Donating to the Philippines from abroad (2013 typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda)

People overseas are finding their way to my 2009 blog post when they search online for ways to donate to the Philippines. If you are looking for a way to help the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), here is a list of ways you can donate from abroad.

(Read about the devastation on CNN and BBC. See photos on The Big Picture and Greenpeace.)

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Events

  • Worldwide: Authors for the Philippines is holding an online auction from Nov. 13 (8AM GMT) – Nov. 20 (8PM GMT). Proceeds go to the British Red Cross
  • Worldwide: Threadless, slingprint, and FEED are selling relief shirts; proceeds go to various charities for Typhoon Yolanda
  • Australia (New South Wales): Drop off goods on Nov. 19 at 168 Union St. Erskineville, NSW – Please look for Ala
  • Australia (New South Wales): Drop off or help pack goods on Nov. 20 at 168 Union St. Erskineville, NSW – Please look for Ala
  • Canada (Winnipeg): Beats and Rhymes for Relief fundraising gig on Nov. 22, 10pm at Exchange Event Centre
  • Singapore: Benefit event on Nov. 19, 8pm at Artistry. Contact Prashant at prash@artistryspace.com
  • Singapore: AFTERSHOCK fundraising gig on Nov. 22, 7pm at Platinum Music World Disco Bar
  • Singapore: Sagip-Tulong 2013 fundraising festival on Nov. 24, 1030am to 730pm at Hong Lim Park
  • USA (Glendale, CA): Bayanihan in Concert on Nov. 22, 6pm to 2am at Beyond The Stars Palace, Glendale, CA
  • USA (Chicago, IL): One Voice this Christmas benefit show on Dec. 7, 7pm at Decibel Bar, Chicago, IL

Online (Paypal, credit card, etc)

Bank (dollar accounts)

One La Salle Relief Drive

  • Bank name: RCBC Bank (note: NOT RCBC Savings)
  • Swift code: RCBCPHMM
  • Account name: De La Salle Brothers, Inc. – Yolanda
  • Account #: 8926-001156
  • E-mail the validated deposit slip to bee.cruz@delasalle.ph or fax to +63 2 721 5049

De La Salle University

  • Bank name: United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)
  • Swift code: UCPBHMM
  • Account name: De La Salle University
  • Account number: 01-120-300035-8

National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)

  • Bank name: BANCO DE ORO
  • Swift code: BNORPHMM
  • Account name: Visayas Primary Health Care Services, Incorporated
  • Account #: 106110039631
  • Branch: F. Gonzales Branch, Cebu City

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

  • Bank name: DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES
  • Swift code: DBPHPMM
  • Account name: NDRRMC Donated Funds
  • Account #: 0435-021927-530
  • Branch: Camp Aguinaldo Branch, PVAO Compound, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City

Sagip Kapamilya (BDO)

  • Bank name: BANCO DE ORO
  • Swift code: BNORPHMM
  • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc – Sagip Kapamilya
  • Account #393-008-1622
  • Branch: Sct. Albano, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
  • Fax (+632-411-4995) or email (sagip@abs-cbn.com) copy of transmittal/ transaction slip with complete donor’s information

Sagip Kapamilya (BPI)

  • Bank name: BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
  • Swift code: BOPIPHMM
  • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc – Sagip Kapamilya
  • Account #: 3054-0270-35
  • Branch: West Triangle, Quezon City
  • Fax (+632-411-4995) or email (sagip@abs-cbn.com) copy of transmittal/ transaction slip with complete donor’s information

Sagip Kapamilya (PNB)

  • Bank name: PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK
  • Swift code: PNBMPHMM
  • Account name: ABS-CBN Foundation Inc – Sagip Kapamilya
  • Account #: 419-539-5000-21
  • Branch: Timog, Quezon City
  • Fax (+632-411-4995) or email (sagip@abs-cbn.com) copy of transmittal/ transaction slip with complete donor’s information

