Cool, creative fundraisers for Typhoon Haiyan victims
MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan), described as one of the strongest storms in recent history, has ravaged entire towns and left thousands of people in desperate need of proper shelter and sustenance.
In response to this unprecedented storm, both local and international governments, as well as various organizations are carrying out relief operations in typhoon-stricken areas in the Visayas. Meanwhile, individuals and establishments around the metro are also arranging their own fundraising missions, and many of them are doing so with fresh, creative twists.
From cooking adobo to selling photos, from exchanging pre-loved clothes to free laundry services, groups and individuals came up with creative and original ideas to take part in the relief efforts. See the list below. For more ways to help, visit Rappler’s #ReliefPH page.
Art for Haiyan
Illustrator Fran Alvarez has created a Tumblr blog for artists and creatives who will be donating proceeds of their artworks to victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Types of artworks include paintings and drawings, photography, comics, papercraft, and group art drives.
Dine for a Cause
Several restaurants around Metro Manila have together pledged to donate a percentage of their sales to aid organizations for the relief of Yolanda survivors this week. Some of these restaurants are part of the #YolandaActionWeekend initiative, organized by cook and food blogger Jeremy Slagle of Mr. Delicious, where food establishments will give 20% of their profits to relief efforts from November 16 to 17. For the complete list, visit the page of food blog Pepper.ph.
Do you have pre-loved, barely used clothes, or items you want to sell for cash to donate to typhoon victims – but have no venue to sell it? Blogger and designer Arriane Serafico is organizing a collaborative garage sale and arts night in Katipunan, Quezon City to raise funds to help the Yolanda-ravaged Malapascua Island. The Katipunan bazaar will be on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4 to 6PM. They will be selling items from Bianca Gonzalez, signed jerseys/shirts from past and current Ateneo Blue Eagles, fashion bloggers, and other surprise guests. There will also be musical acts and spoken word performances. For more details, visit Arriane’s page or email email@example.com.
Katipunan Kreative sells Bangon Pilipinas shirts
Katipunan-based artist group Katipunan Kreative has designed a Bangon Pilipinas shirt, selling each for P350. Proceeds will be donated to Typhoon Haiyan victims through the Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan. The shirts can be ordered online.
UNIQLO pledges P1-M worth of clothing
Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO announced on Wednesday, Nov 13 that it is donating P1 million and P1 million equivalent in much-needed clothing (approximately 5,000 items, such as t-shirts and innerwear), to relief efforts for areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), in the Philippines. As of presstime, Fast Retailing Japan has also pledged to donate an additional ¥10 million.
The assistance goes towards the more than 2.1 million families in need of food, water, shelter, and other essentials across 41 provinces, including in the hard hit Visayas region.
“UNIQLO extends its deepest condolences to those impacted by the typhoon. We are committed to working with the people of the Philippines to provide rapid relief, and support for long term recovery efforts,” said Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of Fast Retailing Philippines Inc., of which UNIQLO is a group brand.
Katha Magazine online auction
Katha Magazine, an online local magazine that celebrates Filipino creativity, is holding an online art auction for the benefit of Typhoon Yolanda victims. Original works of art will be up for auction on November 18-23, 2013. For more details, visit their website.
The Philippine Red Cross, together with fashion experts Happy Andrada, Vicky Herrera, Paulo Castro, and Jujiin Samonte, as well as detergent brands Downy and Ariel, came up with a pre-loved clothing sale. Tons of clothing donated to the Philippine Red Cross that are not appropriate for victims have been sorted, styled, and will be sold to the public to raise funds for relief efforts. Each type of garment corresponds to a specific type of relief good. One top, for example, is equivalent to 15 hot meals or 1 medicine kit, while a piece of clothing owned by a celebrity is equal to 1 hygiene kit or 8 food supply packs.
The Better Closet
MUNI is accepting pre-loved clothes which they will sell to raise cash donations for Yolanda victims.
Art with a Heart
Designer and illustrator Kitkat Pecson is selling signed prints of her artworks. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Typhoon Yolanda victims.
Tata Yap's print sale
Photographer Tata Yap is selling framed prints of her photos she has taken over the years to help fund relief efforts. Proceeds will go to the Philippine Red Cross and the Ateneo Dream Team.
Photographers' print sale
Photographers An and En Estrada, Shaira Luna, and BJ Pascual are organizing a print sale of their photos where 100% of proceeds go to ongoing relief efforts.
Charles and Keith pledges
Footwear and accessories brand Charles and Keith is donating $1,000 for every 5,000 pledges collected on its Facebook event page in support of Singapore Red Cross Society's fundraising initiatives. Pledging is ongoing until November 15.
The Laundry Project
Professional dry cleaning and laundry service The RED Laundry is accepting clothes for typhoon victims in exchange for free laundry services. In addition, they will be washing the clothes before donating them as well.
Sunnies by Charlie
Sunglasses brand Sunnies by Charlie has pledged to give 100% of their sales on November 12, Tuesday, to fund Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts.
Original art auction by JL8 creator Yale Stewart
Webcomic artist Yale Stewart is holding a special sale for an artwork dedicated to Typhoon Haiyan relief, as well as an auction for the original art seen in the image, to help raise funds. All proceeds from the sale and the auction will be donated to UNICEF Philippines.
Bid for Robert Alejandro
Artist and product designer Robert A. Alejandro is offering to do portraits for the 12 highest bidders. All proceeds will fund Yolanda relief efforts.
The Great Exchange
Coffee store chain The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is donating 100% of proceeds from their sales from The Great Exchange, where customers can trade their old coffee machine for a CBTL Kaldi machine.
Photography and blogging workshop
Share Movement is organizing a portrait and fashion photography workshop as well as a blogging workshop with photographer-bloggers Elisa Aquino and Pat Nabong, to raise funds for typhoon victims through the Joseph Feeding Mission.
Maida Pineda, a food and travel writer, invites people to cook an adobo dish and inviting friends over for dinner in their respective homes, and in the process gather funds from guests on November 23, 2013.
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Help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan). Visit Rappler's list of ongoing relief operations in your area. Tell us about your relief and recovery initiatives, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @moveph.
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- #ReliefPH: Victims of Typhoon Yolanda need your help
- #YolandaPH (Haiyan): Filipinos worldwide heed call to action
- Why Paypal may lock Haiyan relief accounts
- Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan): Aid, donations for international community
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