Where can you donate to health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- WTC We Heal As One Center
- Oxfam Pilipinas
- Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc.
- Laging Handa
- Alzaky Foods
These times have certainly shown how largely inundated the country’s healthcare sector is. Hospitals haven’t been able to cope with the large number of COVID-19 patients who are arriving at their doorstep in droves. At the heart of this situation are the health workers who are risking their lives and safety to care for the public. If you’ve always wanted to support them but are unaware of where to donate to health workers and frontliners, then you need not worry. This article aims to simplify the task for you!
WTC We Heal As One Center
The exhibition halls of the World Trade Center Metro Manila (WTCMM) has been transformed into a COVID-19 facility to help the government ease the overwhelming health care facilities. This was achieved through the collaboration of the ICCP Group of Companies through Manila Exposition Complex, Inc., the company that owns and operates WTCMM and The Ayala Group through Manila Development Corporation. Currently, the facility is in need of PPEs, sanitation products, alcohol, masks, and more.
Cash donations are also welcome and may be deposited through the following details:
- Account Name: ICCP Group Foundation Inc WTC HEAL AS ONE CENTER
- Account number: 292-3-29280143-3
Through PayMaya, you’ll be able to donate to Oxfam Pilipinas and other charities that support the frontliners. Oxfam Pilipinas’ #OneAgainstCOVID19 is aiming to raise funds not only for this group of people but also for the vulnerable sector of society. Specifically, those who cannot gain access to the help they need to protect themselves.
Visit Oxfam’s page and donate by clicking here! Your cash donation of Php 100 or more will go towards providing basic necessities and sanitary kits for impoverished families and frontliners who are at the forefront of the pandemic.
UNICEF is another organization that is known for aiding societies that aren’t able to provide for their own. They’re helping provide families living in this state with the necessities and supplies needed to improve their quality of life and to provide a better future for the children.
UNICEF is also in dire need of financial assistance to support health workers battling the virus in the country. You can make one-time or monthly payments by visiting their website here. A donation of Php 5,000 will help in providing UNICEF tents for triage at hospitals. Php 3,000 will provide vaccines for preventable diseases. Php 2,000 is to acquire disinfection supplies for frontline health workers.
Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc.
The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Inc. (PAMET) is accepting donations of medical supplies and sanitation kits for health workers. They’re currently in need of N95 masks, face shields, surgical gowns, sterile gloves, and 70% ethyl alcohol.
You can make your donations by contacting the PAMET Secretariat at (02) 8817-1487 or through 09178901118.
The country’s leading motorcycle ride-hailing service is also looking to support the efforts of the health workers and frontliners by gathering donations and resources.
They’re currently requesting donations for ready-to-eat food products such as instant noodles and canned food supplies. Donations of PPEs and hygienic products such as soap, hand sanitizers, and alcohol are also needed. Fill out the donation form at http://bit.ly/AKSDonation.
Laging Handa is a platform that has been set up by the Presidential Communications Operations Office. It operates alongside the National Task Force for COVID-19 as well as the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. As the country’s main crisis communications center, it’s also calling for volunteers and donations.
According to the Laging Handa website, anyone who wants to help may simply visit their website and fill out the necessary information. You would be able to specify the number of PPEs, sanitary products, disinfectants, and food packs that you want to donate. Upon inputting your details, you will be contacted by authorized personnel from the Department of Health or Office of the Civil Defense who will finalize the details of your donation.
Alzaky Foods is aiming to distribute halal food products to the country’s Muslim health care workers. As a minority group, it’s easy for the needs of Muslims to go unnoticed, especially in such a predominantly Catholic nation.
So far, the organization has been able to deliver hundreds of halal-certified meals to healthcare workers working at the Ospital ng Maynila. They’re aiming to support other health workers in the rest of Metro Manila.
Anyone who wishes to help can get in touch with this number: 09175793877. They could also send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org if they have further inquiries.
CloudEats is currently serving health workers and front liners by preparing hot meals for them. They have so far been able to donate over 60,000 meals, raised Php 4.1M in the fight against COVID-19, and served more than 25 hospitals in the country. This cloud kitchen company does not profit off this initiative as 100% of the proceeds go towards hospitals, medical staff, and the like.
Make your donation by visiting their website here. They deliver twice a day to their partner hospitals such as the San Juan Medical Center, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippine Heart Center, UST Hospital, and many more.
The article above aims to help you support the country’s frontliners and health workers by making financial donations, donating PPE supplies, and providing other hygienic equipment needed.
As a member of the public who wants to help, you may not know exactly where to donate to health workers and frontliners. Hopefully this list has helped you find a place to begin.