Campus joins to help Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Bake sale scheduled today from noon to 3 p.m. at TCF Bank

Map of the PhilippinesIt is difficult to imagine the devastation and suffering caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The process of rebuilding lives and homes will take years.

Many students, faculty, staff, and community members have asked how they can support those directly impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. Several opportunities hosted by the NIU community are scheduled. Please help by participating and by sharing these opportunities with others.

Philippine Relief Bake Sale

  • Tuesday Nov. 19
  • Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Holmes Student Center, TCF Bank
  • Contact: rgallocarail@niu.edu
  • Sponsor: NIU Tagalog class
  • All proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Philippine Red Cross to help relief efforts in the Philippines.

Battle for the Philippines: 2v2-Bboy Battles; 1v1- All Style Dances

  • Friday, Nov. 22
  • Doors open at 6 p.m.; the battle starts at 6:30 p.m.
  • Kindly bring a $2 donation
  • Anderson Hall
  • Contact: kburgos@gmail.com
  • Sponsor: Philippine Student Association
  • All proceeds will go to the Philippine Red Cross to help relief efforts in the Philippines.

A bowl of Asian noodles with chopsticksFilipino Dinner Fundraiser hosted by the Filipino-American Association of Northern Illinois

  • Sunday, Nov. 24
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center
    • Enter through Door 18 on east side; transportation available on Bus Route No. 7
  • Student volunteers are needed; call Julia Lamb at (815) 753-1595
  • Contact: Evelina Cichy at (815) 756-8372 or Michelle Bringas at (815) 752-1177
  • Sponsors: Filipino American Association of Northern Illinois, NIU Asian American Center and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies
  • All proceeds will go to the Philippine Red Cross to help relief efforts in the Philippines.

“The Filipino Spirit is ‘Waterproof’ ” Talent Showcase

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Admission is $2
  • Cavan Auditorium, Cole Hall
  • Contact: mgray1@niu.edu
  • Come show your talent and raise funds for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Bring boxed food or clothes donations to the event as well. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help relief efforts in the Philippines.
  • Sponsors: Asian American Association, Alpha Phi Gamma, Chi Sigma Tau, Kappa Pi Beta, Kappa Phi Lambda, Delta Chi, Philippine Student Association, InterVarsity, Gamma Phi Omega, Alpha Psi Lambda, Engineers without Borders and the Asian American Center

Donation Boxes

  • If your office is interested in hosting a donation box for hygiene items, dry goods, clothes, etc., contact the Asian American Center at (815) 752-1177. The Asian American Center will arrange to get these items to Elk Grove-based LBC Cargo Service, which is shipping items to the Philippines.
  • All donations will go to help relief efforts in the Philippines for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
  • Sponsors: Asian American Association, Alpha Phi Gamma, Chi Sigma Tau, Kappa Pi Beta, Kappa Phi Lambda, Delta Chi, Philippine Student Association, InterVarsity, Gamma Phi Omega, Alpha Psi Lambda and the Asian American Center.
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