January 16 2019
Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera personally handed over to GMA Kapuso Foundation the proceeds from ‘Celebrity Ukay-Ukay’ to help fund GMAKF’s projects for children.
Marian, who was one of the ambassadors for the 2018 GMA Celebrity Ukay-Ukay, sold her pre-loved items at her own booth at the Noel Bazaar last December.
“Sabi ko talaga after nitong bazaar, kailangang maibigay ko ito kay Tita Mel ng buo. Kung ano ‘yung talagang binayad sa akin nung mga bumili, gusto ko talagang ibigay ng aktwal,” said Marian. She gratefully shared that her fans also took part in manning the booth.
“Gusto ko rin siyempre na malaman nung mga bumili na nakapagshopping na sila, nakatulong pa sila. At ang maganda nyan, lahat ng proceeds na ito ay mapupunta sa mga batang kapos-palad para makapag-aral,” she added.
GMAKF Founder and Ambassador Mel C. Tiangco admired Marian’s generosity. “I was amazed that she would take the effort to do that for the Foundation to come and join us in this journey, in this fight to alleviate the poverty, to alleviate ‘yung hirap ng mga kababayan natin.”
Moreover, GMAKF EVP and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog said that Marian’s donation will be used to buy complete sets of school supplies and school bags for incoming Kinder and Grade 1 students in GMAKF’s Unang Hakbang Sa Kinabukasan project for 2019.
To donate to GMAKF’s projects, visit www.gmanetwork.com/kapusofoundation/donate.