Monday, November 25, 2013

Raising Funds for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

The alumnae of the Sacred Heart School of Montreal have decided to join forces, via social media, to help raise funds toward sending aid to those affected by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, through the work of The Society of the Sacred Heart/Religieuses du Sacré-Coeur de Jésus (RSCJ).

The RSCJ is dedicated to helping the Filipino people, and it has been there for over forty years. Its projects include developing infrastructure, which involves housing and relocation projects for the most needy.

The RSCJ has ministries in areas that were directly in the path of Typhoon Haiyan. The Society sent a letter to the international community asking us for help.

During Typhoon Haiyan, RSCJ buildings served as evacuation centres. In Leyte and Samar, people in the housing and relocation communities survived. However, their homes were destroyed. Rebuilding will take all the resources the RSCJ has in these areas and our help will be greatly needed.

Please consider donating generously. We are trying to raise $5000 to send as quickly as possible. Our actions and generosity need to be felt ASAP.

Thank you and God bless.

You can Donate Here!

Some FAQ's About Donating:

Q: How will we treat the donation?
A: We will be treating it as a group donation to the RSCJ, whose headquarters is now in the United States (the Canadian Province just merged with the US Province).

Q: Am I eligible for a tax receipt?
A: No, we are giving a group donation, so we will not be giving out tax receipts. If you would like to donate independently, you can send a certified check or money order to the RSCJ. (Fund for the Philippines 
Society of the Sacred Heart , 4120 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63108)

Q: How do I make a donation?
A: Just click on the “Donate Here” button. It will bring you to PayPal. You can pay through your PayPal account balance or linked bank account. You can also pay with a credit card. 

PayPal charges a small fee for credit card and cross-border transactions. Message us (me) if you would like more information about this process.

Q: In whose name will the donation be made? 
A: It will be made on behalf of the Alumnae and Friends of The Sacred Heart School of Montreal.

Q: How will we ensure transparency?
A: Well, the wonderful thing is that Joanne Tupaz ‘97 is a Chartered Accountant. She has helped us in developing a process for keeping track of everyone’s contribution. Just message us if you would like more information on yours or that of the entire group.

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