UNICEF’S Auction for Action

I’d like to thank UNICEF PHILIPPINES for inviting me to the special sneak preview of the Auction for Action 2013. I’ve been hearing so many raves about this project (which is Daphne Osena-Paez’ baby!) so I was really thrilled to be a part of the select group of bloggers, press and media guests who were treated to an intimate walk through of the exhibit. My sister just arrived a few days ago so I decided to bring her along with my mother dearest—it became an impromptu girls day out!:)  Forgive the blurry images, I just used my phone for these pics. Hehehe!

The online auction starts on Oct 21 so that gives you ample time to drop by the Yuchengco Museum at RCBC Makati. I really hope you get a chance to see these art pieces up close before they are shipped off to their new homes. Even if you don’t have the moolah to bid, tweeting/blogging/posting a pic on IG would be such a big help for this amazing cause! Plus, who doesn’t love museums?!?!Bring your boyfriend/husband and make it an artsy date OR do a meet up with friends. Of course if you have some extra money to spare and you really want to make a difference, then why not treat yourself to a beautiful piece of art and share your blessings to others at the same time. This way you’ll be investing in art and in people! 🙂 

UNICEF Auction for Action to fund Play-based Learning

In celebration of National Children’s Month, UNICEF Philippines’ Auction for Action 2013 brings together over 90 artists in art, design, furniture and jewelry to benefit a unique education program to provide children access to early learning: Supervised Neighborhood Play Program (SNP).

Curated and presented by UNICEF Special Advocate for Children Daphne Oseña Paez, the online auction is a product of UNICEF and Daphne’s collaboration to bring the world of art, furniture and design together with her advocacy on children.
This year’s auction has more artists and designers contributing for a specific program on education: Supervised Neighborhood Play. It is a simple, low-cost and easy to organize home-based early learning program where trained day care workers or parent volunteers gather young children in a house, a shaded play area or under a tree for two to three hours, every day for at least ten months to help children learn through organized play. UNICEF supports the SNP program in remote, conflict or disaster-affected communities and in informal settlements located in urban and rural areas.
Bid for one-of-a-kind pieces from notable Filipino artists and designers and help make a difference for children. The auction goes live on October 21-27, 2013 at www.ebay.ph/unicef. For a preview, visit www.unicef.ph or go to the Yuchengco Museum from October 3 to 26 at the RCBC Plaza, Makati City. Text by Unicef Philippines

Participating Artists: Nemo Aguila • Amina Aranáz • Arnold Austria & Sonny Sunga of Jagnus Design Studio • Philip Badon • Manuel Baldemor • Jovan Benito • Betis Crafts • Remy Boquiren • Elmer ‘Emong’ Borlongan • Jinggoy Buensuceso • Michael Cacnio • Ed Calma for Lor Calma & Partners • Juan Carlo Calma • Norberto ‘Lito’ Carating • Seb Chua • Kenneth Cobonpue • CSM Philippines • JP Cuison • Olivia D’Aboville • Olivia D’Aboville for HIVE • Antonio Daleon • Kristine Dee • Janina Dizon • Domicillo • Iñigo Elizalde for Catalina Embroideries • Dex ‘Garapata Man’ Fernandez • Sandra Fabie Gfeller • Gregory Raymond Halili • Mia Herbosa • Jeannie Javelosa • Jaypee Wrought Iron Manufacturing • Jewelmer Joaillerie • Pete Jimenez • Niccolo Jose • KawayanTech • Ito Kish • Kohler • Raymond Legaspi • Lightworks Resources, Inc. • Adler Llagas • Locsin International • Joyce Makitalo • Hamzah Marbella • Jun Martinez • National Bookstore • Milo Naval • Leeroy New • Ann Ong • Ramon Orlina • Daphne Oseña-Paez • Epjay Pacheco • Debbie Palao • Ann Pamintuan • Tess Pasola • Celso Pepito • Vernon ‘Spoonman’ Perez • Impy Pilapil • Danny Rayos del Sol • Luisa Robinson for Luisa Home • Ana Rocha • Vikki Rodriguez for Accessoria • Dominic Rubio • Stanley Ruiz • Wataru Sakuma for MASA Ecological Development Inc. • Popo San Pascual • Juvenal Sanso • SC Vizcarra, Inc. • Vito Selma/Stonesets Int’l • Mitch Shivers • Paul Syjuco • Christian Tamondong • Ricky Toledo & Chito Vijandre for FIRMA • Triboa Bay Living by Vivere Lifestyles Co., Inc. • Roceli Valencia • Nicole Whisenhunt • William Yu • Reg Yuson • Willibald Zeck

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