Photo courtesy of Chosen Children Village Foundation, Inc.
Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) renews support for the welfare of visually impaired, indigent and special children through the Bank’s annual donation to its corporate social responsibility (CSR) partners — World Vision, Chosen Children Village Foundation, Inc. (CCVFI), and Resources for the Blind, Inc. (RBI).
PSBank donated a total of PhP300,000 to aid these three child-friendly organizations in providing shelter, basic necessities, education, and other special needs for the underprivileged children under their care.
World Vision commits in using the financial assistance to continue their programs for the welfare of underserved Filipino families. The organization spearheads community development initiatives and helps parents find a source of livelihood to better support their kids. They also provide emergency assistance to those affected by natural disasters.
“As the largest non-profit organization in the Philippines, World Vision helps over 1.5 million children every year. With the support of thousands of Filipino sponsors and donors such as PSBank, the children, along with their families, were able to build a sustainable life in all of its fullness,” said World Vision Donor Care and Development manager Precious Hope Basco.
The Bank’s other partner, Chosen Children Village Foundation, provides abandoned children with mental and physical handicaps a caring and loving home. They also train the children as they grow to adulthood to become productive and self-reliant members of the society despite their disabilities. To date, there are over 80 children who are being rehabilitated and cared for in their facility in Silang, Cavite.
CCVFI Executive Director Adrian Mendoza expressed his gratitude to the bank in his remark: “Your generosity and love enable us to continue living with our mission of providing a haven for these angels and creating programs to maximize their potential and quality of life despite their mental, physical, and social difficulties.”
Meanwhile, PSBank’s donation to the Resources for the Blind was intended to help realize the organization’s mission in helping blind Filipinos reach their full potential through counseling, education and training, and rehabilitation programs. RBI also aims to transform the children’s lives into becoming an integral part of society by teaching them basic functions like chores in the home and other daily activities.
“With the untiring support and generosity of our corporate partners like PSBank, we equipped the children with the means to go to school and access the education system, thus giving them a chance for a brighter future,” said RBI Executive Director Amelia M. Torrente.