Nearly 450 AXA Philippines employees recently gathered to donate their time and skills as volunteers in the company’s annual Corporate Responsibility Week, an event observed by AXA entities all over the world
Themed “CR Week in Action,” the week-long celebration touched 2,250 lives by partnering with several non-government organizations and foundations with advocacies that focus on health, education, and the environment.
Among the roster of NGOs were Metrobank Foundation, Hands on Manila, Rise Against Hunger, Simply Share in Cebu, National Bookstore Foundation, Adarna House, Inc., Manila Doctors Hospital, Philippines Red Cross – Rizal and Cebu Chapters, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the University of San Carlos in Cebu City.
“AXA’s annual Corporate Responsibility Week is part of our continuing commitment to empower communities to live better lives,” said AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora. “We thank our employees for giving their time and sharing their expertise to help our various advocacies.”
AXA Philippines volunteers were able to pack meals for 100 Aeta mothers and their families in Porac, Pampanga to last six months; pack food for nearly 400 students of Napo Elementary School in Cebu to last three months; and make 150 candles and mosquito traps for the mothers of Trece Martires, Cavite. A blood drive was also held with Philippine Red Cross and Manila Doctors Hospital which produced 84 bags of blood, and a training session on first aid and financial literacy was conducted for 50 mothers and children in Cebu. In terms of pledges, 38 volunteers are set to run at the Philippine Red Cross run for a cause; 338 books are set to be delivered to the library of Napo Elementary School; and almost 2,000 Project Aral Kits were purchased from National Book Store. A handful of volunteers also made the wishes of 10 kids with life-threatening illnesses come true.
AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora together with AXA employees packed meals for the indigenous people community in Pampanga
AXA Philippines employees gathered together as volunteers in the company’s annual Corporate Responsibility Week
To know more about AXA Philippines and the Corporate Responsibility Week, visit https://www.facebook.com/AXA.Philippines and https://www.axa.com.ph.