Bench 1M for 1M

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spent last night in MCafe Greenbelt to get to know more about Bench's 1M41M. Been seeing a lot of this on Twitter lately and got curious with what it's all about!

Event's host Magic 89.9 DJ Mia:

Boys Night Out's Slick Rick was also there! :)

Bench Team explaining 1M for 1M

Enlisting the help of its endorsers, Bench has drummed up a list of 15 foundations for the ultimate goal of endowing one of these charities with 1 million pesos.


Celebrities and their chose charities include:

Iya Villania supports the School for the Deaf.

Diether Ocampo supports K.I.D.S. Foundation.

Jake Cuenca supports CRIBS.

John Prats supports the National Children's Hospital.

Paulo Avelino supports the Philippine Red Cross.

Kris Aquino supports A.G.A.P.P.

David Semerad supports World Vision.

Dingdong Dantes supports the YesPinoy Foundation.

Jessy Mendiola supports Missionaries of Charity.

Anthony Semerad supports World Vision.

Rocco Nacino supports the Cancer Warriors Foundation.

Jon Avila supports the Philippine Orthopedic Center.

Kris Lawrence supports World Vision.

Lucy Torres Gomez supports KIDS (Kapatid Iwas Droga sa Tulong ng Sports).

Janine Gutierrez supports White Cross.

Jason Francisco supports Mother of Mercy Home for the Elderly. (Currently leading in votes!)

Karylle supports Childhaus.

 Lovie Poe supports Childhope Asia.

Isabelle Daza supports Ephesus Charities.

She even took our picture, and tweeted it! :D Hehe!

Sam Concepcion supports World Vision.

The promo started last January. To join, users follow three simple steps. 

First, visit and then log in via Twitter. If a user has no Twitter account, there will be a Twitter Sign Up button for him or her to sign up.

After this, follow @benchtm, by clicking on a button on the left side of the page. If the logged user is already following @benchtm, he/she will see a grayed out button.

Finally, vote by clicking on options on a poll on the left hand side of the screen.

Once you vote, there will be a button with which to send a TWEET saying "I follow @benchtm and voted for Celebrity Name for Charity Name via #Bench1M41M."

Once @BenchTM reaches 100,000 followers, and for every additional 100,000 followers up to a ceiling of one million, Bench will endow the charity with the most votes, with 100,000 pesos. A total of 1 million pesos will be donated to charity, divided into 10 in order to help more institutions.

Always a lovely evening with these girls:

Also got to meet Jake Cuenca! Syempre nagpapic ako "Dahil mahilig ako sa artista!" Lol. When we were leaving, Jake (first name basis talaga? haha!) was on the phone, but he still managed to say good bye! Kakiliigness naman! :D

 Capped the night with Pax, Mich, Dennis, Sarah, and Stella :)

Learn more about Bench 1M for 1M here:
Cast your vote NOW, and make a difference!

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