THIS year, Phoenix Petroleum made the holidays happier for 4,000 children as they received Christmas gifts and educational books through the Phoenix Philippines Foundation.
Phoenix donated story books, reference books, and instructional books to 32 elementary and kindergarten schools across the country while smart television units, chairs, computers and fans were also donated to selected schools.
The students received school bags, school supplies, toys, and snacks from the oil company.
“Christmas is the season for children,” said Phoenix vice president for external affairs Raymond Zorrilla. “We aim to bring smiles to students this holiday season as well as help them with learning.”
The number of schools who benefited from this gift-giving program has grown this year. Phoenix has donated to schools in Batangas, Pasay City, Calapan, Olongapo, Aklan, Iloilo, Mandaue City, Cebu, Davao City, South Cotabato, General Santos, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga City.
Since 2008, the foundation has been helping schools through the Phoenix adopt-a-school program, a partnership with the Department of Education to donate school books and teaching materials and contribute to teachers’ salaries to schools across the country.
During the Christmas season, Phoenix employees visit their adopted schools as well as schools nearby their depots to spend time with the students.
The Phoenix Adopt-A-School and book donation program will continue to grow and touch more lives. The motivation of Phoenix Petroleum to give back and share the company’s blessings to communities inspires the company employees to be active participants in the company’s corporate social responsibility activities every year.
Other than education, the foundation also has programs on health and safety, environment, and outreach.