‘Tis the season of giving!
If you have toys that your kids no longer need, how about using them to make other kids happy?
RightStart Community Development Inc., an organization that provides creative caring spaces for community children in West Crame, San Juan, is looking for toys that can stimulate the minds of disadvantaged children in that community. They are specifically looking for these toys:
- imaginary play (carpenterÔÇÖs tool kit, grocery shop toys (not superheroes and princesses) that are related to real life settings
- construction set (e.g. Marbel run, connetix magnetic tiles, road sets and cars, community building tools)
- motor development (e.g. hopscotch carpet, bean bags)
Currently, there are about 190 children that attend the various workshops held at their center. By engaging the children in educational and fun activities outside school, the center helps to keep them away from bad influences in a deprived neighborhood.
TheFortCity.com is happy to support RightStart Community Development Inc. in this endeavor. We are inviting the community in Fort Bonifacio to donate their used but usable toys that meet the needs of RightStart. Between December 7 to December 14, we will pick up toys from your location within Fort Bonifacio, and forward them to RightStart before Christmas.
To donate, please call/sms us at either one of these mobile numbers +639178122648 +639476971408 between Dec 7 and Dec 14 to arrange for pick up, OR drop off your donated toys at the atrium of Burgos Eats, Burgos Circle, BGC, on Saturday December 14, between 9AM and 12NN
(information supplied by RightStart Community Development Inc.)
The Right Start center is a place for children ages four to fourteen coming from the disadvantaged sector of the community. Not taking the place of the schools in the community in terms of its academic duties, Right Start provides enriching activities, legitimate opportunities for learning, creativity, character and personal development, positive habit formation and a caring environment.
The center is a third place for community children. It is a safe place where children can engage in creative activities not available at home or in school but is a vital experience in enjoying their childhood and developing their God-given potential.
For more information about RightStart, please visit www.RightStart.ph.