DUBAI – In honor of Mother’s Day, one of the leading money transfer companies has decided to transform the lives of the abandoned children in the Philippines.
Launching “Mother’s Day for Kids without Mother” as part of H.O.P.E., their corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform, Xpress Money in collaboration with Virlanie Foundation in the Philippines has campaigned to bring the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and those abandoned kids together for a better future.
From April 21 to May 14, Xpress Money will be contributing a part of the transfer fees of an OFW who will be sending money to the Philippines during the campaign.
The amount will be used to provide food, shelter, and good quality education in the long run for the chosen children in the campaign.
“Mother’s Day is a very important occasion in the Philippines. At Xpress Money, we want to mark the day by bringing together the overseas Filipino communities in solidarity with vulnerable children who don’t have mothers to celebrate with. For every remittance to the Philippines, Xpress Money will make a contribution to transform the lives of these children,” Ashwin Gedam, Vice President of Global Marketing of Xpress Money, said.
He mentioned that community outreach, as the one launched, is very important and is part of their company’s core values. They believe that the campaign will make a difference to young, underprivileged lives.
Aside from transforming children’s lives, the initiative will also raise funds for the children of the Virlanie Foundation in Manila. Anyone can nominate any woman, be it their mothers, sisters or friends who are residing in Manila, to spend time on Mother’s Day with the children who are deprived of a Mother’s love. To nominate go to, www.xpressmoney.com/hope.
Over 1.8 million abandoned children live on the streets of the Philippines due to poverty, natural disasters, and neglect. Most of these children are abandoned and are left to take care for themselves to survive. A majority of these children, unfortunately, end up becoming victims of abuse, drugs, crime, exploitation, starvation and diseases.