MANILA – Marian Rivera on Sunday auctioned her pre-loved clothes to raise funds for Adopt-a-Bangka, a campaign wherein she is an ambassadress. The said auction was also the final fund-raising activity for the campaign.
“This will be the last fund raising activity for Bantayan Island. We are able to provide them with their needs already. In short, mission accomplished!” said Rivera.
The Adopt-a-Bangka Project was launched in January of this year. It aims to provide long-term and holistic rehabilitation of the fishing communities at Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu. Rivera, together with the GMA Regional TV and GMA TV Central and Eastern Visayas/Cebu Station, helped in raising money for the communities by auctioning off her dresses.
The said outfits were memorable for Rivera. Some of them were worn during tapings of her shows, awards nights, TV commercials, movies, and even during the FHM Victory Party. Rivera was joined by GMA Regional TV AVP for Integrated Marketing Services Oliver Amoroso, GMA Cebu Station Manager Ann Marie Tan, and friend Boobay.
Rivera was able to raise more than P100,000 during the sold-out benefit auction.
She added that she will be revealing her latest campaign next month. Dubbed “Yan ang Smile,” it is a project in partnership with Smile Train that aims to provide free corrective cleft lip and palate surgery.
“We want people with cleft lip and palate to enjoy their lives by boosting their self-confidence,” said Rivera.
Aside from the clothes auction, Rivera also hosted the Kapuso Fans Day at SM Clark Pampanga.