Hi, everyone! I’ve been trying to be as helpful and as supportive to organizations that are very close to my heart.
One of them is Project SMILE, a youth-led, non-profit organization whose main advocacy is to provide happiness through simple acts of kindness to neglected and underprivileged Filipinos. Through an initiative we did together last year, we were able to raise P100,000 to produce the first-ever PWD-friendly tricycle—something that I was very passionate about, because I myself am a PWD (I suffer from scoliosis).
In light of recent events, Project SMILE is launching Operation Bayanihan. They will be distributing meals to disadvantaged families in Antipolo, Cainta, Makati, Pasig, and Quezon City among others.
They’ll be mobilizing and conducting relief operations to the street dwellers of Manila—to be able to distribute MalasaKITs containing canned goods, instant noodles, snacks and biscuits, soaps, and face masks to these individuals.
To help them out, you can easily donate online here. They also accept BDO, BPI, or GCASH (09209646350). If you want to be a part of the movement, please send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to see other ways you can help affected families as well as our frontliners, head over to my Instagram @gretchengatan and view my IG Highlights.
Together, we will rise up from this situation!