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For a more detailed list of toys, click here.

Aside from donations in kind, we also greatly appreciate cash donations. Your cash donation, no matter how small you may think it is, will definitely go a long way for PTL.  You may deposit your donations at:

BPI Family Checking Account
Account Name: Children’s Community Play Area, Inc.
Account Number: 6861-0026-81

Children’s Community Play Area, Inc. is the non-profit behind the Philippine Toy Library.
Registration No. CN 201214661
TIN 008-345-685

Swift Process for CCPA
Account Name: Children’s Community Play Area, Inc.
Account Number: 6861-0026-81
BPI Family
325 Miranda Bldg. cor. F. Dela Rosa St., Katipunan Ave., Brgy. Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108
Swift Code: BOPI PH MM

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If you want a more meaningful and fruitful partnership with PTL, you may opt to personally go to our sites! Whether you are a corporate group, school, non-government organization, barkada, family or on your own, we may bring you to a site of your choice. The most basic is doing a 3 to 4-hour activity, packed with fun activities such as a storytelling session, arts & crafts and short games. Giving snacks to the kids is just an option, but we strongly encourage you to do it (a cupcake and a tetra-pack juice are already good). From experience, our partners extend their generosity by giving out school supplies and hygiene kits. Some families also prefer to celebrate their birthdays with us. There are even some individuals who just help out our Toy Library guardians by teaching them new arts & crafts activities and helping them organize their play area. Whatever your passion or expertise is, you may share it with us!

So come and join us in our advocacy of sharing happiness to our Filipino kids! We can personalize the program you would want to do in our communities. Shoot us an e-mail at info@toylibraryph.com.

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Donate Toys and Books

The toys and books you are not going to use anymore will become the new source of happiness of our kids in far-flung, urban and rural poor communities. Send us your well-loved toys and children’s books and we’ll ship them to our existing and requesting Toy Libraries. You may send them to #56 Esteban Abada St., Brgy. Loyola Heights, Quezon City. You may drop-off your toys from Mondays to Sundays, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

To give you a guide as to what kinds of toys we prefer, find the images below. You may download them if you like:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is Philippine Toy Library?
Philippine Toy Library (PTL), under the Children’s Community Play Area, Inc., is a SEC registered, non-profit organization, which aims to bring happiness to Filipino children through play. You may visit our YouTube channel to get to know more about our advocacy. Watch Philippine Toy Library’s videos.

2. What can I do to help PTL?
There are three general ways on how you can help PTL. You may donate, share or partner with us!

3. I want to donate! What are the kinds of toys and books PTL receive? Where shall we drop them off?
PTL receives brand new and second-hand toy and book donations. Make sure that the toys and books are still in good condition and usable. Click here for a more detailed list of toys. For the books, we strongly recommend children’s books, good for ages 3 to 10 years old. You can drop them off at #56 Esteban Abada St., Brgy. Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For weekend drop-offs, please e-mail us first at info@toylibraryph.com.

4. I want to share my time to the existing PTL communities! What do I do?
E-mail us at info@toylibraryph.com to set a meeting with the PTL team to discuss about your plans. For more information on what you can do, click here.

5. I want to partner with PTL! What do I do?
E-mail us at info@toylibraryph.com to set a meeting with the PTL team to discuss about your plans. For more information on what you can do, click here.

6. Where are the Toy Libraries in the Philippines? When can we possibly visit them?
You may get an overview of our Toy Libraries all over the country by clicking here. The sites have different operation schedules. If you are interested to visit one site, with the kids around, please coordinate with us first by sending us an e-mail (info@toylibraryph.com).

7. We want to have a play area in our place. What do we need?
a. It would help if there is already an existing program for kids in your proposed area (i.e. feeding program, tutorial, sports, etc.). Also, it is important that your proposed area is free of charge.
b. There should be a physical space for your proposed play area. It can be a corner in big room.
c. If a physical space is not available but you have a program for children, you may avail of the PTL Mobile wherein toys and books are placed in a plastic bin and it is brought around the community.
d. A Toy Library coordinator (usually a teacher for public school and daycare set-up; and a social worker for orphanage and special facility set-up) should be available in the proposed area. He/she is in charge of managing the playtime schedule and the kids who will play.
e. The proposing partner is the one who will shoulder the operating expenses of the area (utilities, coordinator salary, etc.). In setting-up the Toy Library, the proposing partner shall also find means of shouldering the labor costs.

You may view this video on how to set-up a toy library.

8. What is PTL’s counterpart in setting up the Toy Library?
Aside from the technology of setting-up, the toys and books will be PTL’s main contribution for the site.

9. After setting-up, what happens?
There is a Memorandum of Agreement, to be signed by the concerned parties, which details the responsibilities of PTL and the partner. Basically, part of PTL’s responsibilities are to continuously monitor the site, to replenish the toys and books after a year, and to link the toy library with other organizations interested to help.

