The Philippine Toy Library (PTL) launches its third toy center in Brgy. Escopa III, Quezon City for the urban poor children.
The overwhelming response from a social media status prompted the Ramirez family to expand a village project into a national advocacy. Creating one toy center for street children was a result from seeing playgrounds in other countries during a vacation.
“When we asked for donations from friends and village neighbors, there was an outpour of generosity,” PTL President Edsel Ramirez shared. “Our house had so many toys stacked that we decided to build more toy centers for the Filipino children.”
Through the help of Kaya Natin Convenor Harvey Keh and Quezon City Congressman Bolet Banal, PTL Escopa became possible.
The Brgy. Escopa III leaders allocated a whole room for the PTL that will supplement their day care program. “Kapitana Beth and Kagawad Rolando were very supportive of the project,” Ramirez bared. “It just shows that there are still local officials who truly care for their community.”
The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations to build in Payatas in Quezon City, Culion in Palawan and Mariki in Zamboanga. Clear out closets and PTL is open to accepting old toys, children’s books, art materials, shelves, tables and chairs, rubber matting, paint, etc. Drop off points are in Quezon City, Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga.