Actress Gretchen Barretto and her friends, Mimi Que and Patty Pineda, have joined forces to spearhead an Easter charity project via Instagram.
Gretchen and her BFFs picked 16 of their Instagram followers and granted their wishes as a way of giving back and celebrating Easter Sunday last April 1.
The 48-year-old actress picked 11 lucky Instagram followers, while Mimi and Patty chose four and one, respectively.
Gretchen has been busy granting her followers' wishes in the past few days, ordering some of the items online that include a wheel chair for the father of Instagram user @dangmaulingan.
Gretchen uploaded a photo and wrote, "@dangmaulingan is granted a wheelchair for her papa... Grant #1 out of 15."
Gretchen was also touched by one Instagram user @felicenahvedad's story about her handicapped pet dog.
She wrote, "Pet wheelchair for @felicenahvedad, my little one , dada & I are dog lovers, Grant #2 of 15."
The third wish she granted was milk supplements for the grandmother of Instagram user @perfumes_foryou: "6 cans of Ensure for your grandma @perfumes_foryou. Grant #3 of 15."
The fourth wish was for the grand mother of entertainment writer France Simeon.
Gretchen wrote, "Wheelchair for your 88-year-old grandma @mameyfrancesimeon. Grant #4 out of 15."
Gretchen also sent groceries to the fire victims in Bacolod.
The actress wrote, "My Grant #5 out of 15 Easter wish @wen_dy03 from Bacolod wished for groceries for the Bacolod fire victims."
She bought another wheelchair for a cerebral palsy patient in Cebu.
Gretchen revealed, "Wheelchair for Angelica Mae Refulle who has cerebral palsy from Cebu @hareloves, my Grant #6 out of 15/"
Gretchen also took a stand against bullying when Instagram user @annaweatareyes requested for her daughter's acne treatment.
She sought the help of celebrity beauty doctor Aivee Teo to help out and wrote, "@annaweatareyes kindly wait for Beauty beyond Borders by the @draivee & @drzteo group to contact you for your daughter. Grant #7 of 15
"This is regarding a mother asking for her child’s acne problem, this child is being bullied in school for acne problems. Thank you @draivee & @drzteo for your generosity & kindness #notobullying"
Gretchen also agreed to sponsor 10 sessions of dialysis for Irene Ferrer Cabusao as requested by her friend with an Instagram handle @pinkizh21.
Gretchen granted Instagram user @itsmelorasalcedo's wish for a bicycle with a side car to help a corn vendor in Davao City.
Gretchen further revealed, "She requested for a bicycle with side car so that he does not have to push his kariton.
"It is now being fabricated and Tatay will get his bike with side car after 2 weeks. Grant #8 or 15."
Meanwhile, Mimi granted a kid named Jeff Alojamiento's wish to have new dinosaur toys.
Gretchen uploaded a video of the kid enjoying his new toys and wrote, "Our Jeff Alojamiento received his dinosaur toy today in iloilo from @mimiyque.
"Thanks @elle.owl and @rubymagahum for the instant delivery of toys for Jeff and his sibling! @bachuchayko77. Grant #1 of 4 of @mimiyque."
She also bought nebulizers for Instagram user @joyish21's kids.
Gretchen uploaded their family pic with the nebulizer and wrote, "Nebulizer for the 2 asthmatic kids of @joyish21. Grant #2 of 4 by @mimiyque
"Thank you my dearest, Mimi que."
Mimi also sponsored round-trip tickest from Manila to Bacolod for Instagram user @lyn_billeran so she can attend her kids' graduation ceremony.
Gretchen wrote, "@lyn_billeran was able to be with her daughter during graduation. Grant #3 of 4 out of my @mimiyque"
"As a mother, I know how important it is to be with our child during this very special day."
Patty's lucky winner @sarahguevarradeguzman received an oven and other cooking appliances that she will use for her start-up food business.
Gretchen shared on Instagram, "@sarahguevarradeguzman gets a convection oven with an additional rice cooker for her to be able to start her own cooking business and work from home by selling packed meals. @pattympineda @greeaircon. Thank you my dearest, patty."