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How You Can Donate To The Frontliners and Those Stricken Hard By COVID-19

Hospitals are in need of supplies like masks and alcohol; the poverty-stricken and the elderly are in need of basic necessities

During Luzon’s enhanced community quarantine, many poverty-stricken families have lost their source of income as citizens are commanded to stay at home, but not everyone has the means to do so: the homeless don’t have anywhere to go, and many workers are still finding themselves heading to their jobs, walking back home as far as Metro Manila to Pangasinan because of the suspension of mass public transportation. Frontliners—doctors, nurses, and even delivery men—are still out risking their lives every day in order to serve and protect the people. If you want to donate—whether cash or in-kind—we’ve rounded up groups and organizations that are holding fundraisers to provide those in need the necessary supplies and resources during this state of emergency and crisis. 

The ABS-CBN Foundation has launched Pantawid ng Pag-ibig, a campaign to help local government units provide essentials to frontliners and the poverty-stricken. 

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Doctors from the Philippine General Hospital are looking for masks (surgical, N95), gloves, disinfectants, goggles or face shields, and gowns for their frontliners. Please direct your donations to Dr. Mia Tabuñar, Coordinator for Resource Generation at (02) 8554 8400 local. 2004 or (0919) 350 6917.

The UP Medicine Student Council and the Organizations, Fraternities, and Sororities of the UP College of Medicine are calling for donations for the interns at PGH. Donations may be given to the Office of the Deputy Director for Health Operations (DDHO) located near the main entrance of the Philippine General Hospital. For monetary donations, check out the Facebook post below — they’ve also attached a transparency report in the post.

Caritas Manila is calling for donations to provide Caritas LIGTAS COVID kits and Manna bags to 6,000 poverty-stricken families in Metro Manila.

The Philippine Genome Center is accepting personal protective equipment (PPE) donations.

Angkas is helping the frontliners by accepting donations for ready-to-consume products, personal protective equipment, and disinfectants. The donation form is found here

Rock Ed Philippines has a Rock Ed Housing Health team, giving shelter to PGH nurses in Manila condominium units and Makati Medical City nurses in Makati or BGC, lent to them by unit owners. If you are an AirBNB owner or have empty rental units to extend near hospitals, message the team.

Kaya Natin! Movement, through the Office of the Vice President, has a donation drive for the frontliners. As of March 20, 2020, their fundraising has reached P21 million. You can still donate through ticket2me, Lazada, and BPI. They are also looking for PPE suppliers.

Tanging Yaman Foundation and Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan, through Ateneo de Manila University, is calling for donations for frontliners and select LGUs and urban poor communities.

For more organizations and foundations, you can visit the Philippine Council for NGO Certification, the Association of Foundations, or the League of Corporate Foundations

Lead photos from Unsplash