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MANILA, Philippines – Organizations are bringing various forms of assistance to vulnerable sectors amid the rising cases of novel coronavirus infections in the Philippines, even as the entire island of Luzon and some provinces and cities outside Metro Manila remained on lockdown.
The lockdowns involve strict quarantine procedures, suspension of transportation services, and regulation of food and essential health services, among others. Additional travel restrictions have been in place as local governments implement curfews from 8 pm to 5 am.
Here’s a list of the ongoing relief operations for urban poor families, daily wage workers, the homeless, elderly, displaced Lumad youth, and other marginalized communities affected by the measure. (READ: Shelters kept unlocked for the homeless during coronavirus outbreak)
2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation is calling for cash donations to support families and daily wage earners.
2KK Bank Account:
2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation Inc.
Union Bank Pasong Tamo JTKC Branch
Account no. 002020031146
You may also send your donations through the 2KK Website and indicate that the donation is for COVID-19.
Deposit slips may be sent to email@example.com to receive confirmation and updates. For questions or concerns, you may contact Kring at 09178974619.
Ateneo de Zamboanga University is accepting cash donations to distribute food and hygiene items to the poor communities in Zamboanga City and provide personal protective equipment to our frontline workers.
The institution is working directly with its supplier for the delivery of goods to the selected barangays as a precautionary measure to help contain the spread of the virus.
You may send your cash donations to this account:
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Island
Account Name: Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Account Number: 2125-0433-24
Batch 2014 Relief Operations is accepting donations to provide relief goods to the far-flung community in Borongan City, Eastern Samar, affected by the enhanced community quarantine.
You may send your monetary donations to:
- Giselle Mae Andaliza – 390-3390252715 (Metrobank)
- Paula Redona – 8529669152 (BPI)
- Kenneth Ganaba – 09368074762 (Gcash)
For in-kind donations, you may contact Mikko Pugaha, Kim Velarde, and Jake Gerna. You may visit this page to learn more.
As of 11 pm on April 13, the group was able to raise a total of P50,229.57.
Bigay Bente is organizing a donation drive to help the frontliners and vulnerable communities.
For a donation as low as 20 pesos, donations may be sent to the accounts specified here.
As of April 1, the group was able to raise 22,572.92 pesos for its second wave of beneficiaries, bringing its total donations to 91,008.97 pesos.
To help the local authorities and other volunteer groups respond to the said challenges, UP Angkon organized “Bulig Biliranon Movement,” a relief operation initiative for the families of informal sector workers, particularly subsistence farmers, fishers, and laborers in Biliran Province directly affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
This initiative aims to facilitate fundraising to help in providing basic necessities to the affected families of farmers, fishermen, laborers, and other “no work, no pay” individuals in Biliran Island. The group, together with its partners, will be providing its beneficiaries with:
1. food packs (rice, canned goods, noodles, other foods);
2. hygiene kits (soap, toothpaste, disinfectant);
3. gardening guides (vegetable seeds and instructional leaflets); and
4. infographic prints about COVID-19 facts
Each family pack would cost around Php 350 or approximately $6.90
For its first wave of donations that will be until April 11, the group aims to help 200 families in the Municipality of Biliran, specifically in Barangay San Isidro. It is also looking into expanding the project to other municipalities as more donations pour in.
Donations can be made through its crowdfunding site.
You may also refer to this post to donate through BPI, Landbank, Gcash and Paypal.
Send a proof of transaction to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#CovidFighterFund, a donation drive launched by Cancervants PH, is accepting cash donations to help cancer patients and their families affected by the lockdown.
Bank deposits and transfers may be sent to:
Minerva Anne Chavez & Anna Venturina
Cancervants PH is an organization helping children with cancer in the Philippines. As of April 14, the group has raised a total amount of P573,558.36. It has so far assisted its beneficiaries with 89 post-chemo milk boxes and donated two thermal scanners to the National Children’s Hospital.
They are also looking for volunteers to help them with their #HeroDriver program, a campaign that aims to provide transportation services to and from the hospital for kids in need of chemotherapy admission. So far, 22 hero drivers have reached out to help in this initiative.
