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Tzu Chi volunteers selflessly contribute through a mindset of gratitude, expressing their sincerest care and support to each and every individual in need.
The shared goal of Tzu Chi volunteers is to cultivate sincerity, integrity, faith, and honesty within while exercising kindness, compassion, joy, and selflessness to humanity through concrete actions. Transcending the bounds of race, nationality, language, and religion, they serve the world under the notion that “when others are hurting, we feel their pain; when others suffer, we feel their sorrow”. Not only do the volunteers endeavor to promote the universal value of “Great Love,” they also fully employ the humanitarian spirit of Chinese culture to its utmost.
Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Four Major Missions” consist of Charity, Medicine, Education, and Humanity. Adding the efforts in Bone Marrow Donation, Environmental Protection, Community Volunteerism, and International Relief, the undertakings are now collectively known as “Tzu Chi’s Eight Footprints”.
In 1991, founder of Taiwan-based Tzu Chi Foundation, Master Cheng Yen received The Magsaysay Community Leadership Award from the Philippine Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. This is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Asia. Along with the award came a prize money of US $30,000 (worth approximately Php 825,000 then) which the Master distributed to two beneficiaries - the victims of the China flooding and of the Mt. Pinatubo eruption. The award paved way to the exposure of the Master’s compassion to the Chinese community in the Philippines.
On the second day of the Davao Cleanup Drive, more people and heavy equipment join in the cleanup of Barangay Talomo.
On the last day of the cleanup drive, the participants and heavy equipment did their job and bring a new future for their Barangay.
The last day of the Manila Tzu Chi team had a small gathering after a quick survey of what else needed to be done before leaving.
Tzu Chi staff visit Barangay Rorogagus; the site of the temporary housing units to assess what else needed to be done. So far, more than eighty units ...
On August 28, 2019, heavy rains hit Davao, the river rose and flooded their respective areas. But there are those who live near the river banks that b...
After receiving a substantial donation of fresh milk, Tzu Chi volunteers share them with the children of two public schools in Quezon City. On Septemb...
Auditions for acting roles in the upcoming Water Repentance Text adaptation began on September 16 at the Tzu Chi Great Love Campus. Fourteen professio...
Ateneo De Manila University invited Tzu Chi to be one of the speakers of TALAB or Talakayang Alay sa Bayan, an annual whole day event to encourage dis...
Tzu Chi’s Livelihood Training Program in August added caregiving to its growing list of courses designed to give job opportunities to Filipinos. The p...
Jayson Tasarra shares the life he lived, the hardships he went through to be able to attain a college degree.
A cascade of illnesses stemming from his kidney stones has all but ruined the life of 42-year-old Ner Barrete. With no ability to pay for treatment, h...
Tzu Chi Foundation’s Livelihood Training Program promised a better life to young distressed individuals by providing them with free vocational trainin...
Arlene Pempeña joined Tzu Chi’s Cash Relief Program (CRP) in hopes of restoring the family business after the recent flood washed it away. Her family ...
Determination defines former Tzu Chi scholar Jonalyn Alfonso in a word. Hailing from a family with financial troubles, Jonalyn strived for excellence ...
Sulpicio Eribal Jr. spent most of his life angry. But because of Tzu Chi, he was able to open his heart and unload his emotional baggage. He discovere...
Michael Maneja’s family is one of over 1,000 affected by Tropical Storm Urduja who received cash assistance from Tzu Chi Foundation. Michael used the ...
Richard Lafuerta and Remy Alayon are among those displaced when a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck central Leyte in July 2017. In September, they were ...
In Ormoc City, a group of young people are making a difference through volunteerism.
Tzu Chi volunteers set up a free medical clinic at NIA road in Quezon City to address the medical needs of fire survivors. The medical clinic takes pl...
Although caught up with the ongoing cash-for-work cleanup drive at its own temporary housing village in Barangay Liloan, The Great Love City, Tzu Chi ...
The Christmas holidays were marred by a tragedy when Tropical Storm Urduja pounded the Visayas with torrential rains that resulted to widespread flood...
Tzu Chi volunteers quickly respond to the fire survivors who lost their homes in a fire that gutted a residential block on December 27 at Barangay Pin...
A wasted day is worth less than a meaningful second.
Nothing is easy to the unwilling. No road is too long for those already on it.
Do much and gain much; do little and lose much.
It is never too late to cultivate ourselves diligently and to strive to advance forward.
Be grateful for the past, look forward to the future, take advantage of the present.
A blessing is something to be created, not wished for.
Always strive to live in the present moment; refrain from empty talk or day dreaming.
Seize the present moment and make it everlasting.
Serve others wholeheartedly; halfhearted work will never bring us improvement.
Have the courage and fortitude to do what is right and persevere until the end.
Gratitude needs to be expressed through action.
To realize the truth, seize the present moment and give with joy and a sense of peace.
Right view and right path keep us from going astray.
Look at adversity as a stepping stone, not a hindrance in life.
Do not fear pressure; only ask if one is acting correctly or not.
What matters is not how much teachings one listens to but how one applies them in daily life.
Simply being inspired is not enough; one must be an active participant to truly realize the truth.
Use time to experience life and do as much good as possible.
We learn by doing, and grow by giving of ourselves.
What matters more is not the profundity of the teachings, but whether they are practiced in daily life.
Travel the world on foot; make a difference in the world by hand.
Focus on each step one takes; stumbling is likelier if the focus is distant.
One who has a clear and firm direction in life has no need to compete with others.
To seize the present is to seize the future.
Do whatever it takes to do what is right. Do whatever it takes to not do what is wrong.
While healthy, it behooves us to accumulate merit by doing virtuous deeds, rather than waiting until our merit runs out.
Inaction brings difficulty and hindrance. Action transforms even the driest land into an oasis.
If sure about where to go, start making great strides towards it.
Only by giving all one has can the satisfaction of a job well done be gained.
If one does not do small things, one will not be able to accomplish greater things.
True skill is persistence despite difficulty. True patience is overcoming obstacles despite challenges.
Taking action is better than thinking and talking about it.
True management is setting good examples for others to follow rather than giving orders.
Simply knowing is not enough; it must be validated through action.
HELP TZU CHI HELP OTHERS FOR AS LITTLE AS THE COST OF A CUP OF COFFEE
Tzu Chi was built on funds collected in a bamboo coin bank. The foundation’s humble beginnings is a reminder that no contribution is too small to create a great impact. Every peso you donate will make a difference. Just the amount you spend on a cup of coffee will go a long way.
You may bring your donation directly at Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines’ office at 76 Cordillera cor. Agno St. Brgy Doña Josefa, Quezon City
You may also send your donations through bank deposit or wire transfer. Details as follows:
METROBANK, Del Monte Branch
Account Name: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines
Account Number: 163-3-16307190-9
Account Name: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines
Account Number: 011-9-7800180-0
Mobile Number: 0927-3130205
Note: Please fax the deposit slip to the Tzu Chi office.
Fax Number: 02-7320001 loc 213.
Please call the Tzu Chi office to verify the fax transmission of the deposit slip.