Employees at DHL Express Philippines Display their On-Going Commitment to Volunteerism

December 5th, 2016
DHL Express Philippines  Country Manager Nurhayati Abdullah.

DHL Express Philippines Country Manager Nurhayati Abdullah.

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has displayed its strong commitment towards giving back to local communities and instilling a spirit of volunteerism through a series of employee-led corporate social responsibility activities within Malabon and Manila.

Last month, in partnership with Food for the Hungry Philippines, a non-profit organization which aims to end poverty for the benefit of children, who are the most vulnerable part of the community, DHL employees across the various functions spent the day with 47 underprivileged public elementary students from Malabon Elementary School. They distributed nutritious breakfast, planted trees with the children within the school compound and conducted a vision workshop that helped the children list their aspirations on the four focus areas of family, friends, school and the future. There was also a donation activity held, and the day concluded with the creation a handprint collage together with the children and employees.

Later that day, another group of employees went to the Philippine General Hospital in Manila to share joy for the children at the pediatric ward, distributing food and goodie bags. A mascot was also brought in to entertain and bring joy to the children.

Earlier this year,  DHL ran an environmental awareness workshop in partnership with Teach for Philippines for 60 underprivileged public elementary students from Quezon City. The workshop comprised various activities and discussions on the importance of reducing, recycling, and segregating waste, as part of the company’s Global Volunteer Day 2016.  Fundraising projects such as replacing coffee with water in vending machines in DHL offices, food and clothing bazaars, and a benefit concert were held. The proceeds were donated to beneficiaries chosen by the employees.

“Over the past five years, we’ve been organizing programs as part of Global Volunteer Day and through these activities, our employee volunteers have been able to contribute back to our local communities. We have ignited a spirit of volunteerism amongst our employees, and am very proud of the dedication and commitment they have displayed. They have not only dedicated themselves at work, but also their personal time for these activities,” shared Nurhayati Abdullah, Country Manager, DHL Express Philippines.

DHL Express Philippines employees with the Malabon Elementary School students during DHL’s cross-functional volunteer day.

DHL Express Philippines employees with the Malabon Elementary School students during DHL’s cross-functional volunteer day.

Nurhayati Abdullah, Country Manager, DHL Express Philippines leads the handprint collage together with the DHL Express Philippines employees to reinforce the spirit of volunteerism within the organization.

Nurhayati Abdullah, Country Manager, DHL Express Philippines leads the handprint collage together with the DHL Express Philippines employees to reinforce the spirit of volunteerism within the organization.

DHL Express Philippines employees packing up the loot bag for the recipients in Philippine General Hospital.

DHL Express Philippines employees packing up the loot bag for the recipients in Philippine General Hospital.