By Mary Joie Alinas, Corporate Communications and Marketing Senior Executive, Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd.
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
This year, the Thome Group initiated another Christmas Charity drive where we sell Christmas Train Décor to office staff, business partners, friends and family. All profits from the sales are for the benefit of the abandoned children at the SOS Village Foundation in the Philippines. The SOS Village Foundation is an organization that provides long-term family-based care to children in need.
We were able to accumulate a total of Php102,000 or SGD 2,600 and this was handed over to Ms. Janine Baluyan, the International Donor Services and Communications Officer of the SOS Village, Manila. According to Ms. Baluyan, this donation will truly help meet the children ’s’ daily needs, medical assistance and education that will help them to be self-reliant, responsible and a contributing member of society in the future.
We are thankful to all who participated in this Charity Drive. The Christmas trains that you purchased are a symbol of the true value of this holiday season. Thank you for making this event successful and for giving the abandoned children the gift of happiness and love. We hope for your continuous support for the next Thome Group charity project!