Looking for Juan is the best go-to for socially relevant children’s books and art gifts. The online store sells beautifully illustrated children’s books which discuss critical social problems in simple terms. Written by Filipino authors, the story books and activity books tackle climate change, data privacy, fake news, and human rights, among other topics.
In addition to these, gift items such as tote bags, magnets, notebooks, and journals are also available. Every item on their virtual shelf celebrates Filipino creativity, each one features works of some of the best local visual artists. On their roster are Elmer Borlongan, Ben Cabrera, Beth Parrocha, Marcel Antonio, Jaime Pacena II, Kevin Roque, Mark Jeffrey Santos, Jomike Tejido and a lot more. Custom corporate giveaways can be especially designed to include the company’s brand message and logo.
Shopping from www.lookingforjuan.com enables individuals and companies to effortlessly contribute to the future of the next generation through its “Buy 1, Donate Books to Juan” program. Every purchase from the e-store is matched with book donations to children living in disadvantaged communities, those who do not have the resources and access to good quality books.
According to the National Statistics Authority, around 4 million Filipinos can’t read, and of those who can, 11 million do not understand what they are reading. This is one of the root causes of economic and societal problems in the country.
“Readers can learn independently whether they are in school or not. It is a lifelong skill that ensures a better life and a brighter future. It all begins not simply by learning to read, but by learning to love books,” explains Larissa Chavez, chief executive officer of Looking for Juan.
The book donations are coursed through non-profit organization CANVAS’ “One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children” campaign and book giving events initiated by Looking for Juan or its corporate partners in their chosen communities.
To participate in their advocacy of raising a generation of readers, all one has to do is shop from Looking for Juan. They are also open to project partnerships. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates, follow @lookingforjuan on Instagram and Facebook.