MONEY is one of the best ways to help the victims, but make sure you are giving cash to people and organizations you trust.
Here are some options:
Philippine Red Cross
Donate to the Red Cross using its website http://ushare.redcross.org.ph or through text. Send RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart). Call the Red Cross hotline at 143 or the trunkline 5270000.
United Nations Children’s Fund
Help the children affected by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” by donating through the Unicef website http://donate.unicef.ph. Your P1,500 can help provide seven families with water jugs and water purification solution for a month’s supply of safe drinking water. P3,300 can be used to provide 15 people with essential hygiene supplies including soap, towels, pails, toothbrushes and toothpaste. P5,000 can be used to create a child-friendly space for 35 kids in an evacuation center, with recreational materials to help them recover. You can also choose to donate any amount you wish.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The Inquirer is accepting cash donations through these bank accounts: BPI account name Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc. with current account number 4951-0067-56 and Metrobank account name Philippine Daily Inquirer Inc. with current account number 7286-8109-30. For inquiries, call PDI corporate affairs at 8978808 or 8994426, look for Bianca Kasilag or Connie Kalagayan.
You can send donations through Paypal using RockEd’s e-mail address [email protected] You can also deposit through RockEd Philippines’ BPI account number 3080-0073-44.
World Food Programme
Use the website https://www.wfp.org/ donate/typhoon to donate using Paypal or your credit card. The money will be used to provide emergency food assistance to families and children in affected areas. The World Food Programme continues to bring food including high-energy biscuits and rice to the typhoon victims.
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Deposits can also be made through the Land Bank of the Philippines, current account number 3122-1011-84 and savings account number 3124-0055-81.
Donate using the website http://ushare. unionbankph.com/aboitiz. You can use credit cards, online banking, Paypal and even payment outlets like LBC, SM and Cebuana Lhuillier.
Ayala Land Inc.
Cash donations can be made through Ayala Land Inc. (Alay sa Komunidad) 0031- 0684-95 BPI peso account. Swift Code: BOPIPHMMTRY. You may e-mail deposit slips to [email protected]
Deposit cash donations through SM Foundation BDO account number 1 5000-706-94.
The following places are accepting medicines, water, milk (not powdered), canned goods, rice, ready-to-eat food items, clothes, slippers, bed sheets, tents, mattresses, mosquito nets, blankets, first-aid kits.
ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya accepts donations at its warehouse at #13 Examiner St., West Triangle, Quezon City. It’s open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You can bring donations to GMA Kapuso Foundation #366 GMA Compound, Barangay Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.
Initiatives for Social Action is sending relief to areas that haven’t received help yet. Bring your donations to Unit 203B Centro Plaza, Scout Torillo corner Scout Madriñan. Call 0917-3017042.
Solar Media Center
Ground Floor, Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard corner Edsa, Mandaluyong City.
Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kindly look for Jeff Yulde or Hilda Ayllon.
DSWD continues to accept donations at Naia Chapel Road, Pasay City. Call 8512681; 0926-3469927 (Roel Montesa); 0918-6281897 (Fe Catalina Ea)
Alphaland will be sending relief goods to Samar, Busuanga, Cebu and Ormoc using planes that normally service Balesin Island Resort. Goods and supplies can be sent to the Alphaland Hangar on Andrews Avenue/Airport Road in Pasay. For more details, call 8548490, 8510252, 0999-8856704.
Initiatives for Social Action also has a drop-off point at 1252 Mindoro St., Paco. Call 0915-4895068.
A group of Filipinos in Singapore is collecting relief goods—clothes, basic medicines, nonpersishable and ready-to-eat food. Drop-off point is The Hoffman Agency office at 331 North Bridge Road, #10-06 Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720. Meet-ups can also be arranged at the Tampines area. Contact Miko Cabuyadao at (+65)97677095. Asia Pacific Cargo, a forwarding company owned by a Filipino, gave them a discount to send the goods to Manila. They will be sending over the donations to Sagip Kapamilya, Solar Media Center and other organizations in the Philippines.
LBC Foundation is accepting donations at any LBC branch nationwide until Nov. 30. Bring canned food, medicine, bottled water, juice, milk, banig, sleeping bags, mosquito nets, toiletries, laundry detergent and soap. Use LBC’s website to find the location nearest you: www.lbcexpress.com/ph/
Even LBC’s branches abroad accept donations—Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Saipan, Brunei, Guam, Australia, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Canada and United States.
Air21’s stores (formerly Mail and More) are accepting donations. Bring clothes, blankets, slippers, bottled water, medicines, nonperishable food including canned goods and biscuits. You can find full details on their locations on the Air21 website: www.air21.com.ph/ main/locations.php.
SM Supermalls are opening their 48 malls to accept donations for typhoon victims. Head to your favorite SM mall and look for the Operation Tulong Express booth. You can donate cash, medicine, blankets, food and water.
