The past year, 2016, was a year of sharing for The SM Store and SM Foundation as they launched three corporate social responsibility projects to help the less fortunate. The projects – Donate-A-Book, Gamot Para Sa Kapwa and Share-A-Toy – gave customers the opportunity to make a difference by donating school supplies, hygiene kits, and toys. These were in turn donated to schools, orphanages, hospitals, and day care centers around the country.
These heartwarming projects made a lot of children smile. For the Donate-A-Book project, over 5,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were turned over to Tanza Elementary School and to Llano Elementary School.
Gamot Para Sa Kapwa, on the other hand, gave away Sure Aid Hygiene Kits to students of different elementary schools here in Metro Manila and provinces, as well as to DWSD. These included the D. Tuazon Elementary School in Quezon City, Osorio Elementary School in Trese Martires, Cavite, Tungkong Mangga Elemantary School in Bulacan, Tayud Elementary School in Cebu and Mambuaya Elementary School in CDO.
Share-A-Toy project shared joys with children as 88,203 toys were distributed to different hospitals, day care centers, and schools nationwide. Among these were the PCMC Hospital and Yakap Day Care Center in Quezon City, Almanza Uno Elem. School in Las Pinas, Carmen Elementary School in Rosales Pangasinan, Lias Elem. School in Pampanga, Bakod Bayan Elem. Scoll in Cabanatuan, Dalahican Elem. School in Lucena, Wawa Elem. School in Batangas, Jugan Elem. School in Cebu, Tugbok National High School in Davao and GSC SPED Integrated School in GenSan to name a few.
The SM Store and SM Foundation will continue their CSR projects in 2017, beginning with Share Your Extras.