About the Alay Kapwa
Alay Kapwa is an annual Lenten Evangelization and fundraising program of the Roman Catholic Church for social services of the poor and most in need, especially during times of disaster.
The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Each year, an average of 20 storms and typhoons hit the Philippines. During this time, many people especially the poor need help and assistance. Caritas Manila, the lead social services and development ministry of the Church, responds to crises and calamities through Caritas Damayan, providing emergency and relief assistance, humanitarian aid to victims and educates disaster-prone communities by conducting pre-disaster trainings and help in the restoration and rebuilding of communities.
Funds raised from Alay Kapwa will be used as emergency funds for both natural and human-caused calamities like typhoons, floods, fire, earthquakes, and other tragedies and crises, and for disaster prevention and mitigation programs.
Alay Kapwa Activities
Second Collection of all the Parishes
The Church encourages the faithful to support the second collection of all the parishes for the Six Sundays of Lent (February 14 to March 20) to raise fund for Alay Kapwa that is meant to support the social services to the poor, especially those who suffer during the natural and human-caused calamities and for disaster risk reduction programs.
In the Archdiocese of Manila, for instance, the fund raised from the second collection for the six Sundays will be for the benefit of Caritas Manila’s Damayan relief assistance, emergency response and humanitarian aid.
Alay Kapwa Telethon
Annually, Caritas Manila in partnership with Radio Veritas conducts Alay Kapwa Telethon to raise funds for the programs of Caritas Damayan.
This year, a special Alay Kapwa Telethon will be held on March 26, from 6:00AM-6:00PM at Radio Veritas and livestreamed at www.veritas846.ph.
His Eminece Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, D.D., in his Pastoral Letter for Alay Kapwa 2016, stressed that the Alay Kapwa funds get depleted immediately due to the increasing number and magnitude of the calamities being responded to by Caritas Damayan. He appealed support to Alay Kapwa.
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Alay Kapwa Telethon 2015 Report
In 2015, Alay Kapwa was able to fund Caritas Damayan’s relief operations to help Filipino families affected by the 32 fire incidents from January-December 2015, four major typhoon incidents (typhoon Egay, Ineng, Lando, and Nona), and an incident of IDP Lumads in Tandag and Manila.
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IV. How to be a donor?
In this season of Lent, especially in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, our Catholic faith teaches us to do acts of charity. We encourage everyone to help and support this program to help more people in times of disasters and calamities.
Listeners can participate and donate in the telethon by calling 925-7931 to 39 and 927-2853. Phone lines will be open throughout the live broadcast on Radio Veritas 846 and also via livestreaming at www.veritas846.ph. They can also drop off to Radio Veritas or Caritas Manila office for donation or via http://ushare.unionbankph.com/caritas/. Cash donations can also be deposited to Caritas Manila through any Cebuana Lhuillier branch and Paypal with no service charge.
Donations are accepted through our Peso Bank Accounts:
Account Name: Caritas Manila Inc.