"Do What We Can,
Where We Are,
With What We Have"
Our PPP slogan says it all. Let's do what we can for our
planet! Not only should we be concerned for our environment but most of
all for people who need our care and support! Here are some featured
groups that everyone can volunteer for - let's all work together to make a
difference!!! Read on!
Earn from Trash
Dry Wet Paper
Hands on Manila
Habitat for Humanity
Environment Activities and Featured
Websites (by various groups)
Streetchildren - He Cares Foundation
Hands on Manila
When asked who among the Filipinos were ready to make a difference,
WE raised our hand.
Hands on Manila is a
non-profit organization that recruits, educates, and coordinates a network of
volunteers for diverse community projects within the Greater Manila area.
They are committed in fostering the spirit of volunteerism.
members get a choice of volunteer opportunities every month! You can
choose what cause to support, where to go, what you'll do, and when! You
can choose from a multitude of tasks such as teaching computer skills to young
adults, help maintain a zoo, reading a story to a sick child, cooking with young
women, caring for the elderly, building a home for the underprivileged, fixing a
museum or being a guide and many more!!!
Sign up or simply
ask questions at Hands on Manila Foundation, Inc., Unit 10, Lower Penthouse,
Medical Plaza Bldg., Amorsolo Cor. Dela Rosa St., Legazpi Village, Makati City
1229, Tel. No. (632) 8437044 / (632) 843-5231
or visit their site at
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Habitat for Humanity
What is Habitat for Humanity Philippines?
Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP)
is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating homelessness and poverty housing by
means of constructing simple, decent and affordable housing with low-income families.
HFHP is part of the global network of Habitat for Humanity International founded in
1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller.
Although Habitat for Humanity has been in
the Philippines since 1988, it wasn't until former US president Jimmy Carter came to the
country in 1999 that Habitat became a household name. To date, over 4,000 houses
have been built all over the country through a network of 27 affiliates.
How does it work?
HFHP is not a hand-out program.
Volunteers and homepartner families are directly involved in building Habitat homes.
These are sold to the selected families at no-profit, no-interest terms.
Homepartner families are chosen not only based on their level of need, but also on their
ability and willingness to pay the monthly amortizations and provide "sweat
equity". As part of their investment, they must render a certain number of
volunteer hours to build their own homes and those of their future neighbors.
How much does a Habitat house cost?
Habitat houses are prices at P120,000.
While they cost less to build, community-development costs are added to the price
of each Habitat house. Even top government officials have acknowledges that Habitat
is a cost-efficient solution to providing housing for the needy. The fact that
Habitat homes cost lower than those provided by government is made possible, to a large
extent, by volunteer labor and donations of money and construction material. HFHP
also operates on a "house-for-a-house" system, wherein house repayments made by
homepartner families are used to fund more Habitat houses in the future.
How can you get involved?
Break the cycle of poverty by supporting
HFHP. Volunteer labor and donations in cash and in-kind are most welcome. HFHP
affiliates assist the national program through fund raising, building site selection,
partner family selection and mortgage servicing.
How to be a Habitat Volunteer:
1. In order to be registered as a volunteer, you
should notify us of your interest at least one week in advance of the date you wish to
work. Call, fax or e-mail
for a Volunteer sheet.
2. Complete the Volunteer Information Sheet. If
volunteering as a group, each member should fill out one form and submit all your
3. Minimum age requirement is 18 years for individual
volunteers; 16 - 17 year olds will be accepted, provided they are part of a group or
delegation supervised by an adult. Family, school, church and community youth
groups are most welcome! Check how students may render community service by
volunteering for Habitat.
During your work day:
- Arrive promptly. Work begins at 8:00 AM and ends
at 4:00 PM.
- Bring your own lunch and snacks. Drinking water
- Wear work clothes - loose and comfortable - and wear a
- Wear sturdy shoes with closed toes. NO sandals;
exposed toes suffer most from dropped objects.
