AT least 28 hotels in Cebu City have extended at least 5,000 recycled, unused and/or used toiletries to the City Government through Project H.O.P.E (Hotel Outreach Program for the Environment).
Mayor Tomas Osmeña said that the project is aimed at giving support to public hospitals, schools and shelters with the help of the private companies, and the community towards environmental conservation and proper hygiene.
Its beneficiaries included the Cebu City Medical Center, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Barangay Guba Cebu City Hospital, Operation Smile and Community Scouts.
Other beneficiaries were Parian Drop-in Center, Cebu City Task Force on Street Children, Bitlag Integrated School in Barangay Sudlon I, Kang-atis Elementary Scool in Barangay Lusaran and Cantipla Integrated School in Barangay Tabunan.
Survivors of recent fire incidents and other calamities will also be receiving toiletries through Project H.O.P.E.
“When I was in a hotel in Manila (recently), I wondered what happens to all these things in the hotel, whether they were used or not. Sayang if mausik (It would go to waste if not used). So I invited these hotels and they gave positive response,” said Osmeña.
The donating companies included Best Western Lex Hotel, Castle Peak Hotel, Summit Circle Hotel, and Golden Valley Hotel, among others. (RTF)