Jollibee millions of hugs to share program gave hope to 8 beneficiaries

The Manila Ocean Park is jampacked with kids and org members, and plus Jollibee was there also to have a turn over of the 18 million pesos worth of donation to the 8 beneficiaries that engaged in programs and projects that directly benefit the children. The Jollibee millions of hugs to share program is a project of Jollibee, Jollibee Franchisees Association (JFA) with the support of Jollibee Foundation. They used the profit received from selling the 30th limited edition Jollibee Hug and Share dolls last year 2008, the dolls are being sold in all branches and this fund raising project is also part of the Maaga Pasko sa Jollibee.

It was a great projet I have ever heard, and thanks to Jollibee for making this fund raising a big thing for the 8 beneficiaries namely: Cottolengo Filipino (Rizal), ERDA Tech (Manila), Families and Children for Empowerment and Development Foundation (FECD Manila), House with No Steps (Quezon City), Marcellin Project (General Santos City), Shontoug Foundation (Baguio City), Philippine Children’s Medical Center (Quezon City), and the Busog, Lusog, Talino In-School Feeding Program of the Jollibee Foundation (Leyte) will be receving the 18 million pesos worth of donation and the proceeds will be used in their facilities and also help the underprivelege children that needed special care and treatment. Each of the beneficiaries were presented and was given an award on stage and also have a formal turn over of the 18 million pesos donation. (Read more below)

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“Through the help of the JFA and the Jollibee Foundation, and with the support of our customers, Jollibee hopes to alleviate the plight of Filipino children who – at their tender age - are already faced with various challenges. We are proud to extend support to organizations that are steadfastly working to give these children a better life,” said Gold F. Tantoco, Vice President for Marketing of Jollibee.

“We initiated this project as our way of saying thank you and giving back to Filipino children who have helped a great deal in ensuring Jollibee’s success throughout the years,” said George De Guzman, Chairman of the JFA.

“This project owes its success to the thousands of Jollibee patrons who supported this noble cause by purchasing the Hug & Share dolls,” he added.
The feeling of gift giving to these beneficiaries is great and because of the new fund been given, there will be a new hope for them and it made them strong to continue in their advocacy in helping underprivelge children and make them a better part of the community in the future.

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Manila Ocean Park tour by "Jollibee millions of hugs to share"

“We are very happy that Jollibee is able to do something for the children of Cottolengo. The Multisensory Room that we will build will help provide necessary mental and sensual stimulation, as well as relaxation for the autistic and hyperactive kids currently under our care. At the same time, it will also be beneficial for the students of our school. It will help a total of 82 orphans and students with special needs,” said Fr. Julio Cuesta Ortega, FDP, President and Executive Director of Cottolengo Filipino.
Beneficiaries of Jollibee 30th Anniversary Gift Giving Project

1. Cottolengo Filipino, Inc. – Saint Luigi Orione, Bahay Para Sa May Kapansanan (Montalban, Rizal), is an institution that provides residential care and rehabilitation for persons with disability (PWD), specially abandoned children; and offers community- based programs such as free special education classes and basic medical assistance. The donation is for the building of a fully-equipped Multisensory Room for the children’s needs.

2. Educational Research and Development Assistance Technical and Vocation Secondary School (ERDA Tech) (Manila) addresses the issue of youth welfare and development with respect to the urban poor by offering their children the opportunity to obtain quality academic secondary education and technical vocational training. The grant will be used for the education and training of their Jollibee Franchisees Association Scholars.

3. Families and Children for Empowerment and Development Foundation (FCED) (Manila) provides assistance to Urban Poor Children and Youth of Paco and Pandacan, Manila. The grant will be used for the continuation of their Advanced Learning System (ALS) Program and other supporting initiatives. The ALS Program provides a viable alternative to the existing formal education instruction which encompasses both the non-formal and informal sources of knowledge and skills.

4. House with No Steps (Quezon City) will use the funds for the provisions of differently-abled children in their care, basic primary health and rehabilitation equipment; educational equipment; food program and urban gardening project; capacity building initiatives; and their capacity and resource mobilization initiatives.

5. Marcellin Project (General Santos City) recognizes the growing incidence of juvenile delinquency in General Santos City and how the lack of a nurturing environment contributes to the youths’ involvement in crimes. The donation will be used for seminars and training initiatives for concerned communities, youths and volunteers; advocacy initiatives for members of the judiciary, lawyers, police and jail wardens; initiatives for community support; coordinated investigation system development and the establishment of a Youth Home with reintegration programs.

6. Shontoug Foundation (Baguio City) was established by Baguio City’s Religious of the Good Shepherd for early care and development of the children in Kapangan, Benguet. The fund will be used for the educational, nutrition support and medical initiatives of Kankana-ey and Ibaloi preschoolers; Neighborhood-Based Early Childhood Care and Development centers; initiatives for a culture-based story book and the development of learning materials; and the organization of village-based associations, livelihood projects and social enterprises in the Cordillera region