Corporate Social Responsibility

PSALM CSR’s Green Shoebox Project receives overwhelming volunteer support

Generosity reigns supreme in PSALM during holiday season. 


About 35 residents of the Missionaries of the Poor center in San Andres Bukid, Manila received green shoeboxes wrapped as gifts and filled to the brim with towels, diapers, over-the-counter medicines, toiletries, food and books. Despite being tied-up with year-end deliverables, PSALM CSR volunteers took time to visit the center on 16 December 2019 and distribute goodies and entertain the residents composed of abandoned children with special needs and elderly with no families. Initially, 35 boxes were allotted but an outpouring of generosity from the volunteers and donors filled 100 boxes and loads of loot bags for the gift-giving activity.   


For the volunteers, the experience certainly tugged their heartstrings. “I always have a soft spot for children with cerebral palsy as my eldest child has the same condition.  I got teary-eyed after observing the residents’ conditions,” said Julie Gonzales of Asset Valuation and Disposal Department 3.   


The Green Shoebox Project started out as a suggestion by PSALM employees to gradually put aside selected items in shoe boxes which would be eventually wrapped as gifts for selected beneficiaries.