Along with the ongoing pandemic, the wake of the recent typhoons have left Filipinos incapacitated all over the country. The LaSallian compiles this list of Lasallian-led donation drives that give relief to the victims of the recent calamities.

Kada Uno

Kada Uno is the organized collective initiative of the De La Salle Philippines network, aiming to provide support for families affected by the typhoon in certain areas of Cagayan, Isabela, Bicol, Batangas, Marikina, and Rizal. It accepts financial donations and, as of November 16, is also currently looking for enterprise partners who can donate a portion of their sales to provide relief goods. Details on how to support the initiative can be found here.

Sagip Kapwa and Project Alon

As a youth-led organization under Santugon sa Tawag ng Panahon (Santugon), Sagip Kapwa is holding a donation drive to benefit affected families in Tuguegarao City and Enrile, Cagayan. As of November 16, Sagip Kapwa is accepting monetary donations to buy clean water, food, and medicine. Bank options for donation can be viewed here. Another effort from Santugon is Project Alon, a mental health initiative, which currently accepts in-kind donations of clothes and household items for families in Marikina. View the drop-off points and contact details for the donations here. 

Bukang-Liwayway Philippines

This organization, in cooperation with several youth-led groups across the country including Alyansang Tapat sa Lasalista, the De La Salle-Model United Nations Community, and the DLSU Political Science Society, aims to help typhoon victims through in-kind and monetary donations to be used in providing or purchasing food rations and hygiene products for 1,000 families affected by the typhoon. With their continuous fundraising project, Bukang-Liwayway will continue to accept donations in the event of future disasters. Updates and details on where and how to donate can be found here.

Heart to Farm

Heart to Farm is a donation drive organized by Shannen dela Pasion (II-BSA) for the benefit of Bicol farmers who were affected by the Rice Tariffication Law and the aftermath of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. Monetary donations are used to purchase relief packs, hygiene kits, and blankets. In-kind gifts of the aforementioned goods are also accepted. Donations are coursed through and distributed by Angat Buhay, the anti-poverty program of the Office of the Vice President. More information on donation channels can be found here.

The Initiative PH Donation Drive and Kapit Kapatid 2020

The Initiative PH spearheads various relief operations and sustainable programs for different communities in the Philippines. The organization is currently accepting cash and in-kind donations for five barangays in Marikina. They are also accepting donations of specific ingredients in coordination with their Soup Kitchen Project to distribute food in the said areas. Interested individuals can deliver their donations to drop-off points in Paranaque and Quezon City. Donations will be accepted until mid-December. For more information on how and where to donate, you may visit here.

In partnership with The Initiative PH is Kapit Kapatid—a donation drive that aims to help the people of Barangay Kasiglahan, Montalban, Rizal by assisting evacuees with in-kind and monetary donations. The details of how to help their organization can be seen here.

SAKLOLO 

Organized by Parola Children’s Rights Advocates, SAKLOLO is a fundraising effort that seeks to provide basic necessities to children and families affected by the recent typhoons. Funds collected from this initiative will be used to provide clean and drinkable water, sanitary pads, and diapers to families in Cagayan, Isabela, Rizal, and Marikina. As of press time, the initiative is still trying to reach a goal of P60,000. For more information on how and where to donate, you may visit their page here

Pag-ahon PH

Pag-ahon PH is a donation drive organized by Julia Vicente (III, AB-POM) and Wish Delmo, an alumna of the Far Eastern University, along with other Lasallian students, to benefit the victims of Typhoon Ulysses residing in Brgy. Tumana, Marikina City. Donations to Pag-ahon PH will be directed toward providing food, bottled water, face masks, clothes, hygiene kits, and blankets to the more than 400 families residing in the community. Buying products and services from their partner businesses will also contribute resources to provide relief goods. The deadline for the first batch of donations will be on November 25. More information on how to contribute monetary and in-kind donations are available here.

Bangon Ahon

A student-organized donation drive by Alyana Boquiren (III, BSA), Kazandra Vargas (II, BSA), Wesley Tan (III, BSA), Allen Caballa (II, FIN), Alyssa Ong (II, BSA), Angela Bianca Catalig (IV, BSA), Aden Foronda (II, BSA), Emile Robellon (II, BSA), and Julliana Cua (II, BSA), Bangon Ahon aims to benefit Lasallians and communities in Cagayan affected by Typhoon Ulysses. In partnership with CaVolun Initiative, monetary and in-kind donations gathered would be used to purchase relief packs as well as fund rescue and relief efforts. More information may be found here

ASEAN Youth Advocates Network 

The ASEAN Youth Advocates Network, founded by Emmanuel Mirus Ponon (II, AB-DSM), is accepting monetary and in-kind donations of food and non-food items to distribute to areas devastated by the typhoon. Having already finished relief operations in Rizal, the organization is currently looking for volunteers to distribute relief packs in Bulacan and Pampanga. Find out more on how to contribute to this initiative here.

iUplift Philippines

A student-led fundraising initiative, iUplift Philippines is conducting relief operations. The organization has already distributed relief packs in Rodriguez, Rizal and, as of press time, are accepting monetary and in-kind donations of food and toiletries. iUplift Philippines have previously completed relief operations in Camarines Norte and Marikina city. View their transparency report and learn how to donate here.

Individual effort

Ayessa Allen Bulaclac (II, MGT), George Isidro (II, CPE), Faith Tan (II, MGT), Nova Asencion (II, MGT), Jolina Borral (II, MGT), and Hazel Bongolan (II, FIN) have organized their own donation drive to help Cagayanos that were affected by Typhoon Ulysses and the subsequent floods. Monetary and in-kind donations will be delivered to victims in partnership with Genuine Claveriano, a non-profit organization of riders from Claveria, Cagayan. Donations will be accepted until the end of November. Find more details on their donation channels here.

Youth Rise PH Database

An extensive list of relief efforts, this database collectively monitors different kinds of help for those affected by the typhoon. The website consists of seven sections which provide information on how Filipinos can help each other in this time. From a list of people in need of rescue, to a list of people in need of prepaid load, Youth Rise has a link to show over 200 partner organizations around the Philippines. 

Their Linktree site also leads to those of Cagayanin and MAKIISAbela, databases that show local relief efforts in Cagayan and Isabela, respectively, containing consolidated information on how to donate to them, emergency contact information, and their partners list. Youth Rise PH’s database can be accessed here.

NOTE: This article is constantly updated. The last update was on November 26, 2020 at 10:43 am. For organizers of donation drives who want their projects to be included in the article, you may reach out to [email protected] or any of our social media pages

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