Taal Relief: What to Donate (and Not Donate) and Where to Send Them
The Taal Volcano eruption on January 12 has displaced thousands of families, with at least 30,000 people fleeing to evacuation sites in Cavite and Batangas. Below is a list of what to donate and what not to donate and how to send them.
What to Donate:
- Easy-to-open goods
- Bread and biscuits
- Sleeping mats or mattresses/bed bags
- Non-prescription medicine
- Baby/infant needs
- Cleaning materials
What not to donate:
- Used clothes
- Stuffed toys
- Prescription medicine
- Opened food items
- Gowns and prom dresses
- Miscellaneous things (bags, books, old gadgets, or things you typically see in a garage sale)
How to Send Your Donations
A number of organizations and government units have mobilized volunteers to accept and handle donations for Taal Volcano eruption victims. The following are some of the major organizations working on sending your help to where it’s needed.
1| Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
BGC, through its social responsibility arm, the Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation, Inc. (FBDFI), will accept donations in kind at the concierge of C1, Bonifacio High Street (near Din Tai Fung) or at the ground floor of the Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st Street corner 2nd Avenue until 4:00 p.m. on January 17, 2020.
For cash donations, you may deposit any amount at its BPI account:
- Account Number (Current): 1921 1158 37
- Account Name: Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation Inc.
Deposit slips may be e-mailed to [email protected] for issuance of acknowledgment receipts, if needed. All donations will be coursed through FBDFI’s partner, the Boy Scouts of Lipa.
2| Caritas Manila
The Catholic Church is organizing one of the biggest relief efforts for victims of the Taal Volcano eruption through Caritas.
For donations in kind, the drop-off site is at 2002 Jesus Street, Pandacan, Manila.
For cash donations, you may wire your donations to its various bank accounts.
- Banco De Oro - Savings Account No.: 000-5600-45905
- Bank of the Philippine Islands - Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01
- Metrobank - Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3
- Bank of the Philippine Islands - Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55
- Swift Code - BOPIPHMM
- Philippine National Bank - Savings Account No. 10-856-660002-5
- Swift Code – PNBMPHMM
Cash donations can also be made via Cebuana Lhuillier (free of charge) and through ubpay.com.ph/caritasmanila/ (choose Caritas Damayan Taal Volcano).
For proper acknowledgment of your donations, you may fax a copy of your deposit slip to 8563-9306 or e-mail a copy to [email protected] with your name and address.
3| Philippine Red Cross
The Philippine Red Cross is accepting donations in kind at various offices in Cavite.
Philippine Red Cross-Cavite Chapter is now accepting donations. Check the photos for the location of the drop off centers. Let us extend help to the victims of Taal Volcano eruption. pic.twitter.com/pOM4FP6VLG
— Richard J. Gordon (@DickGordonDG) January 13, 2020
For cash donations, you may deposit at the following Philippine Red Cross accounts.
- BDO (Savings): 00-453-0190938
- BPI (Savings): 4991-0036-52
- Security Bank (Savings): 0132-0624-6400-4
- Metrobank (Savings): 151-7-151524342
- BDO (Savings): 10-453-0039482
- Metrobank (Savings): 151-2-151002182
Send a copy of your deposit slip to [email protected].
4| DSWD Region IV-A
The Department of Social Welfare and Development is accepting cash donations through its account at the Development Bank of the Philippines in Muntinlupa.
Account Name: DSWD Miscellaneous Trust Fund
Account Number: 04300-1368-7030
5| Tulong Kabataan
Tulong Kabataan is accepting donations in kind at the Kabataan Partylist Office located at 117C Matatag Street, Barangay Central, Quezon City.
For cash donations, you can wire through paypal.me/TulongKabataan.
6| Rotaract Club of Manila
The Rotaract Club of Manila is accepting donations in kind through its two offices in Laguna and Makati. The drop-off point in Laguna is at Fil-Em Building, 8 J. Luna Street, Poblacion, San Pedro, Laguna (look for Bhea Santiago or contact 0906 823 7737). The drop-off point in Makati is at Makati Rotary Club Foundation, Inc. Building, Camia Street, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati (Look for Kash Gana or contact 0916 373 2717).
For cash donations, deposit at the following accounts:
- BPI Account: Aireen Andrea Perez | 8329-3301-93
- BDO Account: Erika Mae de Vera | 5130-2286-43
- GCash: 0906-823-7737
Send a photo of your deposit slip to [email protected].
7| University of the Philippines
The University of the Philippines is accepting donations in kind at its various campuses in Baguio, Quezon City, Manila, and Los Banos.
CALL FOR DONATIONS FOR TAAL ERUPTION VICTIMS
Victims of the Taal Volcano eruption that occurred today are in need of immediate help. Donations shall be sent out to evacuees and areas affected. They are in need of facemasks, mats, ready-to-eat food, water, clothes, etc. pic.twitter.com/sIaPRTMVso
— UP Office of the Student Regent (@uposr) January 12, 2020
8| De La Salle Lipa
De La Salle Lipa is accepting cash donations for the victims of the Taal Volcano eruption. You may send deposit at the following accounts:
- BPI Account: De La Salle Lipa Inc | 9011-0019-28
- RCBC Account: De La Salle Lipa Inc | 0074-90004-7
For cash donations (for those affected by Taal Volcano's eruption), you may donate through the following bank accounts. pic.twitter.com/UiHT8ICuP8
— De La Salle Lipa (@DLSLOfficial) January 13, 2020
9| World Vision Philippines
World Vision is a global humanitarian organization devoted to improving the lives of families and communities to overcome poverty. It accepts cash donations for the Taal Relief efforts.
Account Name: World Vision Development Foundation
- BPI Account: 4251-0024-15
- BDO Account: 000-2700-4341-1
- PS Bank Account: 038-33200-0138
- Metrobank Account: 060-7060-5186-41
Send a clear scanned copy or photo of your bank deposit slip to [email protected]
10| Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
PAWS is also sending out help focused on rescuing animals in and around Taal Lake. According to PAWS, pet dogs, cows and other livestock have been left at the site when people were evacuated. For cash donations, you may deposit to the PAWS official bank account.
- BPI: Philippine Animal Welfare Society | 3943-0086-11
- PNB: Philippine Animal Welfare Society | 1888-70015305
- BPI: Philippine Animal Welfare Society | 3944-0021-61
11| People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Animal rights group PETA is accepting donations in kind (cat food, dog food, telescopes for scouting stranded animals, leashes, collars). You may drop off your donations at the PETA Asia office located at Unit 706, Fedman Building, 199 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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