Frank Chester blew us away and so many begged to hear him again. So, if you missed his first talk, here’s your chance! Please click on the image, or here for more details.
I know this is small, as usual, so please look at the details here.
I love these ecobags. I own a few and always get asked about them, so on my last trip abroad, I decided to bring some home to sell. They can carry up to 40lbs (YES!), are very light and pretty, but expand to an unimaginable girth, too. So, if you are as committed as I am to quit using plastic and keep reusing, come visit our table at the Whitespace market today, June 27, at 2314 Chino Roces Ave., formerly Pasong Tamo Extension (look for the green gate). The market opens at noon and closes at 7pm. There’s great food by Margarita Fores plus a lot of earth-friendly buys. We’re also selling special books at 30% off, plus other Steiner Education materials.
Fabulous T’nalak merchandise from TADECO.
LEYENDE: Local and organic health and beauty products.
A forever favorite: MESSY BESSY!
Ultra-soft, hand-stitched leather with recycled airplane tires for soles. CUTE & COMFY!
Natural, woven products. Very special.
I was so happy!
I immediately replied. My hunch was right, Rep. Risa Hontiveros gave my contact number to the Dept of Social Welfare and Development Secretary. I told Risa that many private citizens are willing to help DSWD! Many are willing to pack and sort and look for options for delivery (as groups like WhiteSpace, TulongBayan, BalayExpo, Angel Brigade, LSGH, AdMU, Red Cross have been doing). Since the warehouses of DSWD are filling up with donations from overseas- then it is time they be delivered to people who are recovering and desperately rebuilding their lives from the recent onslaught brought about by the two typhoons.
Sec. Cabral and I talked for a bit and she mentioned that the DSWD is open 24 hours for workshifts so she agreed for us (private citizens) to try to come up with a shift-coordination-list of, at least, 50 volunteers per day – for Monday to Friday – 3pm-11pm.
I chose the time slot because it can fit in the schedule of students and young professionals. (somehow)
My request is this.
IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL — Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU HAVE A CLUB/ ORG/ BIBLE STUDY GROUP/ YOGA GROUP/ WHATEVER CLUB/ JAYCEES/ ROTARY/BARKADA/ OFFICE DEPARTMENT/ SCHOOL VARSITY TEAM or BARKADA —any group that can actually commit 10 or more people for one night — please send one collective email lang with all your names and identify your group leader to email@example.com
IF YOU HAVE A BUS OR A VAN SERVICE THAT YOU CAN LEND FOR TRANSPO OF VOLUNTEERS FROM PICK UP POINTS IN QC, PASIG AND MAKATI TO PASAY – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU HAVE A TRUCK/VAN/DELIVERY PICK UP WILLING TO LEND TO DEPLOY BGY RELIEF PACKS -email email@example.com
IF YOUR BARKADA IS WILLING BUT WILL NEED HELP WITH TRANSPO/ TRANSPO ALLOWANCE PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY – WAG MAHIHIYA- KAILANGAN NAMIN KAYO AT WILLING KAMING MANUNDO!! firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU HAVE NO TIME BUT HAVE EXTRA CASH – PLEASE DONATE SO WE CAN ARRANGE FOR SAFE AND EFFICIENT TRANSPO FOR STUDENTS TO AND FROM SCHOOL TO WAREHOUSE AND BACK. email me directly: email@example.com
ROCK ED PHILIPPINES
Then msg me date of deposit and amount if you need an O.R. from Rock Ed.
Okay – with this one – we need obedient muscle – that’s it. I will report to Sec. Espie Cabral first thing Monday afternoon — I hope we have kind souls enlisted by then and a concrete shift list to send to her –otherwise… those goods will stay put in their warehouses as long as no one packs and delivers them out!
For additional info: 0917-7346742
If you’re wondering: this action plan (and we’re so LUCKY Sec Cabral actually called us!) this is a reaction to the news that many warehouses are filling up with foreign donations and the deployment is not fast enough for people who are in dire need of resources to rebuild their lives. Or even just to exist with a little dignity while waiting for chances to rebuild come around.
Political leanings are not primary at this point. After the work is done – then we can go our separate ways again if that works for us. Personally, for now – I will be more than happy to help the government if that means more Filipinos get what’s rightly theirs.
Thank you very much and I look forward to your generous response to this request for committed hours – I have a feeling efficiency is the key right now – and it’s about time we try helping our DSWD out. This is new for all of us, but I have a feeling it’s worth a shot.