Friday, November 15

Bloggers for Relief PH: Project Hygiene Kit

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another” -Charles Dickens

The devastation caused by the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) has affected not only a few cities and houses in the Philippines but the majority of the Visayas region where the death counts has now reached thousands and number of families affected now millions.

A conscious effort is now being undertaken by the Davao Bloggers Society to join the relief operations by raising a total of P100,000.00 to finance and produce 1,000 hygiene packs for the victims. Each kit will contain toiletries and other essentials good for one week's use by one person. Hygiene kits were chosen to be donated as this is something that is not yet prioritized by many donors. One hygiene pack costs P100 or $2.50.


Each kit will contain the following:

For males:
  • 60g Soap
  • Weekly pack Shampoo – 8 sachets x 4 mL each
  • 3 packs of 30 g Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • 40 Pulls Pop Up Tissue
  • 10 g Cotton
  • 75 mL Alcohol
  • 2 x 3 mL Deolotion
  • 12 mL Insect repellant
  • Resealable Zip Bag
Total Cost: PhP95.60

For females: 
  • 60g Soap
  • Weekly pack Shampoo – 8 sachets x 4 mL each
  • 3 packs of 30 g Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • 40 Pulls Pop Up Tissue
  • 10 g Cotton
  • 75 mL Alcohol
  • 2 x 3 mL Deolotion
  • 12 mL Insect repellant
  • 2 pcs Sanitary Napkins
  • Resealable Zip Bag

Total Cost: PhP100.00


I'm calling all my friends to pledge now and help the families, especially the children, in the affected areas of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). For only P100 or $2.5, you can already donate one hygiene pack. You can also write your message/s for the Yolanda survivors on a sheet of paper which will be placed inside the hygiene pack. If you will make your pledge online or send the donation via Paypal, you can still send an electronic note. Just send in via email (algene@iamthecoffeechic.com) and I will print it for you! All notes will also be posted in my blog to give thanks to everyone who extended their helping hands.

Send them a note and a hygiene kit! You can message me on Facebook or contact me at algene@iamthecoffeechic.com for the pledges. Let's work together in helping our fellow Filipino people. In our little ways, we can make big differences.

For goods, the drop-off point is: Mam Bebs Bakery
Location: CVA Building, CM Recto Street, Davao City
(fronting City Triangle, adjacent to Ateneo Claveria Gate)
Mondays- Fridays, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

You may also send your cash donations via PayPal to merchant@alleba.com. Send the confirmation email (or a screenshot of it) to: bloggersforreliefPH@gmail.com.


Feel free to contact bloggersforreliefPH@gmail.com for all your inquiries and questions. Please also help us disseminate this information to those who are willing to help and contribute. All kits and other donations will be turned over to Ateneo de Davao University. Bangon, Pilipinas!

You may share or link this post to your social media accounts with hashtags #bloggersforReliefPH #YolandaPH

13 comments:

  1. This is a worthy thing to do - and very unique kind of relief.
    Well, of course the victims should stay clean and fresh of course.

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  2. Your project is an amazing and novel way to help the survivors. They really do need soap, toothpaste, and the likes.

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  3. Most of our attention was focused to relief goods carrying food and drinks. This post reminded me that people also need sanitary kits for their hygiene. Of course it's important to be clean.

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  4. A good way to share these tips for men and women...a hygiene kit! Wonderful!

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  5. this kit really is one of the most needed help in this time of disaster. i just hope that the distribution would improve as many have shared and have volunteered to pack things up but distribution really needs to be fast as well.

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  6. Carl: This is a very intelligent idea. I love to support this project. Affordable and worth it! Kudos Coffee Chic

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  7. This is a nice project. It's true that most donations are food and clothes. Good thing people have thought of this for donation. I just donated money since I'm too far from drop-offs of reliefs.

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  8. Our fellowmen in the Yolanda hit areas definitely needed this. This project is worth sharing and promoting. Will do my part.

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  9. This is a great project and is very helpful to the victims. And I hope people will donate more. Keep up the good work :D

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  10. This would really help as people in those area needs to take care of hygiene too so they won't get sick.

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  11. Thanks for updating, Algene! Really nice that the blogging community is up to helping the Yolanda victims. :)

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  12. I am glad that the blogging community is doing something to help the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Kudos to all of you!

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  13. Aside from food, they really need something to clean themselves up! And I'm glad that Davao Bloggers Society spearheaded this project. I really do hope this can reach to the victims directly for them to use the hygiene kit right away.. :)

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