Strengthening its commitment for the welfare of indigent, visually impaired, and special children, PSBank recently turned over its annual donation of P300,000 to its three corporate social responsibility partners, geared toward educating, nurturing, and protecting underprivileged children.
The bank handed its donations to World Vision Development Foundation, Resources for the Blind, Inc., and Chosen Children Village Foundation, Inc. It presented the donation to World Vision during WVDF’s Corporate Partners Night last Nov. 23, to assist the organization’s activities centered on child welfare, education, and disaster relief.
Last Dec. 11, the bank’s employees, through PSBank HRG-Employee Engagement, donated new clothes to children with special needs at Chosen Children Village in Silang, Cavite. CCVFI provides for the daily sustenance, special education, and therapy of about 80 special children.
The PSBank Glee Club then held a benefit concert last Dec. 5 for visually-impaired children of Resources for the Blind. Proceeds were used to buy gifts for the children, which were given alongside the donation on Dec. 12. The Glee Club also serenaded the kids on the gift-giving day.
“We accept infants as young as one month old, but our oldest is 21 years old. Some are fortunate enough to have adoptive families but most stay with us until they grow old. This is why we need all the help we can get to provide for them, just like what PSBank does,” said CCVFI Finance Director Neth Maraan.
RBI has been advocating the education and integration of visually impaired children to society. They are taught Braille and values education in their pre-school to help them transition to formal schooling. The organization also does counseling, rehabilitation and training and is actively involved in preventing blindness and restoring sight, whenever possible.
“We are touched by the efforts made by PSBank Glee Club. Thank you for taking the time and for celebrating Christmas with our pre-school kids. Your presence made it more meaningful. Likewise, thank you for PSBank’s help. Our projects for the children won’t be possible without the Bank,” said RBI Public Relations Officer Gloria Mendoza.
“We are inspired by the hard work and dedication of these selfless organizations. Let us keep on playing an active and positive role in the lives of these children. We hope this partnership will go a long way and continue to do great things,” said PSBank President Vicente Cuna, Jr.