June 21, 2024

World and Southeast Asian Games taekwondo gold medalist Jeordan Dominguez has set up a fundraising drive to help parents buy milk and medicine for their little ones.

The Baguio-based Dominguez has launched the online fund drive for the needy and vulnerable families who are struggling to provide for the basic needs of their children due to the no work, no pay policy due to the pandemic.

“I’m doing this fund-raising to lend a helping hand to mothers and fathers who cannot afford to buy milk, diaper, foods, and medicines for their little ones,” Dominguez said. 

“I’ve seen a lot of posts lately about mothers pleading from concerned individuals and groups to give them milk to feed their infants; some feeding their babies with water and sugar or feeding them with coffee and water, and it breaks my heart,” he added.

Being a father of three boys himself, Dominguez said he could not help but feel for these parents, which is why he started the fund drive which can be accessed through https://www.airfunding.net/project/85621. 

“As we all know, this pandemic came as a surprise to everyone. Lots of people lost their jobs and many people lost everything when this pandemic happened. I am a dad of three boys and one of the lucky ones to have saved up for emergencies like this,” he said.

The Cordilleran athlete, who is a member of the national squad of the Philippine Taekwondo Association, has used his influence to help pool resources for those in need.

“So, I’m knocking on your kind hearts. All funds that would be raised from this will go to those who are in need within Baguio City. A little kindness goes a long way,” he said. – Ofelia C. Empian