Main aim of the charity
The main objective is to build strong relationship and camaraderie of the team, to suppor the children in need. To make a difference in people’s life.
How the employee got involved and why
It was 2017 when I joined DHL and I was oriented that conducting CSR activity is part of our EOS Action Plan. We proposed an activity but unfortunately, it did not pushed through after the initial discussion. However, the team I was with has brought additional discussions for another activity in EOS 2018 and it was also the time when I was nominated to lead this activity. The experiences I had in conducting CSR as part of my role in my previous job made it easy for me to take this task. The commitment I have to these charitable causes stems from my advocacy even outside the work environment - I have been enlisted as reserve personnel of the Phil Air Force Reserve; thus, CSR activities are what I always look forward to doing. This passion even ties itself with my other hobbies like that of the car club I am a part of. The Mitsubishi Lancer car club is very active in doing CSR activities and I’m heavily involved in leading such activities with them. The Tahanan ng Pagmamahal, Childrens Home Inc. is one of the identified beneficiaries for this activity. We chose this Organization specifically because it is a non-government organization working with abandoned, neglected, foundling and surrendered children. It was founded by the late couple, Reylindo and Myrna Ortega on December 2006. Their mission is to serve God and bring Christ to the lives of this precious children and this is what inspired me to contribute more to their cause as an individual and as a leader who leads others to contribute as well.
What work does the employee do for charity?
Prior to becoming the person in charge in CSR activities, I wanted to promote good camaraderie within our Team. To help us promote this goal, we conducted a few activities that mainly focused on team gatherings or fellowships, such as group or team breakfast, lunch, and movie night after office hours. Moreover, we set out into doing non-standard activities like Lazer Tag just to add a level of variety. I've seen the bond and relationships being built and established within my team because of these activities. Not only that, we learn to have a kind of mindset that we all can work AS ONE and accomplish more together.
I have already aligned our CSR activities to DHL's Go Green Program. We've launched the "Bottle for a Cause" in the middle of April 2019 to raise funds for the Orphanage. We we're able to collect 19bags of empty bottles weighing 52kgs and the activity this has supported was very successful. Everyone enjoyed in the event and seeing joy in the eyes of the kids and volunteers made all the activities worthwhile.
What impact would winning have on the charity?
Winning would really have a great remarkable impact to help our advocacy have a broader reach. The team’s inititiative, what we have started gained continued support from different levels in the Commercial Team. The passion and support became very evident and with the support of our Commercial Head Jojo Habana, the simple CSR activity became a Channel Initiative. This exemplified the “Can Do” attitude and “As One” spirit of the commercial team.
What impact would winning have on the employee?
Winning would definitely make an impact for the advocacy I share as it will allow more people to know more about supporting the less fortunate children of Tahanan ng Pagmamahal, Childrens Home Inc. It will be an eye opener to them and also an opportunity for them to be able to extend their hands to these children.
Personally, winning to me isn’t as important as the support gained through this CSR initiative but to be able to reach others from the different members of the Commercial Team as we all pull together and help the less fortunate. Knowing that my advocacy is being supported this way itself is like worth winning.
Aside from this CSR Activity, with the full and non-stop support I get from my Team, we've decided to continue and conduct CSR Activity with our beneficiary (Tahanan ng Pagmamahal) annually. In addition, they continue to show their support by contributing with the other functions activity. Even now, my Team are being able to donate plastic bottles and is registered in Eco Bricks Campaign of Customer Service PH.