- GMA artist Alden Richards did not hesitate to extend help to his former school upon learning that the school has been helping street dwellers
- His donation was able to contribute for the needs of the affected individuals seeking refuge in Paco Catholic School
- The fundraising was also able to help frontliners
After learning that his alma mater has been helping individuals affected by the coronavirus pandemic, GMA artist Alden Richards did not hesitate to extend help to his former school.
The Paco Catholic School in Don Bosco, Makati opened its doors to provide temporary shelter for street dwellers during the pandemic and when Asia’s Multimedia Star learned about it through a report on 24 Oras, he immediately extended help to contribute to the fund-raising activity intended to benefit the around 160 street dwellers staying in the school as well as to other beneficiaries.
Alden was able to contribute for the needs of street dwellers and frontliners staying at the school premises, and for the purchase of personal protective gears for healthcare workers.
“Personally and on behalf of the organizer of our fundraiser we like to thank Mr. Alden Richards through his handler also Leysam for their generous donation and support to this COVID-19 project of the past pupil of the Don Bosco Institute of Makati,” Fr. Favie Faldas said in a report.
The priest further disclosed that “the proceeds of our fundraising went to three beneficiaries: one is for the frontliners of Makati Med, who are staying here at St. John Bosco Parish. Also, for the shelter for the homeless care of Father Flavie Villanueva (SVD) [who is] also an alumnus of ours.”
“Also for the purchase of PPEs (personal protective equipment) for the frontliners of St. Clare’s Medical Center here in Makati. Kaya Alden malaki ang papasalamat namin sa iyo. Idol ka namin, ‘di lang sa panonood ng TV pati rin sa iyong kagandahang puso,” Faldas added.
The Paco Catholic School shared last May 15 on Facebook videos of the street dwellers thanking the actor for his help.