SM Prime Employees Unite For 2017 Brigada Eskwela

More than a thousand SM employees volunteered to support the Department of Education’s (DepEd)  Proving that the bayanihan sprit is very much alive, the employee volunteers from SM Prime and its Business Units all over the country cleaned up public elementary school buildings in their respective communities last Saturday, May 20. The volunteers shared their time to help prepare the school buildings for the opening of classes. The day was spent painting walls, chairs, and desks – with some even doing murals and other art works for the schools.

Elena Bautista Horn, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of SM Prime said that the SM Prime’s employee volunteerism program is a manifestation of its commitment to nurture among their employees the spirit of volunteerism through community service.

“We believe that everyone in the company can contribute in helping making life a little better for the people in the communities we serve. No effort is too small to make a difference. Through volunteerism, we aim to provide our employees with a venue for sharing their talents and passion. Volunteerism provides our employees a hands-on perspective on the good that they can accomplish. ” Horn noted.

In 2016, SM volunteers cleaned up a total of 57 public elementary schools. For this year, 61 schools were repainted.

 SM Prime’s volunteerism program encourages community service among its employees to support SM Cares programs. SM Cares, a division of SM Foundation, collaborates with communities and organizations that promote positive change. Its programs focus on people and the community, environmental sustainability, disaster resilience and green campaigns.

SM Prime is one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia that offers innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities with the development of malls, residences, offices, hotels and convention centers.

To know more about SM Cares, you may visit www.smcares.com.ph or www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares.

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Marriott Manila Joins Brigada Eskwela

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Marriott Manila Joins Brigada Eskwela: A Weeklong Cleanup and Beautification Project for The School for the Deaf in Pasay

Marriott Hotel Manila visits the Philippine School for the Deaf, an educational institution for the hearing impaired in Pasay City, Philippines, with a mission to serve and give back to the community. Carrying paint buckets and brushes in their hands as tools and holding the Spirit-to-Serve value in their hearts as their drive, Marriott Manila’s associate offered to join the school cleanup project. The activity, also called “Brigada Eskwela”, aims to gather volunteers from different organizations to clean up and beautify the school before its door open for students this coming academic year. The hotel, having a strong background in charitable efforts and demonstrating their core value of giving back, is the first to do the cleanup among hundreds of volunteers.

Headed by General Manager, Bruce Winton, there were 50 brilliant hosts from Marriott Hotel Manila who signed up to participate and represent the whole hotel for the project. Aside from the community service, the hotel shouldered the materials needed for the cleanup, such as buckets of paint, thinner, brushes and rollers which will help in adding more life to the school visually to inspire the kids.

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Restoring the beauty of the building will push students with hearing impairments to be motivated in their studies with their beautiful environment. Volunteers were divided into 3 groups, the first group is in charge for painting the pavement gutters, another group for fences and the last group paints the classrooms and corridors.

Marriott Hotel Manila is known for their socio-civic services for the community. The Spirit-to-Serve value was instilled to Marriott International’s employees by Mr. Bill Marriott, founder and CEO of the renowned International hotel chain. He believed that supporting the communities makes the company stronger. It is his ideals that Marriott associates should take care of the guests, each other and the communities. These humbling values strengthen each brilliant host’s passion and dedication for their work at the same time benefiting more individuals than one’s self.

This charitable act of service is part of Marriott Manila’s annual activity, Marriott Associate Appreciation Week (May 16 to 20, 2016), celebrated worldwide by all Marriott International properties to commemorate its founding. The week-long festivities include programs for associates such as Zumba classes, darts competition and lip sync battle. The week will end with the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Marriott, a pageant to hail the worthy hosts that embodies the Marriott cultures and ways.

Marriott Hotel Manila is located at Resorts World Manila. For inquiries, advance orders and reservations, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook and Twitter and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.