Anne Curtis wants to help rebuild people’s lives with her charity auction.
|by Fionna Acaba | November 04, 2009 11:33 AM | |
Anne Curtis and Angel Locsin’s shopandshare.ph charity auction has already earned USD18,000 after selling the first batch of items donated by various celebrities. ABS-CBN.com caught up with Anne after the October 31 episode of Showtime where the actress admitted how busy she is with the said auction. “Ito kailangan ko na nga ayusin ngayon kasi hinihingi na ng lola mo (Angel Locsin) ‘yung mga pictures ng second batch na items so medyo busy-busyhan na. After Showtime, ito kaagad ‘yung inaasikaso ko, if not going house to house ng mga artists and celebrities para dun kumuha ng pictures ng mga items nila.”
She said that a lot of celebrities still continue to donate their items. “Super dami pa kaming supplies. As much as we can, ang plan namin talaga mabenta na agad so we can help many people na agad. So super pukpukan na sa pag-upload ng mga pics at sa pagbenta. Andami kasing nagdo-donate pa.”
When Typhoon Santi entered the country last October 31, Anne admitted that she got scared what destruction the typhoon could have wreaked. “Nakakatakot talaga. Buti lumagpas siya agad and at least it was more of wind. Hindi flooded pero nakakatakot pa rin yung mga bubong ng bahay na baka magliparan. Huwag na sana maulit yung [Typhoons] Ondoy and Pepeng.”
Anne Curtis also shared with ABS-CBN.com what she learned while doing charity work. “Ang sarap talaga ng feeling na you’re able to help people. Pero you know it’s not anymore about distribution of relief goods, it’s more of livelihood na ng mga tao that we have to focus on and give more attention to help them start again. You know, noodles and canned goods can only go so far. Kailangan natin ayusin yung mga eskuwelahan and ‘yung mga roads. Hindi nakakapasok ang mga bata dahil ginagawang mga evacuation centers ‘yung mga schools although ngayon hindi na masyado pero hindi sila nakakapasok kasi sira [ang mga kagamitan] so that’s something we really have to focus on.”
For Anne, shopandshare is just a small endeavor by her and her friends compared to what big business can do to help in the reconstruction. “Sana din people who are still blessed would open up their businesses to people who need jobs. Alam mo ‘yung giving people hope that you know hindi nila kailangan na mahirapan sa buhay and they won’t be just sitting around doing nothing because they have no jobs.”
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