In April 2020, FICWSI’s outreach program has been officially branded #filindihelpline, a play on words that can connote “Filipino Indian helpline” or “fill-in-the-helpline.” Collaboration is at the heart of this noble outreach program, allowing for a proficient donation drive.
Helpline for the Hungry is one execution of #filindihelpline aimed at providing food relief. Helpline for the Hungry comes in many forms: 1) provision of relief food packs to locals; 2) provision of sacks of rice and/or relief food in bulk to government officials and agencies, and other NGOs for the latter’s respective outreach programs; and 3) feeding program (provision of ready-to-eat packed meals distribution).
Helpline for the Frontlines is another #filindihelpline execution. Its focus is to aid the Covid-19 heroes, the frontliners—doctors, nurses, medical technicians, policemen, barangay officials, and others—who are at the battle ground day to day helping the community mitigate the spread of the virus. Help comes in the form of much needed gear—personal protective equipment, face masks, face shields, gloves, test kits and vitamin c.
The gap that needs to be filled in the schoolyear 2020-2021 has been dramatically seen, and so FICWSI has immediate launched Helpline for Online Schooling, raising whatever amount or kind can be gathered through collaborations in order to aid those deserving to get a chance to get enrolled in the schoolyear but did not have any capabilities.
Helpline on Wheels covers two sub-programs. WednesdayWheelchair launched on August 7, 2020 is a two-way helpline in one. Persons with disability (PWD) of Tahanang Walang Hagdanan are commissioned to manufacture wheelchair, giving the fellows much needed livelihood, and the products are given out to PWDs. Each Wednesday for one year beginning August 2020, a PWD from the poorest of poor sector is granted a wheelchair. To name some program-related activities conducted to date are wheelchair donations to Gapan, Nueva Ecija mayor Emerson “Emeng” Pascual, and to PRO 4A RD BGen. Vicente Danao, Jr., for the respective public servants’ constituents.
The other sub-program, Bicycle for Work Helpline, aims at giving bicycles to workers, primarily frontliners who have no means or are having difficulty getting to work. A collaboration with Philippine Senator Pia Cayetano’s #PilipinasInAction bears a special collaboration dubbed Pilipinas Helpline on Wheels in Action where the committed parties strategically select bicycle beneficiaries. Bicycles have made it to the good hands of constituent beneficiaries, mostly medical and essential workers, of Sta. Rosa City, Caloocan City and Cainta, Rizal, among others.
Deposit your donation to our account(s) below:Dollar AccountBank Name: EastwestAccount Name: Filipino Indian Commerce and Welfare Society Inc.Account Number: 300001333047Peso AccountBank Name: EastwestAccount Name: Filipino Indian Commerce and Welfare Society Inc.Account Number: 200043206655GCash
Email us a copy of the deposit slip at [email protected] along with your name and contact info. Use email subject “My cash donation.”
State which outreach program you want to donate in. For more info, read this list.
Donation in kind
In 200 words— fill out the form below and say who you are, your affiliation, what you do, what you want to donate, and affix name, email and viber or whatsapp number. State which outreach program you want to donate in. For more info, read this list.
Collaborate with us In 200 words—fill out the form below and say who you are, your affiliation, what you do, how you want to collaborate, and affix name, email and viber or whatsapp number.
I believe in collaborations in extending much needed help. It’s our responsibility to bond together to look after one another.
HELPLINE FOR THE HUNGRY
Helpline for the Hungry provides packed relief food and ready-to-eat packed meals to locals, and relief food items to various organizations for the latter’s outreach programs.
HELPLINE FOR THE FRONTLINES
Its focus is to aid the Covid-19 heroes, the frontliners, who are at the battle ground day to day helping the community mitigate the spread of the virus.
HELPLINE FOR ONLINE SCHOOLING
This program aims at aiding students, particularly those with little or no means, to carry on with their educational journey through online schooling.
HELPLINE ON WHEELS
Persons with disability (PWD) are given much-neeeded wheelchairs, while workers, particularly frontliners, are granted bicycles—an essential these days.