People close to Piolo Pascual very well know how generous he is — so it came as no surprise that he recently reached out to Gretchen Ho to donate a total of 200 bikes, vests, and helmets.
Last Sunday, November 8, Piolo officially turned over the first 100 bikes to Gretchen at the Quezon City Memorial Circle while the second batch of donations will be turned over on November 15.
In photos provided by Star Magic, Piolo can be seen enjoying a ride with Gretchen while they were trying out the bikes to be given away.
Piolo’s donations are part of Gretchen Ho’s ongoing Donate A Bike, Save A Job project which aims to provide a mode of transportation to those in need during these trying times.
Amazed with the generosity that overflows through our #DonateABikeSaveAJob project 😍 It even crosses networks! Thank you to @UnangHirit's @lynching7 for gathering 26 bike donations from her family & neighbors!! And to @mars_suzi and @paoloabrera for donating as well 😊😊😊 ICA BATCH '78 sponsored another 15 frontliners from this batch in Makati. Attached are the lists of donors from MAKATI & an addendum to TAGUIG CITY donors to include PRIMER GROUP, @brotherbosanchez & Sev Sarmenta. These total 100 bikes (100 families). If you could only see how happy they were and how much relief you brought our new riders. MARAMING, MARAMING SALAMAT 🙏🏻 Check out the bonus message at the end 🥺🥺🥺😢
But Piolo isn’t the first celebrity to join the cause as personalities like Catriona Gray, Sam Milby, and Zanjoe Marudo also joined the initiative to help more people.
10 cities in 10 straight weeks!!! Nearing 500 bikes distributed!! Mighty proud of my TEAM. Grabe yung dedikasyon at commitment ng bawat isa!! Kahit umuulan kahapon, laban pa rin 😎 Yesterday, we were able to give 40 brand new bikes (c/o @onlyzanjoemarudo) + 10 folding bikes (c/o @ahwelpaz) to 50 frontliners from Quezon City-Manila (special batch). Nabigyan din natin sila ng Floodwalker boots at kapote dahil maulan 😍 Last week naman, we were able to give 50 bikes to Malabon-Navotas residents courtesy of Makati Business Club, Pitch In PH and individual donors. Please see last photo for list of donors. We’re processing the artcards now!! Muli, maraming maraming salamat 🙏🏻 God bless you all a thousand-fold! #DonateABikeSaveAJob official tally: We’ve already distributed 486 bikes. I still have 14 left here at home to give randomly ‘til we reach our first goal: 500! I have a special announcement soon. #Abangan Congrats TEAM #womaninaction @womaninactionph 😎
It was in August when Gretchen started the campaign that has since helped hundreds of Filipinos across the Metro.
The Kapamilya TV host’s first-hand experience with the limited transportation brought about by the pandemic last June pushed her to donate bicycles to workers.
Several netizens have been inspired by Gretchen’s initiative that has touched the lives of many.
If you also want to donate, you may reach out to Gretchen via firstname.lastname@example.org or simply give her a message on her social media pages.