MANILA – Miss World 2013 Megan Young is set to return to the New York Tri-State area to raise funds for her chosen charities in the Philippines in line with her advocacy to help underprivileged youths.
Young has partnered with the New York-based non-profit organization Philippine Independence Day Council Inc. (PIDCI) in planning a a fundraising dinner on November 20 in Newark, New Jersey.
According to PIDCI president Fe Martinez, they did not hesitate to partner with the beauty queen in this advocacy because they “share the same vision bringing together various Filipino-American communities to show them what we are doing and to get them involved.”
“At a consulate briefing held last month, she called for help and we gladly partnered up with her,” Martinez said.
Miss World events director Steve Douglas, meanwhile, said they are proud of Young who doesn’t forget to look back to her roots.
“Megan is a very special Miss World. She is really proud of her heritage and she wants to use that in a positive way to unite people throughout the world. Miss World’s ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ is the best platform to do that,” Douglas said.
Among the charities that Young has chosen are the Philippine General Hospital’s pediatric ward and the Tuloy Foundation Center, a facility for street children.
Before Young left the Philippines last month, the beauty queen visited her chosen charities and spent time with the kids.
Just last week, Young was also in Port Au Prince Haiti to visit an orphanage.