(PASAY CITY, September 28, 2022) Turning his passion into a purpose-filled mission, young housing advocate and Mosaic Realty and Development Corporation Chief Executive Officer Jardin Wong handed over two checks worth Php2,031,044 to Habitat for Humanity Philippines CEO Mardi Mapa-Suplido, in support of the organization’s Bahay ni Juan individual giving campaign.
The amount was raised during Wong’s birthday celebration for a cause last September 3, in which his family and friends were encouraged to donate to Habitat Philippines instead of giving gifts. As his birthday pledge, Wong matched the individual donations of his friends to double the gift impact. Also serving as the Chief Operations Officer of Golden Bay Landholdings, Wong, with his advocacy to support decent housing for less privileged Filipino families, inspired the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. to fund the construction of 10 houses for low-income families through Habitat Philippines’ housing program.
“This year marks a major milestone for me and Habitat for Humanity as we organized and staged the ‘Birthday for a cause’ celebration for the benefit of their ‘Bahay ni Juan’ campaign. I thank family, friends, and partner organizations that contributed immensely to the success of the event. The collective effort and contribution of everyone allowed us to exceed donation targets, providing an impetus for future fundraising activities. We are hopeful that we can continue to inspire more people to contribute their time and resources to solving the housing issue here in our country so that every Juan can have a decent home,” said Wong, who also joined the launch of the Bahay ni Juan campaign last July 9, together with Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford and young leaders from Habitat Philippines’ youth groups and campus chapters.
On behalf of Habitat Philippines, Mapa-Suplido expressed her gratitude for Wong and appreciation for his advocacy to help uplift the lives of Filipino families through decent shelter. “It’s amazing how one person’s initiative can inspire multitudes and make an impact. We are grateful for Jardin’s passionate support and his network for heeding the call to contribute to building decent homes and communities for every Juan. We would like to encourage more people like Jardin Wong to be part of ‘Bahay ni Juan.’ Together, we’ll be able to change lives through decent shelter.”
The Bahay ni Juan individual giving campaign aims to inspire people to help fund Habitat Philippines’ programs for housing, community development, disaster risk reduction and response, hygiene promotion, and volunteer mobilization that all contribute to helping low-income Filipino families access safe, decent, affordable, and disaster-resilient homes. Support the Bahay ni Juan Campaign by donating at habitat.org.ph/bahaynijuan/.
About Habitat for Humanity Philippines
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort. The Christian housing organization has since become a leading global non-profit working in more than 70 countries. In the Philippines, since 1988, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 150,000 families have a safe and decent home; built and empowered over 200 communities nationwide; supported 806,193 households to improve their homes through financial services. Through donating, volunteering, or advocating for affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org.ph.