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About This Campaign

Hello, everybody!

I am Gerard Joseph Atienza, a 27-year-old Filipino student, volunteer, and autistic self-advocate. I am currently the Secretary of the Bacoor chapter of the Autism Society Philippines, a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorders. I have been representing my fellows on the autism spectrum in the local setting as a self-advocate, using the Internet, social media, and real-life interactions as my tools in furthering my advocacy for other persons with autism. I currently maintain a blog site named Autistic BigBro (autisticbigbro.wordpress.com), which features my tales of being a Big Brother to my fellow autistics, our siblings, and the community.

This April, I was chosen to be part of the Philippine contingent to the ASEAN Autism Congress on 25-30 April 2013 at Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB), Brunei Darussalam. Together with a few of my fellow self-advocates, this event would give Filipinos with autism a representation in the Southeast Asian cultural and social sphere.

While food and accommodation will be shouldered by the organizers, all of us delegates would have to shoulder our own travel expenses (specifically air travel). Altogether, it would cost each of us an average of PhP20,000 (US$ 499.99) As much as I would love to be there at the Congress in BSB, my resources are very limited, since I am still a student and my parents cannot afford the fare from Manila to BSB and vice versa.

In this regard, I would like to ask for your help. By taking some time out of your busy schedule and donating whatever you may, you help promote autism advocacy by someone who is autistic himself. After all, it takes one to know one, and nothing speaks about autism more than an autistic themselves, right?

You can donate through this page, or if you are based in the Philippines, you can deposit your donation through this bank account:

Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands

Account Number: 8706593915

Account Name: Gerard Joseph Andrew C. Atienza

UPDATE:

To those who are having issues with paying here directly, you can also directly send out donations through PayPal. Kindly log in to your PayPal account, and click on Send Payment. Please add "gerardatienza@gmail.com" to the "To" field, enter the amount you wish to pledge, and select "I'm making personal payments." Follow the instructions thereafter, and then send me an email at gerardatienza@gmail.com to let me know you have made a pledge.

Help a Filipino autistic self-advocate like me represent my fellow autistics to Brunei at the ASEAN Autism Congress. Your donations would be much appreciated! Thanks much!

- Gerard

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  1. Donated $5.00

    PhP100.00/US$5.00 A thank-you email from me!

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  2. Donated $15.00

    PhP500.00/US$15.00 A thank-you email from me, plus a written one delivered to your physical mailbox!

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  3. Donated $25.00

    PhP1,000.00/US$25.00 A thank-you email from me, plus a written note delivered to your physical mailbox (written in a postcard of a Philippine vacation or historical site of your choice)!

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  4. Donated $50.00

    PhP2,000.00/US$50.00 A thank-you email from me, a written note (written in a postcard of a Philippine vacation or historical site of your choice), and a pin badge delivered to your physical mailbox!

    0 Backers

  5. Donated $100.00

    PhP5,000.00/US$125.00 A thank-you email from me, a written note (written in a postcard of a Philippine vacation or historical site of your choice), and a pin badge delivered to your physical mailbox. Plus, I will eat a breakfast of your choice for you and have a photo of it exclusively for you!

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  6. Donated $250.00

    PhP10,000.00/US$250.00 A thank-you email from me, a written note (written in a postcard of a Philippine vacation or historical site of your choice), and a pin badge delivered to your physical mailbox. Not only will I eat a breakfast of your choice for you and have a photo of it exclusively for you, but I will also send you a BIG THANK YOU by sending you exclusive photos of my advocacy adventures in Brunei!

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  7. Donated $500.00

    PhP20,000.00/US$500.00 A thank-you email from me, a written note (written in a postcard of a Philippine vacation or historical site of your choice), and a pin badge (delivered in person). Not only will I eat a breakfast of your choice for you and have a photo of it exclusively for you, but I will also send you a BIG THANK YOU by sending you exclusive photos of my advocacy adventures in Brunei PLUS an exclusive gift, which I WILL BRING IN PERSON (if you're based in the Philippines)!

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Gerard Joseph Atienza

Bacoor, Philippines (Pilipinas)

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