For more information, you may contact them through their Facebook page.
Caritas Manila is calling for donations to provide kits and supplies to 6,000 poor families in Metro Manila.
These LIGTAS COVID-19 kits worth P2,000 each are good for a family of 5 and include the following items:
- 1 liter of 70% ethyl alcohol
- 5 bottles of 30 ml alcohol
- 5 washable face masks
- 1 liter of antibacterial liquid soap
- 1 box of 100 tablets of vitamin C with zinc
- Reusable gloves
- 1 liter of liquid bleach
- 3 pieces of cleaning cloth
- Eco bag
They will also be giving P700 worth of Caritas Manna food bags containing:
- 5 kilos of rice
- Monggo seeds
- 9 assorted canned goods
- 2 packs of Caritas Margins kalabasa/malunggay noodles
- 1/4 pack of sugar and salt
- Eco bag
Refer to this post for details. For more inquiries, call 8562 0020 to 25 local 118, 139, 135; or 09175955083.
The group is calling for cash and in-kind donations to help the affected communities in Brgy. Central Quezon City.
In-kind donations of food items such as rice, canned goods, instant noodles, bottled water, biscuits, coffee, milk packs; and hygiene kits such as soap, shampoo, alcohol, face masks, napkin and diapers, may be brought to its relief operation center located in 117 C Matatag St. Brgy. Central, Quezon City.
Cash donations may also be deposited to any of these accounts:
Jaeanne Marae Maranon
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account Number: 686 621 2307
Account Number: 181 318 166 4828
Antonio Narciso Iii
Account Number: 109 651 394 855
The group is also looking for partnerships from youth formations, non-government organizations, companies and corporations, among others.
For more details on where donations can be made, you may visit this facebook page.
The Coalition of Ateneans for Indigenous Peoples and Atenista Laban sa Kaliwa Dam, through its beneficiary, SUKATAN-LN, are initiating a donation drive to help address the financial needs of the families in Daraitan in Tanay, Rizal, especially the indigenous Dumagat-Remontados in the area.
You may visit this link to donate.
For any questions or concerns, you may contact Matthew Flores at 09177186288 or Ferdie Salazar at 09564473179. You may also send an email to email@example.com.
Ilocandia Blog, Taga Tuguegarao Ka Kung, and Cagayan Digital Post are looking to help tricycle drivers affected by the enhanced community quarantine in Tuguegarao City.
If you know of tricycle drivers in Tuguegarao City who are most in need, or if you would like to give cash or in-kind donations, you may contact 09152670759.
HOPE is accepting donations to provide much needed clean water for the tireless frontliners and poor communities in Metro Manila.
All donations will allow the group to deliver water directly to hospitals and communities that are most affected. For transparency, they will be reporting the total pledges committed by this drive and documenting the turnover of all supply on their social media pages.
Donate or make your pledge through:
Friends Of Hope, Inc.
Savings Account: 3521-1061-73
Friends of Hope, Inc.
You may visit this post to know more.
Kapit-Mindanao is a nationwide digital fundraising campaign that aims to assist youth-led organizations in giving aid to Mindanaoan communities affected by this global health crisis.
It aims to raise a million pesos to help beneficiaries from all administrative regions in Mindanao, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte; Alabel, Saranggani; Bayugan, Agusan del Sur; and even as far as Tawi-Tawi.
The funds raised will be given to 20 youth organizations from all over Mindanao who have their own donation drives and response initiatives.
Donations will be utilized in providing PPEs to frontliners, food packs and family kits containing rice and grocery items, relief goods for indigent communities, and production of sanitents.
To donate, you may visit this link.
Kapisanan ng mga Aktibong Mag-aaral na may Panininindigan at Integridad (KAMPI Party) in collaboration with Tulong Kabataan is organizing a relief operation to help the urban poor communities and frontliners in Metro Manila.
Cash donations may be deposited to any of these accounts:
Romuel Joseph Pacba
Victor James Escolano
Kim Angela Ruiz
Ella Mae Paule
Nina Monica Gonzalgo
For other in-kind donations such as food, medical, and sanitation supplies kindly contact 09219110418.
