Corazon Roxas Foundation

The Corazon Roxas Foundation (CRF) is a 501(c)3 California-based, non-sectarian, non-profit organization dedicated to effectively assisting and supporting organizations that provide education, medical assistance, housing and care for families in need.

COVID UPDATE:

CRF is responding to the needs of hundreds of families in the SF Bay Area affected by the pandemic by distributing hygiene kits and supplies through nonprofit organizations. You can help make a difference right now, click HERE to donate now!

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Latest Events at CRF

PACKING TO DISTRIBUTE OVER 500 KITS

Requests for school supplies, Covid hygiene kits, and children's books are at an all time high. The pandemic has made it difficult for parents who have lost their jobs to find work impacting their children disproportionately. Through your help, we are preparing over 500 kits for both domestic and international distribution next month.

Children and Youth Organization (KNK) Distribute our Covid hygiene kits

KNK (Children without Borders) distributed our Covid kits through their Children and Youth Organization (CAYO) to the hard hit families in Metropolitan Manila. Door to door distribution was necessary as most families are still in lockdown. Often simple supplies like masks and sanitizers are difficult to get.

An Almost Impossible Journey - Binone Elementary School

We delivered school kits and backpacks for 120 students to one of the most remote areas of the country. Tight coordination with the Binone Elementary school was necessary to ensure our shipment arrived at it's destination. Our supplies traveled thousands of miles from SFO to Manila by ship, docked in the port of Manila and again loaded on ship to the island of Negros Occidental. From there on a jeepney for a 76 kilometer ride to the town of San Carlos. Hampered by strict lockdowns due to Covid and torrential rains which made the roads impassable, our teachers met our supplies at the final destination. Amazing successful logistics in the most difficult of times. These supplies make a huge difference for the children, teachers and parents. Thank you to our supporters for making it possible!


Abundant Grace in Half Moon Bay receives our Covid kits

April 21, 2021

Distributed our Covid hygiene kits through Abundant Grace, a local nonprofit serving the homeless and low income communities in Half Moon Bay, California.

Books for the Payatas Community Center

May 1, 2021

All through the pandemic, shipments continue to flow to Manila and the most remote areas of the Philippines in need of assistance. Our book shipments arrived and were distributed to the Payatas Community Center through our trusted nonprofit partner, KNK. These books will be a much needed resource as the country remains in lockdown.

More Covid kits to the Ecumenical Hunger Program

April 15, 2021

Happy to be able to again provide our Covid hygiene kits to the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto. During this pandemic, the number of families with food insecurity has grown tremendously. EHP provides them a much needed lifeline.

We're All In!

February 6, 2021

Welcome to our new partner All In SF! We kicked of this partnership by supplying All In SF with hundreds of pandemic hygiene kits distributed to shelters in the San Francisco Mission District.


More Help to EHP!

January 22, 2021

We're back at the Ecumenical Hunger Program with another shipment of pandemic hygiene kits to help protect their volunteers while the pandemic rages on. EHP’s mission is to provide compassionate, dignified and practical assistance to families and individuals experiencing economic and personal hardship, particulary in these difficult times. Through your donations, we are proud to be able to provide these needed pandemic supplies to EHP.

A Special Message During These Difficult Times

THESE ARE NOT ORDINARY TIMES. The lines for food are reminiscent of those we have seen in Southeast Asia. To see this in America, the land of opportunity is heartbreaking.

As we viewed this scenario, CRF asked ourselves, where can we help the most? Our hearts turned in, locally, to our own SF Bay Area backyard. We have seen the less fortunate in our communities, lining up for the most basic of needs: Food and personal protective necessities. Theirs is a struggle to survive.

In the face of these challenges, our call to action was clear, to provide help to our local nonprofit partners who are overwhelmed by the demand. We heard stories from the nonprofits we worked with of the need for recipients to keep safe while they venture out to get food, medicines, and run basic errands.

So, we pivoted to procure, assemble and distribute over 3,000 Covid 19 Hygiene kits of hand sanitizers, alcohol wipes, gloves, masks, soap and distribute these kits through local nonprofits . The response has been overwhelming with a seemingly unlimited demand.

