Spreading the Christmas cheer in 2018, UTalkers participated in a gift drive dubbed as “Share the Joy, Give a Toy” that aimed to share the holiday spirit with the kids of Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Ministries Philippines Inc., by way of toys and books. The beneficiaries of the gift drive are the kids of the Children’s Home who are comprised of abandoned and rescued kids. This was the second time that UTalk took part in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity involving the kids of Helping Hands. The first activity was held in June 2018 where volunteers provided entertainment via a values-oriented puppet show much to the delight of the kids.
The toy and gift drive started December 10th and lasted until December 20th. Both Abanao and Quezon Hill centers of UTalk, each had actively participated in this cause. Toys and books have been repackaged in boxes ready for the official turn-over from UTalk representatives to Helping Hands officers. The actual turn-over happened on December 27, 2018 with the presence of the members of Human Resources and Communications Department (HRCD) - Marilou Adonis, Gerald Fabro and Edward Mauri. They were assisted by the in-house officers of the Children’s Home who were gracious to allow the UTalk representatives to meet some of the kids during the turnover.
The kids had smiles on their faces and pure joy in their eyes upon learning that the boxes contained toys and books. After the boxes were opened, each of the kids had taken turns into getting their choice of toys and books. The room was filled with their giggles and excited small voices.
Indeed, Christmas is for everyone, most especially the kids. It’s in this season that we get to show them the value of sharing and the magic of love. Love, that UTalkers have always been generous to share.