Thousands of people have been affected by the flooding brought about by torrential rains these past few days. If you are one of the more fortunate ones whose house has been spared from the flood, this is the time to help out your brother and sisters in need.
There are lots of ways to help: you can donate in cash or in kind or serve as volunteer in a relief center near you.
We've compiled a list of some schools who are accepting donations, welcoming volunteers, and are raising funds to help out flood victims. If you want us to put your school's relief operations here, please tweet us @candymagdotcom or email us at webmaster @candymag.com.
- Assumption Antipolo
What they need: Clothes, ready-to-eat food, bottled water
Where to go: Assumption Antipolo Multi-Purpose Building
- Assumption College San Lorenzo
What they need: Usable clothes for both adults and children, food (canned goods, instant noodles, rice, crackers, bottled water), medicine, blankets, bags, mats, eco-friendly reusable bags for packing
Where to go: Pavillion (Grade School), Assumpta Court (High School), Stage (College)
- Ateneo de Manila University
What they need: Items for relief good packs: food (canned goods are best), bottled water, materials for hygiene (soap, tissues, sanitary napkins, towels), sleeping materials (tarps, tolda for makeshit beds/tents, blankets), sets of clothes (sorted according to age and gender if possible), medicine (paracetamol, betadine, antiseptics, amoxycilin, band-aids), sacks
Where to go: College Covered Courts
- Enderun Colleges
What they need: Bottled water, canned goods, and sacks of rice
Where to go: 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, 1634 Taguig
- Immaculate Conception Academy
What they need: Food, clothes, First Aid, medicine, candles, flash lights
Where to go: 10 Grant Street, San Juan
- La Salle Green Hills
What they need: Ready-to-eat food (does not require cooking), water, and clothes
Where to go: Gate 2, along Ortigas
Note: High school students who wish to volunteer must present a letter from their parents that they are being allowed to do so.
- St. Paul College Pasig
What they need: Water, milk, coffee (Grade 8); canned goods and instant noodles (First Year); ready-to-eat food such as biscuits and crackers (Second Year); alcohol, soap, batteries (Third Year); and candles, matches, flash light/emergency light (Fourth Year)
Where to go: Bring donations to Grade School Lobby
- Saint Pedro Poveda College
What they need: rice in 1-kilo bags, ready-to-eat canned goods, crackers, water, blankets, medicine, clothes
Where to go: Social Action Office
- PAREF Woodrose
What they need: rice, canned goods, water, blankets, clothes
Where to go: Acacia Avenue Extension, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
- University of Asia and the Pacific
What they need: Medicine, juice in tetra packs, plastic utensils, shampoo and soap in sachet. They also need volunteers and vehicles that can pass through flood water.
Where to go: Pearl and Escriva Gates Open
For a more comprehensive directory of relief operations, click-through to tinyurl.com/reliefPH.