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FORD PHILIPPINES returned to in-person volunteer activities last September for its annual Global Caring Month, with employees participating in various community-building programs. In 2022, Ford employee volunteers helped in packing local vegetables and bags of rice in bayongs — benefitting over 600 families. The first 300 bags were distributed to families in Gawad Kalinga (GK) communities in Naic and Trece Martires in Cavite. In one of these villages, GK Hugo Perez, employee volunteers also took part in the repainting of the local library.
Meanwhile, the remaining 300 bayongs reached families in various GK communities in Caloocan City. During the turnover last Sept. 23, volunteers were also able to conduct vegetable farming activities at the GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan.
“We are very happy to finally be able to celebrate Global Caring Month in-person and participate in volunteer activities on the ground together with our partners and beneficiaries (last) year. At Ford, we continue with our mission to support nation-building efforts focused on sustainable development, health and nutrition, community development and education. We thank our employees for taking the time off their busy schedules to help us implement our community programs,” shared Ford Philippines Government and Corporate Affairs Director Josie Gonzalez.
Ford also partnered with the American Chamber Foundation (AmCham Foundation) Philippines with a grant donation to support the elderly and abandoned in their desire to live a good and healthy life. Ford employee volunteers visited the Anawim Lay Mission Foundation in Rodriguez, Rizal last Sept. 20 to turn over maintenance medicines, assorted house essentials, food, and 68 wheelchairs.
Another batch of volunteers visited the Mary Mother of Mercy Home of the Elderly and the Abandoned in San Pedro, Laguna on Sept. 29 to distribute grocery items, personalized tumblers, bags, household items, and reading glasses for 19 residents.