Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — Help is still needed for many areas affected by Typhoon Ulysses. Though the floods have subsided in many areas, the biggest challenge after the storm is rebuilding. We’ve listed a few donation drives below that can typhoon victims — from initiatives to give food packs to donating underwear and sanitary napkins for women and children.
People shouldn’t forget that sanitary items are also some of the essentials needed by people affected by flooding. The Panty Project is an initiative that began in 2013 after the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. This time, they are doing a fundraising initiative to purchase undergarments and sanitary pads for women and children affected by Typhoon Ulysses. Check out their Facebook page to learn more.
Many donation drives have already partnered with People for Accountable Governance and Sustainable Action (PAGASA). The community initiative began at the peak of the COVID-19 crisis and has provided help to many communities across the country. They are currently providing meals for areas affected by the typhoon. You can reach them through their Instagram or Facebook accounts.
Cagayan Volunteers Initiative
The youth group Cagayan Volunteers Initiative (CaVolun) is one of the many organizations providing on-ground relief efforts and rescue coordination in Tuguegarao City and nearby municipalities. Find out how to volunteer or donate funds here.
Type designer Joanna Malinis has created the unique font, whose name is based on the Filipino word for “lifesaver” or “water floater,” as a way to help generate funds for typhoon victims. Proceeds will also help Bad Student, a riso art studio in the Philippines that was supposed to represent Filipino artists at the Tokyo Art Fair this November. The design studio lost their equipment and archive in Marikina due to the massive flooding.
More details about Salbabida Sans here.
Pawssion Project / PAWS Philippines
Several photos circulating during the typhoon saw how pets, such as dogs stranded on rooftops, also need our help during times of crisis. Organizations like the Pawssion Project and PAWS Philippines have launched initiatives to help animals affected by the typhoons. Visit PAWSion project to help in their San Mateo Pound relief operations and the PAWS page for their relief distributions.
#BoysLoveLovesBack and K-pop Fandom Donation Drives
Fandoms are generally well-oiled organizations when it comes to supporting their idols. For the victims of Typhoon Ulysses, Filipino Boys Love fans and shows have organized a donation drive where proceeds will go to Kaya Natin. Follow the hashtag #BoysLoveLovesBack on Twitter to know more.
For K-pop fandoms, you can check out the Philippine KPOP Convention twitter for their own donation drive.
Pembarya Project focuses on helping our no-work, no-pay kababayans, such as labanderas and contractual workers. Check their Instagram page to learn how you can help.
The NGO Hayag has already made several community initiatives earlier this year, such as providing sanitary pads for the Correctional Institute of Women in Mandaluyong, and providing tables to 50 scholars to help with their transition to online learning. For their typhoon relief operations, they are providing food packs, sanitary kits, and temporary shelter and sleeping kits, to those affected in Bicol. Check their page here.
Kids for Kids x For the Future PH
Established in 2015, Kids for Kids is a non-profit, youth-run organization that also pushes for initiatives that impact our fight against climate change. Kids for Kids was founded by Natasha and Isabella Tanjutco and currently has, according to their Facebook page, 500 members “from all over the Philippines that inspire other kids to become game changers for peace, hope, happiness, unity, for a better tomorrow, by helping the less fortunate kids all over the country.”
They are working with For the Future PH — another youth group that aims to “simplify the first step towards making your difference for our world” — for the donation drive for typhoon victims, not only for Typhoon Ulysses but also for the other past typhoons that have affected other areas of the country. Visit their respective Facebook or Instagram pages or click here for the donation form.
Artist print sales and initiatives
Filipino artists have also started commissions and print sales to donate funds to typhoon victims. Some of the artists are Betina Continuado, Carina Santos, and Goldie Poblador. There’s also a Twitter thread of all the Filipino artists doing work to raise funds.