These Local Brands Set Up Donation Drives to Help Marikina Shoemakers

Here's how you can help workers who were badly hit by Typhoon Ulysses.

(SPOT.ph) Typhoon Ulysses devastated cities all over Luzon on November 11 and 12 and one of the most hard-hit areas was Marikina with water levels in the Marikina River reaching heights that exceeded the effects of 2009's Typhoon Ondoy and many residents were left stranded or with broken homes and belongings. If you're looking for ways to help typhoon victims, we have a list of places accepting donations. Another way to help out is by donating money and relief goods that will directly be used to help Marikina shoemakers. Marikina's well-known footwear industry employs "an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 city residents" according to a 2019 Inquirer report and many were affected by the destructive storm. You can help support the industry and its local workers by donating in cash and in kind through the local brands below.

Check out these donation drives set up by local brands to help Marikina shoemakers:

Stride Collective

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Stride Collective is a homegrown community of Marikina-made footwear brands coming together to support shoemakers and artisans. They're currently accepting donations in cash and in kind for shoe and bag makers affected by Typhoon Ulysses. They're accepting food packs, hygiene kits, first aid kits, sleeping kits, and other essentials like clothing and flashlights. You can also help them raise funds by donating cash through the following channels:

Account name: Judith Basco

  • GCash: 0915-892-9815
  • BPI: 1579-1325-97
  • UnionBank: 1094-2033-4260

Renegade Folk

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Renegade Folk shared on an Instagram post that a few of their workers were badly affected by the recent typhoons and they're currently accepting cash donations for both their affected team members as well as for Marikina evacuees in need of assistance. You can donate through their BDO account. See the details below:

Account name: Renegade Folk Company Inc.  (Current)

  • BDO: 0035-7018-4417

Annie & Lori

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Annie & Lori is accepting donations to help "the sapateros, the mananahi, [and] the ates," working under their brand as well as other footwear brands in the Marikina shoe industry whose employees were affected by Typhoon Ulysses. You can help support these workers by donating cash to Annie and Lori's BDO account.

Account name: Annie and Lori Corporation

  • BDO: 0050-8026-1987

Cora & Bear

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Fifty percent of all of Cora & Bear's sale proceeds from now until the end of November will go to helping 42 members of the Marikina shoemaking industry affected by Typhoon Ulysses. According to an Instagram post, they aim to provide support for both full-time and part-time workers including shoemakers and delivery men. You can also donate cash directly to support these workers through the following channels:

Account name: Ana Cecilia Batiller

  • BDO: 000-440-578-493
  • BPI: 0389-1219-32
  • CIMB: 208-607-207-421-32
  • GCash: 0947-072-3501
  • UnionBank: 1094-5408-3191
  • PayPal: Send a message to Cora and Bear with your e-mail address so they can send you a PayPal invoice.

Don't forget to e-mail a receipt to hello@coraandbear.com to confirm your donation.

Want to reach and support more victims of Typhoon Ulysses? Check out this list of places where you can help out:

Philippine Red Cross

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Pawssion Project Foundation

Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP)

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