Asia-facing start-up Ticket2Me has helped to raise more than €215,300 ($232,400/£199,500), funds that will go towards obtaining personal protective equipment (PPE) and care/food packs for health workers and frontliners fighting Covid-19.
The Kaya Natin! Movement, a non-profit organisation that promotes good governance and ethical leadership in the Philippines, has spearheaded the fundraising initiative and has already distributed 23,475 daily sets of PPE, suitable for 15 days, to 1,565 front line workers.
Ticket2Me’s campaign allows fans to purchase two types of ‘ticket,’ which translate into a donation towards the scheme.
The €9 PPE Daily Set Ticket consists of one N95 mask, one gown, two sets of gloves, two pieces of head covers, two sets of shoe covers and one pair of goggles, which is only good for one health worker.
The second ticket is a Food and Care Pack Ticket, which costs €7 and helps one health worker per day.
Ticket2Me has waived its service fees for this campaign, though third-party payment gateway service fees will apply.