JG Summit brings film, food and freebies to World Vision kids

Students from 14 different communities in Malabon and Cavite started the school year with a bang as they enjoyed a Back-to-School Movie Treat organized by JG Summit Holdings, Inc (JGSH) and World Vision Philippines.

Held at Robinsons Movieworld in Robinsons Galleria, the event opened with a set of classic children’s party games, followed by yummy snacks from Ministop. Afterwards, the kids enjoyed an exclusive screening of the animated film “Rise of the Guardians,” which details the adventure of a group of immortal beings as they protect the children of the world from an evil force. “The kids were able to try things they’ve never experienced before. Many of these kids, for instance, have not been inside a movie theater before,” says Michael Torres, World Vision Officer for Corporate Partnership.

“By giving them this experience, we are like giving them hope and opening their eyes to a brighter future,” he added.

Employee volunteers from various JGSH business units, namely Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Land Corp., Robinsons Bank, Robinsons Movieworld, Toys “R” Us, Universal Robina Corporation (URC), Universal Robina Corporation Agro-Industrial Group, Cebu Pacific, and Ministop worked together once again for the yearly endeavor.

Capping off the program was a special gift-giving activity and a surprise visit from Geoffrey, the Toys “R” Us mascot. Aside from delighting in Big Boy hotdogs and URC treats, they also took home lunch kits from Cebu Pacific, thermal bags from Robinsons Bank and exciting giveaways from Toys “R” Us.

The Back-to-School Movie Treat continues to be an integral element of JGSH’s corporate social responsibility program and a testimony to their strong partnership with World Vision. “We have been working hand-in-hand with World Vision on this project for nine years now, and we will continue to do so because we fully support the cause,” says Nic Lim, JGSH SVP for Corporate HR.

Torres expressed his gratitude to JGSH for their unwavering support of children from World Vision-sponsored communities. “It’s a real inspiration not just to the children but also to World Vision,” he shares.