#WeMove is a national movement of parliamentarians working to provide humanitarian aid to the poor and homeless, as well as victims of disaster and conflict.
In light of the pandemic, the group aims to raise P370,000 to provide food supplies and PPES to its beneficiaries in Bulacan, Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Basilan.
Its target beneficiaries include fisherfolk communities from Barangay Taliptip and Barangay Perez in Bulakan, Bulacan, that are expected to be displaced by the construction of the New Manila International Airport; farmers, senior citizens, and climate refugees of Barangay 106 in Tacloban City, a designated relocation site for those displaced by Typhoon Yolanda; remote communities in Eastern Samar, one of the poorest provinces in the country; and health workers in Isabela City, Basilan.
The National Society of Parliamentarians has partnered with trusted local organizations and national networks to ensure the speedy and transparent delivery of relief goods to these beneficiaries.
You may donate any amount to any of the following accounts:
Banco de Oro (BDO):
Rome Voltaire Gomez
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI):
Rome Voltaire Gomez
Rome Voltaire Gomez
Bryan Ezra Gonzales
Bryan Ezra Gonzales
The Nueva Ecija Community Based Health Program, Inc., is accepting donations to help the farmers and farmworkers in Nueva Ecija who are in need of food and medical supplies to help them cope amid the pandemic.
Cash donations may be transferred to:
Pacita M. Quinto
Pamisaupan Kapampangan is accepting cash donations to help frontliners and poor communities.
The organization launched 5 major projects to provide food to the less fortunate and marginalized; free transportation, accommodation, and PPE to healthcare workers; and relief operations to selected communities.
Cash donations may be sent to the bank accounts provided here.
People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action (PAGASA), a new civil society organization, launched a donation drive to help provide survival food packs for minimum wage workers and their families affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
The group is working with organizations and people on the ground who already have access to communities and barangays. One survival pack per family per week will be provided for a donation of P700.
The survival pack includes:
- 6 kilos rice
- 4 cans of sardines
- 4 cans of corned beef
- 1 medium powdered coffee
- 1 medium powdered milk
- 1/2 kilo sugar
- 2 loaves of bread
- 1 set of assorted fresh vegetables
Donations may be deposited to the following bank account:
Account name: Maria Katrina Santiago
BPI: 3919 1889 43
Gcash: 0908863 1192
Seven days after it launched its initiative on March 18, the group was able to send survival packs to 52 communities or 1,604 families located in Manila, Laguna, Taguig, Marikina City, Navotas City, Antipolo, Caloocan, Rizal, Quezon City, Valenzuela, Las Piñas, among others.
Coalition of Services of the Elderly Inc (COSE) & Project Duyan for Sustainable Geriatric Health & Wellness are seeking financial and in-kind assistance to help provide personal protective equipment, health and hygiene materials, and ready-to-eat food for the elderly.
Course financial donations through the following accounts of COSE:
Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc.
Bank of Philippine Islands
Aurora Blvd. Branch
Account No: 3151-0415-65
For in-kind donations such as face masks, alcohol, soap and ready to eat food, please contact 09175727398 or 09996422316.The group will coordinate the collection & distribution of these items accordingly.
San Isidro Labrador Parish is seeking assistance for those affected in their parish.
The parish initiated a DIY Drive Thru system to distribute food to its community, especially those in need, while observing physical distance.
Cash donations may be deposited to:
Gilbert S. Billena
BDO account number: 003990315514
SILP Pastoral Council PPC Fund
BPI account number: 0423-3306-86
In-kind donations may be brought to the pastoral office of San Isidro Labrador Church Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, located in front of Renboy Store.
For questions, you may contact Father Gilbert Billena at 09363249618.
Save the Children is accepting donations for the children and their families in poor communities. They are distributing hygiene kits containing vital soap and alcohol for hand washing and general hygiene. They will aslo be are providing teaching and learning materials on handwashing and other behaviors to ward off the disease.