Internationally, we are distributing hundreds of our kits to the poorest families in the Philippines. Additionally, we are sending food supplies to the families living in poverty. We continue to ship thousands of books to children who are in lockdown.

For just $5 a kit, we can continue our distribution of kits and provide food for families here and abroad. Your ongoing belief in our ability to do the right thing has been strengthening . The needs are real, urgent and the demand great, we simply cannot continue to do this without your help.

ALL WE HAVE in the face of these enormous, uncontrollable circumstances is our behavior. To wear a mask, wash our hands. To be kind and generous. Again, we thank you for your generosity and support of our efforts and thank you for the trust you have placed in us.

Through your support and partnership, we can give children basic and hygiene supplies to attend school, we can empower teachers with much needed teaching tools, we can provide emergency assistance during natural disasters, we can alleviate the burden of poverty for families struggling to live on $2 a day.


Tia Razon Diane Labrador

Co-Founder Co-Founder

Books for Palatiw Elementary School

Principal Jean Manayan and her teachers at the Palatiw Elementary School receive CRF's shipment of English-language reading books for their public school library. It is extremely difficult for public schools in the Philippines to obtain English books. A library with English books is one tool to ensure that school kids have an opportunity to learn how to read (and write) in English early. The Philippines is known as 'the world's contact center' with over 1.5M employed in this industry in Manila alone. The single attribute to be qualified for jobs is proficiency in English. Your donations go a long way towards helping prepare the school children be best prepared for jobs in the global economy.

January 6, 2021

Workers Receive Groceries for Their Families

Like many other cities in the world, many workers in the Philippines have either been laid off or have had their earnings cut significantly because of the pandemic. Most in the low-income population struggle to make ends meet at $2 per day, down from the average wage of $12 per day. Workers in this group and their families are hit exceptionally hard and many resort to desperate measures just to get by. To help ease their hardship, CRF has initiated the distribution of hundreds of grocery bags to custodians and their families in hard-hit areas of Manila. This helps offset their loss of income and ease the burden of the lockdown. Again, this would not have been possible without your generosity.

December 15, 2020


More COVID kits to EHP and Compass

Our tireless volunteers assembled hundreds more COVID kits in November. Our second distribution of these sorely needed supplies went to Compass San Francisco and the Ecumenical Hunger Program (EHP) to meet the needs of the many families who rely on their assistance. Compass Family Services provides a wide range of support services designed for those in distress, including homeless and families in the San Francisco area affected by the pandemic. EHP’s mission is to provide compassionate, dignified and practical assistance to families and individuals experiencing economic and personal hardship, particulary in these difficult times. Through your donations, we are proud to be able to provide needed supplies to both organizations.

December 3, 2020


More Deliveries to the Samaritan House

Sheila Sardi, Program Manager, delivered hundreds of COVID hygiene kits to the Samaritan House in San Mateo, California. Samaritan House is the largest food distribution agency in San Mateo county and offers free shelter and housing assistance; medical and dental clinics; clothes for children; personalized case management and services and resources to more than 14,000 residents in need, including families with children, seniors and individuals living with a disability, veterans and homeless adults.The need for supplies and PPE in our local communities is still continuing to increase during this third wave of the pandemic. Your donations help us make this possible.

Posted Nov 8, 2020, 11:53 AM

Deliveries to the Mission Food Hub San Francisco

The Mission Food Hub in San Francisco has been overwhelmed with demand for food during this pandemic. Since our first visit in July, they went from serving 2,000 people to 7,000 today. Their dedication to individuals in need is inspiring. Your donations help us continue to deliver more Covid hygiene kits to volunteers and the people they assist. These kits help people stay safe and contain the spread of the virus, which today, is everyone's goal. Posted Nov 8, 2020, 11:41

Deliveries to the Ecumenical Hunger Program

Your donations helped us assemble and deliver hundreds of Covid Hygiene kits to the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto. EHP’s mission is to provide compassionate, dignified and practical assistance to families and individuals experiencing economic and personal hardship, particulary in these difficult times. CRF is proud to be part of this effort, thanks to your help!

