Kasambuhay sa Pagbangon:
THE employees of Nestlé Philippines recently held a voluntaryfundraising initiative for the benefit of fishing communities acrossAlbay, Catanduanes, and Camarines Sur, who have lost homes and livelihoods in the aftermath of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.
Out of their own resources, they raised almost P600,000 whichwas matched by the company, with the proceeds totaling P1,181,600 turned over to WWF – Philippines for KabangKalikasan ng Pilipinas Foundation, Inc.
The initiative, called Kasambuhay sa Pagbangon, was held underthe auspices of Nestlé Cares, a global employee volunteer program which enables participants to make a difference by engaging withand assisting individuals and communities.
As another component of the initiative, Nestlé Philippines contributed products in two waves consisting of MILO, BEAR BRAND FORTIFIED, and NESCAFÉ to communities hit by the typhoons, including those in the Cagayan Valley region, Bulacan, Marikina City, Rizal, and the Bicol region.
“Over the years, Nestlé volunteers have freely given of their time, talents, and other resources to engage in activities that impact positively on people and the environment. Through Nestlé Cares and Kasambuhay sa Pagbangon, our reaching out to care for individuals and families, for communities and the planet is part of what we are and what we do,” said Nestlé Philippines SVP and Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Arlene Tan – Bantoto.