Ogie Alcasid lets go of expensive toy collection to raise funds for mass testing

  • Ogie Alcasid donated some of his toys to be auctioned at Angel Locsin’s “Shop and Share” project 
  • He said it took him 24 years to build his impressive toy collection
  • Angel is trying to raise funds to buy COVID-19 test kits

Ogie Alcasid announced that he is letting go of a part of his expensive toy collection so he could help raise funds for COVID-19 mass testing in the country.

Image by Ogie Alcasid via Instagram

Ogie has been building his impressive toy collection for more than 20 years but shared he is willing to donate a huge part for a good cause. He said he will be donating some of his toys to Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis’ “Shop and Share” project. The fundraiser was launched to buy COVID-19 testing kits.

On Instagram, the singer-actor said he wanted to help Angel with her advocacy.

Ogie wrote, “Been collecting these for over 24 years. Time to let go of most toys so someone else may take care of them and at the same time people will be tested for Covid. Just helping an angel with her advocacy. Go @therealangellocsin.”

Angel had earlier shared how she and other celebrities are reviving their “Shop and Share” project which they last launched back in 2009. Under the program, celebrities would donate their personal items to be auctioned for a good cause. Back in 2009, proceeds went to residents affected by Typhoon Ondoy.

This time, Angel wanted to raise funds for mass testing.

Image by Ogie Alcasid via Instagram

She’s urging other celebrities to join her and wrote, “We would like to revisit the idea of artists coming together and helping those who need it the most. This time, with the funds we raise, we would like to purchase test kits and allow testing opportunities for the poorer sectors in the hopes of helping out in the efforts to provide mass testing in the country.”