Archive for the ‘Aid and Assistance’ Category
When Vladimir Villapando heard about the devastating typhoon that struck southern Philippines in December, he knew he needed to do something.
“It hit close to home,” said Villapando, who grew up in the Philippines before immigrating to the United States.
So he looked to his school, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Newhall, where he serves as athletic director and spearheaded a donation drive.
And the private Catholic school stepped up: families gathered nearly 20 boxes of clothes, three boxes of shoes, two boxes of school supplies, three boxes of toiletries and toys and 14 cases of canned goods.
Read more at The Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Photo from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School in Newhall, California
Century Properties embarked on a Facebook Page campaign by promising to fund 50 operations of children born with cleft lip or cleft palate deformity. The only thing they ask is you “LIKE” the Facebook Page. They are shooting for 15,000 page fans by New Year’s day.
Even global celebrity Lea Salonga retweeted (RT) a Tweet on Twitter about “liking the page.”
Go to Century Properties Facebook Page now!
Poster taken from Century Properties Facebook Page
Photo by Physicians For Peace at Flickr.com
A brief conversation, an e-mail from the U.S. to the Philippines and less than $200 helped set in motion a chain of healing that culminated this summer in an optical implant for a 17-year-old girl.
Edita Adams heard about Seeing Clearly, Physicians for Peace’s comprehensive optometric eye care program, at a fundraiser for the group last May in Chapel Hill, N.C. After the event, Adams asked Physicians for Peace to help one of her relatives in the Philippines, a teenager named Mary Grace who was hit in the eye by a coat hanger in 2006. The accident deformed and incapacitated Mary Grace’s eye and robbed the girl of her self esteem.
Read more at Read Media
A Filipino hit-and-run victim is appealing for help to pay his medical bills that amounted to at least $200,000. Friends describe Rolando “Alan” Casajeros, 39, as active and someone who loved life. But that was before he got hit and run over by a sports utility vehicle last June 2 at 24th and Harrison Streets in San Francisco. After spending 2 weeks in the hospital, friends say they could barely recognize Casajeros. His face is now held together by bolts and screws. His jaw is wired shut and several of his teeth are missing.
Those who want to help Casajeros pay his medical bills may donate through a special account set up for him at Wells Fargo. Donations could be made directly to account #7734751691. Checks must be made payable to Rolando Casajeros and his attorney, Claude Wyle.
Read more at Balitang America
The summary writes, “We are building a life competence center that provides 600 street youth alternative learning, life skills, tutorial and income generation that bring them back to formal schooling.”
The project addresses poverty, illiteracy and the impact of exploitation on the lives of 600 street children in southern Philippines. The life competence center provides free alternative learning, tutorial and life skills that give them better chances of being transitioned to formal schooling. They also avail voluntary HIV and health screening while opportunities for entrepreneurial activities that make them earn and mobilise life savings to secure own future is afforded.
- $10 – funds one street child/youth’s enrollment and daily subsistence for 1 month
- $30 – funds one street child/youth’s drug and HIV screening and annual health check up for 1 year
- $60 – support 5-30 Filipino street youth peer-group to open a lifetime group savings account
- $90 – bring back 1 Filipino street child to school and a summer mentoring for 1 year
Read more at GlobalGiving.com
A holiday-themed dance performance this weekend is raising money to help build a medical clinic in the Philippines.
“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” is being put on by the Bozeman Lions Club, the Big Sky Dance ensemble and the Main Street Dance Theatre. Profits from the show go to the Sacred Portion Children’s Ministry, a nonprofit organization that supports an orphanage in the Philippines.
Read more at Montana’s News Station
Volunteers at St. John the Baptist Church are hard at work gathering canned goods, adult and children’s clothing, blankets, towels, medicine and money for the victims of the Ondoy flood in the Philippines. Tropical Storm Ondoy ravaged the Philippines with a month’s worth of rain in a day, leaving Manila and surrounding cities with the worst flooding in 40 years.
Dropoffs can be made at Pavalkis Hall, 279 S. Main St., from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends. Those who wish to write checks are asked to make them payable to St. John the Baptist Church, with Ondoy Flood Drive in the memo space. The Antipolo and Pasig dioceses will be the recipients of the donations. For more information, call 262-2546.
Twenty-eight year old Filipino named EFREN PENAFLORIDA was bullied by gangs in high school. Today, he offers Filipino youth an alternative to gang membership through education. For the past 12 years, Peñaflorida and his team of teen volunteers have taught basic reading and writing to children living on the streets. Their main tool: A pushcart classroom. Born into a poor family, he lived in a shanty near the city dump site. But he says he refused to allow his circumstances to define his future.
He created the Dynamic Teen Company to offer his classmates an outlet to lift up themselves and their community. For Peñaflorida, that meant returning to the slums of his childhood to give kids the education he felt they deserved. Since 1997, an estimated 10,000 members have helped teach more than 1,500 children living in the slums. The organization supports its efforts by making and selling crafts and collecting items to recycle.
For 300 Pesos or $6.50 a month, you can keep a rescued dog alive. For more information e-mail, call or visit the website of the Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. at:
Below is a message relayed through the Facebook Group “Philippine Renaissance International Movement.” In summary, typhoon victims, local government units, non-profit organizations and other groups involved in relief operations may send their dirty laundry to:
Kalinisan Steam Laundry, Inc.
