Spread the Love, Lend a Hand
Spread the Love, Lend a Hand (Mula sa Pusong Malasakit Para sa Kapwa Bataeno)
After a year and numerous lockdowns all over the country, the fear and uncertainty that the pandemic has brought upon us are still here. Many people have lost their jobs, making it even difficult for most to get by each day. But even the pandemic could not stop our spirit of Bayanihan.
The word bayanihan is known as the spirit of civic unity and cooperation among Filipinos. It is considered by many as one of the most important aspects of our culture. Together with our resiliency, bayanihan has helped our fellow countrymen to have even just a glimpse of hope that there will be a brighter future after facing natural calamities and even disease outbreaks like COVID-19.
While there has been a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country, numerous acts of kindness from our kababayans have also surfaced online. One, in particular, has caught the attention of the whole country and inspired numerous Filipinos to create their own. This is Maginhawa’s Community Pantry where as the name suggests, it’s a pantry for everyone in the community. The main concept is to give what you can, take only what you need.
Yoonet together with other businesses in our vicinity (Heart ’n Mind & Standard Insurance) were also inspired by this act of kindness. This led us to hold another YOORAK Project and install our own community pantry: Spread the Love, Lend a Hand (Mula sa Pusong Malasakit Para sa Kapwa Bataeno). With the help of everyone involved, we worked together to purchase daily essentials for our fellow Bataenos. We feel blessed and thankful that during the three (3) days that the community pantry was held, we were given the chance to share what we have and help out some of those who are in need.
We'd like to take you with us as we look back on the memories of our recent YOORAK event. Check out the video we prepared below:
Simple acts of kindness like this goes to show that even though we are all struggling in this pandemic when people/the community are helping each other out we will surely get through it together.
See you again at our upcoming YOORAK events!