SM has also launched Donate a Bag. You can purchase food packs from SM Hypermarket for P100, and these food packs will be sent to typhoon victims through SM Foundation in coordination with the DSWD. Participating branches include Parkmall, Elizabeth Mall, Canduman, Maguikay, Basak, Maribago, SM Supermarket Bacolod, SM Hypemarket Cadiz, Savemore Bacolod East, Libertad, Talisay, SM Supermarket Makati, SM Supermarket Manduriao and Delgado, Savemore Market Jaro 1 and 2, SM Hypermarket Iloilo, SM Supermarket Cebu, Reclamation and Consolacion, SM Hypermarket Cebu, Jmall and Savemore Mactan, SM Megamall A and B, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Hypermarket Mall of Asia, Pasig, Eton, Monumento.
Ayala Malls are accepting donations through the concierge counters in their malls. They are accepting cash, food, bottled water (preferably in 500 ml bottles), packed biscuits, canned and pouched food that are easy to open, milk, 3-in-1 coffee, clothes, underwear, blankets, towels, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpastes, sanitary napkins, detergent.
All Jollibee stores in the Philippines are accepting canned goods, medicines, blankets, clothes, hygiene kits and bottled water that their customers would like to share with the affected communities.
HELP REPACK DONATIONS
Because of the high number of volunteers, it is best to call these places to get your schedule unless they specify that walk-ins are welcome.
The DSWD is accepting volunteers who wish to repack at the DSWD National Resource Operations Center, Chapel Road, Pasay City (near Naia 1 and 2). Their operations run 24 hours a day. Shifts are from
8 a.m. to 12 noon, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., 6 p.m. to midnight, 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Their schedule is already full until the 18th. Call 8512681 to book your time slot.
The DSWD is repacking at Villamor Air Base, too, at the multipurpose hall. Call Director Ping Shalim at 0917-8195086, 8535128, 8535003, 8534944, 8534995 and 8535057.
ABS-CBN’s Sagip Kapamilya accepts volunteers at the warehouse at #13 Examiner St., West Triangle, Quezon City. It’s open Monday to Sunday from
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 4114995 to get your schedule.
GMA Kapuso Foundation (#366 GMA Compound, Barangay Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City) also needs volunteers for repacking, but you need to call 9827777 first to get your schedule.
DSWD has a satellite repacking operation at Ateneo de Manila University’s college covered courts Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Call Johnny Miranda at 0916-4286437.
DSWD is also repacking at Camp Aguinaldo. Call Director Paz Sarino at 0920-9484998.
The Philippine Red Cross needs manpower, too. Go to Professional Tower near MRT Boni Station beside the Horizon Hotel. For more info, call 7037630 or 0917-7963835.
DSWD has repacking operations ongoing at Ninoy Aquino Stadium Rizal Memorial Sports Complex M. Adriatico Street, Manila. Contact Director Honorita Bayudan at 0918-3872061 and 3808143, Director Chi Redaja at 0917-5990870 and 5926953, and Director Mariz Maristela at 2405886.
DSWD is also repacking at De La Salle University (North and South conservatory) at 2401 Taft Ave., Manila. Call Joseph Rosal of Cosca at 5254267 local 147, or Nyca Lofranco at 0917-5990027 and 5926110.
Help the DSWD’s regional office repack at the Albay Astrodome in Legazpi City. Call (052)4905754.
De La Salle Lipa also needs volunteers until Nov. 22. If you’re interested, you can contact them through Twitter, use @DLSLCO.
You can also volunteer through the Tulong Kabataan Relief Efforts website: https://docs.google.com/forms /d/1mmW1lCkHXQ7oAgU508kRPc3DIN8V9TceNTNW1WQktdI/viewform
You may also check Hands On Manila’s Facebook page to get updates on different repacking operations. www.facebook.com /handsonmanila
DSWD needs volunteers to repack goods at MH del Pilar Street, Molo. Call Maricar Calubiran at (033)3376221 or 3350323.
Help the DSWD repack at Mactan Air Base, Mactan Island, Cebu. Call Beth Cabalda at (032)2329507 and 0916-4371532.
You can also repack at the Cebu International Convention Center in Mandaue City. Schedule your shift by calling 0917-6336906, 0933-2061487 and 0939-9046617.
Repacking is ongoing at the DPWF Area’s Equipment Service in Barangay Luna, Surigao City.
Myth in Greenbelt 5 will be donating 100 percent of the sales of selected designer pieces until Nov. 30.
For the whole month of November, Suelas promises to donate a pair of shoes for every pair purchased at any of its branches—Alabang Town Center, Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro and Ayala Center Cebu. For more info, visit www.suelasonline.com.
Sessolea is selling room sprays in two scents—lemon basil and olive. They are available in 50ml (P140) and 100ml (P200). 100 percent of sales will go to the typhoon victims. E-mail [email protected] for orders.
