Fil-British Yassi Pressman’s #staysafetogether bracelets-for-a-cause fundraiser has been feeding families affected by the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The actress-model launched her fundraising project on Instagram on June 9, 2020, with the goal of providing food packs and relief goods to families displaced by the global health and economic crisis.
“Alam ko po na naging mahirap ‘yong mga ang pinagdadaanan natin ngayon dahil sa COVID-19,” the 25-year-old FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano lead actress said on her video.
“Meron po tayong kalaban na isang virus na hindi po natin nakikita. But from a distance we can all still make a difference.”
Yassi invited her followers to support her fundraising campaign by purchasing bracelets with proceeds to be donated to Be The Juan PH, a non-government organization assigned to the feeding program and distribution of relief goods to poor families.
“We built this charity called Stay Safe Together in partnership with Be The Juan PH and with every purchase of our bracelet, we’ll be able to feed one family,” the ABS-CBN actress said.
As of this writing, the fundraising project has sold 2,251 bracelets and fed 2,178 families.
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Created a campaign where we can FEED families in NEED during this #pandemic called #STAYSAFETOGETHER ~ Remember you made a difference with every @staysafe_together bracelet. Visit www.staysafe-together.org to help. Hoping for your support ❤️ ~ 1 bracelet feeds 1 family. ❤️ ~ Let’s all @staysafe_together ❤️ WEBSITE #LINKINBIO
Interested donors may check the donation packages here.
Several Filipino celebrities have used their status and platform to raise funds for families affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
GMA Kapuso singer-actor Mark Bautista raised Php 410,000 by selling his own paintings to benefit the Shop & Share 2020 auction for COVID-19 mass testing cause initiated by Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis.
Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, for his part, decided to donate most of his toy collectibles of 24 years to the Shop & Share campaign.
World fashion icon and “Queen of Creative Collaborations” Heart Evangelista sold one of her own paintings to buy students tablets for their online schooling.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Yassi Pressman for using her celebrity status to promote the bracelets for a cause project to feed families displaced by the COVID 19 crisis.
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