Press release

13/10/2016

Saving children together: Celebrating corporate partnerships

PARTNERSHIPS. A fundraising frontliner explains children’s issues and our programs to Save the Children’s corporate partners. PARTNERSHIPS. A fundraising frontliner explains children’s issues and our programs to Save the Children’s corporate partners. 

Can you save children as you sit in your swivel chair?

Yes, why not.

Being “too busy” is no longer an excuse for indifference. Gone are the days when noble causes like saving children were only done on weekends.

With today’s modern ways of reaching out, everyone can be a humanitarian even while sitting down with a day job.

Partners in saving children

COOPERATION. Ned Olney, Save the Children Philippines Country Director, chatting with some of our most trusted corporate partners.COOPERATION. Ned Olney, Save the Children Philippines Country Director, chatting with some of our most trusted corporate partners.

For 35 years now, we at Save the Children have been doing what our name says. We’re working all over the Philippines, across highlands and coastlines, to deliver life-saving and life-changing services to children.

But we’re not alone. Many of our projects were born from corporate partnerships – in fact, some started in swivel chairs too. Save the Children’s partners are continuously elevating the essence and impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

On October 13, Save the Children Philippines held its first ever Corporate Night, dubbed as “Changing Lives through Partnerships.” It was a night of thanks and celebration of the meaningful partnerships we’ve built through the years.

We’re grateful and proud of our corporate partners,” says Ned Olney, Save the Children Philippines Country Director.

We live in an exciting time where the private sector’s goals are no longer limited to making profit for themselves.

Today’s corporations are making the most out of their reach and resources to champion child rights. By supporting organizations like ours, corporations are helping create positive and lasting change in children’s lives.

Company employees also benefit from such partnerships, said Lynn Baxter, General Manager of GSK Philippines.

As volunteers, employees are given the opportunity to immerse in communities to share their skills and time with children. At the same time, this allows them to listen to what children have to say.  

Collaboration, creativity

ADVOCATES. Bb Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti hosted our first ever Corporate Night. Guidotti is also a staunch supporter of child rights and a regular donor at Save the Children.ADVOCATES. Bb Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti hosted our first ever Corporate Night. Guidotti is also a staunch supporter of child rights and a regular donor at Save the Children.

Many of us might think that big corporations have no time to spend on children, given their busy and largescale operations.

Save the Children’s strongest partnerships, however, actually come from corporate giants like Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Accenture, Western Union, JP Morgan, and Prudence Foundation to name a few.

It’s amazing how these companies – our corporate fundraisers, sponsors and campaign supporters – are voluntarily sharing their time and resources to keep our health and education programs alive.

Such collaborations give birth to innovative and creative projects such as children’s books and music, disaster kits for kids, various workshops, among several others.

Our partners are also helping us spread awareness on children’s issues by airing our informative ads and providing us fundraising booths for free. We’re thankful for our partners in the local media like Fox and CNN, as well as malls like Ayala, Shangri La, Gateway, Fishermall, Sta. Lucia and Century City Mall, which also sponsored our event venue of the Corporate Partnership Night.

More eyeballs reached means more potential donors and advocates. 

CHANGE. Angelica Briam’s son used to be malnourished. Through Save the Children’s malnutrition treatment program, he is now normal and healthy. CHANGE. Angelica Briam’s son used to be malnourished. Through Save the Children’s malnutrition treatment program, he is now normal and healthy. 

Our latest partnership also allows corporate employees to donate a portion of their monthly salary to our programs through workplace giving.

PARTNERS. Sean Zantua of Johnson & Johnson Philippines encouraging other companies to get involved with child protection through Save the Children. PARTNERS. Sean Zantua of Johnson & Johnson Philippines encouraging other companies to get involved with child protection through Save the Children. 

We strongly encourage other companies to realize the value of giving back to the community,” said Sean Zantua, HR and CSR Director of J&J Philippines. Save the Children gave Johnson & Johnson Philippines a special recognition for its support to Save the Children for more than 10 years.

As we continue in our journey of saving children, we hope to work with more corporate partners who are also looking forward to a Philippines where no child is left behind. 

Be one of our corporate partners. Change children’s lives. 

For more information, please contact our Senior Manager for Corporate Partnerships, Riel Andaluz at riel.andaluz@savethechildren.org 

About Save the Children
Save the Children Philippines is part of the global Save the Children movement working in over 120 countries. Present in the country for over three decades, Save the Children delivers programs for Filipino children which gives them a better education and easier access to healthcare, supports them during emergencies while also educating communities on disaster preparedness.