Hey all! Sharing a post that my friend Iya put up on Facebook. If you follow my blog, you’re almost certainly a beauty enthusiast like I am and you understand that although being into makeup and beauty can be affordable, it’s mostly a luxury expense. Obviously food and shelter are the most basic of needs, but basic hygiene and grooming are up there on the list of essentials, too.
The victims of typhoon Yolanda (or Haiyan. Read my post about that here) probably have so much on their minds right now… I can’t even imagine. There are a ton of ways to help them, but here’s one way in particular that a beauty enthusiast like you can help them decrease the burden of going through all of this. Will just post my friend’s memo here:
“ATTN beauty editors, beauty bloggers, and makeup-loving friends—here’s a way to help out Yolanda survivors that’s right on your turf: a Beauty Drive!
Bro. Armin Luistro, the DepEd secretary, called for donations of lipstick, powder, and blush for teachers affected by super typhoon Yolanda. School has already resumed in some parts of Leyte, and teachers have lost the makeup basics they use to make themselves look presentable in front of their classes. Brand new and minimally-used products (disinfect the used ones first, please) are welcome!
What You Can Donate:
-Makeup (particularly lipstick, blush, powder)
-Skincare (facial washes, moisturizers)
-Haircare (shampoo, combs, clips, headbands)
-Toiletries (soap, lotion, body washes)
Deadline is on November 28, Thursday, since Bro. Armin will be heading to Tacloban shortly after to deliver the goods. We have drop-off points at The Fort, Eastwood, Mandaluyong, and Parañaque areas! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to coordinate. Thank you!”
I think this is a great idea and I hope that donations of this kind will help the people of Visayas resume some kind of normalcy. Of course that doesn’t mean I feel they should rush, but it’s incredible that some teachers are already going back to work. I have so much respect for people who have a deep sense of duty towards their calling. Education is such an important part of life and I can imagine that going back to school after the typhoon will be a be a big step towards emotional recovery.
Thanks for checking this out and I hope you consider making a donation. :)
*Photo credit: Steph Yapnayon
P.S. Check out Beauty and Sparkle, Nicole Romero’s newly set-up blog! She’s been in the beauty industry for years and has just joined the blogging world. Her site’s gorgeous (and so is she)! This beauty drive is a litte project she and Iya are working on together. :)