Balik Bayan Boxes
We are so grateful to those of you who give – not only donations of money – but those of you who think of products and supplies that we simply cannot buy here in the Philippines.
However, as some of you discover, shipping to the Philippines can be costly and complicated.
The use of Balik Bayan boxes can help solve the problem.
Balik Bayan boxes measure about 1 meter by one meter (that varies somewhat from shipper to shipper) and are sent by boat.
The shipping for Balik Bayan boxes is about $80 - $100 per box – unweighed!
We hope that some of you will come up with Sunday School projects or Youth Group missions to gather items that we regularly use and give away to the kids, such as:
- school supplies,
- crosses on necklaces,
- toys, and
- much, much, more (see School Projects for a more extensive list).
Even Christmas boxes can be sent, and they are delivered to our door - with no customs.
If packed wisely, so much for the kids can come this way.
If your group decides to tackle a project like this, please let us know ahead of time, as we must arrange to pick up the container.
God Bless You as you consider a project like this.
While we cannot recommend specific freight methods or companies to use to ship your Balik Bayan box, the following resources pulled off the internet might really help: