This page is no longer accepting donations
Raised so far

80 % to goal

Books for the Barrios, Inc.

San Francisco Marathon

Donations as of October 07, 2015:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$3,075.00 Raised Online
$3,075.00 Total Raised

Save Books for the Barrios

Dear friends and family,

Thank you for visiting my fundraising site.  With my wife, Minnie, kids, Eizsa and Raim supporting me, I will be running the full marathon for the first time in my life on July 29, 2007 in San Francisco.  I’m already registered and will wear bib number 3833.  I am doing this to raise awareness and money for my favorite charity organization, Books for the Barrios (BftB) based here in the Bay Area.  Due to dwindling financial support in the wake of many natural disasters (Katrina, tsunami, etc.), BftB may be forced to close its operations this summer if it does not generate enough funds.  Yes, this is after more than 25 years of providing quality education materials to remote schools in the Philippines, after empowering Filipino public school teachers through trainings and conventions, after establishing more than 55 Model of Excellence schools whose standards are at par with well-known private schools in the country, BftB will be forced to close.

Like I mentioned, this will be my first full marathon.  I’m not sure if I can make it but I’ll surely give it my best try.  I believe I have far greater chances of finishing the race than for the many children of receiving quality education if BftB ends its “project of the heart”.  But together with your help, we can save BftB to continue on its noble mission!

I’m targeting to raise $3,833.  Support BftB by making donation through this website - it's safe and secure.

Thank you and please forward to whom you know who may also be interested in helping BftB.

For more information about BftB, visit their website at

Yours truly,

Ramon “Monchit” Arellano, II  


Education: a debt due from present to future generations. - George Peabody

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. - Marian Wright Edelman

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela


Comment Donation
Usha Pereira Congratulations Ramon !
maegan&alex pwede ba magpakarga sa mga takbo mo?
Tita Mariles
Nancy Voves Hope you had a fun run - all for a good cause!
EUGENE & MHEL Thank you for doing this!
James and Imee Salamat for leading the way!
John L. good luck monchit!
Julius (aka gwapo) & Michelle Kung may halaga lang ang pogi points, ang dami ko na sigurong na donate... Yaka mo ya tsong! GO GO GO Ramon!
Liza Suarez Goodluck, Monchit!
junbot Mr. Monchit bilib kami sa yo! Kahit di mo matapos ang race basta maabot mong $$ goal mo!
che' Thank you for doing this for our kababayans :-)
Ems Goodluck!
Del Fulgencio Way to go, Monchit! Good Luck!
marissa yusay i did for march of dimes,too and it feels good. be proud!
Joanne Good Luck!!!!
Bran Callet
Alvin Good Luck Monchit ! I know you can do it !
Bibam-Beiong Salamat po sa magandang na adhikain para sa mga kababayan nating nangangailangan. Goodluck!
Marco Monchit ikaw ang tunay na idol, thanks for doing this
Al Acosta Good Luck Pre.
Nelson & Min Just Do It! :-) Good luck on your run and hopefully these donations will help save BftB.
Liz Batongbacal I hope you raise enough to get Books for the Barrios going.
Ludy Tanchoco Go...go... Ramon! We salute you and your commitment to BftB
lawrm congrats on even attempting such an undertaking for such a noble cause.
Connie Wilson Avery worthwhile cause indeed!
Ed Diwata God Bless You and give you strength to finished the race! Thanks for thinking and caring!!!
Diane My first marathon took me 6 1/2 hours, but I finished. You will too!
Caitlin Ramayrat Thanks for doing this :-)
lito and kathy vedan Go for it Monchit!!!!
Armand de Leon
Roberting Go, Monchit!
gorings Pagpalain ka ng Panginoon.
Jun Estrella sorry it is late,but good luck to you
Linda Monchit, what a challenge for an amazing cause... good luck! Linda
Paulina Lorenzana
Derek Run, Forrest, run!
Casey and Aaron Hiester Thanks Ramon and good luck! We love BftB!
Barbara Olsen We'll be cheering for 3833!!!! Barbara and Ralph
Gil Arindaeng Goodluck
GerryC Good luck p're.
Tata Savellano GoodLuck, Monchit! I know you can make it.
Edmund Hindi pa kami nakaka-ensayo ng husto kaya hindi ka namin pwedeng samahan. Godspeed!
Jodan Go Monchit go! More power to you!
Deeda Goodluck!!! I love you.
Me Wishing BftB doesn't have to close.
Reuben Arellano I wish you the very best on your efforts and I hope that you reach your goal.

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
Raised Online
Total Raised
Report offensive content