As we mentioned last week, we have a special opportunity for all of our Louisville-area friends:
We're partnering with My BalikBayan LLC to raise awareness for our work in the Philippines, especially with the Franciscan Oikos Sisters.
In Filipino culture, "Balikbayan boxes" are used for the shipping of special gifts to members of a family. We are doing the same thing for members of the Water With Blessings family in the Philippines. We are working in cooperation with the Franciscan Oikos Sisters, our first partners in the Philippines.
My BalikBayan approached us recently with this wonderful opportunity. They have a history of helping orphans by shipping contributions. When they told us they were looking for a trustworthy orphanage, we knew just who that would be.
BalikBayan LLC will be collecting for orphans. The greatest needs are school supplies, flip-flops, t-shirts, cotton shorts, or sundresses. Children's vitamins and OTC meds will also be very much appreciated.
WWB will be raising funds to send more filters to the sisters for the village they're building for homeless families. We'll have wonderful masks for sale, created by our great friend Barbara Oesteritter (like we said, if you have to wear one, it might as well be beautiful). Charlotte Ford’s great craft work will also be available for purchase, to support her project of sending handmade dolls to the children in time for Christmas.
We’ll also have our regular soap and coffee for sale.
Water filters, Christmas gifts for orphans, boxes to family back home... it's all coming together on Saturday, August 15, 1-5 pm at 103 N. Madison Ave., 40243. (And again on September 27!)
Please spread the word, and come out to see our first balikbayan drive thru event!