Yellow Boat of Hope started out as a non-profit organization that provides children with little boats which they use to get across the water to get to school. The foundation has since then branched out into providing scholarships, school supplies, medical missions, and livelihood programs to all of its 11 partner communities. Now on their third year, they have recently partnered up with companies for their iBoat campaign—a project that is focused on helping children from various communities attain proper education.
One of the companies is Banana Peel, a local company which produces flip flops. In the same way as how “suspended coffee” works, an act of charity that allows diners to pay for coffee and snacks in advance to be given to the less fortunate, Banana Peel has also started to offer suspended slippers. With every purchase of any flip flops from selected branches, customers can avail of as many suspended slippers as they want by just adding 50 pesos for each extra pair. These slippers will be distributed to the children of the Yellow Boat of Hope community to help them in their pursuit to a proper education.
Banana Peel also came up with 2 designs for the iBoat campaign and proceeds from purchases will go to the foundation. These limited edition designs are available in selected Banana Peel branches (Market Market, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Sta. Lucia East, and Davao).