GCash, a leading mobile money platform in the Philippines recently launched GCash For Good in Manila, Cebu and Davao City. It is their corporate social responsibility program where Filipinos can donate to non-government organizations (NGOs) that champion worthy advocacy varying from education, environment to animal welfare among others. It was launched last June 4, 2019 in Davao City at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel.
GCASH FOR GOOD is a program worth supporting being the corporate social responsibility of GCASH which allows GCash app users and prospect users of this mobile app who want to easily support worthy NGOs by donating online using funds in their GCash account. GCash has paved the way to connect more people – the community of so-called “do gooders” or givers that they want to build and connect to these respective partner NGOs that people can give help to financially to be able to push their worthy causes or advocacy.
Any amount even as small as P1 can be donated and will be truly appreciated. If you can donate more online thru this, that’s really good of you! If you are up to something bigger than yourself and wish to do something good for others and become socially relevant, this program is one way of actually helping.
If you can easily buy various material or non-essential stuff online, sacrificing for that same amount you spend which will be for the benefit of other people. It can bring meaning to your life by donating to your chosen NGO partner who are part of GCash For Good program. Your P1 online donation or perhaps P100 or more, can go a long way for their NGO partners’ respective advocacy campaigns, causes and programs.
GCASH LOOKING FOR NGO PARTNERS IN MINDANAO FOR GCASH FOR GOOD PROGRAM
GCash is targetting 100 NGOs to be part of this nationwide program. So far there are 35 NGOs already. If you know of any NGO in Davao City and Mindanao, which can benefit from this particular program, please reach out to GCash.
GCash VP for Corporate Communications Reyner Villasenor is calling on all NGOs in Davao City and nearby cities and provinces to join the GCash for Good as their partners in spreading good to all.
“With GCash for Good, GCash users can use the GCash app to donate to various groups to create an impact on society. This allows GCash to be a more inclusive and open platform that will help create better opportunities for millions of Filipinos. I am calling on all our NGO friends in Davao region and in the whole of Mindanao to join us as we spread the power of good through GCash,” Villasenor said.
For interested NGOs, some regulatory requirements need to be completed before becoming official GCash for Good partners to ensure the organizations are legitimate and the money donated cannot be abused.
The GCash for Good program currently involves 35 NGOs, which are included in the initial batch after completing their documentation requirements both from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Mynt before the program was launched. The program has already been launched in Manila and Cebu.
During the GCash for Good launch in Davao City, Villasenor said that these days more people prefer to donate online. Based on a study by 2017 Global Trends in Giving, 54 percent of people prefer to donate online, while the total volume of donations made online increased by 12.1 percent. There is indeed a growing trend in micro-donations and crowdfunding. According to Tech’s Good, micro-donations range between $0.25 and $10. This amount of donations while it looks small, can make a huge difference in total.
“With innovative mobile money technology like GCash, people who want to do good are now empowered with a more efficient experience. Any amount will create huge opportunities for organizations that forward different issues. With GCash for Good, users will also have direct access to where their donations go. It showcases a more transparent ad user-friendly interface for anyone to access, ” Villasenor stressed.
Read below what some of the GCASH Partners are saying about the GCASH FOR GOOD program:
“The team at GCash really need to be commended for providing concerned citizens with a highly accountable platform to support the causes they are passionate about. It doesn’t matter how much one can afford to give — every Peso to a good cause counts. GCash for Good can be a powerful tool for direct citizen engagement and an important contribution to helping the Philippines to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.”
> Titon Mitra – Country Representative, UNDP
”Filipinos have a good heart. We have seen this time and again at Lingkod Kapamilya. They give even when they themselves are in need. GCash for Good complements this admirable trait. It puts the channel for giving right In people’s hands.”
> Susan Afan – Managing Director, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation
”After a decade in development work supporting our social enterprises, I have seen the difficulties that non-government organizations face In mobilizing funding support for even the most worthy of causes. That is why I am excited to see what GCash for Good can do for the development community. With more Filipinos feeling comfortable about giving online, GCash for Good could be a game-changer.”
> Jeannie E. Javelosa, C-Founder, ECHOstore and GREAT Women Director, ECHOsi Foundation
“The past few months have been divisive for the country, so this initiative is a most welcome change for all of us. To see that a company like GCash is working to create a community of givers is truly encouraging. It shows us that the spirit of bayanihan is alive and well in our society. We live to serve. God Bless to all stakeholders.”
> Fr. Anton Pascual Executive Director, Caritas Manila
”We are at a critical time in history when the Impacts of climate change and unsustainable consumption could become irreversible if we do not act swiftly. The challenges that we face as an organization can be overwhelming. Knowing that we are not alone, that there are private partners like GCash who believe just as strongly in a future where humans and nature thrive, gives us hope that we can make things better. With GCash for Good, we hope more Filipinos would be more aware that every little decision they make counts.“
> Joel Palma, President and CEO, WWF-Philippines
“As a humanitarian organization that caters to the most vulnerable Filipinos in any part of the country, the Philippine Red Cross, too, could use some help. In this mobile-driven age, GCash for Good can open up opportunities for us to receive support from those who want to be part of what we do everyday.”
> Elizabeth Zavalla, Secretary General of Philippine Red Cross
“We have always been a proud partner of GCash, and we believe that with GCash for Good, the concept of nation-building will become more accessible to people. Giving will be easier using the mobile wallet – even children can give to their fellow children who were left behind by our fallen soldiers. It makes doing good everyday’s business.”
> MGEN Victor Bayani AFP (Ret), Executive Director of Hero Foundation
List of NGO partners for GCash For Good:
- ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI)
- Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.
- Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc.
- Benilde SDEAS
- Caritas Manila Inc.
- Children’s Hour Philippines Foundation, Inc.
- Fishers & Changemakers, Inc.
- Daluhay Daloy ng Buhay, Inc.
- ECHOsi Foundation
- GREAT Women
- HERO Foundation, Inc.
- HOUSE Foundation
- Investments in Loving Organizations for Village Economics (ILOVE)
- Kythe Foundation, Inc.
- Mindoro Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Inc.
- PHAPCares Foundation, Inc.
- Philippine Dogs and Cats Rescuers Association, Inc.
- Pusod, Inc.
- Saret Organic Farmville
- Save The Children
- The Philippine Red Cross
- World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines
How to donate to the Gcash For Good using your GCash mobile app account?
Each respective NGO partner has its own QR Code or barcode. Log in to your GCash account, go to “My Dashboard” and look for “Pay QR” in the menu icons. Click that icon and scan the QR Ccode of the respective NGO you want to donate to. You can donate as low at P1. Remember every peso counts. But that does not mean that’s all you can share.
The more you give, the more blessings will come back to you in one way or another. God bless you!
GCash is operated by Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt).