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17 July 2012

For the kids in Ulingan

Dear friends,

Do you have good quality kids' stuff you no longer need?

Please consider donating these items for the kids at Ulingan.

We are trying to collect items which we can send to the kids (in behalf of Project Pearls) in time for Christmas:
  • toys (not battery operated please) 
  • children’s books (pages/cover intact, no scribbles) 
  • clean clothing (suitable for Manila climate)




Ulingan is a slum community in Tondo, Manila (the Philippines) where families eke out a living by making charcoal from discarded bits of wood and selling bits of scrap metal. Project Pearls, a not-for-profit organisation, is helping the kids by providing basic necessities and education. But there is still much to be done. For more information please visit www.projectpearls.org.

Drop-off point is at 163A Broderick Road, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037, NZ
(Nick & Tina Ballesteros – 04 477 4069)

Another way to help is by donation. We are raising funds to send these items to Manila. Money left over will go to Project Pearls’ scholarship programme. Any amount will surely help.


Please donate by electronic banking to:
ASB Account No. 12 3223 00160240 50
Reference: ULINGAN
Code: your surname

For further inquiries, please contact:
Cory Gawe (04 4774251 / 0210 296 9846), or
Nick or Tina Ballesteros (04 477 4069)

In behalf of the kids at Ulingan, maraming salamat po.

(all photos by Project Pearls)

This is a BarkadahaNZ Project