World Vision recently awarded the One for Children seal to LBC Hari ng Padala Foundation, Inc. during a Project Salute ceremony. The award was given to recognize the overwhelming support that LBC has provided over the years. The plaque was handed over by World Vision Development Foundation Resource Director Jun Godornes to LBC Express NEMM Area Manager Richard Gonato and LBC Foundation Program Officer Melissa Ann Macarubbo.
During the awarding, Godornes said, “We express our overwhelming gratitude to LBC for their support, not just through sponsorship, but through campaigns and through emergency relief response.”
Over the years, LBC, through LBC Foundation has been providing support for various World Vision campaigns and activities such as the Fun Run from 2012 to 2017, Coin Banks and Typhoon Maring’s emergency response in 2013, and the Noche Buena campaign in 2018. That same year, LBC partnered with Philam Foundation and donated a one-storey building with two classrooms in Molinete Elementary School in Batangas through World Vision. They also offered their courier services in delivering educational materials and equipment for the Visayas Area Programs. Up to this day, LBC has been sponsoring more than 40 children under the Child Sponsorship Program, and with this, children are given access to education, health and nutrition, livelihood opportunities and economic development in the community.
To express his gratitude for the award, LBC Area Manager Richard Gonato said, “We want to instill in our employees the value of giving back. There is a sense of fulfillment that sponsorship brings whenever we hear a child graduate.” To continue their support, LBC aims to collaborate with World Vision’s CHOSEN campaign to call on their employees’ involvement on child sponsorship in their Central Office. With this campaign, children from various parts of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will take part in the “choosing event” which gives them the power to choose their sponsor.
The One for Children Seal is given to acknowledge, appreciate and recognize World Vision’s key partners. Awarding is done during the Project Salute ceremony where corporate donors and sponsors are recognized for their invaluable support and trust throughout the years.
The plaque was made by Kit Gresos, a Former Sponsored Child of World Vision and Proprietor of Papelemento Visual Arts and Scenography. Kit’s artworks usually depict the culture and history of Mindanao. She is also a Green Artvocator using environment friendly medium like paper mache and clay.