Kudos to the United States Postal Service and the wonderful regional operations in Indonesia that delivered my latest gift to a happy mother on Mother’s Day.
She received the tiny package, filled with goodies, about a week after she was introduced to my handsome husband in the Philippines.
Deliveries like that are made to families from the United States on behalf of companies that build toys in Jakarta.
This is not a service that the Indonesian postal office delivers; in fact, the postal services have been gutted by the Indonesian government.
So delivery services like this, which deliver toys directly to the house of the child, were a godsend.
Many parents have already received toys from these delivery services and in general the third party logistics sector has seen a surge over the past years in the area.
Because of these services, we have been able to help about 600 children directly and another 250 indirectly, thanks to advancements in technology driving down the related logistics costs.
In fact, our Philippine friends have informed us that every child who received a toy from their programs is performing better with their grades. This is something that I hope all countries and governments can emulate.
This is a program that is not only fulfilling the needs of the children but also is helping their families.
Companies like Wow! Wow! Kids and Caregivers have delivered thousands of toys to almost 100 countries.
They have helped those kids who are less fortunate than the others in Indonesia.
Goodies like we gave to the mom of our new Indonesian friend are great, but they should not be limited to families.
They should be made available to all of the kids in all of the countries.
The good thing about children is that the one who gets a toy today may need it in the future.
So let’s give gifts that will last forever to help the needy, not just on Christmas, but every day.
On that note, thanks to all of the families that have made donations to Wow! Wow! Kids and Caregivers for helping so many children in Indonesia.
Many thanks to my wonderful friends in Indonesia, Mark Gerago of Caregiver and Esther Preis of Woowoo!, who were with me to celebrate Mother’s Day.Please donate generously if you can.
And let’s not forget those kids in the Philippines. Please help them any way that you can.