EG has partnered with outreach charity, St Martin De Porres, in the Phillipines to provide 137 underprivileged families with care packages that include basic food and medical supplies.

St Martin’s offers socio-economic resources, children’s education support and free medical and dental care to self-employed workers or those earning below minimum wage in Quezon City. In the face of the ongoing Government-mandated community lockdown, many of these vulnerable families have lost the source of their minimal income and the ability to access relief services.

After almost five-years in partnership with the essential charity, EG did not hesitate to donate the much-needed funding for medicines, vitamins, canned goods, rice, instant noodles and laundry soap to family households across the city.

“It is very important because it is our moral and social responsibility to help one another. I’d like those people in need to feel that they’re not alone and someone cares for them and think about them,” said EG Manila Manager, Joanabeth Abcede. “It may not solve all their problems but at least the small act of kindness can lighten the load and difficulties that they’re going through.”

EG is passionate about continuing their support on a fortnightly basis over the coming six months and is cooperating with local authorities to ensure outreach workers on the ground are able to safely access vulnerable families in line with government restrictions.