Katipunan Bayanihan, happening on Nov. 19 at 47 East Katipunan, Quezon City, will sell preloved or barely used clothes and other items. 100 percent of proceeds will go to rebuilding efforts.
Bianca Gonzales and Liz Uy are selling their preloved, slightly used shoes—YSL, Miu Miu and more—for P15,000 each. The money will be used to send body bags directly to Samar and Leyte. Part of the proceeds will also be used to buy essential medicines for survivors and relief workers. Find them on Instagram: @iamsuperbianca and @lizzzuy.
(You can find more similar sales in our related story.)
La Pomme makes adorable Sleep Angels, soft dolls with a sprinkling of sweet-smelling lavender flowers from France. They are the perfect bed companions. Each one is P650, but La Pomme doesn’t want you to give them the money—they want you to send the cash to an established organization working to send relief goods to the affected areas. E-mail the receipt, the deposit slip or proof of donation and your address to [email protected] and they will send you your angel.
Yabu did it last Wednesday —all their branches donated 100 percent of their profits to the relief efforts. A number of other restaurants and food businesses have pledged to do the same—donate all or a portion of their proceeds on certain days to the typhoon victims. If you are eating out, you might want to do so at these places.
Aracama Bonifacio Global City will donate a portion of its sales today to the victims of Yolanda through the Philippine Red Cross.
Sebastian’s Artistan Ice Cream’s branches will donate 20 percent of their sales to the Philippine Red Cross for the entire month of November.
Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at Bizu’s different branches (Greenhills Promenade, Greenbelt 2, One Rockwell, Alabang Town Center, St. Luke’s Global, Le Petit Bizu at Robinsons Magnolia, Zigla! at Robinsons Magnolia and Siraulo Café at Pinto Gallery in Antipolo) on Nov. 17. They will donate 100 percent of their proceeds on this day to St. Paul’s Hospital in Tacloban and to the relief efforts for the victims of the typhoon.
Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery
Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery will be giving away free coffee in exchange for a mandatory donation in either cash or kind. Donations accepted are biscuits, easy-open canned goods, medicines, boxed milk, bottled water and batteries.
The Coffee With A Side Of Charity event will be on Nov. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Magnum Opus Fine Coffee Gallery at 115 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque. Contact Jonathan Choi at 5536224 for more information. All proceeds will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross.
RYU Ramen and Curry
RYU Ramen and Curry will donate 100 percent of the lunch sales of their three branches— Tomas Morato, UP Town Center and SM Jazz Makati—from Nov. 18 to 21.
P5 of every Bronuts cronut sold until Dec. 1 will be donated to the typhoon victims. You can find Bronuts at Rockwell Power Plant Mall’s Baker’s Dozen from Fridays to Sundays.
For the entire month of November, Skinny Mike’s will be selling its wings at P15 per wing. P5 will go to the Red Cross for the victims of Yolanda. Skinny Mike’s is at 32nd Street corner Justice Drive, Bonifacio Global City.
Mary Grace Café is donating 100 percent of the sales of their ensaymada and cheeserolls on Nov. 17 and 18. Mary Grace has branches at Serendra, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Robinsons Place Manila, The Rockwell Business Center, Eastwood Mall, Saint Luke’s, Greenbelt 2 and kiosks in Glorietta, Rockwell, RCBC Plaza, Shangri-La Mall, Podium, Robinsons Galleria, Greenhills, SM North Edsa, Makati Medical Center and Mall of Asia.
To find other establishments, use the hashtag #dineforacause.
DK Comics and Pinoy Colorists Group will hold a charity drive through a drawing event. Have your favorite characters sketched and colored, and all proceeds from the event will be given to the Philippine Red Cross. This will be on Nov. 23 at 3/F Fort Strip, Bonifacio Global City (across NBC Tent).
Filipino fashion designers, models, fashion directors Jackie Aquino and Robby Carmona are storming the runways to raise funds to benefit Leyte and Samar relief operations. The event will be held on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Samsung Hall at SM Aura Premier BGC. Tickets to the fundraiser will be sold at the venue entrance.
The upcoming EDM festival United Republiq will be donating all proceeds to the victims of the typhoon. Producers Worldwide Womb and Driven, along with their sponsors Viber and Tattoo powered by Globe, will be bringing in international DJs Axwell, Nicky Romero and NO_ID. They will be spinning with local favorite DJs Ace Ramos, Marc Naval, Martin Pulgar and Mars Miranda on Nov. 21 at the Mall of Asia open grounds at 6 p.m. for this Electronic Music Assembly for a Cause. In their desire to help offer relief to the typhoon victims, all DJs have pledged their talent fees from the event—an estimated P7 million Tickets for United Republiq are available at www.smtickets.com or 4702222.