Book donations by the Bato Balani Foundation have reached over P20 Million for the first half of 2007 alone, the biggest donation recorded in five years.
Top partners include SM Foundation, who distributed the books as part of the Donate-A-Book nationwide book donation program and the Joint Operations Task Force Philippines of the US military which transported and distributed books to various public schools in Mindanao. A significant amount of books was likewise provided to Petron Foundation in support of its library program in Guimaras, the Andres Soriano Foundation for its pre-schools in Palawan, and the Sarmiento Foundation for their adopted public schools in Bulacan.
Other donees are public libraries, public schools, various NGO’s and television/media organizations that include the donations as part of their outreach programs.
The Bato Balani Foundation continues to be open for donation requests. Upon donation, the Foundation asks all donees to submit a profile of the schools and students that will be using the books as well as documentation to support that the books were properly received. Partner institutions/donees are also requested to monitor the use of the educational materials provided.
The Bato Balani Foundation prides itself with being able to provide books and educational materials nationwide under its Tulong sa Paaralan, Tulay sa Kaunlaran program.