Filipina celebrities Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis have teamed up to help people in need during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Through the Shop and Share initiative, co-founded by Curtis and Locsin, the actress-philanthropists were able to pool in Php 6-million, which they donated to chosen beneficiaries to use for vaccines and COVID-19 testing for the less fortunate.
Curtis and Locsin announced the donation on their respective Instagram accounts saying:
“In hopes of truly flattening the curve and helping our kababayans who are most in need, in the sectors of the urban poor and working groups, we have decided it is best to donate the rest of the proceeds of Shop and Share to LGUs and an organization that now have solid COVID-19 Vaccination initiatives for members of their communities. This is in addition to the funding of COVID-19 tests conducted last year,” they shared.
Baguio City, Taguig City, Quezon City, Manila City, Pasig City, and the Philippine Red Cross will be sharing the proceeds from the Shop and Share auction.
In a statement, Curtis and Locsin assured that the funds will go to those in need and offered their gratitude to people who supported and contributed to the drive.
“These beneficiaries have reassured us that the funds we are donating will be used for Vaccinations and Testing especially for citizens on the priority list. Again, we thank you for your support, and please know that your contributions will help our fellow Filipinos who are most in need,” they said.
In a Facebook post, the city of Baguio thanked the pair for donating Php 1-million to their COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs.
The Shop and Share drive was first opened back in 2009 to help those affected by Typhoon Ondoy. It works by collecting donations such as clothes, jewelry, designer bags, and other items from prominent personalities in the entertainment industry and auctioning it off on eBay to pool in funds.
The pair relaunched the organization back in 2020 in an effort to help indigent communities in the Philippines, who are struggling during the pandemic.
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