No. 10 Manggahan Street, Bagumbayan
Libis, Quezon City
Tel. No. 635-0601 to 05 local 128
Mobile No. 0917-890-9577 (look for Alex Malco)
Mobile No. 0917-859-1917 (look for Espie Ditablan)
Mobile No. 0917-893-6630 (look for Atty. Raul Lambino)
Today October 3, 2009, in a lunch meeting with my client MR. WYDEN KING, owner of KALINISAN STEAM LAUNDRY, INC., one of the biggest industrial laundry company in the country that serves various big establishments like hotels, hospitals, & garment factories, he has told me that KALINISAN is offering FREE LAUNDRY & WASHING of all clothing materials (linens, bedsheets, pants, shirts, dresses, etc.) to all victims of typhoon Ondoy in Marikina, Quezon City, Cainta, Pasig, Taguig, Antipolo City and other areas in NCR, Rizal & Southern Tagalog. He instructed me to help disseminate this information so Kalinisan can immediately serve our people.
After the meeting, I immediately called up Mayor Mon Ilagan of Cainta, Rizal about this development and texted various friends in the media. Then I went to the Kalinisan warehouse at No. 10 Manggahan St., Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City where the factory is situated and conferred with the people in charge of the operations. I saw some dirty clothings already arriving from numerous victims and even saw more than 500 people-evacuees who are comfortably housed at the Kalinisan warehouse and supplied with foods, water and other needs mostly from Mrs. Peachy King, wife of Mr. Wyden King. Their condition is much-much better of than those who are now in other evacuation centers.
We enjoin the concerned LGUs, government agencies, NGO’s , foundations, other individuals and the victims themselves to bring to Kalinisan such cloth items if theY have the logistics to do so, or coordinate with their respective LGUs how we can effectively carry out this mission.
You can get in touch directly to Kalinisan by calling or texting these numbers: Tels. 6350601 to 05 local 128; CP # 0917-8909577 look for ALEX MALCO; or 0917-8591917 look for ESPIE DITABLAN. Likewise, you may call or text me at 09178936630.
Please pass this Note to others & let us do our little share in helping and uniting our nation by alleviating the plight of those who are most in need at such kind of moment. God bless us all.
ATTY RAUL LAMBINO
Purchase 20 or 25 Peso “Study Kits,” put your name on the tag and drop them in the boxes provided in National Bookstore branches. Runs from October 10 up to 24, 2009.
University of St. La Salle Coliseum. 435-3857
Cafe Breizh. 0919-365-1101
ABS-CBN Baguio Office
Baguio Convention Center Executive Room (volunteers also needed)
Donations of veggies from Baguio via Victory Liner. Dave-0917-839-6179.
De La Salle Lipa
Plaza Quezon, Naga City, needs volunteers
Universided de Sta. Isabel, Naga City at the Community Extension Service office.
Nutrimart Warehouse at CPG North Avenue near Bohol Wisdom School.
RedCross Bulacan at in Malolos near Bulacan Capitol
Xavier University, KKP Office
Ateneo de Cagayan
De La Salle-Dasmariñas at 2nd floor of SBC Building
University of San Carlos, North Campus
Gawad Kalinga Office. Tel 581-9754 or May Nogra 0922-810-1820
DUMAGUETE and NEGROS:
Silliman University. Tweet http://twitter.com/princessngaako
Ateneo de Davao, Samahan Office in Jacinto Campus
Bantay Bata 163, Matina, Davao City
Ateneo de Zamboanga, SACSI Office. Alma Curesma 991-0871, loc 2224 or 2225.
UNICEF’s webpage writes, “Give today and an anonymous donor will match your gift, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 — doubling your support for UNICEF’s lifesaving efforts in the Philippines.”
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) —with its remittance network member Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) – is temporarily eliminating all remittance transfer fees (normally $5 or $7) for customers sending money using the ExpressSend® service to friends and family in the Philippines impacted by Typhoon Ketsana (also known as Typhoon Ondoy). The fee waiver is effective September 29 through October 12, 2009.
ExpressSend customers can send up to $3,000 a day for $5 if originated from an eligible Wells Fargo account (or $7 if originated from cash). The fee will be waived September 29 through October 12, 2009. Recipients can claim their funds at more than 800 branches and 1,500 plus ATMs throughout the Philippines.
Read more at [Wells Fargo article].
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The Pag-IBIG Overseas Program (POP) is a voluntary savings program which aims to provide Filipino overseas contract workers, immigrants and naturalized citizens the opportunity to save for their future and the chance to avail of a housing loan of as much as two million Pesos. Membership under the Pag-IBIG Overseas Program (POP) shall be open to all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with valid visas or employment contracts. Likewise, it shall be open to Filipino immigrants and to Filipinos naturalized in other countries.
Click here to read more at the “Pinoy Around the World” blog.
Gawad Kalinga (GK) founder Tony Meloto will unveil the GK 2024 vision in Boston, USA on June 12, a 21-year timeline to end the poverty of five million Filipinos and build a First World Philippines. GK’s launching as a global social template of development is consistent with the UN Millennium Development Goals that seek to reduce poverty by half by 2015.