SCHOOLBAGS FOR JESUS
Schoolbags for Jesus (previously Shoeboxes) aims to enable orphans and street children in the Philippines to receive education and break the cycle of poverty. The kids do not mind walking to school for miles if they could have some school supplies which their parents cannot afford, let alone feed them. To date, we have distributed 7,000 SFJs in the Philippines over 3 years running.
At Buckets for Jesus’ Apostolic missions, we “believe in not just providing the fish but teaching the poor how to fish.” We firmly believe that education is the surest way to empower children but also raise their families from the bondage of poverty. See flyer on the left.
For as low as $5 a bag, you can be a part of this project which will provide a school bag (details on the flyer) basic school essentials such as pens, pencils, exercise books, a cap or shirt, will ensure thousands of street children and orphans can attend school each year which we personally deliver 2 weeks before Christmas.
2016 will be SFJ's 4th year running, and we are praying for 4000 schoolbags for this Christmas. We plan to start the 2016 Campaign in June hope to ship out by end October for our distribution in early December.
If you want to get your business, school, parish, youth group, organization or even yourselves involved in Schoolbags For Jesus 2016, please contact Buckets For Jesus @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Containers For Jesus
During an outreach for flood affected victims in Dumaguete in 2012, Buckets For Jesus missionaries felt they didn’t bring enough donations for the thousands of homeless people
surrounding them that day.
Mike received a vision of sending a shipping container full of donations for the poor in the Philippines, as it would be costly to bring them by air. The first of 21 Containers For Jesus to
date was shipped that year, with each container carrying not only clothes. The Sohs’ contacts in Perth and Singapore have also donated pre-owned toys, household items, blankets, on-
perishable food, devotionals, bibles and rosaries.
Today, we appeal to you for donations to fill up half of CFJ 22 apart from schoolbags, with pre-owned towels, blankets and beddings which are still much needed by the poor who can hardly feed themselves let alone pay for these basic necessities. This year, the CFJ campaign will start in September.
Items we are seeking are:
Please hold on to them for now due to limited storage space at our premises. We will advise when the Container arrives.
Housing For Jesus
Housing for Jesus’ structures may appear low cost and meaningless to many of us but to the poor and homeless, it means the world!
A palace…the only home they’ll ever know. While we all work all our lives to earn our heavenly homes, the homeless on earth are still waiting for a roof above their heads...would you like to help make it a reality for one them?
Any amount will be much appreciated or some volunteer work will make a massive difference to these homeless disaster victims.
Adopt a Family Phase 2 are appealing for more kid hearted people to help us raise funds to build more Housing for Jesus for our homeless brothers still homeless after nearly 2 years of disasters still living in temporary shelters.
Please contact us if you are compelled to adopt a homeless family for just $3000, you can give the gift that will last a lifetime.