Didn’t find the answer to your question? Kindly e-mail us at info@toylibrary.ph or call  +639173182795

Resettlement Area to Build a Toy Center for Aeta Children: Former Mt. Pinatubo Survivors Prioritize their Next Generation

Pampanga, Philippines – Remember Mt. Pinatubo? It was that quiet volcano in Central Luzon that suddenly came alive, changing the fate of the residents forever. It was in 1991 when tragedy struck and residents along the volcano were forced to move and start new lives. The Aetas, a nomadic tribe that live in the mountains were forced to resettle their communities in Brgy. Villa Maria…

it has been twenty years and they have settled their lives in Porac. Now, they are asking for help in building a toy center for their children. The Villa Maria Integrated School is about thirty minutes off the center of the municipality; thus, access is a bit hard. “The Aeta children need not to travel far to play with old toys and read children’s books with our help,” PTL President Edsel Ramirez appeals. “The school principal has already allocated a space and refurnished the room for our donated toys and books.”

The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations of toys and children’s books. Clear out closets and start helping in the building toy centers in Porac and Sasmuan, Pampanga, Dapdap, Quezon, Palawan, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur.

Drop off points are in Quezon City (KIDS AHOY, PTL and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines offices), Pampanga (Orchid Bookstore), Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga City (ADZU, Tzu Chi Foundation and YSP offices).

Filipinos Called to Build Toy Libraries for River Children: Power of Social Media Reaching Out to Indigenous People

Zamboanga, Philippines – They are called as river people, where the name of the Subanon tribe comes from. They are natives to the Zamboanga Peninsula in the western part of the Mindanao island. However, they are now living in the mountains due to the migration of Muslim groups…

They are now asking for help from fellow Filipinos in the early childhood development of their children. PTL is partnering with the Ateneo de Zamboanga University and Youth Solidarity for Peace to build a toy center for their mission school.

“We are asking for help from those who have good hearts to help the indigenous children from the South,” Fr. Willy Samson, SJ appeals to the public. “We’d like to give an opportunity for all children to experience a meaningful and joyful childhood.”

“The IP sector usually receives little help due to their distance from cities,” PTL President Edsel Ramirez describes. “We welcome this partnership to show the Subanon tribe that they are not forgotten by their Filipino brothers and sisters.”

On a vacation abroad with the family, Ramirez, 38, was struck with the availability of parks and playgrounds for children in their communities. Thus, he posted a status on his social media site asking for donations of old toys, children’s books, and materials for building the first Philippine Toy Library in Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations of toys and children’s books. Clear out closets and start helping in the building toy centers in Porac and Sasmuan, Pampanga, Dapdap, Quezon, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga Peninsula.

Drop off points are in Quezon City (KIDS AHOY, PTL and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines offices), Pampanga (Orchid Bookstore), Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga City (ADZU, Tzu Chi Foundation and YSP offices).

Old Toys to Become Immortal: Filipinos Called to Build a Toy Center in the Former Leprosarium

Sendong Survivors Rise to Address Children’s Therapy and Healing

Palawan, Philippines – The movie, Toy Story, rings true. Old toys from closets would be used again and bring joy to the new generation of Filipino children. PTL is partnering with the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines and Cartwheel Foundation to build a toy center in the Palawan island. Culion is a 4th class municipality in the province; once a leprosarium, the area is now a vibrant community eager to develop and progress…

“When I talked to Ma’am Nene Mariano, the pre-school teacher of Libis Day Care Center about a possibility of bringing in old toys, her face lighted up,” JVP Volunteer and Cartwheel Foundation Program Associate Camille Tacastacas recounts her encounter. “The teacher was on the verge of tears imagining having more toys for her students.”

“I was crying with the Toy Story franchise,” PTL President Edsel Ramirez embarrassingly shares. “Consider toys becoming immortal and transcending lives as they are played by children from one generation to another.”

The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations of toys and children’s books. Clear out closets and start helping in the building toy centers in Porac and Sasmuan, Pampanga, Dapdap, Quezon, Palawan, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur.

Drop off points are in Quezon City (KIDS AHOY, PTL and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines offices), Pampanga (Orchid Bookstore), Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga City (ADZU, Tzu Chi Foundation and YSP offices).

JESUIT VOLUNTEERS PHILIPPINES-JVP is one of the country’s longest-running local volunteer programs, recruiting, training, and sending highly-skilled college graduates and young professionals to work in under-resourced areas all over the country. This year, they have two volunteers assigned to Cartwheel Foundation working for the education of the Tagbanua in Culion. Website: http://www.jvpfi.org/

CARTWHEEL FOUNDATION-Cartwheel seeks to give indigenous youth and communities the chance to enjoy their right to quality and culturally relevant education. Website: http://cartwheelfoundation.org/

Resettlement Area to Build a Toy Center for Healing and Moving Forward

Sendong Survivors Rise to Address Children’s Therapy and Healing

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines – As Walt Disney said, “Keep moving forward.” This is what the people of Cagayan de Oro are doing right now. After the devastation from Typhoon Sendong last year, which claimed families and property, the survivors have slowly gotten back in rebuilding their lives.

