On the other hand, Goods.PH online shopping store initiated a raffle promotion in the event. A total of 84 registrants participated in the raffle draw. A total of 19 minor prizes consisting of grocery goods were drawn in the raffle as well as 16 major prizes consisting of beach bundle and grocery goods were given away during the event.
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