DSWD A.O. 11 Series of 2012: “No used clothing policy.”

Reminder!

For those who wants to donate to the Philippines, there’s a “no used clothing donation” policy according to the DSWD A.O. 11 Series of 2012, in an effort to maintain the dignity, health, and well-being of families affected by disasters, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reiterated that it discourages the donation of used clothes.

This is aligned with [REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4653] AN ACT TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE AND MAINTAIN THE DIGNITY OF THE NATION BY DECLARING IT A NATIONAL POLICY TO PROHIBIT THE COMMERCIAL IMPORTATION OF TEXTILE ARTICLES COMMONLY KNOWN AS USED CLOTHING AND RAGS.

Click link to learn more:

https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1966/06/17/republic-act-no-4653/#:~:text=%5BREPUBLIC%20ACT%20NO.,AS%20USED%20CLOTHING%20AND%20RAGS.

This is to support the local garment industry and to prevent health hazards which may be transmitted through used clothing. Encouraged donation are hygiene kit, milk, school supplies, blankets, mats, pillows, children diapers, new sets of clothes and adult undergarments, eco-bags, and big plastic boxes because these are what the evacuees need at present.

Thank you and God bless us all!

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