My friends and I will be in the Philippines from October 31 to November 12.  During this trip we will be buying the food and school supplies on the ground there to save on the cost of shipping and to avoid the rampant corruption.  We intend to visit the poorest of the poor and will personally distribute the food and school supplies to as many children currently living there.  I will be posting pictures of our journey online so you can see the children you are helping.

In addition to distributing food and school supplies, we will be talking with teachers, community leaders and others, looking at what areas need the most help, what resources are already there that we might be able to work with, and how we can effectively provide assistance to those who need it most.

Our long-term goal is to build an orphanage or school in the Philippines and get established as a nonprofit, which is a difficult task.  I am open to any ideas if you can possibly help us obtain nonprofit status through the IRS before our scheduled trip.