Traveloka Donates 1,000 Care Packages to the Homeless

Through its “Stay Home First, Then Explore the World” campaign, the travel and lifestyle app Traveloka donated 1,000 Pun Sook bags worth 100,000 baht to the Issarachon Foundation.

The powerful campaign created by the Southeast Asian super-app encouraged customers to help those forced to live on the streets amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.

But, besides that, it supported local stay-at-home efforts to curb the spread of the virus in an unprecedented time.

The significant donation is also part of its #WalkTogether Against COVID-19 program, with which the company calls on all stakeholders to join together to fight the pandemic and overcome its shattering effects.

Traveloka is committed to helping Thai society fight the novel coronavirus.

Panicha Thananaken, Country Manager of Traveloka Thailand, stated that the campaign not only planned to offer solutions for Thais who wanted to travel and sightseeing while staying safe in their homes but also to “create an opportunity to help the homeless affected by the pandemic so that they can feel at home again.”

Through airfare purchases, the joint effort raised 100,000 baht that went towards 1,000 Pun Sook bags to support the homeless in the pandemic’s second year.

The bags contained essential needs, including food, personal care products, clothing, and medications. All were distributed to areas around Bangkok, such as Rajdamnern Avenue, Democracy Monument, Wang Burapha, Victory Monument, Rajvidhi, and the Trok Sake community, giving the homeless survival kits that may help them lighten the burden.

“Let’s continue to work together by providing valuable contributions to society and battling this pandemic,” Wilaiwan Luangya, Director of the Issarachon Foundation, said.