Saturday, October 8, 2011

Keeping The Dream Alive: Helping PGH babies stay alive

Keeping the Dream Alive is a fundraising campaign of the Business Communication Class S07 of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business with CHILD Foundation Inc. to generate P1.6M for the purchase of much needed medical equipment in the wards, specifically, incubators and pediatric beds.

The PGH has only three working incubators to serve over a thousand prematurely born and other critically ill babies admitted yearly to the general wards. In a desperate attempt to keep the babies warm and alive, non-functioning incubators are used with heat coming from gooseneck lamps. Furthermore, the current beds at the pediatric wards do not have the necessary safety railings to protect the patients from falling and there have been cases of bed-related accidents.

These children need your help. Your donation can save not just one, but thousands of lives, during the years these hospital beds and incubators will be used.

These babies from less fortunate families are knocking on your hearts to help them stay alive for a chance to experience the beauty of life and live their dreams. To know more about this project and to send a donation, click here.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

How to Send Help to Typhoon Pedring Victims?

Another typhoon has devastated and claimed the lives of many of our fellow Filipinos. Do you still have your house intact, and your appliances, and clothes and shoes and never had an inconvenience on your life's routine aside from the temporary power interruption?  You're truly blessed. Please do send donations to those whose lives were devastated by the typhoon.

One of the evacuation centers
Photo from Reuters
You can send donations through the following:

Philippine Red Cross
Philippines Red Cross is appealing for your support to be able to continue to provide food, non-food items and services to the most vulnerable in the hardest hit cities and provinces. Through your generosity, PRC can stand prepared for the onslaught of disasters.  You can send donations thru PayDollar, bank deposit, SMS and G-Cash. Click here for details.

Groupon Beeconomic
Are you a groupon addict?  Now here's a really good deal worth buying. You can also send donations to Philippine Red Cross by buying groupon vouchers at Beeconomic.  One voucher costs P100. Buy as many as you want.  ALL proceeds will go to PRC for the typhoon victims.  Click here to see more details.

Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga needs food and water for the 2,000 families in Baseco, Tondo. To donate, call 0916 437 9941 or drop them off at Gawad Kalinga Headquarters in #212 Haig st., Brgy. Daang Bakal, Mandaluyong City.

Citizens' Disaster Response Center
You can also join CDRC in responding to the needs of the typhoon victims by donating cash or the following:
  • Food provision: rice and sardines
  • Potable drinking water
  • Water containers
Donations for the affected families may be sent through the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center at 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City, Philippines. Concerned individuals and donors can easily reach us at (632) 929-9822 / (632) 929-9820 or You may also deposit your donations to their bank accounts, please click here to see bank account details.
De La Salle University's SAGIP METRO 2
SAGIP METRO 2 is DLSU Manila's relief operation to address the immediate needs of the typhoon victims.  Partner-communities from Baseco, San Mateo, Novotas, Malabon, Lian and Bagac are the priority beneficiaries.   The Citizen Disaster Response Network (CDRN) released a standard list of suggested relief goods consisting of the following as food items– rice, sugar, dried fish, mung beans, sardines, cooking oil, salt; and as non-food items -  laundry soap, cooking utensils, mats, water containers, clothing and plastic sheets/tarps.  Through the efforts of the University Student Government, drop boxes have been conveniently stationed in different school gates for these. Cash donations can be forwarded to the Accounting Office. Click here to read the announcement from the Vice Chancellor for La Sallian Mission and Alumni Relations.

I know there are lots of other organizations doing their part in helping alleviate the conditions of the Typhoon Pedring victims.  If there are other relief operations you want to be posted here, please send me an email at
Photo from GMA News
Let us help our fellow Filipinos affected by this disaster to start over and get their lives back to normal.  We are blessed ours remained the way it is after the typhoon. ♥