2020 has turned out to be one of the most challenging years, especially here in the Philippines. The current crisis has posed a great risk – not only to everyone’s health, but also to livelihood and education. In fact, according to data gathered by UNICEF, more than 180 countries have imposed nationwide closures on educational institutions alone, affecting not only the teachers and staff, but also more than 1.5 billion children and youth.*
In the Philippines, a country with limited internet capacity and availability especially in rural areas, even holding online classes is not a viable option for most educators, leaving children to put their dreams and their futures on hold. Based on the UNICEF Philippines operational response plan, it is estimated that 28 million children in total are impacted by the current crisis.
Not all hope is lost, though. While we comfortably stay at home to wait for the cure to this pandemic, we can help out UNICEF in their cause to enable 800,000 students to continue learning. Unilever has teamed up once more with Lazada for its Shop2Give Hope sale, which helps ordinary people like us to lend a hand to their cause while also providing for the needs in our own homes.
Starting July 1, 2020, household brands such as Cream Silk, Dove, Closeup, Breeze, and Knorr, will be offering special one-day only discounts up to 70% off, so we can shop for essentials while also helping secure a child’s future.
TIP: Add-to-cart as early as now and be treated to a special all-day livestream featuring the country’s biggest names, including Kobe Paras, Ylona Garcia, Julie Anne San Jose, and Heart Evangelista on the Lazada Live platform on July 1. The livestream will showcase special interviews, performances, and exclusive giveaways attached to the Shop2Give Hope sale.
DEALS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Giving customers more reasons to shop, the following exclusive deals will be offered throughout the day:
- All day discount and offers, up to 70%off on Unilever products.
- Up to P125 off shipping fees, with a minimum purchase of P1,000.
- Limited edition Shop2Give Hope bundles.
- A chance to win vouchers worth P200 and other exciting prizes.
By liking and sharing the Shop2Give Hope post from Lazada’s Facebook page, you can get a chance to be one of five winners of Learn-from-Home packages, consisting of a Lenovo laptop, a Sennheiser headset with mic, a study table and a Herman Miller ergonomic chair plus a year’s supply of Unilever products, all worth P100,000.
Let’s work together and give color to the dreams and future of young Filipinos! We can now refill our stash at home while also giving back to the community. More details about this project can be found at Unilever Philippines’ Facebook page. You can also follow Manila Millennial on Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram for other suggestions on how to help our fellow Filipinos within the Metro (and beyond). 🙂
*The population in need as identified in the UNICEF Philippines operational response plan.