For about half a year now, the whole world has been continuously fighting against the vicious pandemic which put everyone’s health and safety at high risk. While some of us still get the opportunity to still eat three meals a day, watch our favorite Netflix shows, and laze around our comfortable rooms, it is an upsetting fact that millions have been suffering silently within the corners of their homes. For those months we spent in quarantine, the economy was shut down, gravely affecting a lot of businesses and their households.
Project: SWITCH! is a student-formed fundraising activity that accepts monetary and in-kind donations particularly for the benefit of street food vendors around Marikina City.
Witnessing the pandemic limping a lot of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), most especially the once growing industry of street food business, Reyna Bautista, Allyssa Laconico, Elle Cubacub, AJ Alceso, and Paula Arganda, the ve founders of Project: SWITCH!, came up with the idea of utilizing the growing popularity of social media platforms to raise funds for the street food vendors whose main line of business have been affected by the pandemic.
Currently, Project: SWITCH! has now raised PHP 7,000 coming from various groups and individuals, but it is still a long way from the fundraiser’s target of accumulated donations amounting to PHP 25,000 to provide for small grocery packs for 50 families of street food vendors around Marikina City. Together, let us all try to make the situation for the street food vendors more comfortable amidst the tough battle we have right now against the pandemic.
For more information, you may scroll through the project’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Project-Switch-108396467606905.
For donations, please refer to the following:
GCash: Reyna Mae Bautista – 09453897636
BPI: Noelle Anne Cubacub – 975915707
UnionBank: Noelle Anne Cubacub – 109421417942