SOURCE OF FUNDS:
Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc. is registered as a Charity organization in New Jersey with the tax exempt organization number 271-805-860/000. To raise funds, two major events are held annually. The first is a cultural event, usually held the first quarter of the year. The second major source of funds is the walkathon, aptly called “Lakad Tulong” held in October. The walkathon, which started in 2009, has become the signature event of HTFI. For every event, corporate sponsors as well as media sponsors are sought. Letters of appeal seeking donation are likewise implemented. All these fund-raising activities have netted enough revenue to allow HTFI to send monetary assistance to the victims at a moment’s notice. HTFI have established a dedicated corps of volunteers and donors, such as the Central New Jersey Fil-Am Tennis Club, the Filipino Group of the UN, Filipino American Association of Fair Lawn, the Federation of Filipino American Society in New Jersey, the Marriott Hotel, to name a few. A sizable number of private individuals have also sent in donations, in response to HTFI‘s appeal for help. Some are in large sum, the rest are within the budget of a typical charitably inclined individuals, but always, their accompanying notes speak of their heartfelt desire to be part of an effort to help the Kababayans suffering from catastrophes back home, no matter how little the sum is.
MECHANICS OF DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS: