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Garage sale for Marawi refugees Aug. 12-13 in Skokie, Illinois

/ 01:31 AM August 09, 2017

SKOKIE, Illinois — Proceeds from a garage sale on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, 9-5 p.m., at 5323 Wright Terrace corner of Gross Point Rd. here will go to the feeding program of Gawad Kalinga (GK), which is currently helping feed Marawi City residents displaced by the ongoing war of the Philippine military against Isis terrorists and Maute rebels in Marawi City in the Philippines.

Nearly a quarter million war refugees are lodged in temporary shelters in neighboring Mindanao cities whose city officials sounded the distress call for assistance to feed and to meet the basic needs of displaced refugees.
Gawad Kalinga volunteers have responded, but they have called for immediate assistance for them to effectively help the refugees. Sending financial assistance is the fastest and most efficient way to show support.

Chicago area GK officials are calling for donors and volunteers for the August 12-13 fundraising event. Lightly used household items, small appliances and furniture, bric-a-bracs, DVDs, CDs, books, tools are welcome. Volunteers emphasize that items should be in working condition and clothing, footwear must be clean.
Gawad Kalinga has built no fewer than 300,000 houses for the marginalized Filipinos and provides relief goods during natural disasters and conflicts. It has also successfully launched environment-friendly livelihood projects for the poor.


Drop off your donation at 5323 Wright Terrace, Skokie no later that August 10. GK is a 501-c3, non-profit organization. Receipts will be provided upon request.

To volunteer and for details, call GK president Jun de Guia, 847-848-2300, Anong Santos 847-528-4991, Leslie Tequia 224-848-9837 or Pita Rina 630-904-4617

Inquirer calls for support for the victims in Marawi City

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the attacks in Marawi City

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352,

For donation from overseas:

Inquirer Foundation Corp account:

Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860

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