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Gathering Donations for Philippines

CGF USA is currently gathering in-kind donations for shipping to Philippines disaster victims until end of November. Goods are distributed by Board Members and long time Volunteers. Reports released directly to donors at every distribution.

Helping does not have to cost you anything. You can donate used items or anything extra from your pantry. Every little bit helps because together the impact is big. Give wherever you are most comfortable with. It will all end up in the same place. Used underwear or expired food are not accepted.

Those who wish to donate cash can do so by depositing to Bank of America account  # 501010376773 (best way to send) or PAYPAL.  We will convert your cash donation to food. Please make sure to send your info to donation@cullinangroupfoundation so you can receive report of where your donation went & receipt.  One hundred percent (100%) of donations goes towards the cause.

Bank of America
Account Holder: Cullinan Group Foundation
Acct # 501010376773
Regular ACH Routing: 122400724
Incoming Wire: 026009593
Address: 2798 Green Valley Parkway
Henderson NV 89014 USA
Phone: (702) 727-5560

TOP PRIORITY NEEDS
Rice, Powdered Milk, Canned Goods, Cereal, Crackers, Juice box, Water Filters, Snack Bars, Instant Soup, Oatmeal, Jams and Jellies, Jerky, dried foods, all other food that does not spoil easily. Water Filters, Sanitizing lotions, toothpaste, toothbrush, Mylar Blankets

OTHER ITEMS ALSO NEEDED
Clothes, Shoes, Used Tents, thin lightweight Jackets, Rain Gear, First Aid Kits. Small packages of toys for kids are good to give.

Official Donor Recipients:
California: Reynaldo Ramos, Maria Elena Diaz
Georgia: Willie Dumas
Florida: Robert W Busch
Maryland: Robert Abresch
Manila: Arlene Tenefrancia, Abraham Aquino, Lormen Antipolo

All donations are given receipt. For more donation inquiries please call 702-421-7866 or send email to donation@cullinangroupfoundation.org

To send money via Paypal send to donation@cullinangroupfoundation.org or by clicking here.  100% of donation goes towards the cause.

To ship the boxes of donations directly to our Manila location you can use any shipping firm located at any Filipino store near you or US Postal Service. The following firms are who we use today to ship goods:
http://www.lbcexpress.com/us/locator
http://alascargo.com/Alas/pages/home.jsf

If you are located outside our service area or are in a different country, please visit the nearest Philippine Embassy. They are also receiving donations and have designated drop off locations.

  • Our Manila address for mailing:
    Attention: Arlene Tenefrancia
    Cullinan Group Foundation
    1377 A. Mabini Street Ste 102B & 500
    Ermita Manila 1000 Philippines
    Phone: +63-919-533-4189
  • Our California receiving location:
    Attention: Maria Diaz
    3876 Pine Lake Circle
    Stockton CA 95219 USA
    Phone: 209-323-9064
  • To ship goods directly to the nearest Government office where the disaster hit:
    Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD) Region 7
    General Maxilom, Cebu City Philippines
    Send c/o Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat
    To call DSWD Office of Secretary call +632-9318068
NOTE
  • All in-kind donations received by us from the US are shipped weekly and will be ongoing until end of year.
  • Answer to Common question: Do you take portion of the cash donation to your operation? NO. All Board Members and everyone that works for the foundation are Volunteers who are also donating to the cause. Every help you give will go directly to the people. You will see this from the report that will be provided.
Thank you for the many interests! We hope that the above information will help answer all your questions. Our representatives are answering inquiries as soon as possible.  Thank you for all your kindness and patience!

Helping Philippines Disaster Victims The Right Way

Often times you hear people asking for help to disaster victims but most of the time it leaves donors wondering if the goods actually reached the people. Many of those who are seeking for donations have several layers before it get to the people. Stop the bad experience. Send donations to those who give the goods directly to the people. See below for options.

  • To send goods directly at low risk to Volunteers, consider sending it directly to DSWD a government office who can receive goods. They will add your donated goods to those that are being distributed by them. They put items in plastic bags and then give it out to the people directly. Delivery receipt is your only receipt.For Bohol and Cebu area send to the address below. This is the closest location to the major disaster.

    Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWD) Region 7
    General Maxilom, Cebu City Philippines
    Send c/o Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat
    To call DSWD Office of Secretary call +632-9318068

  • For Manila and other Luzon area, you can send directly to our Manila office. Board Members and long time Volunteers are going to give them out as received. Photos and receipt are provided to all donors as part of reporting so make sure to give us your email and contact information.Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF)
    1377 A. Mabini Street Ste 102B and 500
    Ermita Manila 1000 Philippines
    Attention: Arlene Tenefrancia cell or Abrahan Aquino or Lormen Antipolo
    Contact Founder Assistant at +63-919-533-4189 (Philippines contact)
    Contact Founder Maria Diaz at +1702-421-7866 direct (USA Contact)
    Send Email: donation@cullinangroupfoundation.orgNote about Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF)

    Note about Cullinan Group Foundation (CGF)

    • CGF does not solicit in person, does not call anyone’s home/business. Everyone at the foundation including its Board Members are Volunteers who also donate to the cause.
    • In-kind donation pick up accepted in Stockton California areas only for now. Shipped weekly by Ocean to Manila office who distribute goods as soon as received.
    • Financial donations can be deposited directly to the bank for instant receipt and to make sure your donation is legit. Bank of America Acct # 501010376773 Cullinan Group Foundation (USA) TIN 30-049-6167. Financial donations are used to purchase food for the people. Each item is packed by long time loyal Volunteers and Board Members and distribution is as received.
    • Go to our website – http://www.culllinangroupfoundation.org
  • Want to distribute goods yourself?
    Work with DSWD office, Barangay, or other registered Nonprofit agencies. Whatever you do, however many you are – do not go alone. Individuals who wish to distribute goods on their own must practice caution specially in areas where massive disaster has stricken. If not protected, you may find yourself hurt and in the middle of stampede. Always donate wisely by working with legitimate foundations who knows what they are doing. You can always stand alongside with them so you can see where the goods goes.
  • Not satisfied with the above list? You can check out other registered foundations at http://www.dswd.gov.ph/

Need lists:

  • FOOD
    Rice, Powdered Milk, Canned Goods, Cereal, Crackers, Juice, Soda, Bottled Water, Water Filters, Snack Bars, Instant Soup, Oatmeal, Jams and Jellies, Jerky, other food that does not spoil easily.
  • NON FOOD
    Bath Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Hand Wash, Clothes, Shoes, Mylar Blankets, Tents, Jackets, Rain Gear.
  • MEDICINES
    for Lepto Spyrosis, Fever, Stomach Flu. Must send this directly to DSWD listed above for Doctor distribution. All medicines (including over the counter medicines) must be distributed by Doctors only to avoid worsening the situation of the sick.

Help for earthquake victims in the Philippines

We are going to send some help to the Cebu/Bohol Philippines earthquake victims.  Details on where distribution will happen will be posted once the ocean shipment arrives.

Community Giving Completed

The last batch of donated items received for the month of July has been completed today. Magazines showing photos of each giving will be distributed to donors by end of August. Most of the photos for this giving will not be published for privacy reason to ensure disadvantaged people remain safe from discrimination as they are all seeking for employment. Below are some of the photos we can share with you.

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With CGF Representatives: Staffs from Central United Methodist Church , Pastor Kien Srey (2nd from Left) Volunteers and Missionaries from Cambodia (Joseph Chhleav Chan – wearing all black, middle and his wife – 4th one from right).

Billy who coordinated our event is not on the photo but thank you, Billy for the cool spot under the tree and for the yummy lunch and drinks!

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The Church is having birthday potluck same time we are there so people had the chance to
eat then grab donations after.

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Brenda our Volunteer organized the goods while patiently listing who received
which donation because not all of them can write.

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Community Ambassador Reynaldo Ramos with Volunteers Brenda, Andrew, Sokevin who all speaks
Cambodian. Thank you for helping us today and for making sure people understood everything.
We would not have been able to communicate with them if it was not for all of you so THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Message to Magazine Readers

As part of CGF’s role as a resource center, the magazine was published to allow grantors to be able to have legitimate source of data when considering funding they are passionate about. Since we still have plenty of nonprofits awaiting further assistance, we will not be publishing any new editions until most of them are funded by grantors.  Publishing these magazines do take some effort, time and money which we are currently short of so we will focus on important matters that are in need of attention now so we can begin to see some of the projects become available to the community.

Jobs

To those who would like to work in the Philippines feel free to check out the latest job openings we have coming up (list updated often).

Awarenesss Activity

This May, we are going to give out another set of education program and school supplies to urban poor schools who are on the waiting list.

Gift Giving

To view Quarterly Magazine and photos of Q3 gift giving please visit http://cullinangroupfoundation.shutterfly.com/

Thank You Video

This video is for all Donors of the Children Program from the Caloocan Kids. Please excuse the blurry rushed video. There is no descent camera on site so the Volunteer took it from her cell phone. Some of the words are in Tagalog but some are in English. We will try to upload a better video later on.

Turner Tabernacle – online

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Greater Turner Tabernacle AME Church in Macon Georgia is online with the Children education.

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