We need more help! #UPTulongKabataan

Last Sunday, my friends and I went to UPD to take part in the relief operations organized by the UP Community. Most of our fellow relief ops volunteers are students. We were assigned at the clothes section, where we’ll have to rummage through a pile of clothes and bundle them for each family. Each bundle has 2 tops and a pair of bottoms for women, a top and a bottom for men, and another set for the kids. Kuya Paulie and Ate Fina did the rummaging, Ate Joy, Ate Dana and I did the bundling and Ate Anna grouped them into sets of 5 so they can be placed inside black bags, ready for distribution. It was pretty organized; we managed to produce at least 10 black bags for the rest of the afternoon.

One of the key principles of the relief ops is to remember human dignity: whatever you decide to give them should be something you’d also be willing to receive. So no, rumpled clothes or those filled with holes, because really, if you’re in their position, you’d be offended receiving those. They were stripped of everything they have, but that doesn’t mean they’re destitute. And even so, they’re still people, not mere figures you’d count as those given relief. Applying those principles, my friends and I really looked for decent-looking clothes; we even tried to match the colors so they won’t look funny or jeje. Hehe.

The whole operation was pretty exhausting even if we’re sitting and doing the bundling most of the time. But more than the exhaustion was the happiness radiating from everyone. I guess we’re all too happy knowing the clothes we prepared will help those families in Eastern Visayas affected by the recent typhoon.

The relief operations are still ongoing. If you’d want to donate in cash or in kind or volunteer as repackers, just go to Vinzons Hall at UP Diliman. That’s in between College of Business Administration and Benitez Hall (College of Education). And yes, in front of the building are the waiting sheds for jeepneys heading to PhilCoa, MRT, SM North and Katipunan. They seriously need more contributions. Here’s what you can give:


Donation drop-off is 24 hours while volunteer ops are from 7AM to 10PM. For more details, contact UP Tulong Kabataan through this number: 0917 42 STAND.


Thanks! Also, please pass this message to anyone willing to help!

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felix felicis: We need more help! #UPTulongKabataan

Thursday, November 21, 2013

We need more help! #UPTulongKabataan

Last Sunday, my friends and I went to UPD to take part in the relief operations organized by the UP Community. Most of our fellow relief ops volunteers are students. We were assigned at the clothes section, where we’ll have to rummage through a pile of clothes and bundle them for each family. Each bundle has 2 tops and a pair of bottoms for women, a top and a bottom for men, and another set for the kids. Kuya Paulie and Ate Fina did the rummaging, Ate Joy, Ate Dana and I did the bundling and Ate Anna grouped them into sets of 5 so they can be placed inside black bags, ready for distribution. It was pretty organized; we managed to produce at least 10 black bags for the rest of the afternoon.

One of the key principles of the relief ops is to remember human dignity: whatever you decide to give them should be something you’d also be willing to receive. So no, rumpled clothes or those filled with holes, because really, if you’re in their position, you’d be offended receiving those. They were stripped of everything they have, but that doesn’t mean they’re destitute. And even so, they’re still people, not mere figures you’d count as those given relief. Applying those principles, my friends and I really looked for decent-looking clothes; we even tried to match the colors so they won’t look funny or jeje. Hehe.

The whole operation was pretty exhausting even if we’re sitting and doing the bundling most of the time. But more than the exhaustion was the happiness radiating from everyone. I guess we’re all too happy knowing the clothes we prepared will help those families in Eastern Visayas affected by the recent typhoon.

The relief operations are still ongoing. If you’d want to donate in cash or in kind or volunteer as repackers, just go to Vinzons Hall at UP Diliman. That’s in between College of Business Administration and Benitez Hall (College of Education). And yes, in front of the building are the waiting sheds for jeepneys heading to PhilCoa, MRT, SM North and Katipunan. They seriously need more contributions. Here’s what you can give:
  • Noodles
  • Rice
  • Biscuits
  • Milk and powdered drinks
  • Ulam in soft packs


Donation drop-off is 24 hours while volunteer ops are from 7AM to 10PM. For more details, contact UP Tulong Kabataan through this number: 0917 42 STAND.


Thanks! Also, please pass this message to anyone willing to help!

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