I first heard of this group from Facebook. I was lucky to be in contact with Ran Umbao who created the group a few years ago --- Piso Para Kay Toto.
Piso Para Kay Toto non-registered, non-government, non-profit effort incepted by volunteer Filipino bloggers from tumblr.com with a goal of sharing happiness to kids.
Our day started early at 4:00am where we met up in Pasay. We rented a jeepney to transport the school supplies and food to Tanay Rizal near the famous Tinipak River and Mt. Daraitan.
I have been to Brgy Daraitan Tanay Rizal twice but never I thought that there are some tribes living just 30 minutes from brgy. hall. We had to walk up the hill to get to the first village carrying our provisions. Good thing it was dry on our way up early in the morning. Some villagers were at the foot of the hill to meet us and offered to help us carry some of the goods.
There were around 115 kids present and the group.made sure they were not just here to get stuff but to have fun. Core members of Piso Para Kay Toto took charge of the fun games with very big help from a group of UP-LB students who as me were also 1st timers in the group. These UP peeps were so funny and so used to such game facilitation that it was so easy to manage the big group of kids. Each winners received toys as prices for winning the games. It felt like early Christmas party for these kids and you could feel they really had a good time. In the process, members of the group were able to make deep connection with the kids.