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FIESTA FOR A CAUSE, #YOLANDAPH BENEFIT LUNCH/DINNER

November 12, 2013

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I woke up today and saw a lot of devastating photos and videos on my Facebook feed about the recent calamity to hit my beloved Philippines. I got tired of seeing the shared posts of people on Facebook about ways how to help #YolandaPH victims. I realized that I wanted to take action and actually do something and not just share the information on how to help in the hopes of having someone else do it. So I am going to host my own charity event.

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In less than 10 hours, I managed to plan and organize it. I asked around for information, well I mostly posted my questions on Facebook and my fabulous friends were able to answer all of it right away. I will have to mention my heartfelt thanks and utmost gratitude to Maricel, the owner of Rosso Amore Restaurant – who, after only one WhatsApp message gladly and willingly accepted my proposal of having the benefit lunch/dinner at her restaurant. Without her, I wouldn’t be able to finalize and organize this plan.

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Important notes though: I, together with Maricel, have personally arranged this event. We are not working for, nor affiliated with any charity organizations. We will be doing this event out of our own concern for the people who are affected by the biggest typhoon in the world. Rosso Amore Restaurant is willing to donate half of the what we are able to collect from the ticket stubs that we will be selling. The price of the ticket is AED60, AED30 will be donated to this cause while the other half is for her to be able to provide us all the delicious food for this lunch/dinner – which I truly believe is fair since this is not a sponsored event. After the event, I will be posting how much ticket stubs were sold and how much money was donated to World Vision for transparency. I will also be posting the air way bill from LBC as soon as the in-kind goods are delivered to their office in Karama.

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Now, the easy part is over and I will be facing the hard part – to spread the word of this event and get some people to join it. Here comes your part, my dear readers. Please, please, please spread the word and help me make this event a huge success. Please be informed that I am not getting paid to do this and I really am not after the publicity of my blog to host this kind of event. My intention is merely to help the people who were greatly affected by the typhoon.

Tourists as volunteers in the Philippines.

Tourists as volunteers in the Philippines.

Who can join? Anyone! Anyone who’s got a good heart to help out the people in need. Filipinos and expats alike are more than welcome to join. I have posted the event on my Facebook page, please share it to your Facebook accounts. Let’s get the word out!

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FIESTA FOR A CAUSE, #YOLANDAPH BENEFIT LUNCH/DINNER ON 22NOV

A food-filled Friday for the benefit of YOLANDA typhoon victims in the Philippines. Filipino-style buffet lunch and dinner will be served with unlimited drinks (water, softdrinks, tea) priced at AED60 per person. Food stubs will be sold starting Friday (15NOV), please contact me or Rosso Amore Restaurant at 044564363/0552891931/0552586041 to purchase your tickets in advance.

We may require table reservations though as the amount of people who expressed their interest in joining the fiesta is overwhelming. For us to be able to give you the great service that you deserve, you may need to reserve your tables in advance. Here are the timings available:

11AM – 2PM
2PM-5PM
5PM-8PM
8PM-MIDNIGHT

Menu:
Chicken lumpiang shanghai
Kare-kare w/ bagoong
Chicken Caldereta
Fish Fillet in sweet & sour sauce
Chopsuey
Dessert: Buko pandan
Plain rice

Note: Italian dishes will also be served. ๐Ÿ™‚

Proceeds will go to:
World Vision

In-kind donations will also be accepted and highly encouraged during lunch/dinner.

What you can donate:

MEDICINES โ€“ most especially basic medicines for colds, flu and cough. Also if possible, include medicine for surface wounds as many have been wounded because of the debris and fallen rooftops.

FOOD – Canned goods. There is currently no water source in Tacloban so anything which requires cooking with water is not recommendable (noodles, etc.)

CANDLES AND MATCHES โ€“ thereโ€™s no electricity for a minimum of two months so all people will need these.

FLASHLIGHTS AND BATTERIES

CLOTHES

ALCOHOL, SANITIZERS

BLANKETS

SLIPPERS

In-kind goods will be sent thru LBC the next day, Saturday 23NOV. LBC is currently accepting donations and is willing to send all these for free.

See you there!