The organization is working with 1,500 households in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Pasay, and Paranaque and hopes to reach more through the public’s help.
Those who are interested to donate may visit their website.
Bank deposits may also be made to the following account details:
Bank of the Philippine Islands: 3531007769
Banco de Oro: 002020118811
Security Bank: 3604679
For those who deposited their donations via bank, a copy of the bank deposit slip may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save San Roque, an alliance of individuals from different sectors, launched a donation drive to provide food packs and sanitation kits for the urban poor community in Sitio San Roque, North Triangle, Quezon City.
Cash donations may be deposited to:
BPI Savings Account
Account name: Jan Marvi F. Atienza
Account number: 1519 -2141-44
The Bakwit School in Metro Manila that is feeding around 100 displaced Lumad youth called for food donations to help the children.
For bank donations, arrangements, and inquiries, contact Teacher Elsa at 09090128952.
For meet-ups within UP Diliman, contact teacher Mon at 09065575647.
The group organized “Para Kay Kuya” donation drive, a project that aims to support local drivers or “kuyas” affected since public transportation has been limited during the pandemic.
The group aims to raise P300,000 that will be used to distribute relief goods starting off with the families of 150 tricycle drivers in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Makati.
You may send monetary donations to the bank accounts and mobile transfer methods mentioned here.
Donations will be used to provide a bag of relief goods for each public transportation worker and his family with the following:
- 5 kgs of rice
- 14 pcs of canned goods
- 10 pcs of instant noodles
- 5 pcs masks
- 3 pcs of soap bars
In-kind donations of the items stated above are also welcome.
The group also hopes to extend its help to other tricycle, jeepney, and taxi drivers.
For questions, you may contact email@example.com.
The UP College of Home Economics (CHE) Student Council is accepting donations to help communities affected by the COVID-19 quarantine and organizations/groups supporting our frontline personnel.
Donations will secure financial assistance for the college staff and guards who serve the CHE community and families who were victims of extra-judicial killings in Quezon City.
Funds will also be used in procuring rice, sugar, coffee and salt for the 116 Dumagat families of Sitio Sapang Munti and food for the displaced Lumad youths. Materials needed to create PPEs at Manila Protective Gear Sewing Club will also be purchased.
Cash donations may be deposited through the following accounts:
Kathleen Ninette Estrella
0956 085 9747
Angelo Jim Parvez
For in-kind donations, you may send a message to their facebook page.
UP Volunteers for Children is organizing a donation drive to help Flipino families who need help and assistance to sustain their needs.
To help the families from NIA community, you may kindly donate the following:
- Bottled water
- Canned goods or other ready-to-eat goods
- Surgical face masks
These items may be brought to:
Christian John Zabala
0905 107 1539
23S Salvador Street Brgy. Krus Na Ligas, Quezon City
0920 587 3510
Ardmore, Sofia Bellevue, Capitol Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City
For monetary donation:
0920 587 3510
You may also contact UP Volunteers for Children’s Facebook page.
World Vision is calling for donations to help equip families by providing them supplies which can be used to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
For every donated amount to its COVID-19 Emergency Health Response, you are helping the organization provide:
1. Sanitation kits which include alcohol, mouthwash, face masks, Hygiene Promotion/Handwashing Reading Materials (from WHO) to a family in need
2. Basic PPEs for Medical Workers and caregivers
3. Disinfectant kits to health facilities in the poorest of the poor communities that we serve
4. Tents that will serve as isolation unit
5. Temporary income to most vulnerable families through unconditional cash distribution
Interested donors may donate here.
Zero Hunger Alabel is raising funds to provide grocery items for the local communities and poor families in the municipality of Alabel.
Donations as low as 20 pesos may be sent through Gcash or Paymaya to:
Mary Niole Ramos at 09996887001
For inquiries and concerns, you may contact Rhoda May Ebad at 09486911976 or 09956872269.
Here are other lists you may want to check:
LIST: How to help healthcare workers, frontliners during coronavirus pandemic
LIST: Groups providing transportation services for frontliners
LIST: Groups providing helpful information about the Luzon lockdown