Anne Curtis recently participated in a charity project of UNICEF Philippines and Cebu Pacific Air called “Change for Good” and sadly received some hate for the work she did.
“On last night’s flight from CDO, I personally went around collecting change from the passengers for the ‘Change for Good’ program of UNICEF Philippines (@unicefphils) and Cebu Pacific Air (@cebupacificair) 💙” she captioned her post from July 2. “I was able to collect three full bags! Salamat sa lahat ng passengers and thank you for renewing this program with us! I truly hope this becomes a LIFETIME partnership! To all CEBUPAC passengers, next time you’re on a flight and the lovely F.A’s come around with this bag know that you are helping children that benefit from the first 1000 days program of UNICEF 💙 Your loose change goes a looooooong way. Salamat po!”
Some netizens judged Anne for going around and asking for money when she earns quite a lot as a celebrity and can give more than “ordinary” people can.
“‘Pag artista, for sure laging malalaki halaga binibigay ng mga tao, pero ‘pag ordinary, ewan ko nalang,” one netizen commented.
“How about Anne just give her own money to help UNICEF instead of going around collecting money from low-income citizens?” another commented. “Can’t help but think that these acts of ‘kindness’ that celebrities do are all for publicity.”
Fans of the “It’s Showtime” host came to her defense, telling the bashers that Anne does a lot for the foundation of which she’s an ambassador.
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After seeing the comments, the 33-year-old actress took the time to write a long, informative response to her bashers.
“With all due respect, madam, trust me - I do my own part and donate from my own pocket on many other different occasions to UNICEF and my own foundation Dream Machine. But, for this specific project, the main goal is using where I am to inspire others to do good and donate loose change only if they can,” she wrote. “This program is all about inspiring others to join the ‘Change for Good’ movement and lend a helping hand to Filipino children that benefit from the first 1000 days program of UNICEF.”
She furthered, “I got to visit the municipality of Bobon, Northern Samar where many children and mothers have benefitted from this program, specifically when it comes to proper nutrition for malnourished children and proper tools for early education in daycare centers. This program alone has raised 40 million pesos and has helped children all over the Philippines. So yes, I am proud to be part of a project that is making a difference in this world and will continue to use all my social media platforms to raise awareness and help inspire others to make a difference in the world and [to] help our fellow countrymen.”
“At least may ginagawa kami,” she added. “Hindi nganga at puro complaining on social media instead of actually doing something. Sana po if you get the chance, mag-donate din po kayo. At kung hindi, nakakahiya sa inyo. And I, thank you.”
Go Anne! 🙌
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