A volunteer from SM City Marilao hand over the Emergency GoKit+ to health workers from Brgy. San Lorenzo in Norzagaray, Bulacan. Each of the GoKit+ contains first aid items, pulse Oximeter, thermometers, aneroid sphygmomanometer, portable medical oxygen, medicines, and other essential medical supplies.

UNIQLO Philippines and SM Foundation recently collaborated to send additional aid to communities hit by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng.

About 43 high-risk barangays in Zamboanga Del Sur, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Pampanga, Bulacan, Isabela, and Cagayan received Emergency GoKit+, with the distribution led by SM employee-volunteers.

The kits are aptly equipped with medicines and basic medical supplies, tools, and equipment to empower barangays in providing better first-aid responses when calamities or other emergencies occur.

Volunteers from SM City Marilao carry the Emergency GoKit+ while assisting a health worker from Brgy. Kabayunan in Dona Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan. The Emergency GoKit+ are hand over to at-risk baranagays to equip communities and support them in providing a swift emergency response.

Meanwhile, over 2,400 families also received dinner sets through the collaboration.

It can be recalled that heavy rains hammered parts of Mindanao, Visayas, and Luzon, affecting almost a million Filipinos and leaving thousands displaced and over a hundred injured. Shortly after, SM Foundation and SM Supermalls employee-volunteers handed out Kalinga Packs to 8,800 affected families.

Volunteers from SM City Marilao happily hand over the Emergency GoKit+ to health workers from Brgy. Kalawakan in Dona Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan. Uniqlo Philippines and SM Foundation partnered to equip communities, especially vulnerable barangays, with upgraded Emergency GoKit+. 

When disaster strikes, SM Foundation, together with SM Supermalls and SM Markets, is committed to providing immediate relief to those affected by calamities through its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE). Since 2014, the program has distributed over 700,000 Kalinga Packs (relief packs) nationwide.