DLSMC partners with Bantay Bata 163.

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    Executives and employees of DLSMC pledge their donations to Bantay Bata 163 together with DLSMC President and CEO Raul C. Pagdanganan and Bantay Bata 163 Program Director Jing Castañeda (6th and 5th from left respectively).

    De Los Santos Medical Center (DLSMC) pledged support for Bantay Bata 163’s Adopt-A-Can program through an initial donation worth PHP 100, 000.Raul C. Pagdanganan,DLSMC President and CEO and Jing Castañeda, Bantay Bata 163’s Program Director, ledthe turnover of 200 coinbanks.

    The coinbanks were distributed to different departments and individuals across the hospital.

    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.

    Coin bank donations support Bantay Bata’s four program pillars: Bantay Proteksiyon, Bantay Pamilya, Bantay Kalusugan, and Bantay Edukasyon.

    It takes Bantay Bata to where the need is greatest.

    They allow Bantay Bata to reach children in different parts of the country by helping to fund the operations of regional offices in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

    Truly, every peso in a Bantay Bata coin bank is worth a million opportunities to a child.

    Every peso provides a lifeline for many Filipino children who are abused, marginalized and left behind because of poverty and other systemic ills in our society.

    Although loose change may not seem like very much, when collected and counted in volume, it can give new hope to unfortunate children.