Offline

  • Worldwide (Asia, Europe, Middle East, USA): LBC Express will take your donations in their branches worldwide
  • Outside the USA: Call CARE at +1-404-681-2252
  • Outside the USA: Call or go to any Doctors Without Borders office in 20 countries
  • Australia (New South Wales): Drop off goods at Hemp Health and Organics, 65 Mullens St. Balmain
  • Canada: Canadians text to 45678, RELIEFNOW 4 $10, AID 4 $20, RELIEF 4 $5. Govt matches $ for $
  • Canada: Drop off/pledge donations at any Sears store starting NOv. 12 (can also donate by phone)
  • Hong Kong: Gen Ex Cargo, Hong Kong A-Freight Ltd., and Hatari Express Remittance will be accepting donations in kind to be shipped to the Philippines. List of branches here
  • Hong Kong: Donate cash or check to the Hong Kong Red Cross
  • Hong Kong: Donate cash to International Care Ministries, 21/F and 23/F Siu On Building, 243 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun
  • Singapore: Donate cash or check to Red Cross House at 15 Penang Lane Singapore 238486, from 9am to 7pm (Mon-Fri) and 9am to noon (Sat-Sun) (can also donate via ATM)
  • Singapore: Donate cash or check to Mercy Relief, Blk 160, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, #01-1568, Singapore 310160
  • USA: Mail a check to your local American Red Cross chapter, w/ “Philippines Typhoons and Flood” in the memo line (can also call 1-800-435-7669 or 1-800-513-3333)
  • USA: Call CARE at 1-800-521-2273
  • USA: Call Direct Relief at 805.964.4767
  • USA: Call MeryCorps at 1-888-747-7440 (can also donate by mail)
  • USA: Text $10 to donate to numerous charities; full list here
  • USA: Text AID to 80108 to give a $10 donation to mGive Philippines Typhoon Disaster Relief Fund
  • USA: Text AID to 50555 to donate $10 to Operation USA (can also donate by phone or mail)
  • USA: Text COLBERT to 50555 to donate $10
  • USA: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross
  • USA: Call United Methodist Committee on Relief at 1-888-252-6174 (can also donate by check)
  • USA: Call UNICEF at 1.800.FOR.KIDS (1.800.367.5437) (can also donate by mail)
  • USA (Daly City, CA): Drop off donations at Rise-up Philippines Bay Area Donation Drop-off Center, 140 Serramonte Center, Daly City (M-F 3pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-8pm)
  • USA (Palo Alto, CA): Send donations to Neighbors Abroad, P.O. Box 52004, Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • USA (Baltimore, MD): Mail check or money order to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090 , Baltimore, MD 21297-0303. Or call 1-877-435-7277
  • USA (Hagerstown, MD): Download a donation form and mail to Doctors Without Borders USA, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030
  • USA (Silver Spring, MD): Download donation form and send to ADRA International, 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904 (can also donate by phone)
  • USA (New Jersey and New York)RDR CARGO is conducting drop-off drives (clothing, dry goods, etc) in their stores and will ship them to the Philippines for free. Pick-up within range also available. Call Rommel at (917) 294-5107
  • USA (New York, NY): Send a check to Ms. Margaret B. Llamas, Executive Director, Philippine Jesuit Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 312, New York, N.Y. 10028, U.S.A.
  • USA (New York, NY): Make check payable to JDC; write “Typhoon Haiyan Relief” on the check (can also donate by phone)
  • USA (Blue Ash, OH): Drop off food, personal care products, first aid, and others to Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Rd. Blue Ash, OH 45242 (can also donate by SMS or post)
  • United Kingdom: Go to any Oxfam shop (can also be by phone or post)
  • United Kingdom: Send a check to British Red Cross, Typhoon Haiyan Appeal, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL

This list needs to grow! Have something to add? Please comment here and I’ll include it. Thank you!


Sources are from social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and other lists such as the Huffington Post, CNN, Rappler, Weather.com, Clinton Foundation, and USA Today. Thanks to blogger Lala’s World, too!)

In the Philippines and want to help? Check out Rappler’s list of relief efforts.

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