Vendor partners of Globe Telecom have joined the telecom company’s volunteering program through a back-to-back meal-packing activity with Rise Against Hunger (RAH) Philippines, a branch of the international hunger relief non-profit organization that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other life-changing aid to people in developing nations.
Fifty employee volunteers from Asticom Technology Inc., which provides shared services to Globe, packed 50 boxes filled with 1,800 meal packs that would benefit victims of recent typhoons.
“It feels great to be part of an activity where we get to help people in Visayas and Mindanao. In the Ber months, these areas get affected by typhoons, so it feels great to share donations and exert our effort in this activity,” said JM Lachica, Asticom Recruitment Officer.
On the other hand, 36 employees from Wuhan Fiberhome Technologies Philippines, Inc. packed and distributed meals for 180 kids in Barangay Fort Bonifacio’s day care center, one of the four facilities in Taguig under the RAH feeding program. Fiberhome is a partner of Globe in building fiber infrastructure to support the rollout of its fixed broadband lines.
“We, at FiberHome, are grateful to contribute and help together with RAH as we thrive to nurture lives and improve communities. We want to seize this opportunity to give back to the society even in the simplest ways,” said Dylan Ding, Fiberhome Operations Management Director.
John Andrew Martorillas, Fiberhome, CSR Manager added: “Having our employees engage in meal packaging activities and turn-over of donations complements and enriches our strategy of giving which aims to make a significant and sustainable impact to all the beneficiaries. FiberHome will continue to consider the community as one of its most important stakeholders.”
Globe is an active supporter of RAH which has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger across the globe for 20 years. RAH produces healthy food packs for calamity response and facilitates packing activities to enable large groups of volunteers to take part in relief operations.
“We want to extend our purpose-led culture to our customers and partners, thus, we encourage them to take part in volunteering activities and contribute to social development and to nation building. We are truly grateful to our partners for sharing their time and talent to help others in need. We hope our collective effort will truly make a difference to the lives of all beneficiaries,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
Globe is a strong advocate of volunteerism and has recently wrapped up, together with The Walt Disney Company Philippines, a three-month nationwide volunteering program called Time Please with a staggering 22.1 million volunteering hours, proving the Filipinos’ inherent desire to make a difference in other people’s lives.
Globe is also committed to 10 UN Sustainable Development Goals to create positive impact to society.