Eat and Shop for a Cause this #YolandaActionWeekend

Step 1: Donate. UNICEF Philippines, World Food Programme, and the Philippine Red Cross are good places to start.

Step 2: Volunteer. DSWD, PRC, ABS-CBN Foundation, and GMA Kapuso Foundation are all taking volunteers. There are also various private efforts all over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

And you’re done, right?

Well, no. Even if you’ve wiped out your savings donating or blew out your back carrying sacks of rice while volunteering, there are other ways you can help.

Eat Out
If you are eating out this weekend, then make sure it’s in one of these establishments. All the restaurants and vendors below will be contributing some (in some cases, all) their proceeds to the Yolanda relief cause. Whether you’re jonesing for ice cream, burgers, katsu, ramen, cupcakes, or craft beer, you should be able to find a way to satisfy your craving and help out:

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Aid Couture
is a Philippine Red Cross event that’s been planned way before Yolanda ravaged Central Philippines, and its success is even more critical now. The PRC will be selling pre-sorted and pre-washed clothing that were donated, but are not appropriate for practical use by the victims of calamities. Stylists Jujiin Samonte, Happy Andrada and others were involved in the styling and selection of the clothes for sale. Each item of clothing will have a price tag showing what  relief supplies the purchase price can help buy:

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The event will be this weekend, November 16-17 at Alabang Town Center, starting 10AM.

Others things you can do:

  • Poledance for a cause (a sentence I never though I would type, by the way) with Polecats Manila
  • Workout with CrossFit MNL and pay with donations.
  • Shop Renegade Folk’s Holiday collection and get a free manicure. 100% of the proceeds goes to Yolanda relief.
  • For a list of other activities benefiting relief, click here.

Let’s all do what we can to help our countrymen through this disaster. This cannot be stressed enough: they need all the help we can give and more.


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