Redeeming a gift is easy! Just follow these simple steps:


Browse the Gift List

Available gifts will be posted on the Give + Receive page. Check out the list and take note of the minimum donation required to redeem the gifts you're interested in.


Donate to the typhoon victims in Luzon

CNN Philippines compiled a list of legitimate organizations you can donate to here and here. Please do your due diligence before donating to any volunteer group. Keep your donation receipt!


Submit a Proof of Donation

In the Give + Receive form, use the file uploader to submit a scan / photo / screenshot of your donation receipt as proof of donation.


Select five gift picks

In the same form, you’ll select five (5) gifts you’re interested in redeeming (numbered 1 to 5, with “1” being the gift you want to get the most), but you will only be rewarded one (1) gift from our sponsors. One donation = one gift. Please don’t make us call you out for sending the same donation receipt to redeem different gifts.

Awarding of gifts is strictly on a first come, first serve basis. If your number 1 pick is no longer available, we’ll give you your number 2 pick. If number 2 is already taken, you will get your number 3 pick.

To be able to redeem a gift, your minimum donation must match the amount set by the sponsor for that gift. For example, a query critique from John Doe requires $25. You will need to provide a proof of donation for an amount equal to or more than $25.


Submit the form

Fill in the rest of the form and click on Submit. You will receive automated confirmation email from the form that we got your submission.


Wait for our confirmation

Within 72 hours, you will hear from our team via email to confirm your donation receipt and to let you know which of your five picks you got. The form keeps track of timestamps so submissions will be attended to in the order that we receive them.

We’ll then connect you to the sponsor so you can redeem your gift.

That’s it! If you’d like to redeem another gift, please make a new donation to any of the organizations listed here and here. We highly encourage you to donate to a different organization instead of the one you’ve already donated to for your previous gift redemption. The disaster has affected so many provinces that some organizations might not be able to cover certain areas but another one can.

Why not an auction?

We’d really like everyone who donated have an opportunity to redeem a sponsored gift. A single US dollar is approximately Php48.18, which can already help feed a family with canned sardines, instant ramen/eggs, and a bottled water. Every dollar will go a long way.

Of course, you are more than welcome to double, triple, quadruple, etcetera-ple the minimum donation—I would be so grateful 🙂

Are you ready to redeem your gift?