Donate to relief efforts at CFA'S OXFAM AMERICA PAGE.
Our hearts go out to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), one of the strongest typhoons to ever hit the Philippines.  Areas which have been been most affected include the provinces of Leyte and Samar.  As several news sources are reporting, the estimated death toll is around 10,000 in Tacloban, Philippines alone.  This number could jump sharply in the next few days, whilst more heartbreaking stories of personal experiences continue to be shared.  We hope and pray for all of those affected by this event, including our community's family members in the Philippines.

If you have not already checked it out, the website Charity Navigator is a nonprofit that evaluates and lists several charities who are donating relief services.

From the list of these reputable organizations, CFA has chosen to direct collected funds towards Oxfam America.
Oxfam America is an organization that has currently dispatched aid groups in the Philippines to deliver emergency services, such as clean water, sanitation, and shelter to typhoon victims.  These services meet the most crucial, immediate needs of the situation. In the future, CFA plans on directing collections to organizations that can help rebuild the livelihoods of those affected.  In this way, our community can help alleviate both the short-term and long-term effects of this natural disaster.

CFA and the Cornell Campus are planning several fundraisers to raise awareness and aid typhoon relief.  As of 11/25/13, our Cornell Community has raised at east $4,351.
  • By contributing to CFA's monetary collection for Oxfam America, you can help show the Cornell community's solidarity with the typhoon victims.  Please make checks payable to "CU Filipino Association".  Checks can be given to any members of the Executive Board, or mailed to the Cornell Filipino Association, 222 Eddy St. Apt. 1, Ithaca, NY 14850.  Use CFA's Donation Page to contribute to Oxfam America on behalf of the Cornell community.
  • Professor Tracy Brandenburg, a Senior Lecturer in Cornell Systems Engineering, has suggested supporting the Stiftung Solarnergie (StS) Foundation Philippines, which aims to provide solar lights (which can also charge cell phones!) to areas without electricity.  This can help families in need of light and facilitate relief worker efforts as well, all while reducing carbon footprints!
  • Ithaca Firefighter James Wheal left Friday for the Philippines, on a one week trip to support the search, rescue, recovery and long term planning mission that is ongoing following Typhoon Haiyan.
  • The Cornell MINDS Foundation will be hosting an hour-long Yoga for our MINDS session on (11/15) to celebrate the mental health and well-being on the Cornell Campus.  They have agreed to stand in solidarity with all those Typhoon Haiyan has affected, and will donate all proceeds of this event to Oxfam America to support their ongoing efforts in providing emergency relief. 
  • CAPSU, A3C, and Cornell Filipino Association are collaborating to fundraise for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts. All ticket proceeds from the WongFu Productions' visit to Cornell will go to Oxfam America (11/15). UPDATE (11/25): CAPSU donated $1000 to CFA's Oxfam America campaign, thank you CAPSU and WongFu Productions!
  • CFA collaborated with the Cornell Vietnamese Association (CVA) during their event, Pho Night.  While CVA served some delicious pho to attendees, CFA served the dessert drink sago't gulaman, and also held a 50|50 raffle with proceeds going to Oxfam America (11/16).
  • CFA plans on tabling and hosting bake sales across campus to raise awareness of the devastation and collect monetary donations.  Look out for our bake sales at Duffield Hall from (11/19-11/21) from 11am-3pm. UPDATE (11/25): CFA's bake sales so far have raised at least $500, thank you for your support!
  • The Cornell Catholic Community has agreed to provide a second collection for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan during Sunday Mass on 11/17.  The money collected will be sent to Catholic Charities, and 100% of the money donated will be used for direct Philippine victim relief.
  • CFA will be participating in Habitat for Humanity's 5K Turkey Trot, occurring (11/17) at 11:00AM.  Runners pay a $10 fee to the charity of their choice, and CFA will be publicizing Oxfam America and relief efforts to these potential donors. UPDATE (11/25): CFA raised $280 by participating in Turkey Trot! Thank you!
  • Slope Media Group is hosting a Philippines Typhoon Relief Variety Show on 11/22, at 7PM in the Bear's Den/Ivy Room.  CFA will deliver the opening address, and then performing groups Humor Us!, The Skits-O-Phrenics, and The Whistling Shrimp will put on a great show.  All proceeds will be donated to the MercyCorps to help benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.  UPDATE (11/25): The show was a huge success, and hundreds of dollars were raised towards typhoon relief!
  • We also plan on hosting a large philanthropic event on November 22, from 7-9PM in the Physical Sciences Building Clark Atrium, called So You Think You Can Adobo?, a cooking competition which emphasizes the delicious diversity of the Philippines' national dish.  For only $5, attendees may sample and help judge which dish they believe is the tastiest variation of Chicken Adobo, and the proceeds will go directly to Oxfam America and disaster relief.  Through this event, we can celebrate a beautiful aspect of Filipino culture while simultaneously aiding our kababayans, or fellow-citizens, in the Philippines.  UPDATE (11/25): So You Think You Can Adobo? raised over $900 in donations to Oxfam America. 

We will update this website and space with more event details as soon as possible.  Thank you for your support.

Cornell Filipino Association proudly presents...

Kamayan 2013: Greetings from Little Manila!
November 9, 2013
Memorial Room of Willard Straight Hall


Come join CFA at our biggest event of the fall semester as we celebrate the rise of Filipino-American communities! We will be serving unique Filipino-Fusion cuisine, combining Filipino, Mexican, Italian, and American flavors. CFA will also be performing cultural dances, and collaborating with our sister organization, 14 Strings! Cornell Filipino Rondalla.

You won't want to miss out on this fun and delicious event!

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($5 for pre-ordered tickets, $7 for tickets at the door)