To help the thousands of Filipinos in the Visayas and Mindanao dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Odette, Shopee launches its Shopee Bayanihan: Typhoon Odette Support initiative wherein users can buy donation vouchers through the app, with the commitment to match up to P1 million worth of total donations made to Shopee’s partner charities for this initiative.
From Dec. 23, 2021, to Jan. 4, 2022, Shopee users can purchase the donation e-vouchers that will be used for water kits, health, and sanitation stations, and other essentials such as food and clothes from partner charities Unicef, World Vision, and GMA Kapuso Foundation. Users can view and purchase these Typhoon Odette Support vouchers through via Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, ShopeePay.
- Head to the microsite
- Choose the e-voucher of your preferred charity.
- Click “Buy Now” to purchase the donation vouchers using ShopeePay.
“We are saddened to see the devastation brought by Typhoon Odette to our fellow Filipinos in the Visayas and Mindanao,” said Martin Yu, director at Shopee Philippines. “As we are committed to using our platform to serve and give back to communities, we are working to provide immediate assistance to aid the speedy recovery of those affected by this natural disaster. We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected and we will help as much as we can.”
Typhoon Odette is the 15th and strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this 2021 and has wreaked havoc in major areas in Visayas and Mindanao including Surigao, Cebu, Southern Leyte, Negros Occidental, Bohol, and the CARAGA region.
“Through this initiative, Shopee hopes to be able to give help to the affected communities who are reeling from the aftermath as part of its Shopee Bayanihan program,” Shopee said in a media advisory.