The Philippine Toy Library (PTL) is calling for donations of old toys and children’s books to build a toy library for a barangay in Zamboanga City.

Social media is creating a movement of nation builders and advocates online.  With the recent monsoon rains, Filipinos all over the world helped out locate people in danger and in need of rescue, coordinated donations and relief operations.

It is that same power that the Philippine Toy Library is trying to harness with its dream – to build toy centers nationwide.  PTL is now asking netizens to build a toy library in Mariki, Zamboanga City.

“We call on all Filipinos to go to their attics and bodega, clear out closets and donate your old toys and children’s books,” PTL President Edsel Ramirez shares.  “Your old stuff can bring good memories to the present Filipino kids.”

PTL has partnered with Youth Solidarity for Peace in building a toy center for Mariki, Zamboanga.  “The children of Mariki are excited with the news of having a toy library on their own,” YSP Chairman of the Board Christian Olasiman narrates.  “Let’s give them the opportunity to experience play and fun that will help in their early childhood development.”

PTL Mariki is currently calling for donations of toys, learning materials, shelves and bins and other materials for refurbishing their center.

Kindly send donations to:

Youth Solidarity for Peace – Peace Advocates of Zamboanga
2/F SLSI Building, San Jose Road, Zamboanga City

Fr. Eusebio Salvador, SJ and Fr. William Kreutz, SJ campuses
Ateneo de Zamboanga University

Or contact Christian Olasiman (+63927.238.7563), Harvey Falcasantos (+63916.726.0340) and Robert Basco (+63935.170.4001).

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Philippine Toy Library (PTL)

With just a social media status, a national advocacy was born.  PTL is a group of volunteer-friends who came together and took on the challenge of providing the experience of play to our Filipino children, especially who live in cramped and congested areas.  PTL transforms idle spaces in baranggays/schools/parishes into fun and educational playrooms to keep off kids from the streets.  Currently, PTL has three sites and more are being organized to bring joy to the next generation of Filipinos.



Youth Solidarity for Peace (YSP)

YSP was formally established in 2008, stemming from a youth movement advocating the Culture of Peace and fighting against discrimination across cultures like Muslims, Yakans, Christians and Indigenous People.  In an area perceived to be conflict-ridden, YSP now serves as the youth arm of Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ).