CARITAS MANILA Inc., the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila’s social arm, is calling for cash donations for 6,000 poor communities in Metro Manila that are at risk in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donations will be used to provide Caritas LIGTAS COVID-19 kits and Caritas Manna Food Bags. The Caritas LIGTAS COVID-19 kit, which cost P2,000, contain the following supplies: one liter of 70% ethyl alcohol; five bottles of 30 ml of alcohol; five washable face masks; one liter of antibacterial liquid soap; one box of 100 tablets of vitamin C with zinc; a pair of reusable gloves; one liter of liquid bleach; and three pieces of cleaning cloth. Meanwhile, the Caritas Manna Food Bag, which costs P700, contains five kilos of rice, mongo beans, nine pieces of assorted canned goods, two packs of Caritas Margins kalabasa/malunggay (pumpkin/moringa) noodles, and 1/4 pack of sugar and salt.

Online donations are welcome via Online bank transfer. The details are:

Savings Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.

Banco De Oro — Savings Account No.: 000-5600-45905

Bank of the Philippine Islands — Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01

Metrobank — Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3

For proper acknowledgment of the donations, fax a copy of the deposit slip to 8563-9306 or e-mail a scanned copy to Indicate your name and address.

For more information about the Caritas LIGTAS COVID-19 kits and the Caritas Manna bags, as well as other online payment options, contact 8562-0020 to 25, locals 118, 139, 135, or 0917-595-5083. The items are also available online at — MAPS