Our History

The idea of forming The Best Gift Foundation started in late 2013, after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan (‘Yolanda’) hit the Philippines. Over 6,000 people lost their lives and areas in the Southern Philippines were immeasurably devastated. 
Active and concerned Filipino & American parents at the International Montessori School in HK came together and raised enough funds & goods to help in typhoon relief efforts. In addition, the school community was able to raise funds to donate 3 fishing boats to affected families in Leyte, the area most heavily damaged by the typhoon.

A few months after this catastrophe, more information emerged- 3,771 schools were extensively damaged or destroyed and 126,000 children deprived of any ongoing education. The foundation was born and found its focus.

The Best Gift Foundation raises funds to build classrooms at public schools in need of funding to help underprivileged children enjoy as full an education as possible in a safe environment to help improve their chances at a better future.

With the help of Philippines-based charity, Children’s Hour Philippines, who managed all the local logistical matters, we have built 10 classrooms and organized activities to get to know the people of the communities that our projects are helping. As we have grown larger and to remain as efficient as possible, from 2020, we will be building classrooms independently and overseeing directly controlled educational and health programs. 


Just one small donation can radically change their education

Help us provide a better and brighter future for thousands of less fortunate school kids.