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Book Sharing Project : Help Build a Library in Sorsogon

Help build a happy history by donating books (elementary levels and above) for the first-ever community library of Rizal Elementary School in Gubat, Sorsogon (First in 50 years!). The alumni association together with our contact, Emm Balabat are overseeing the library's construction while our group comprised of our leader - Journeying James is helping by filling the library with books!

Some of the project members
Here are the ways you can help! 

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Books needed : Elementary to higher levels.  The library we're helping would be it's first-ever community library since the school was built 50 years ago!  
 You can also donate in cash as we would need the money to transport the books from our  drop-off points to Sorsogon. That's about 14 hours of land travel and it's not going to be  cheap so we need your help as well. :)

Here's where you can drop-off your books during store hours. These stores have graciously supported our project! Thank you, thank you!

A Runner’s Circle (ARC)
Location: Unit H, Aloha Hotel, 2150 Roxas Boulevard Cor. Quirino Ave., Malate, Manila, 1004 Philippines 
Store Hours: 
Monday – Closed; Tuesday to Friday – 12NN to 7PM; Saturday & Sunday – 9AM to 6PM

G/F, R.O.X. Bonifacio High Street
Address : R.O.X. MANILA B1 Bonifacio High St., The Fort, Taguig City.Tel. No.             
+63 (2) 856.4639      
FB Page :
Store Hours : 
Friday-Saturday – 12:00PM-11:00PM
Sunday-Thursday – 12:00PM-10:00PM

Cash Donations : 
a. For donations via PAYPAL, do send to one of the organizers- PinayTravelJunkie 
b. For bank deposits, you can use my BPI FAMILY SAVINGS ACCOUNT:
Account Name: Christel James Betia
Account Number: 5806-2935-73
*For transparency, all donations will be posted publicly through James' blog or fanpage. If you wish to remain anonymous, please say so. :) 

You can also join us when we transport the books to Sorsogon on September 13. More details at Journeying James website.

Wanna check out the community we're helping? Watch this video! 


Here's the roster of our team:
1. James Betia - Journeying James
2. Ed Escueta - Pinoy Outdoors  (Ed is in-charge of all the poster promotion about our project). 
3. Laiza Limpin - Batang Gala
4. Christine Fernandez - Jovial Wanderer
5. Josiah Sicad - Lakas ng Trip
6. Gay Mitra - Pinay Travel Junkie
7. Gael Hilotin - The Pinay Solobackpacker
8. Estan Cabigas - Langyaw
9. Lois Yasay - We Are Sole Sisters
10. Paula Peralejo - Our Restless Feet
11. Marky Ramone Go - Nomadic Experiences

1. JCI Los Banos
2. Team USB
3. Snail Runners Alabang

1. Emm Balabat - Rizal Elementary School Alumnus and our main contact 
2. Doc Minnie Tomas
3. Arvin Quilloy
4. Jojo Pauly
5. Vernie De Guzman Navarro
6. Charlie Fernandez 

The Book Sharing Project is my second project with Journeying James, Ed Escueta, Laiza Limpin and Jojo Pauly. The first one was  last year where we were able to collect shoes for the young athletes of Bayawan City in Negros Oriental and donate the extra amount to the affected families of Typhoon Sendong in CDO and Iligan. Here's James' account of the donations and expenses for our Shoe Sharing Project and an article posted at the Bayawan City's government website. :) Thank you to everyone who helped and hope you support this one as well. :) 

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