Help Us Give an Early Holiday Gift for COSE’s Group Home Residents

Throughout our 10-year history, iVolunteer Philippines has consistently provided service-volunteering opportunities across Metro Manila and nearby provinces. It’s always been our goal to help smaller nonprofits get the volunteers they need in order to support their cause and community.

This year, however, as part of their growth and ours, we thought it’s time to tap into volunteers who are facing schedule constraints but are still looking to take part in activities that support their advocacy. Thus, we bring Treasure Volunteer, a new way for volunteers and nonprofits to engage in our website.

What is Sprinkle Twinkles on their Wrinkles?

“Group Home” is COSE’s initiative project in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The house which was donated and turned over in 1992 is now home to 10 abandoned and indigent older women located in San Jose, Del Monte, Bulacan. With your help, the donations will provide Group Home residents with enough supply that will last for a month and as a bonus to our beloved lolas, a noche buena and simple Christmas Party. Here’s the summary of the project as provided by COSE:

Project Title: Sprinkle Twinkles on their Wrinkles

  • Objectives: To provide the basic needs of Group Home residents such as food, hygiene supplies, medicines and other medical needs, including socialization needs.
  • Beneficiaries: 10 abandoned older women ages 71-94 years old
  • Timeline: October 14 – 31 December 2019
  • Location: Blk. 7 Lot 18-19, Phase IV, H. Dela Costa Homes III, Barangay Graceville, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
  • Funds needed: Php 50,000.00

Fund Allocation: 

  •     Food Items (good for 1-month) – 23,000.00
  •     Hygiene Supplies (good for 1-month) – 7,000.00
  •     Maintenance Medicines (good for 1-month) – 7,500.00
  •     Christmas Celebration – 7,500.00
  •     Individual Christmas Gift – 5,000.00
  •     TOTAL: 50,000.00

You may contact Faye Arevalo, Resource Development Officer at 8374-6416/ 0975-227-4981 for additional questions or check the extended summary of Sprinkle Twinkles on their Wrinkles project here.

To send your donations, here’s a quick step-by-step guide.

What is COSE’s advocacy?

Aside from taking care of abandoned elders, COSE also engages in activities that empower and support senior-citizens and their community. One of which is Ben Pantaleon (67) of Cebu who shared how thankful he was to COSE for not just aiding their barangay with materials, but also learnings that can be used in case of calamities and other hazardous events. The organization which was founded in 1989 is also at the forefront, along with their government and non-government partners in advocating for the rights of older people and their active inclusion to economic, government, health policies and such.

As one of COSE’s partners, iVolunteer Philippines also hosts different volunteer opportunities organized by COSE, including one fior Group Home which is maintained by four (4) regular volunteers as well as volunteers coming from our site. If you’d like to take part in these activities and know more about COSE and the beneficiaries of their Treasure Volunteer project, you may check the complete list of their upcoming volunteer activities here:

If schedule and accessibility is a challenge, don’t worry since with Treasure Volunteer, you can now share and support COSE’s advocacy through donation. Just register on our website and on Paypal so you’ll be able to help Group Home get supplies needed for their 10 residents this December.

Be a modern-day volunteer and advocate through Treasure Volunteering

Donating online isn’t new, but iVolunteer Philippines is looking to introduce a process that will let donors see how the projects they supported will be made to reality up to the point it makes an impact on someone else’s life. It’s a journey that we’d like to share with you and with our partners. With Treasure Volunteer, we hope to make volunteering more accessible and at the same time build more trust between nonprofits and volunteers. Tara! Volunteer tayo!


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