Ivana Alawi celebrated her 13 million subscribers on YouTube by giving back to the community.
The 24-year-old celebrity vlogger documented in a recent YouTube vlog how she along with her mom, brother Hash and their helpers prepared meals and repacked goods to be distributed to some less-fortunate people in Manila.
“Ayoko na sanang i-celebrate nang engrande o gumastos sa celebration, kasi mas gusto ko na lang itulong sa mga taong nangangailangan. Kailangang maging praktikal ngayong pandemic,” Ivana said in the 25-minute vlog.
Included in each relief package were cans of sardines, rice cake cups, five kilograms of rice, a pack of face masks and a box of Vitamin C capsules.
“I hope ma-inspire din kayo to help out in your own way hindi naman kailangan magbigay ng madami, hindi din kailangan magluto ka ng marami, importante lang galing sa puso,” Ivana told her viewers.
The actress noted that it was rewarding to see that their little help brought smiles to homeless people and street vendors’ faces.
“Sobrang tumataba ‘yung puso (ko) kasi may mga nag-smile. Gusto kong mag thank you kay God for giving us the blessings, of course sa inyo, sa mga nanood. Lagi kong ibabalik sa inyo ‘to,” said Ivana.