Bundles Of Joy

Foster City, CA   |  www.givebundlesofjoy.org
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Mission

Our mission is to build a global network of supporters dedicated to fighting poverty in the Philippines. We are committed to helping the poor by providing for their basic needs (i.e. food, clothing, medicine) and by creating a brighter future for their youth through improved education.

Ruling year info

2008

Principal Officer

Sondra Suazo

Co Principal Officer

Elena Suazo

Main address

PO Box 8207

Foster City, CA 94404 USA

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EIN

30-0467659

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (M12)

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Scholarships for Needy Youth

Bundles of Joy is currently working with St. Hannibal Multi-Level School in Manila, Philippines providing scholarships every year for 2 elementary school students .  St. Hannibal is run by the Rogationist Fathers (a Catholic order) and receives funding through donations made to the St. Hannibal Multi-Level School Foundation.  The school provides a free education, books, school supplies, uniforms and 2 hot meals a day to needy children living in squatter villages who otherwise would not be in school at all.  The school can accommodate 90 students in Grades 1 - 6.  What we do is try to find donors or groups willing to hold fundraisers to help.  It costs $300 U.S. dollars to send 1 child to school for one school year.

Population(s) Served

Bundles of Joy sends cash donations and relief goods to victims of natural disasters such as typhoons and floods.  In 2009, when Typhoon Ondoy hit Metro Manila and left thousands homeless and hungry,  Bundles of Joy held a fundraiser with our local UPS Store and St. Mark's Catholic Church and collected 27 cargo boxes food, used clothing, used shoes and household items to be shipped to Manila and distributed to the typhoon victims.  We also raised $1,000 in cash donations which we forwarded to agencies serving the victims.  When Typhoon Sendong hit in December 2011 our donations of relief goods were distributed in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan through the efforts of de la Salle University and Caritas Agency.

Population(s) Served

Bundles of Joy does not have a budget for this but our goal is some time in the future to be able find a sponsor to donate $25,000 to supply hospital equipment and supplies to hospitals in the Philippines serving the poor.  MedShare, a California non-profit collects medical supplies and equipment in the US that are being discarded by hospitals and doctors offices.  For a $25,000 donation, they will ship a 40-foot container of supplies to hospitals in third world countries. We have pinpointed Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Manila as a possible recipient.  Our Lady of Peace provides free surgery for the poor and operates medical missions.

Population(s) Served

Bundles of Joy ships cargo boxes of donations to the Philippines for distribution to the poor.  Donations include medicine, clothing, shoes, food, books, toys and home items such as towels and bed sheets.  With the help of various Philippine organizations we have distributed these items in prisons, homes for the aged and poor communities.

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Our ultimate goal is to break the cycle of poverty and provide opportunities for the poor to better their circumstances and eventually become financially stable and self-sufficient. The best ways to accomplish this are through education for youth, job training and helping people find employment or start their own businesses. 2013 is Bundles of Joy's 6th year as a non-profit organization. We are growing and improving our networking and building our donor base. We are creating relationships with NGOs in the Philippines that we can partner with to provide better service to the poor. So far we have worked on our education goals. We hope to do better in the future. We have not been able yet to provide job training, but that is a goal we are working towards accomplishing in the future.

We have started working on providing better educational opportunities for needy youth. Bundles of Joy has been working with St. Hannibal Multi-Level School in Manila since 2008. We have provided cash donations and in-kind donations to the school. We have raised money for scholarships and school expenses. We have also provided donations of clothing and shoes for the students. When we started this organization in 2008, our dream was to provide free computer classes for the poor so they can gain useful skills that will help them find good jobs and become self-sufficient. We are still a long way from realizing this dream, but we are hoping we can make it happen in the near future.

We are a very small family run non-profit. We don't have the capacity to fund major projects. Our capacity is small, but the impact is huge. We network with all sorts of groups to cause change. Here in the US we work with student groups, clubs, girl scout troops, churches and local businesses to accomplish our mission. We have held clothing drives in our local community of Foster City, California by providing collection barrels at our local Community Center, at a Catholic church and at the UPS Store. We have fundraised with girl scout troops in Foster City and Redwood Shores. We have worked with student groups at Moreau Catholic High School and Cal Poly University. We work with churches and NGOs in the Philippines too. Our organization is run by all part-time unpaid volunteers. We have no budget and rely 100% on donations from generous people who share our vision and want to work with us towards accomplishing our mission.

One thing we would love to do is ship a 40 foot container of hospital equipment and supplies to a Philippine hospital that serves the poor. There is a non-profit called MedShare that collects hospital equipment and supplies from doctors and hospitals in California and ships them to developing countries. They require a $20,000 donation to be able to ship a 40 foot container to a hospital. We have not been able to raise that kind of money. If we could secure such a donation, we would support Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Manila that serves the poor, organizes medical missions and performs surgery free of charge for needy patients.

Another dream of ours is to set up a free computer school in the Philippines. The school would provide training that would help the poor acquire the skills they need to get good jobs and become self-sufficient. However, we do not have the kind of funding needed to do this.

Lastly, we would like to be able to give out small loans and business mentoring to help needy people start their own businesses.

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Bundles Of Joy

Board of directors
as of 11/26/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sondra Suazo

ODesk

Term: 2011 - 2013


Board co-chair

Elena Suazo

City of Millbrae

Term: 2011 - 2013

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