De Los Santos Medical Center (DLSMC) collaborated with Bantay Bata 163—joining the foundation in its advocacy in changing the lives of Filipino children. Through its partnership with Bantay Bata 163, DLSMC pledged support for the foundation’s Adopt-A-Can program.
The DLSMC President and CEO, Raul C. Pagdanganan, and Bantay Bata 163’s Program Director, Jing Castañeda, led the turnover of 200 coinbanks. The coinbanks were distributed to different departments and individuals across the hospital.
In addition to the cans, DLSMC also made an initial donation of worth PHP 100, 000.Since 1997, the Coinbank Project has been a very effective tool in fundraising because it allows people from all walks of life and differing economic capacities, the “feel good” of being able to help in their own little way. Every can in every company, schools, malls, and hospitals, etc. is a constant reminder to every Filipino of what Bantay Bata 163 stands for and it is an invitation for every Filipino to join the fight for child protection and welfare. Small acts of kindness passed on from one generation to the next, motivated by love and concern for the Filipino child.