Former Miss Universe Catriona Gray has raised over P1M to help feed families in Smokey Mountain, Manila. In an Instagram post last week, she asked her followers to donate any amount if they can.
In partnership with Young Focus Philippines, she aims to feed 1,000 families who live in the Tondo area. With this, she recently posted that they were able to raise over $20,000 (roughly around PHP1 million) for the feeding program.
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I cant keep the smile from my face ?, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who joined in donating towards helping feed the families of Smokey Mountain, Manila! ??? Together we've raised $20,000 ?????. Currently we've distributed to 790 families and are in the process, in partnership with @youngfocusph staff and other local NGOs, of feeding another 1000 families this coming Friday! Because of your generosity almost 2,000 Filipino families will not go hungry and be able to stay home to protect their families health as well as their own! ??? But we dont need to stop there! Let's continue to reach more families in this time of need. One 15kg bag of rice costs only $11US or Php550. Any little bit of kindness is very much appreciated! All bank and donation info can be found on www.youngfocus.org/rice (Link in BIO) ??? Thank you SO much! ???? #WereInThisTogether
In the post, she expressed her gratitude to everyone who donated to the feeding program, saying that she can’t keep the smile from her face. She also said that so far, they have distributed food to 790 families and will also feed 1,000 more families.
Altogether, they will be able to feed around 2,000 families with the donations they have received. You can also visit www.youngfocus.org/rice for details on how to donate.
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