Jolkona’s Champions: Helping Families in the Philippines

Are you still searching for a last-minute Christmas gift? Eager to keep the giving spirit going throughout the remainder of the holiday season? Hoping to start the new year off on the right foot?

Whether it’s for a family member, a friend, or simply in the spirit of the holidays, a contribution to Jolkona’s Standing with the Philippines holiday campaign will make a meaningful difference for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Jolkona’s donors have been been wonderfully supportive of our holiday campaign — we are now 75 percent to reaching our goal! We couldn’t have done it without several new Jolkona Champions, who have joined Baby Aleena in supporting Peace Winds America in their relief and recovery efforts.

Before we all take a holiday break, two Jolkona Champions hope that their efforts will inspire and empower you!

What is your role at Jolkona?

Dhanya Satya: HR Recruiter
Ross Polk: I currently lead the development of Jolkona’s giving platforms including Give Direct, Give Together and Lift Bangla. Day to day, I handle partner communications and the creation of our impact statements.

Why is this campaign important to you?

Dhanya: This campaign is important to me firstly because I haven’t done anything like this in the past. It fills me with content to be a part of it and know that I can impact and make a difference.
Ross: I’d like to raise awareness about what is happening in the Philippines. When a disaster strikes, it’s often easy for us to follow the initial news coverage but eventually, attention slowly fades. I hope I can inform my network about Jolkona’s ongoing effort to provide initial relief and long term recovery efforts in the region.
Dhanya: Sending food, shelter, water and medicine to 6 families in Philippines
Ross: $1,000!

What does the holiday season mean for you?

Dhanya: For me holiday season means happiness, joy, peace, laughter, togetherness and sharing good times with loved ones. So with this campaign I actually intend to spread the same joy across Philippines.
Ross: More than anything, I enjoy getting together with family and friends.

What can the rest of us do?

For the last couple weeks of holiday season, we hope that you join Dhanya, Ross, Baby Aleena, and many others in Standing with the Philippines. They will need our help for many months to come. If you too have a project you are passionate about, you can become a Jolkona Champion! Lean more here.
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