A little act of kindness will go a long way
As the entire country deals with the current public health situation and Luzon still under Enhanced Community Quarantine, it can be tough to find the silver lining in the confines of our home. But come to think of it, while most of us are healthy and well, there are some who are struggling, whether financially or emotionally. In case you’re thinking how to be someone else’s source of light when you’re practicing social distancing and staying at home, we’ve come up with a list of small acts of kindness that you can do even when you cannot be physically there.
Small acts of kindness amidst pandemic crisis
With the help of apps like PayMaya, it’s easier than ever to send some love and share your blessings with others. Here are little ways to spread love in the time of COVID-19.
1. Send money to anyone who needs it
Not everyone has the opportunity to work from home or work with pay. In these challenging times, many are struggling financially. Helping them with funds for food and other supplies can really mean a lot. So whether it’s for your relative, friend, the family of your kasambahay, or someone else, you can instantly send money to any PayMaya account, Smart Padala, Palawan Express, or bank accounts under InstaPay using the PayMaya app.
Just make sure your account is upgraded so you can easily send funds to your peers. PayMaya’s upgrade is pretty easy and can be done within 24 hours, provided that you have sufficient documents. Learn how to upgrade your account by visiting https://www.paymaya.com/upgrade.
2. Help pay the bills
Due to the ongoing community quarantine, not everyone has the ability to go to payment centers to pay their bills. Some don’t even know where to get money to pay for their bills. So if you’re able to and willing to, you can chip in for someone else’s bill — whether your parents, relatives, or kasambahay. Fortunately, it’s also incredibly easy to pay a wide variety of billers on the PayMaya app, like Meralco, Smart, Manila Water, and a lot more.
You can do this witha few taps on your PayMaya app’s Pay Bills function in just a few minutes – and in the comfort and safety of your home to boot.
3. Treat someone with a hearty snack
Some of us may be having a hard time emotionally during this crisis, so a favorite snack could do a lot to cheer them up. With the help of food deliveries, you can buy someone a hearty snack without leaving your home. Plus, you can pay it using your PayMaya card. You can also pay using just your PayMaya number to restaurants like Domino’s Pizza, Goldilocks, Burger King, and Army Navy.
4. Treat a delivery person
Having your food or groceries delivered? Why not buy something extra to treat the hardworking riders who buy it for you? Whether it’s an extra meal or snack or even groceries, it can keep their energies up. When you pay for food delivery using PayMaya, consider ordering another item for your rider to show them how much you appreciate what they do. Angkas, for example, has launched a PayMaya QR code where you can donate directly for the benefit of their drivers.
Another way to help is by donating to organizations that are providing response and relief. If you’ve got some money to spare, especially some Balik Bayad from PayMaya, why not consider donating it to organizations that need your help? There are a lot of organizations raising funds to provide protective equipment, food, and other essentials to both frontliners and Filipinos affected by COVID-19, and you can immediately donate to any of them through the PayMaya app or donate.paymaya.com as part of the #OneAgainstCOVID19 initiative. These organizations have collectively raised P11 million in a week through this platform, proving that all it takes is extra left over to be pledged for a good cause.
With all these little acts of kindness, we can help each other out in this crisis and stand as #OneAgainstCOVID19. If you don’t have a PayMaya account yet and would like a faster and more convenient way to help, you can easily make one by downloading PayMaya for iOS or Android from the App Store or Google Play.
For more information and updates on PayMaya’s donation drives, follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To help you maximize your PayMaya account, just visit their website.