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PRESS RELEASE

THE SM STORE, HSBC-GSC BRING TOYS, BOOKS TO FAR-FLUNG ZAMBALES

April 28, 2022 

PHOTO CAPTION: Among the recipients of the gifts from The SM Store and HSBC-GSC were students from Omaya Elementary School in San Narciso, Panglit Elementary School in Masinloc, and Aeta indigenous schools Doña Luisa Obieta Elementary School in Iba and Sta. Martha Elementary School in Palauig.

The SM Store and HSBC Global Services Center Philippines (HSBC-GSC PH) continue to share joy to communities across the country as they visited four last-mile schools in Zambales.

Together with local community partners The Yellow Boat of Hope and The Rotary Club of Subic, The SM Store and HSBC-GSC PH gifted the students with toys; blankets; and books, school supplies, and educational materials.

Together with partners HSBC Global Services Center Philippines, The Yellow Boat of Hope, and The Rotary Club of Subic, The SM Store visited four last-mile schools Zambales schools to bring toys, books, and blankets.

The beneficiaries are students from Omaya Elementary School in San Narciso, Panglit Elementary School in Masinloc, and Aeta indigenous schools Doña Luisa Obieta Elementary School in Iba and Sta. Martha Elementary School in Palauig.

“We at The SM Store are always grateful for partners like HSBC-GSC PH that share the mission with us in bringing joy to communities, especially in far-flung areas where support is really needed,” said Rosemarie D. Chua-Labrador, branch manager of The SM Store Olongapo Central. “Through these collaborations, we are able to reach more communities and make a difference in more lives.”

The SM Store corporate social responsibility programs Share Your Extras, Share Shoes, Donate A Book, and Share A Toy are implemented in partnership with its customers and SM Foundation with a shared mission of bringing cheers to communities. All branches of The SM Store house coin boxes for UNICEF, Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Good Neighbors Philippines, and World Vision.

For more updates and ways to donate, visit thesmstore.com and follow its social media pages @thesmstore on Facebook and Instagram

About: The SM Store is the Philippines’ largest department store chain with several branches nationwide. Since our first store opened in 1958, The SM Store has been a long-time favorite one-stop-shop with the best product variety, shopping convenience, and value for money. We offer a great selection of menswear, womenswear, children's wear, all kinds of beauty products, and things for the home. You can also find stationery, electronic gadgets, snacks, toys, hardware, and fun Philippine souvenirs here.