It was shocking to see that nothing had been done by any big aid agencies there. We were still the only ones there.
People need to get started with their lives again. "
This excerpt is from an email about Montalban, one of KaEskwela's focus areas. Students from our partner schools there have reportedly lost their homes and everything else they own.
Help us help them. KaEskwela will be visiting Montalban on Oct. 18, Sunday and we hope to give donations to at least 100 families.
Although helping hands are welcome, what KaEskwela needs more are material donations. Here are some ideas on what you can donate:
Food: the usual canned goods, rice, but also those that do not need to be cooked-- biscuits, bread, fruits (eg, mga saging na di pa gaanong hinog/ nilagang saba)
Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, sanitary napkins
Medicines and medical supplies: alcohol, betadine, medicines for colds/cough/ diarrhea/ skin infections, cotton, gauze
Beddings: blankets, pillows
Household items: cooking utensils, pots, pans, spoons, forks, plates, cups, glasses
Old clothes and new underwear
Slippers and shoes (no fancy footwear please)
Diapers, milk for babies
Any other extras that you have at home are most welcome. You don't have to buy. Ransack your closets! We don't mind getting random, assorted goods.
Donations may be brought to these dropoff points:
1. WEEKDAYS 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM ONLY
Padilla Asuncion Bote-Veguillas Matta Carino Law Offices
5th floor, Strata 100 building
F.B. Ortigas, Jr. Avenue (Emerald Avenue)
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600
2. WEEKDAYS, 10AM TO 5PM
Unit 1015 Medical Plaza Ortigas
San Miguel Avenue
Please text 0920-9534294 before going there
Cash may also be deposited to KaEskwela's account. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to give cash. We will email the account details to interested donors, and inform you what we bought with your money.
Deadline for donations is on Oct 16.