Posting this for Arugaan:
Last Dec 2013 and Jan 2014, Arugaan with 29 BESTeam (Breastfeeding Experts Support Team) went to 10 municipalities/city in Leyte/Samar areas badly devastated by typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. We have covered more than 6,000 mothers-babies/young children in more than 200 barangays. We did breastfeeding counseling, breastfeeding empowerment, mother-baby friendly tents, hot meals for the mothers and young children, etc etc.
This April 1-15, 2014, Arugaan will travel again to these Leyte/Samar areas in the continuing rebuilding efforts. This time we will be having cooking lessons, nutritional classes, setting-up of creches/daycares and most especially creating of mother support groups.
We wish that some kind-hearted individuals can donated pots, pans, sandok, knives to give to the mothers attending the cooking lessons. Some tents/makeshift homes we visited only had 1 kaldero coz all their stuffs were washed out. Old and used kitchenware will be highly appreciated, new ones will be accepted too. We will be accepting all donations and pledges until March 28 (Friday).
Drop-off points will be in Ortigas Center, City of Manila, Quezon City and Marikina City.
Please fill up this form so Arugaan can properly acknowledge donations:
For Marikina City, Nanay Innes 0908-8888153
For Quezon City, Velvet 0915-7741614
For Ortigas Center/Malate, Manila – Jenny – 0922-8982713
*Kindly note that Arugaan does not accept sponsorship or donations of any kind from business interests associated with the production or sale of breastmilk substitutes, related equipment, breastpumps and complementary foods.