10 activities in the UAE that aims to aid Typhoon Haiyan victims

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • By Ion Gonzaga
  • 5 Comments

You must have already seen the horrific wreck and havoc done by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda to the Central Philippine Islands. Every photo and video is depressing, moving. Something that we only would expect to happen in movies.

Donations from individuals and government worldwide have poured in, UAE being one of the first to donate ($10 million).

We can as well donate, although being more involved in to some initiatives would contribute to giving our fellowmen a message of hope and inspiring and encouraging them to hold on, that life will continue, must continue despite all these.

We all are praying, now here are opportunities for us to act and reach out. Here are some charity and fundraising drives happening from this weekend and later. Let's make a difference!


Citywide Collection Campaign
In cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General office and logistics partner EasyTruck, the Volunteer in UAE group will be conducting a citywide collection of relief goods.
Please see poster above for drop-off locations and more info.
Thursday, 14th November 2013
9:00am - 9:00pm
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Brunch for a Cause (AED50)
TASK FORCE YOLANDA : SAVE THE PHILIPPINES
Philippine Consulate Office / POLO-OWWA (to accommodate all)
Friday, 15th November 2013
11:00am - 4:00pm

The Filipino Community in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General and POLO/OWWA will hold its BRUNCH-FOR-A-CAUSE on Friday.

For Sharjah residences: If you can't make it to the brunch for some reasons, but you want to donate relief goods, please contact me as I am willing to collect your goods donations and drop them at the PCG collecting centre. You may reach me at 0503104958 - or just leave a comment on this post.
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Aid of Hope
Arise from destruction charity event
Zabeel Park Amphitheater / Megabowl
Friday, 15 November 2013
8:00am - 5:00pm

Activities include:
  • Walk for A Cause
  • Yoga, Zumba, Body Combat
  • Charity Lunch
  • Bazaar
  • Art/Paintworks/Sketches
  • Photoshoot and family portaits
  • Fun Games and Activities
  • Medical Mission
The group, Filipinos Unite for a Cause, will be working in partnership with The Red Crescent Society which will be providing the donation cans and boxes. 100% of the total collection will be remitted to the bank account of Philippine National Red Cross.

Friday Tagalog Mass
St. Mary's Church
15 November 2013
12:30pm



Filipino Fun Fiesta
Unite for hope - aid to Bohol earthquake and typhoon Yolanda victims
Wonderland Theme & Water Park
Friday, 22 November 2013
11:00am onwards
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Lunch for a cause
Aid to earthquake and typhoon victims
Wonderland Theme & Water Park
Friday, 22 November 2013
11:00am


Clean-Up The World Drive
This is just one way to thank the UAE for its generosity and very quick assistance to the relief operations for Typhoon Haiyan victims
Al Mamzar Open Beach (Alexandria Street)
Friday, 22 November 2013
7:00am - 9:00am



Fashion Show for a Cause
The day includes a host of activites and a cultural explosion featuring 15 emerging fashion designers
Le Meridien Hotel, Abu Dhabi
50% of proceeds will be donated to typhoon Haiyan victims. The other 50% will be donated to ADFDG vice president Joel Villanueva who suffered stroke and is currently confined at SKMC.
Friday, 22 November 2013
from 11:00am


Dubai Outlet Mall Donation Campaign
Dubai Outlet Mall has organized a donation campaign to support the Philippine's Typhoon tragedy victims.
As the need for assistance is very urgent, arrangements have been made, in cooperation with UAE Red Crescent, to deliver donations to the Philippines Red Cross on urgent and regular basis.
Bring your donations to Dubai Outlet Mall and submit it to the Red Crescent Charity boxes located in Center Court Area.
Wednesday, 13th - 30th November 2013
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Hakbang Buhay
More details to follow

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Keep an eye on this post as more activities are still on the pipeline. Volunteers will be needed as well for packing and transporting donations. 

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5 comments

  1. Hi I have 2 boxes of clothes, towels and groceries. Where exactly can I give these? If we gather more after Friday can I still give to consulate office?

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  2. We have some money collected from the company. How can we hand it over to you guys? Not sure if we'll be in the brunch for a cause

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  3. If you will donate canned goods, please consider giving easy-to-open-lids because can openers or knives might not be available there. Limit the noodles as well for they might not have much source of water to cook them. High energy biscuits is the best

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