Gawad Kalinga Trese and Electrolux

Together with Electrolux, Gawad Kalinga and selected bloggers, we traveled all the way to Gawad Kalinga Trese Blue Eagle Village in Payatas to see the quilts they are making out of the pre-loved clothes you donated.


The GK Blue Eagle Village was established in Payatas 13 in 2003. 


If you're reading this blog or following me on IG, you would know that we're having an ongoing blog series for Electolux #DelighfulE #SimpleToShare campaign. Previously, we had the opportunity to interview our Electrolux brand ambassadors Mommy Mundo, Chef Rosebud and Cheska Kramer. They shared insights on how to donate clothes and how to remove food stains. (Read more about it here.)

Moreover, in this campaign, we ask you to share special clothes you no longer use.These items are lovingly crafted by selected families of GK Trese in Payatas. Your pre-loved clothes are now turned into lovely quilts for babies and children in the orphanage. Thank you for being part of this advocacy! Last week though, yours truly was invited to visit Gawad Kalinga community where the quilts are being sewed. 


It was an early morning trip to Payatas. At the silkscreen printing area, Electrolux Marketing Manager, Andrea Pionilla and Mike Go of Gawad Kalinga welcome us and introduce passionate people helping this project.




We walked a few blocks from the printing area to Aling Angelita's house which also serves as a tailor shop. Your donated clothes are brought in this humble abode. The process starts with making a triangular pattern, sewing to create 30 x 36 inches quilts, then finishing by adding lining to make it last.


I met Aling Opel and Aling Del, busy moms making quilts. Sewing has been their source of income for more than four years now making bags and wallets. Today, there's joy in being part of Electrolux's campaign in sewing unusable clothes into quilts for newborn babies. I found out that each of them can make 8-10 quilts in a day. 


Aling Del works for her family since her husband is confined at home due to stroke. 



I saw the passion in Manang Opel's face working on the baby quilts. Look at the smile, contagious isn't it!




Lovely quilts made with love here at GK Trese Community. 

Indeed, Electrolux Simple To Share campaign has benefited not only the orphanage but also the community of Trese uplifting their lives by providing livelihood , showcasing their skills like sewing and silkscreen printing.


GK Trese is like any other community, they also have their own health center, we passed by a small church community, a school and the Kapitbahayan office.




Be a part of this meaningful advocacy, #DelightfulE #SimpleToShare by donating some pre-loved clothes. You may drop off your donations in any of these locations: 


Electrolux Customer Service Hub
Grundfos Bldg, 5548 Osmena Highway, Brgy. San Isidro Makati City

Mommy Mundo Office
2nd Floor, Fun Ranch Fontera Verde, Ortigas, Pasig

Unilever Philippines Head Office
1351 United Nations Avenue, Paco, Manila

Empire East Land Holdings
11th Floor World Center Bldg, Sen Gil Puyat Makati

St. Mary's College
37 Mother Ignacia Ave., Paligsahan Quezon City


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