UP calls for donors to support UP Diliman Main Library ‘UPgrade’

by Manila Bulletin

The University of the Philippines (UP) calls for donations for the proposed UP Diliman Main Library “UPgrade”.

This “UPgrade”, which is a project of the UP System, targets to renovate and restore the UP Diliman Main Library as a part of its 100th year anniversary.

According to a report published on UP’s website, UP alumni and their friends can “adopt” a Narra hardwood chair or table through a monetary donation to support the initiative.

Donors can “dedicate” the chair or table to a “loved one or an entire family, honor a memory of a favorite teacher, celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary, or give proper recognition to their batch, ‘barkada’, fraternity/sorority, or student organization.”

For a minimum donation of P10,000, the donor’s name will also be engraved on a brass plaque and placed on the restored furniture.

They will also have an access to the room-use books and references through a special library card. A discounted rate will also be given to special event reservations.

Here are the corresponding amounts to be donated per furniture unit to be upgraded:

– Narra Chairs / P10,000 / 150 units

– Single Carrel Desks / P10,000 / 30 units

– Long Narra Table (8-seater) / P100,000 / 15 units

This project is for the benefit of present and future UP generations.

The rehabilitated furniture will be placed in the library’s ground floor public reading room in the North Wing.

As per the report, “Donations via credit card or bank transfer may be coursed through the Give to UP Portal at: https://giveto.up.edu.ph/.” (Luisa Cabato)

Source: https://mb.com.ph/2022/06/22/up-calls-for-donors-to-support-up-diliman-main-library-upgrade/