GNPower Mariveles Energy Center Ltd. Co (GMEC) and GNPower Dinginin Ltd. Co. (GNPD) employees held a gift-giving activity called “Plant-A-Love” for 110 children beneficiaries from Sitio Aguawan and MAAP Road at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) Grandstand and New Parade Ground last December 1.
GMEC and GNPD volunteers prepared their own “Boxes of Love” to be given to the beneficiaries. These boxes, which contained toys, clothing, and other fun items for the kids to enjoy, were testaments to the generous hearts of the companies’ employees as the festive season drew near.
GMEC-GNPD AVP for Community Relations Arcel Madrid welcomed the volunteers, guests, and beneficiaries, while MAAP President Admiral Eduardo Santos followed by giving everyone an energizing message.
The children were treated to different parlor games, such as Bring Me, Longest Happy Birthday, Calamansi Relay, Sack Race, Obstacle Course, etc. as hosted by some MAAP cadets. Then an entertaining and breathtaking clown/acrobat act also followed, which drew a lot of cheers from the audience. Before the actual gift-giving ceremony, selected MAAP cadets shared their inspiring stories with the audience.
Different food stalls were also present during the event, including a hotdog kiosk, popcorn stand, and ice cream stand. A photo booth was also available for the kids, their parents, and the employees.
Overall, the program was a heartwarming success that exceeded the expectations of all who attended. It was another one-of-a-kind experience not only for the beneficiaries but also for the employee volunteers as well.