Monday, November 18, 2013

Katipunan BaHAIYANihan

It's been almost a week since my last update, sorry about that. I've been doing my part by helping pack relief goods for the victims of typhoon Yolanda at the Ateneo de Manila University. To be honest, my neck and shoulders hurt, but what's that compared to the loss that Eastern Visayas experienced when the strongest typhoon in 2013 hit the country last November 8. What happened to the Philippines is really terrible, so I admire how strong the country is and how everyone (the whole world!) is helping out in their own way. Thank you so much for that! :)

Anyway, just a quick share for tonight since I'm heading over to Richie Fernando Covered Courts at Ateneo again in the morning (do come if you're available!). Got all these from Wanderrgirl's Facebook page:

"A small isolated island was wiped out by Typhoon Yolanda - and they need our help to rebuild! Malapascua is a little island in northern Cebu and it is one of the best diving spots & marine life sanctuaries in the country (and the world!).  And because it is such a tiny, isolated piece of land - Yolanda/Haiyan wiped them out - and it is suspected, even their coral reefs. :( 

And so we are holding katipunan baHAIYANihan! Katipunan baHAIYANihan is a collaborative community bazaar and arts night to help rebuild Malapascua."
Katipunan #BaHAIYANihan

"Think of it as a large-scale garage sale! It hopes to help by: 1) Providing a centralized selling area+date for people who want to sell their things for cash to donate to the cause, but don't have a venue for it (you give us your wares, we make it happen!), and 2) Forwarding 100% of proceeds to Save Philippines Seas, our official partner & beneficiary.

But this is not just an ordinary bazaar. There will be a bit of music, a bit of poetry, some games and a whole lot of HOHOL. It’s a space for regular Katipunan-goers to participate in the rebuilding of our nation! 

WE NEED DONATIONS! Do you have pre-loved clothes, bags, accessories, shoes, gadgets you’d like to share? You know what we’re talking about. The stuff in your closet you’ve only worn once, you’ve outgrown, or those you don’t even remember why you bought them. The ones you say will fit you ‘soon’ or ‘once you lose 15 pounds.’ Or! Maybe old books and magazines? Or what about artwork? Photography prints?

We’ll do the dirty work (sorting, pricing) and sell them for you! 100% of the proceeds will go to Malapascua via Save Philippine Seas."
It's a pretty interesting event! So if you have time tomorrow, please do drop by from 4pm-10pm to donate or buy stuff! :)
Katipunan BaHAIYANihan is happening at 47 EAST, #47 Esteban Abada St., Katipunan, QC

See you there!