₱391,050raised of ₱900,000.00 goal
No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities
Started in March 18, 2020 in response to a post by Live Video Artist, JT Rius, we have come together to help our fellow Freelance Live Production & Events Personnel who are badly hit by the CoVid-19 situation. Right now, thousands of us across all sectors of the Live Events industry have suffered financial hardship because of live event cancellations. While most of us are riding this situation out with our savings, there are others who have lost what little remains of their funds from illnesses and ailments before the CoVid related cancellation of events.
They are also the sole breadwinners of their families, who rely heavily on a per project basis and are not covered by any advance payments by an employer.
This fragile group in the Live Production & Events industry are production assistants, utility staff, technical assistants and freelance workers who help make a show run smoothly. They are the backbone of concerts, corporate shows and live events.
They do NOT have any employment protections and some of them have current medical maintenance needs. They are NOT regulars in any company or agency.
Right now they need our help as they face months of uncertainty.
Whatever little amount you can give for them will generate a sum that can help them and their family during this crisis.
We started out with 10 cases of Freelancers in our list. Their dire situation range from ongoing medical needs with zero balances in their savings to desperate freelancers, who earn 4 figures in an event with families of more than 3 children.
The total amount raised will be equally divided among them and deposited directly to their respective accounts.
The number of cases grew since then and we have distributed donations to 140 Freelance Live Production & Events Personnel already (see updates for latest tally).
For those without PayPal accounts you can also send your donations to the following options:
OPTION 1: CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD (thru this page)
OPTION 2: BANK TRANSFER
LEODEGARIO SANTOS, JR.
BPI SAVINGS ACCOUNT
OPTION 3: GCASH OR PAYMAYA
MICHAEL JOHN SYMES
- GCASH - 0917 897 0181
- PAYMAYA - Not Available
- Charisse Cao
- Team member
- Jt Rius
- Team member
- Leo Santos
- Team member
- Mike Ong
- Team member
May 10, 2020Update posted by Shakira Villa Symes at 08:16 am
As of today, we have distributed a total of ₱894,500.00 to aid 185 Production Freelancers in Live Events.Donors who would like to see the list of beneficiaries can email and request it via [email protected] An audit can be provided as well at the end of the campaign.The beneficiaries send their
4/16/2020Update posted by Shakira Villa Symes at 04:47 am
As of today, we have distributed a total of ₱500,000.00 to aid 97 Production Freelancers in Live Events.Donors who would like to see the list of beneficiaries can email and request it via [email protected] An audit can be provided as well at the end of the campaign.The beneficiaries send their
4/10/2020Update posted by Shakira Villa Symes at 10:23 pm
As of today, we have distributed aid to 58 Production Freelancers in Live Events with a total of ₱288,000.00. The beneficiaries send their heartfelt gratitude to each one of you donors for your kindness. Donors who would like to see the list of beneficiaries can email and request it thru
4/3/2020Update posted by Shakira Villa Symes at 04:59 am
We have extended the campaign for another 27 days. Thank you for your support
3/29/2020Update posted by Shakira Villa Symes at 12:04 pm
As the campaign reaches its end in 2 days. We are sending the list of recipients to all the donors :)If anyone would like us to extend the campaign. Please send us a message or comment below. Thank you.
3/27/2020Update posted by Shakira Villa Symes at 03:26 am
As of today, the donations reached ₱204,000.00 and from this, 40 freelance Live Event workers received donations at ₱5,000.00 per person which would help them and their families in this crisis. We cannot say it enough or more sincerely- thank you to donors, to people who spread the word, to
3/21/2020Update posted by Shakira Villa Symes at 11:09 am
We have reached out and distributed your donation to 18 production freelancers. We aim to do so again tomorrow. To all donors, no words can ever be strong enough to express our gratitude to you. Compassion and kindness does thrive in a time of crisis.We wish you donors all the