We, at Island Girl, are a community-based and family-run business, and as such, you—our dear customers, are an extension of our family and this community. Our primary concern is the general welfare of everybody, the safety of our workers and employees come first and foremost.
We fully support the Philippine government’s move to impose the community quarantine in Metro Manila and in other cities, in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus; but at the same time, we have an intense sense of responsibility for the people we work with—as they depend on us for their livelihood.
This period has given us pause; as we find our center again, and reassess what is truly important to us as a company, and as a brand. We are in the process of restructuring our organization, so that these communities would not be as greatly affected during this crisis.
All of our stores are closed, but our products are still available online. We thank you for the support you have given us all these years, it is you-- our valued customers, who keeps us moving forward.
While we are not certain if this crisis will be interminable, we will rise above the situation-- one day at a time, just as we have done so many times before. Stay safe, be well.
NATION FIRST, YIELD LATER
From today until the 25th of April 2020, Island Girl commits to donating 50% OF SALES FROM ALL REGULAR PRICED ITEMS PURCHASED ONLINE to support #COURAGECEBU, a fundraising effort for Cebu against COVID-19. While our online store is open, we are currently not able to ship out any packages until the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Manila is lifted. Your support will not only count as donation but will also somehow help secure the livelihood of the people in our community.
This is for the real heroes of our time. Know that we will rise above the situation -- hand in hand, one day at a time. We end this on a note of gratitude, by simply reiterating the words, thank you.
#IslandGirlPH #TogetherWeRise #EntrePinay #ProudlyFilipino
Know more about #COURAGECEBU
Each of us in the group moved to Cebu in the name of love, business or friendship. We found our way to each other, calling ourselves the “Manila Imports”.
Cebu is also our home, not just geographically, but also in our hearts.
“Bisag sa Manila ga dako, naa ra sa Sugbu ang among kasing kasing.”
COVID-19 is affecting the health; food and financial security of our fellow Cebuanos. Our group is creating this fund drive to help secure and provide test kits to the major hospitals/testing centers* in Cebu, PPEs (protective suits, masks, goggles, etc.), as well as food, vitamins and other essentials for those infected and the medical frontliners.
We commit to be transparent with all the donations and the procurement of kits and other supplies by providing regular updates on this channel.
Budget allocation for the money we will raise will be:
- 30% for test kits, 40% for PPE’s and other protective gear and 30% for food and vitamins.
- The test kits, which has a minimum order of 200 pieces (from Korea) at Php 1,000/piece (cost of item without shipping charges). We hope to order more than just the minimum quantity order.
- PPE’s cost range from 200-800 pesos depending on type and quality.
Target hospitals/testing centers: Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Perpetual Succour Hospital, Chong Hua Hospital, Cebu Doctors University Hospital
Please support our fund drive. Let us work together to flatten the curve, and soon eradicate the COVID-19 virus that disrupted and suffered so many lives. A single drop of water is enough to create a ripple. Every contribution, no matter the size, from your hearts is deeply appreciated.