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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 Php825,000 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.
Medical missions greatly benefit families living below the poverty threshold. Tzu Chi’s three-day mission at Tacloban City attracted nearly 2,000 peop...
On the second day of Tzu Chi’s three-day medical mission in Tacloban City, TIMA doctors realized the general situation regarding the local children’s ...
Five years after the catastrophe known as Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), TIMA doctors who have served since its aftermath recall the hardships they endured...
Two Great Love Villages in Kananga and Ormoc grow with the addition of 110 new families moving into their new prefab homes. Five years after Typhoon Y...
On October 25, Tzu Chi held a fire relief for the residents of Barangay 8 and 14 Caloocan City after suffering from separate fires on the 19th and 22n...
Tzu Chi Foundation on October 20 brought relief goods to the fire victims of Barangay Mauway, Mandaluyong City. Around 139 families received rice, clo...
Tzu Chi’s annual recycling activity during the All Saints’ Day holidays kicked off on October 31 in seven cemeteries across Metro Manila.
Through eight years of painstaking effort, Tzu Chi volunteers have noted a decrease in the collection of recyclable materials. This is due in no small...
On Tzu Chi Philippines’ 24th founding anniversary, Tzu Chi volunteers flocked to Jing Si Hall on the morning of November 8. Many were inspired by the ...
The continuing renovation of the Tzu Chi Great Love Campus in Sta. Mesa, Manila has promoted change among workers, sharing their stories of transforma...
Together with the Office for Social Concern and Involvement of Ateneo de Manila University, Tzu Chi conducted an upcycling and values formation activi...
The first Tzu Chi Philippine Teachers Summit at Jing Si (Still Thoughts) Hall gathered 453 teachers from 6 different schools in San Juan City and Quez...
Volunteers from Tzu Chi Foundation gave out 10-kg sack of rice, kitchen utensils and clothes to the victims of the November 13, 2018 fire in Tondo, Ma...
Tzu Chi Foundation distributes relief goods to 314 families who lost everything to the fire in Barangay Tangos North, Navotas City.
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 ...
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...
Fifty pesos. This was the amount that Angel Carlyn Jandoc handed the Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers on December 26. For some, it may seem a small amoun...
In Ormoc City, a group of young people are making a difference through volunteerism.
Determination defines former Tzu Chi scholar Jonalyn Alfonso in a word. Hailing from a family with financial troubles, Jonalyn strived for excellence ...
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.
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 as 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 as good as possible.
With perseverance and courage, the roughest roads can become smooth.
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 on takes; stumbling is likelier if the focus is distant.
One who has a clear and firm direction in life has no need to complete 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.
健健康康時，就做來「囤 （積）」，不要做來「抵 （消）」。
Inaction brings difficulty and hindrance. Action transforms even the driest land into an oasis.
It 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.
Awareness leads to action; action leads to guiding and inspiring others.
Putting into practice is better than listening. Taking action is better than talking.
Only when we witness suffering firsthand will we appreciate our blessings.
History is made up of each passing moment. Seize this moment to make history.
One needs a sense of propriety in order to guide people to goodness and the truth.
Compassion is not only expressed through words; it is to be realized through service to humanity.
The joy of life comes from giving and using life to the fullest extent.
Answer in life are found in the realizations acquired from taking actions.
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 to Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines’s offices at 76 Cordillera cor. Agno Sts. Brgy Doña Josefa, Quezon City
You may send your donations through Bank Deposit or wire transfer. Details as follows:
Deposit to METROBANK, Del Monte Branch
Account Name: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines
Account Number: 163-3-16307190-9
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.