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SHOESHARING Project

Updated as of December 16, 2:15pm

A few days ago I was covering Batang Pinoy Games at Dumaguete City; a grass-roots development program organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to identify young talents all over the country to be trained for the national pool of athletes.

During one of the games, I saw some athletes sharing 1 pair of shoes among themselves because they don’t have their own running shoes. There were even 2 barefoot runners in the competition. The absence of a proper running shoes didn’t deter them into joining the tournament.

It was a very touching moment that I can’t help but blog what I just observed, if you haven’t read yet, please do visit Running Shoes Sharing at Batang Pinoy.

 

Because lots of readers and friends were also touched by the story, most of them wanted to help. They wanted to share what they have. So we came up of this “PROJECT.”

SHOESHARING PROJECT

 

If you want to join and share, you can contact (email, SMS or comment here) any of the bloggers who joined hands together to make this possible.

If you are a blogger, please do blog about this project. Please let us know your link on the comment section. We want to help as much athletes as possible and we want to partner with you.

 

Thank you in advance for sharing this post on your Facebook wall, Retweeting or putting the link on Google+. Consider this your Christmas gift to these young kids.

"Bilisan mo, pahiram ng sapatos. Eto na yung tsinelas." (Click the photo for the full story)

 

May we inspire the young athletes thru this small project. Again, thank you so much! *yakap na mahigpit*

 

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Updated as of December 16, 2:15pm

For transparency, I will publish here the shoes donated and funds raised and the person/group from where it came from.

Richard B (GSC)- P600
April G (Iligan City)-
Pamela Jane O (Iligan City)- P400
Beatrice G (Iligan City)- P500
Laiza L (GSC) – P800
Kathleen Grace dG – P800
Tet M – P1500
PEX Runners group – P3,500
Anonymous O- P1,500
Melai M- Php1,000
Anonymous EF- Php600
Aggy G- Php1,000
Anonymous Glad- Php1,000
Paula O- Php1,000
Chato A- Php2,000
Pie R- Php1,500
Gabz- US$14
Mary Grace- US$10
Gay E- US$10
Anonymous c/o Christine- Php300
Snails Aquathlon Pursuit funds- Php8,000
Accel Shoes thru Sir Albert A (PSC)- 5 brand new running shoes
Slightly used running shoes from OK OK Runners, Maui H, Reinell T.

WE HAVE RECEIVED ENOUGH DONATIONS IN CASH AND IN KIND. THANK YOU SO MUCH, WE HOPE THAT WE CAN DO THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

But you can also deposit your donation to any of these:

BDO (Los Banos)
Account Name: Christine Joyce Betia (sister’s account)
Account Number: 5100-0393-62

GCASH
Christine Fernandez: 0917-822-6510

Paypal
To: journeyingjames@gmail.com -please tick the “I’m making personal payments” (i.e., shared expenses, rental charges, payment and others)

If you have made a deposit, please email a photo/scanned image of the deposit slip or anything that would help us track the deposit made. Thank you so much!

 

I will write another blog post regarding the success of this project. Let’s continue to support and inspire young local athletes.

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  1. November 16th, 2011 at 06:43 | #1

    Sharing this to our networks. Great effort! This is a great example of using social media for social change!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    thank you so much lois! i really didnt know that this simple blog would be like this.
    well, this is readers-driven, parang moderator lang ako and im happy to be doing this for the community

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  2. November 16th, 2011 at 08:24 | #2

    I’d like to be of help! :) Pls let me know how <3

    09156051215

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    will text you shugah! thanks for rounding up the running group there in CDO.
    i got your text yesterday

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  3. joanne camille
    November 16th, 2011 at 10:44 | #3

    im not a blogger nor a runner, but i wanna help…

    HOW?

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  4. Tiff
    November 16th, 2011 at 13:23 | #4

    we will donate from SAP 2011 funds

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    Edplosive Reply:

    Good news yan! Thank you so much Tiff!

    =)

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    really? this is a good development. dont know how i will thank you guys!

    i love you SRA and SAP committee!

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  5. jeffrey yasol
    November 16th, 2011 at 21:02 | #5

    wala po b bank n pde mag deposit ng donation. i can skip a run & just send my reg fee to this good cause.

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    i just updated the post sir jeffrey. BDO.
    thank you so much for your good heart. mabuhay ka bosing!

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  6. November 17th, 2011 at 05:57 | #6

    How can I help? :)

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    bosing, you can donate a slightly used running shoes or deposit any amount. thank you in advance!

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  7. November 17th, 2011 at 06:00 | #7

    Nice one James! I’ll be sharing this to all my networks too. Keep up the good work!

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    thank you very much bro!
    “LET’S” keep up the good work.

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  8. November 18th, 2011 at 13:38 | #8

    Hello James. I am a friend of Christine at work. I blog mostly about kids, parenting and work. I find this an excellent cause. I linked a blog post to your article and Tin’s blog so my friends can get in touch with you.

    http://grownupsforaday.blogspot.com/2011/11/shoesharing-project.html

    God bless. :)

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    thanks rose! i saw your post and i hope others would follow suit. you are an inspiration to many. again, thank you!

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  9. april
    November 23rd, 2011 at 07:42 | #9

    just shared this on my blog. KUDOS to your efforts! :)

    http://prillyn.blogspot.com/2011/11/share-shoe-no-this-is-not-milo.html

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    hi april! saw your blog post, can’t thank you enough for sharing this post!
    i hope to see you in one of your runs to thank you personally.

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    april Reply:

    splendido sunset run, i’ll be there.^.^ no prob.

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  10. November 28th, 2011 at 08:24 | #10

    James,

    I was able to solicit 10k worth of shoes from Willy Ortiz of Accel. Mr. Jacob Manlapaz, Accel Marketing Manager will discuss with you on how to go about sending thase shoes. His cp 09189192xxx.Please call him. Im happy to be a bridge for this worthwhile project. God bless.

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    i already contacted sir jacob.
    thanks again Sir albert, magbuhay ang PSC!

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  11. November 28th, 2011 at 09:36 | #11

    James,

    P3000+ na sa PEX Running Club.. Kay Ed na lang namen iaabot sa Sunday…

    Thirdy

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    noted thirdy, my heart is grateful to PEX running club

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  12. November 28th, 2011 at 11:05 | #12

    Hi sir, QCIM ako sa sunday morning then i’ll be at BGC by the afternoon. Text me kung saan po mas convenient sa inyo. Thank you so much PEX Running Club! God Bless! :)

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  13. December 9th, 2011 at 19:22 | #13

    Hi James, do you still accept donation?

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    journeyingjames Reply:

    yes gabz! you can still make habol until the 13th

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