Posted Nov 8, 2020, 11:32 AM

Las Pinas Hospital Philippines, receives Covid Kits

To help address the need for safety, we distributed hundreds of Covid hygiene kits to healthcare workers and their patients at the Perpetual Help Medical hospital in Las Pinas, Philippines. Stressed by the pandemic, hospitals in Manila are overflowing with Covid patients, while supplies remain in short supply. Your donations go along way towards protecting those who need it the most! Posted Nov 8, 2020, 11:27 AM

Books delivered to Macayug Elementary School, Philippines

Our work continues in the Philippines where hundreds of children remain in lockdown. Books received were distributed to needy children attending the Macayug Elementary School who do not have computers in their homes or access to the internet. Macayug Elementary School is a public elementary school in the Pangasinan region. Many public schools are without the resources to offer books much less create a library for their students. Posted Oct 20, 2020, 7:07 AM

Covid Kits to Compass San Francisco

Program Manager, Sheila Sardi, delivered hundreds of COVID kits to the families supported by COMPASS in San Francisco. Compass Family Services provides a wide range of support services designed for those in distress, including homeless and families in the San Francisco area affected by the pandemic. Your continued support allows us to deliver the much needed safety kits throughout the Bay Area. Posted Oct 20, 2020, 7:01 AM

FINAL CRF Food Bank kits 8-2020 v2.mp4

Video: Meeting the Needs

We have assembled over 2,500 COVID kits to respond to the most urgent needs of organizations we work with. On these pages are some of the organizations to help the most affected during the pandemic. We could not do this without your help! Shown in the video are volunteers assembling kits for distribution to food banks and shelters

Martha's Kitchen

Program Manager Sheila Sardi, delivered over 200 COVID hygiene kits to Martha's Kitchen in San Jose, California. Martha's Kitchen is a Bay Area nonprofit that is now serving an extra 1,000 meals a day to keep up with the number of hungry in our communities whose lives have been displaced by this pandemic. Sept 13, 2020


San Juan City Distribution

Our local Philippine manager, Mari Chavez Middlebrooks, delivered over a hundred COVID hygiene kits to the San Juan City Mayor's office for distribution to the COVID patients at the hospital as well as the families displaced by the large fire in Mandaluyong city. August 13, 2020


Mission Food Hub Delivery

We delivered hundreds of much needed kits with masks, sanitizer, tissue, soap and alcohol to the Mission Food Hub. MFH is providing food to thousands of families each week who have been affected by the pandemic. Help us support organizations like MFH that offer a lifeline for families in these difficult times.

Posted Jul 31, 2020, 2:06

Volunteers Assemble COVID Kits

Families in the Bay Area are needing assistance more than ever. In some areas food lines up to 13 blocks long with over 1000 people form at 7 am. We are preparing to distribute hundreds of hygiene kits this week to help in the effort. Made possible only through your donations.

Posted Jul 28, 2020, 5:24

Santa Lucia Library Books

Thousands of books were delivered to the community library in the town of Santa Lucia, Philippines to serve families who are on strict lockdown. Posted May 14, 2020, 12:27 PM

Help to Volcano Evacuees

Responding to a request to help the displaced families of the Tagaytay volcano eruption a few weeks ago, we donated about 300 hygiene kits to the evacuation shelters. Only through your help can we continue to quickly respond to crisis situations like this. The families thank you for supplying them with the most basic of needs. Feb 16, 2020

Christmas Comes to Sampaloc

Your donations of books and backpacks bring smiles to the children of Sampaloc, Philippines. Christmas is especially difficult for these families in poverty. These distributions are often the only presents they receive. Thank you for all your support! December 24, 2019


More Backpacks for Christmas

Children at the Catechist school of Santuario del Santo Cristo in Manila, Philippines, arrived for this special distribution wearing their best donated clothes to receive hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies made possible only through your generosity. December 24, 2019




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