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25 Comments

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  • Reply Alma Celina November 14, 2013 at 05:59

    I have friends and family who are currently there. I’ll try to help by letting them know of this event. Thank you!

  • Reply IT IS ALL ABOUT A SHELTER. | WHAT I JUST LOVE November 13, 2013 at 23:38

    […] own event to assist. I will be there, supporting her and all the filipinos. Here you have all the info of the event and hopefully we get to see each other for such a good […]

  • Reply Basil November 13, 2013 at 15:05

    Where is this Rosso Amore Restaurant located? Kindly advise. Thanks!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 13, 2013 at 15:26

      Hi Basil, please see location map: http://www.rossoamorerestaurant.com/location-map/. It’s in Business Bay.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 13, 2013 at 22:01

      Hi Basil,

      We may require table reservations as the amount of people who expressed their interest in joining the fiesta is overwhelming. For us to be able to give you the great service that you deserve, kindly reserve your tables in advance. Here are the timings available:

      11AM – 2PM
      2PM-5PM
      5PM-8PM
      8PM-MIDNIGHT

      You may call Rosso Amore Restaurant for your table reservations, 044564363/0552891931/0552586041.

      Thanks a bunch! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply VILMA MENDEZ November 13, 2013 at 14:32

    WALA BA DITO SA ABU DHABI

  • Reply Kenneth Surat November 13, 2013 at 14:24

    Is this different from the one being organized by the consulate?

    “the Filipino community will accept in-kind donations starting Friday, the same day as the scheduled Brunch-For-A-Cause at the Philippine Consulate-General in Al Ghusais from 11am to 4pm. The benefit brunch will be Dh50 per person and all proceeds will be donated to the typhoon victims.”

    I will pass the info around.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 13, 2013 at 14:26

      Hi, I think the one at the consulate is this Friday. This is for next Friday, 22NOV. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply Kenneth Surat November 13, 2013 at 14:31

        yeah..i realized it the moment I pressed enter! I will blog (reblog) this. See you then! Rachel is coming for dinner..so I might sign up for the ‘dinner cause’. Let me know how I can help.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 13, 2013 at 22:03

      Hi Kenneth,

      We may require table reservations as the amount of people who expressed their interest in joining the fiesta is overwhelming. For us to be able to give you the great service that you deserve, kindly reserve your tables in advance. Here are the timings available:

      11AM – 2PM
      2PM-5PM
      5PM-8PM
      8PM-MIDNIGHT

      You may call Rosso Amore Restaurant for your table reservations, 044564363/0552891931/0552586041.

      Also, will you be willing to volunteer for the event? I am currently in need of volunteers for:

      1. Registration/ticket counter
      2. Donation box packers
      3. Waitress/waiter (basically to just clear up the tables for the next diners)

      Let me know please. Thanks a bunch! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply kenneth November 14, 2013 at 08:28

        Thanks. I will register today +one friend.

        Also, about volunteering, I would be happy to help in clearing the tables or packing and a friend of mine would like to help in the reg..the thing is, I am praparing for a bazaar on for saturday (23), so I am not sure if I can be there earlier than 8pm or I can stay until 12mn. But once I am there, I can indeed help.

        • Reply Pinay Flying High November 14, 2013 at 09:24

          Thank you!!! That is great! I will see you there. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply kenneth November 14, 2013 at 16:57

        Hi have shared this and other fundraisers in my blog. See u!

        http://kennethsurat.com/post/66960775094/dubai-fundraisers-to-help-the-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda

      • Reply Kenneth November 25, 2013 at 16:34

        It was a pleasure meeting you in person! hope we can have some Travel bloggers meet-up soon!

  • Reply Typhoon Haiyan | Abby's Roads November 13, 2013 at 12:02

    […] Restaurant at 044564363/0552891931/0552586041 to purchase your tickets in advance. ย Check our herย blogย for more information on this event, and other ways you can help locally here in […]

  • Reply IshitaUnblogged November 13, 2013 at 11:17

    Good wishes! Am sharing as much as I can:)

  • Reply Mitzie Mee November 13, 2013 at 09:37

    Great initiative! I’ll be there. I’ll help you spread the word.

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  • Reply Rhey November 13, 2013 at 07:15

    Will definitely come… ill spread it as much as I can.

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