Ateneo de Cagayan – Xavier University has donated land for resettlement areas to those who were affected by the tragedy. Called Xavier Ecoville, the resettlement in Lumbia has included building a toy center in their plans for intervention for their children, who experienced so much at their young age.

“Last year, I personally went to CDO during the relief operations and I witnessed their suffering,” PTL President Edsel Ramirez shares. “Let’s help their children move on from the tragedy through creating a space where they can heal and play.”

The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations of toys and children’s books. Clear out closets and start helping in the building toy centers in Porac and Sasmuan, Pampanga, Dapdap, Quezon, Palawan, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur.

Drop off points are in Quezon City (KIDS AHOY, PTL and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines offices), Alabang, Pampanga (Orchid Bookstore branches), Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga City (ADZU, Tzu Chi Foundation and YSP offices).

Filipinos Called to Build Toy Libraries for Children along the Lake: A Floating Toy Center Planned

Lakewood. How romantic.

In reality, not quite. Lakewood is about two hundred sixty kilometers off Zamboanga City; it would take seven hours of bus ride to reach the municipality. A lake is in the center and the communities residing are living below the poverty line. ..

An unassuming and quiet community, four thousand children have limited access to toys and children’s books. They are now asking for your donations to have a meaningful play experience. PTL has partnered with Yellow Boats of Hope Foundation for this project to build a toy center for them.

“I have been working with the community for four years now and we have tried to be creative in our resources,” Yellow Boat Lakewood Coordinator John Michael Dellariarte shares. “We built a half way house as a lying-in center made of plastic pet bottles with the community. A floating toy library would be a challenge!”

Social media activism is on the rise. On a vacation abroad with the family, PTL President Edsel Ramirez, 38, was struck with the availability of parks and playgrounds for children in their communities. Thus, he posted a status on his social media site asking for donations of old toys, children’s books, and materials for building the first Philippine Toy Library in Quezon City.

Clear out closets and start helping in the building toy centers. The Philippine Toy Library is currently calling for donations to build in Dapdap, Quezon, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga Sibugay and Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur.

Drop off points are in Quezon City (offices of KIDS AHOY, PTL and Jesuit Volunteers Philippines), Baguio, Bacolod and Zamboanga City.

PTL Brgy. Loyola Heights: Call to Replenish Toys

It has been a year since Brgy. Loyola Heights PTL opened its doors to around 200+ kids from the community. This has been their play area ever since. The other day, I heard numerous personal stories of families in relation to the Philippine Toy Library.

The other day, I heard numerous personal stories of families in relation to the Philippine Toy Library. I heard stories of kids pushing their Nanay to drop them off at the Toy Library. For some they made the ‘Toy Library play time’ as an incentive for better attendance and better school performance. We also heard of parents with special kids using the play space and kids interaction as a chance for their child to play. And a lot more. But the experience that really struck me most was when a kid approached me and said, “salamat po sa Toy Library. Ngayon nakakalaro na ako ng mga laruang nakikita ko lang sa Toy Kingdom” (Thank you for this Toy Library, now I am able to play with toys that he only sees at the Toy Kingdom) After a year of its opening, we needed to replenish those that have been totally worn out and replenish with a fresh batch.

#ToysforZamboKids: Call for Donations for Zamboanga Children

There are 21,628 children who were affected by the Zamboanga crisis according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. To help in the healing process and trauma management of these children, PTL is appealing for toys that can be given out to the children.

“We are saddened that the victims of this crisis are our children,” PTL Edsel Ramirez says. “We need to provide better memories for them – of hope, love and joy. We ask everyone to help us ease their pain.”

Last year, together with the Youth Solidarity for Peace, PTL built a toy center in Brgy. Mariki. “Mariki is one of the barangays that were affected by the crisis,” YSP Chair Christian Olasiman describes. “We don’t know if the toy library was spared. Perhaps, we need to rebuild the center again for them, and provide new meaning for peace.”

Tzu Chi Foundation Director Anton Lim, another partner of PTL, is very much hopeful for the children. “We plan to use the donated toys for the children’s therapy, to transcend the wounds and scars of this crisis.”

The Zamboanga children are our children too. Together, let us rebuild their dreams, one child at a time – one toy at a time.

Drop-off points for toy donations are located in Quezon City (PTL & Jesuit Volunteers Philippines offices), Pampanga (Orchid Bookstore branches) and Zamboanga (Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Tzu Chi Foundation, Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation and YSP offices). For cash donations, e-mail us at info@toylibraryph.com.