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Virlanie Foundation’s “Rice up!” Campaign

For many of us, eating is a leisurely activity. We nom what we want and when we want. It isn’t the case for many others. There are thousands of Filipino families who cannot afford to eat even one good meal a day. Many go hungry for days on end. In most impoverished households, parents would usually sacrifice their share and sleep with grumbling tummies to be able give their children what little food that they can get. They are the luckier ones.

The children cared for by Virlanie Foundation usually have no families to run to, for food or any kind of support. They are usually rescued from abusive families- some are neglected or abandoned by their own parents while others are exploited by various evils in this world. The people behind Virlanie seeks to provide basic care for these children and steer them towards a better life, and in turn, a better future.

“Rice up!” is one of Virlanie Foundation’s campaigns, with the goal to gather enough rice to be able to provide meals for hundreds of these disadvantaged children for the year. They aim to raise 50 sacks of rice every month or 600 sacks for the year and in order to do so, they need our help. As of last Saturday, they still need 332 sacks of rice. Together, we can help them reach their target.

Photo by blogger Ross Del Rosario of Wazzup Pilipinas, check out his post here.

How you can contribute:

1. Bank transfer to Virlanie’s account

Name: Virlanie Foundation, Inc.
Bank Name: Banco de Oro Vito Cruz Branch

US Dollar Account No.: 104580108577
Peso Account No.: 004580002426
Euro Account No.: 304580112833

*Please inform Janelle (+632 895-3460 or +639175985485) as soon as you make the bank transfer or send her a scanned deposit slip so we can record your donation accordingly.

2. Online donation

via PayPal: https://www.virlanie.org/how-to-give/donate-online/
via UnionBank, Western, LBC, Cebuana: http://ushare.unionbankph.com/virlanie/

3. In kind donation

You can drop them off at the Virlanie Head Office at 4055 Yague St., Brgy Singkamas, Makati City (near Pasong Tamo, PRC) or facilitate the pick-up of donations with Virlanie staff.

Besides donations, there are a number of different ways that you can reach out to the kids of Virlanie Foundation. Please check out this link on the official Virlanie Foundation website to find out how else you can help. If you can, please also tell all your friends about this campaign. The more people who know about it, the better the chances are to reach the Rice Up! goal. Thank you, guise!

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