Together While Apart - Building a better normal
What we do
Our work is a mission of love: to relieve the suffering of those in need, and create a better world for all.
We serve with compassion to provide relief to those who suffer.
In Mandarin Chinese, “tzu” means compassion, and “chi” relief.
WHO WE ARE
Relieve the suffering of those in need.
We are an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to relieve the suffering of those in need while creating a better world for all through compassion, love and hope.
WHERE WE WORK
Spreading love around the world
Tzu Chi, the world’s largest Buddhist humanitarian organization, was founded in Taiwan by Buddhist nun Dharma Master Cheng Yen. It has over 10 million volunteers working in more than 60 countries, with relief operations extended to over 120 countries.
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Latest Updates, Stories, and Events
November 24, 2021
Volunteerism begins early for these college seniors
Universidad de Manila students Catherine Jill Cillo and Franchesca Nadine Bituin go above and beyond their on-the-job training at Tzu Chi
November 24, 2021
Tzu Chi Donates Dental Chair to Help People of Marikina
The Tzu Chi Foundation donates dental chair to to citizens of Marikina to help with dental care during the pandemic. Together with a second dental chair donated by local businessman, Tony Andres, the people of Marikina are finally able to receive proper oral care.
November 20, 2021
From Eye Center beneficiary to volunteer
After a much-needed cataract surgery at the Tzu Chi Eye Center, Eduardo Yañez shares his time and efforts as a way of saying thanks.
November 15, 2021
Even with her family’s foundation, she continues to help others
Tzu Chi volunteer Olga Vendivel doesn't put limits to who and how she can serve.
November 10, 2021
Caloocan South tricycle drivers inspired to help
Edwin Macasieb Rivera counts his blessings; Benjie Mendoza Rafols says even the poor can extend aid.
November 5, 2021
Community and dignity in trash
Scavengers of Montalban, Rizal, are proud of their profession.
November 12, 2021
Improving lives with every coin saved
Caloocan North tricycle driver Domingo Navida proves that every centavo counts in creating a better life.
November 2, 2021
Scavengers old and new at relief distribution in Montalban, Rizal
Montalban, Rizal’s beneficiaries include Eugene Ramos, who is forced to work as a scavenger after the murder of his father, and lady guard Gina Ren, a former scavenger.
October 28, 2021
Reprieve from Tzu Chi for Payatas scavengers
Down and out of their luck, Payatas scavengers Rosauro Sarmiento and Rolando Pagdanganan are grateful for their first tranche of rice and relief goods.
October 26, 2021
This PWD doesn’t play the victim card
Santo Tomas, Pampanga, tricycle driver Marvin Basilio doesn’t let polio get in the way of his dreams.
October 25, 2021
Tzu Chi scholars return for second tranche of rice, relief goods
Twins Jaypee and Jayvee de los Santos are the sons of a former Tzu Chi volunteer; Angel Mactobo is the family’s responsible one who helps her parents.
October 21, 2021
Cebu City’s Badjao community receives Taiwan rice aid from Tzu Chi Foundation
More than 100 Badjaos each receive a sack of 20-kg rice from Cebu City’s Anti Mendicancy Office.
October 19, 2021
Tzu Chi volunteers distribute rice, relief goods in Santo Tomas, Pampanga
Tzu Chi volunteers bring their latest rice and relief efforts to 999 indigent residents in Santo Tomas, Pampanga.
October 15, 2021
Tzu Chi donates Hyper Light Disinfection Robot to CGHMC
Tzu Chi volunteers facilitate Mediland Enterprise Corporation’s donation of a Hyper Light Disinfection Robot to Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center. The turnover was live-streamed to Tzu Chi’s main office in Taiwan.
September 15, 2021
How a Tzu Chi scholarship changed these students’ lives
For Christian Samodio, Raniel Balmoja, and John Denzel P. Rimando, a Tzu Chi scholarship isn’t just about financial assistance—it’s about values education, environmental awareness, and community works, too.
September 10, 2021
High-flow nasal cannulas turned over to PGH, CGHMC
Tzu Chi Philippines donates these devices critical to severe COVID-19 patients’ recovery.
September 9, 2021
Homeless for years, Tzu Chi scholar now looks to the future with hope
Life’s struggles motivated Ron Matthew Solar to work hard and be independent for himself and his family.
October 13, 2021
These Brightwoods School teachers are Tzu Chi volunteers too
Last October 9, Brightwoods School in Angeles, Pampanga, opened its sportsfield to a large-scale rice and relief goods distribution organized by Tzu Chi Foundation for more than 1,000 indigent residents from Angeles City, and a barangay of Aetas from Tarlac. Volunteers showed up bright and early to support the worthy cause: among them, 30-40 teachers from the host school.
October 12, 2021
Aeta community among Angeles City beneficiaries in latest Tzu Chi distribution
Over 1,000 Angeles City indigents from five barangays were the beneficiaries of Tzu Chi Foundation’s rice and relief goods distribution last October 9 at the Brightwoods Sportsfield, in Pandan, Angeles City.
October 7, 2021
Tzu Chi’s Palo Villagers sew Facemasks to Raise Funds for HFNC
At Great Love Village in Palo, Leyte, volunteers organized a facemask fundraiser to support Tzu Chi Foundation’s efforts to donate high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen machines to hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. Made with excess fabrics collected from members of the community, the masks cost P25 each. Profits from the sale of the masks will help cover the cost of a HFNC machine.
October 5, 2021
Tzu Chi Donated High Flow Oxygen Machines to Tacloban, Cabantuan & Pasig
The Tzu Chi Foundation continues to help hospitals throughout the nation fight the COVID-19 pandemic, with its mission to donate vital equipment needed in the treatment of patients.
October 4, 2021
Tzu Chi brings relief to Antipolo landfill community
Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers organized the first of three relief distributions for Antipolo City’s scavengers on October 2 at the multi-purpose covered court of Pantay Elementary School in Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City. Sacks of 20-kg Taiwan rice, various foodstuff, and other essential goods were claimed by 219 beneficiaries after volunteers gave them a short background of the Tzu Chi Foundation.
September 29, 2021
Visually impaired massage therapists receive third tranche of aid
Representatives for visually impaired massage therapists from VIBES Caloocan, VIBES Montalban, VIBES Pasay, VIBES Quezon City, VIBES San Lazaro, Zhenti Massage, SM Novaliches, Touch With Faith Massage, AVCMT Inc., AVIMMS, DOC Wellness Massage, Good Massage, Robinsons Place, SM City VIBES Bicutan, UBMA Massage, and VIBES Sta. Rosa dropped by Buddhist Tzu Chi Campus in Sta. Mesa, Manila, to claim their third tranche of relief goods.
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