In the devastating aftermath of typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), the Philippines needs all the help it can get right now. You see, the biggest challenge here is that the country is an archipelago and the affected areas are separate smaller islands which makes the distribution of goods more tricky. However, since most of us can’t be there personally to help the survivors, we should still concentrate our efforts to helping our brothers & sisters in need. If you missed part 1 of our Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims post, click here.
Meanwhile, we’ve rounded up a list of fast food chains & malls that accept donations nationwide. While announcements about drop-off centers for donations can sometimes be overwhelming, we’ve created a list that’s easy to remember & easily accessible in most parts of the country:
McDonald’s branches nationwide are now accepting donations in kind nationwide.
Coinbanks may be found in the following Jollibee Foods Corp. restaurants: Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal & Burger King.
Jollibee Group Foundation is also accepting cash donations.
Drop off donations,in cash & in kind,at any Ayala Malls Concierge.
ALL SM Malls are accepting donations to help victims of #YolandaPH. Please look for designated Operation Tulong Express booths in SM Malls.
Those who are residing outside the Philippines may also donate through major international & local organizations.
Kindly donate through:
Help people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines by donating to the Red Cross.
Make a difference in children’s lives through Unicef Philippines.
Help rebuild the Philippines through Habitat for Humanity.
Help Fight Hunger in the Philippiens through the World Food Programme.
Build a better world for children through World Vision.
Finally, we’ve been seeing so many inspiring artists on Instagram willing to donate a portion to 100% of the proceeds of their artwork to the typhoon Yolanda / Haiyan victims. We think there’s no better time to patronize art especially when it’s for a good cause.
1.ArtForHaiyan.Tumblr.com – Compiled by illustrator Fran Alvarez, this Tumblr blog features the works of all artists who have pledged to donate their artworks to the typhoon victims. To those who would like to submit their artworks, you may submit them here to be included in the directory.
2. Bloom Arts Festival (November 15, The Collective) will be donating a percentage of their raffle tickets to all those who are affected. Also, some participating artists like Soleil Ignacio will be donating a portion of the proceeds from her art prints.
3. Bazaar Love Triangle (November 16, 5pm-2am, Heima Brixton) - a night bazaar & a mini concert will be held to raise funds for the typhoon Yolanda victims. Proceeds from the sale of items like The DayKeeper 2014 Journal by analog photographer Katt San Juan will be sold at the said event.
4. Artist & illustrator Celina de Guzman will be selling her 10″ x 10″ prints which comes with a random set of postcards. All proceeds of the sale go directly to Philippine Red Cross. For orders and inquiries, do leave me a message at ciao[at]celdee[dot]com.
5. On the launch of the Muni Ph x Moonleaf Tea Shop Planner (November 16, 2pm onwards) which includes the artwork of Reg Silva, Muni Ph will also be holding The Better Closet–an opportunity to buy pre-loved clothes to help typhoon Yolanda victims.
6. The Googly Gooeys will be donating the proceeds of two sets of digital invite suites to the typhoon victims. Those who are interested may send an e-mail to ponggo[at]googlygooeys[dot]com.
7. Artist Robert Alejandro known to many as the artist behind Papemelroti was moved by the news about the supertyphoon. He will be doing at least 12 portraits. Those who are interested may send their bids to robert.a.alejandro[at]gmail[dot]com. Bidding is until the 30th of November.
8. Katha Magazine, together with Paint some Happy, will be holding an online auction called Padayon from November 18 to 24. The auction will feature works of local designers and crafters who generously
donated their works for the cause. The auction catalogue showcasing all works will be released on November 18, 2013, which will also mark the start of the weeklong online auction. The target amount of the auction is a minimum of Php 15,000. One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds will be turned over to the Philippine Red Cross.
9. Travel Photographer Allan Barredo of Lantaw is donating the proceeds of his prints to the victims of typhoon Yolanda. The series of 10 images are posted on this Facebook page. Each 12 x 18 print is Php 2,000 each. Interested donors may contact him directly on the Facebook page.
Above: Images of hope by world renowned travel & landscape photographer Allan Barredo.
To those who have helped the typhoon victims, thank you and you just don’t know how many lives you’ve touched. To those who are continuing to make these relief efforts possible, your generosity has inspired other people to be generous as well! ❤