- Bring a pair of good work gloves - save your hands from
- Use sunblock lotion.
- Bring tools. Anything you bring will save costs
and ultimately help needy families.
Habitat for Humanity (HFHP) is a non-profit ecumenical
Christian housing ministry founded in 1988 and is sponsored by Habitat for Humanity
International. Since it began in Americus, Georgia in 1976, HFHP has built houses
for more than 70,000 families in 60 countries around the world.
Capital, Not Charity - HFHP builds houses in Habitat
affiliate sites using as much volunteer labor and donated materials as possible. The
houses are then sold to impartially selected families mired in poverty housing through no
interest, no profit mortgages. Each beneficiary family also contributes at least 400
hours of labor into the construction of their own and other families houses.
You too can make a difference! If you would like
to help and make a difference in the community, we welcome your support through:
- prayers - our primary need - prayers for His wisdom in
this project, for the families and volunteers, and for His glory to be proclaimed
- Time and Expertise: volunteers are needed to help with
house construction, administration, fund raising and other projects.
- Contribution of materials - building materials are
always in short supply. HBH can also use a sturdy vehicle and equipment for
Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation, Inc.
18/F Ramon Magsaysay Center
1680 Roxas Blvd., cor. Dr. J. Quintos St., Malate, M. Mla.
Tel. #: (632) 536-8450 Fax #:(632) 536-8413; 536-8440
Home page: www.habitat.org.ph
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Be a member of Haribon Foundation
learn all about how important it is to value our forests, mangroves, seas and
all our natural resources! It's really for our OWN survival! Join
birdwatching trips and learn about how birds can be barometers for the health of
the environment of a certain area. Observe rare birds like hornbills and
eagles in the wild!!! Click to
what you can do to help keep our endemic wildlife thriving!
Join WWF-Philippines (World Wildlife Fund)
activities to help
conserve the environment! See what they do daily like the ff. projects:
Conservation and Development in the Turtle Islands, Marine
Conservation in Balayan Bay,
Guiting-guiting Natural Park, Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, Conservation Science
Research and Extension (Subic Bay), Dolphin, Whale, Dugong and Whale Shark Research
and Conservation. Check them out at
WWF-Philippines is an environmental
non-government organization in the Philippines whose ultimate mission is to stop, and
eventually reverse the accelerating degradation of the natural environment in the
Philippines, and to help build a future in which Filipinos live in harmony with nature.
Be a Birdwatcher!
Do you know
that the Philippines boasts of more than 500 kinds of birds? And even
amazingly enough around 168 species of that number only reside here!!! We
have one of the richest ecosystems, ranking very high in terms of endemic
species! See them here at
www.birdwatch.ph and maybe you'd like to join some of their birding trips!
Never ever support the illegal pet trade by buying rare animals caught from the
wild. Learn all you can about how to help protect them!
More tips here
Do you know which Philippine animals can only be found here
on Philippine soil?
Do you know which of them are on the verge of
extinction? Find out now and join the fight for their lives at Endangered
Endemic Species of the Philippines
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He Cares Foundation -
Streetchildren Caring Center
Here's your chance to make a difference in the
lives of streetchildren! By dropping your contributions at the coin banks in all of our
branches, you can help care for the streetkids at He Cares Foundation. We at
Papemelroti support this small thriving caring center since we know that the kids lives
there have been changed through the guidance of Bro. Joe Dean W. Sola in the years it has
been in existence. Please visit their website at www.hecaresfoundation.com
you to visit them and see for yourselves how this group feeds, clothes, cares,
and values these kids. The center is located at #9 Mines St., Project 6, Quezon City.
Tel. No. (632) 928-8910 | Mobile Landline 346-5851 | Cel.
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Kidney Friends Foundation
Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization that aims to empower
patients with kidney failure to get educated and employed or start
businesses so that they can better address their medical needs.
provides training for members of the foundation to earn from producing
paper crafts and jewelry.
Click here to read about
Kidney Friends art fundraising event
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