Volunteers from Resorts World Manila (RWM)’s League of Volunteer Employees (LOVE) program teamed up with members of the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP) for a LOVE Plus outreach activity and financial sustainability talk for the benefit of the Pasay Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) Department.
The company’s recent successes in Corporate Social Responsibility have caught the attention of many of external partners and supporters, particularly through activities such as Run With Me – a charity race with local celebrities for the benefit of RWM’s partner charities, and the LOVE Dish Project – where celebrities with culinary talents whipped up special dishes that were sold in RWM signature restaurants to raise funds for charitable organizations.
Since then, people from outside the company have expressed the desire to take an active part in RWM’s CSR mission to help make communities win. The company then rebranded its volunteer program to “LOVE Plus,” in recognition of the individuals and organizations that support its outreach and community building programs.
Having had positive professional relationships with EJAP members, RWM’s Corporate Communications team invited them, through EJAP President Louella Desiderio, for a meal-sharing and gift-giving activity with around 60 children under the PSWD program, along with their house parents. The activity was also supported by RWM’s Human Resources and F&B teams, with the latter providing food for everyone.
Through EJAP’s connections, Mr. Edwin Pasahol, Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist at the Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development of the Department of Trade and Industry, gave a talk regarding Financial Sustainability with the house parents of PSWD to help make their operations more efficient and sustainable over the long run.
The PSWD is the social welfare department of the Pasay City local government, providing shelter and day care facilities for disadvantaged and at-risk youth as well as crisis support and training programs for the marginalized sector.
Visit www.rwmanila.com/csr to learn more about RWM’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.