June 21, 2018
DMCI Homes employees brave the rains to warm the hearts of San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly residents
DMCI Homes employee volunteers pose for a photo after the “A Timeless Love” Outreach Program in San Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly in Pasay City last June 9.
Despite a stormy weather in the metro,
DMCI Homes employee volunteers still trooped to Pasay City early this June in
their mission to spread cheer among the needy and sickly residents of San
Lorenzo Ruiz Home for the Elderly.
Aptly dubbed as “A Timeless Love,” the
event held last June 9 was both a post-mother’s day and pre-father’s day
outreach project of DMCI Homes employees in their bid to give back to the
elderly residents for their contribution to the society.
DMCI Homes Human Resources Manager
Josephine del Rosario said instead of doing the usual mother’s day and father’s
day treat to employees, the company decided to warm the hearts of the elderly
residents of the shelter run by Little Sisters of the Poor for this year.
“This is our little way of giving back
to our parents and even to our grandparents for providing everything for all of
us with courage, sacrifices and strength. Also, for raising us with love, care,
kindness and understanding,” del Rosario said.
“Just like our very own parents, let us
share our love and time to our beloved elders who are with us today. Let us all make them feel that today is a
special day because they are special persons to us. And let us make this day a
memorable one for all of us,” she told the volunteers.
Some 50 employee volunteers of the
country’s first Quadruple A developer went out of their way to make the 36
residents of the shelter feel loved by spending time with them and helping them
take their meals.
Sister John Antonita of Little Sisters of the Poor together with DMCI Homes Human Resources Manager Josephine del Rosario and Senior Manager for Treasury Tina Baguisa.
Volunteers led by Human Resources Department
employees also prepared song and dance performances which brought a smile to
the elderly occupants of the nursing home.
“Masarap humiga sa ating mga bahay lalo
ngayong umuulan pero mas masarap sa pakiramdam itong ginagawa natin ngayon lalo
at nakikita nating nakangiti sina lolo at lola,” quipped mechanical engineer
Jonel Chavez, one of the employee volunteers from Design and Engineering
DMCI Homes employees also turned over
boxes of hygiene kits and food supplies to the congregation to support the
residents’ daily needs.
But more than material donations, Sister
John Antonita of Little Sisters of the Poor, said it is the time spent by the
volunteers in visiting the shelter which matters most for the residents.
“Your presence is most valuable because
you are still young, you can be with them, talk to them and sing and dance with
them. We really appreciate it very much,” a teary-eyed Sister Antonita said in
thanking the employee volunteers.
“Your gifts are appreciated
but your presence is more precious. You see how you made them very happy today?
You can give gifts to everybody but to spend time with them, talk to them, that
is priceless,” she beamed.