Project 21 is an upcoming outreach program of Small Hands Philippines that is scheduled to take place in June or July of 2012. The recipients of this project are the members of the Dumagat tribe in Rizal.
History of Project 21
A few months before her birthday, our sister Jean Faustino, who is currently studying in Houston, Texas, thought of celebrating her 21st birthday in a different way: to spend it helping the needy and unfortunate in her home country, the Philippines. Knowing the conditions of poverty in Manila, she decided to have a small outreach program in one of the poorest areas in the region.
This is not the first time that our family has held an outreach program, but Project 21 is special because it is our first mission as Small Hands, as an organized group, with the help from friends and strangers alike.
We have been preparing as early as March 2012 for this event. We need everyone’s help to make this mission a success not only for us but also for the Dumagat tribe.
We humbly ask for any help that you can extend our group.
We need grocery items that we can pack and give our recipients. Non-perishable items such as canned goods, noodles, powdered milk, rice, and other similar goods are most welcome.We also accept clothing items, household items, books, medicines, toys, and any other usable items that you no longer need.
We also need cash for our basic needs such as fare, gas, and supplementary food for volunteers.
Lastly, we also need you. Yes, you. We are a small family and this would be one of our biggest projects just yet. We need volunteers who can help us transport and distribute all the goods to our recipients.
As a pioneer outreach program of Small Hands Philippines, this will be a one-time movement set for a short-term goal. We are already planning more missions in the future with bigger scope and with long-term goals.