Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas

Bayanihan Assistance Program

BAYANIHAN:  The Bayanihan (pronounced as buy-uh-nee-hun) is a Filipino custom derived from a Filipino word “bayan”, which means nation, town or community. The term bayanihan itself literally means “being in a bayan”, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work and cooperation to achieve a particular goal.

The Bayanihan spirit shows Filipinos’ concept of helping one another most especially in times of need without expecting anything in return.

PAMANA BAYANIHAN AMBASSADOR / HELPER

We need volunteers for this program.  Would you consider volunteering? We appreciate it! Sign up here.

What is PAMANA's Bayanihan Assistance Program?

  • Neighbor helping neighbor
  • Reaching out to someone in the community who needs assistance
  • Works like our “extended family”
  • Emotional and mental support - ‘being a friend”
  • Usually in an emergency situation
  • Short term or one time help

Ways to PAMANA Bayanihan

IN-KIND DONATION

FREE SERVICES

  • clothes, personal hygiene products, blankets/linens, baby’s stuff, etc
  • cooked meals (especially Filipino dishes) for a short period of time due to calamity/disaster, sickness, family emergency, etc
  • Birthday/Christmas/Thanksgiving basket for family in need
  • English-Tagalog translation of documents
  • Computer /software/hardware questions - “geek squad”
  • Emergency childcare for families who know each other personally
  • Hospital/home visit - when it’s safe to do so
  • Transportation help- important legal, medical appointment, job interview
  • Respite Care


Volunteer Release.  All volunteers are required to agree to the volunteer releases. 

Volunteer Release 
Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure 
Volunteer Release Form for Minors MS Doc version (required to be returned to PAMANA.Madison@gmail.com
Volunteer Release Form for Minors PDF (required to be returned to PAMANA.Madison@gmail.com)


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