Through every hardship and victory, the spirit of “bayanihan” is what drives Filipinos to keep going. It is this culture of community and togetherness that inspired Shopee Bayanihan, Shopee’s umbrella CSR program that seeks to provide support for communities in need, wherever they are in the Philippines.
Today, Shopee Bayanihan continues to evolve as a multifaceted program through partnerships with various organizations that cater to the ever-changing needs of Filipinos. Each of these initiatives are grounded in Shopee’s core mission to better the lives of the underserved through technology.
Empowering young women with Whisper and World Vision
Shopee partnered with Whisper and World Vision for the #ShareTheConfidence campaign, which aimed to educate young Filipino women on the importance of menstrual hygiene management and give access to sanitary pads. Shopee users had the opportunity to support this cause, as Whisper pledged to match and donate sanitary products for every Whisper product sold on Shopee from May 28 to June 30, 2022.
In July 2022, Shopee delivered the sanitary products to over 150,000 beneficiaries all over the Philippines. Shopee, Whisper, and World Vision culminated the campaign with an on-ground event held at Laurel, Batangas to mark the success of the initiative.
Delivering relief aid to disaster-stricken families and communities with Unilab
After Typhoon Paeng badly hit Cavite and the widespread fire in Mandaue, Shopee worked together with Unilab to provide aid to the families and individuals affected by these disasters. An in-app donation portal was also mounted by Shopee to support its charity partners by generating user donations for their on-ground relief operations.
Shopee delivered 40,000 medicine tablets and 14,000 bottles of vitamins donated by Unilab for over 250 families in Bacoor, Cavite who were affected by severe tropical storm Paeng, and also aided over 350 families in Mandaue, Cebu who were displaced due to a massive fire. Shopee volunteers in the area also helped with the distribution to affected individuals.
Supporting coastal communities in Sorsogon with the Philippine Coast Guard
In December 2022, Shopee partnered with the Philippine Coast Guard Station Sorsogon to deliver Noche Buena food packages to coastal communities in Sorsogon. Over 400 families from coastal communities in Sorsogon received Noche Buena food packages that were donated. Shopee volunteers and Coast Guard Sorsogon representatives worked together in distributing the donations, and providing hot meals for the families.
In the true spirit of bayanihan, these meaningful partnerships enable Shopee to work hand in hand with like-minded organizations in utilizing resources for the betterment of the community. Through initiatives like these, Shopee is able to drive towards its mission to harness the power of technology to serve Filipinos across the country.