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.

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.

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 Department.

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.

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