Pasig City Vice Mayor Iyo Bernardo is leading a fundraising initiative for personal protective equipment, hygiene kits, food packs, and other essential items for Pasig City’s frontliners and vulnerable communities.
He began the “Sneakers Auction for a Cause” last March. It was initially able to raise Php 340,000 for 230 pairs of shoes. Since then, the auction has expanded to include sports memorabilia donated by athletes such as boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, PBA legend Allan Caidic and volleyball superstar Mika Reyes.
“Marami po ang nagtulong-tulong para mas maraming matulungan ang ‘Sneakers Atbp. Auction for a Cause.’ Nandiyan po ang mga kilalang legends and players mula sa PBA at UAAP, ang Sneaker Aficionados of the Philippines, mga vloggers, broadcasters and celebrities, si Senator Manny Pacquiao, mga private individuals, companies and organizations mula sa iba’t ibang lugar ng bansa, at mga kapwa Pasigueño na nagpamahagi ng kanilang blessings,” the Vice Mayor said.
“We want to invite more people to share their blessings so we can buy more food and essential items to meet the needs of our constituents during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. The donors and the people who have purchased the items have made a big difference in the lives of many Pasigueños,” he added.
Bernardo is now including his own Kawasaki Vulcan S-650 and Giant Talon Mountain Bike in the auction for the benefit of cancer and dialysis patients and “Heart Warrior” children.
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