IPC or IP Converge Data Services Inc, a local cloud computing and data services firm has teamed up with the non-profit Make-A-Wish Foundation Philippines to help uplift the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses.
The company recently joined in the latest Walk for Wishes event which is a one-day event, and on this day and activity, this enabled individual and group sponsors to meet their beneficiaries. It was held at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig where IPC's contingent of 20 volunteers joined Wish Kids in a 500-meter health walk. The event was capped with granting of specific wishes.
“IPC’s participation allowed our employees to engage in an activity that benefits society. We are able to extend assistance to the children of Make-A-Wish, and at the same time we have set a culture of community involvement within our company,” said Jefrri-ann Santiago, IPC Human Resources Manager.Walk for Wishes is one of the activities spearheaded by Make-a-Wish Foundation Philippines. The charitable organization benefits children 3 to 17 years of age battling life-threatening illnesses. The foundation's primary focus is to make wishes come true to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
“Part of IPC’s corporate vision is to be a game-changer in the IT industry. This role extends to making a difference in society as a whole. Make-A-Wish takes a radical approach in helping a special sector of children. And we believe in this revolutionary thinking. Not only does it make a unique impact to the Wish Kids, but also to those who help them,” Santiago added.Apart from participating to the recent Walk for Wishes event, IPC's partnership with Make-A-Wish Foundation Philippines also includes donations and wish-grantings to select beneficiaries, as well as regular meet-ups with the Wish Kids.
“We all work for our families to make sure they are well provided for and taken care of. This gave us an opportunity to extend that kind of care to others. The experience was amazing. It made me realize that we do have so much that we can share.” said an IPC employee reacting to the company's activity.
The collaboration with Make-A-Wish marks the IPC's first independent corporate social responsibility. According to Santiago, previous outreach activities have been done in line with IPC's mother company which is the PLDT. In particular, IPC has and continues to support the entrepreneurial efforts of Tahanang Walang Hagdanan.
“We’ve started with something as simple as buying the greeting cards created by Tahanang Walang Hagdanan. Likewise, we began with a simple gesture of walking with our Wish Kid and granting her wish for a new gadget. From this, we’re looking forward to implementing more activities that make a positive change to those who need help,” Santiago explained.
You can visit www.makeawish.org.ph to learn more about the charitable organization, or IPC's website and social media accounts to know more about this local tech company.