In VBP, we are not only focused on providing the best work environment to our staff, but we also care about their passion and interest, may it be inside or outside our workplace. Hence, we are committed to supporting them in their desire to help the less fortunate as a way of giving back to the community.
One of our interest groups is the Caring Kangaroos—a volunteer group from the VBP staff. They conduct outreach programs that provide assistance to indigent communities and charitable organisations.
Every year, the Caring Kangaroos choose a cause they would like to support. With the help of the entire VBP staff as well as financial support from our clients, they are able to put together community visits and outreach activities.
Causes We Have Supported
Give a little, change a lot.
Barangay Tagba-o, Cebu City
December 14, 2018
The VBP Caring Kangaroos has once again partnered with the VBP Trekking Kangaroos to organize an outreach activity in a far-flung town in Cebu. This ‘adopt-a-student’ program is similar to that of 2017’s outreach activity where we provided goods and school supplies to the students of the barangay. This year we have sponsored 240 students with the generous contribution of the VBP staff and clients.
Simple gifts for the students of Adlaon
Sitio Gubang Bukid, Adlaon, Cebu City
December 22, 2017
In cooperation with the VBP Trekking Kangaroos (VBP’s interest group involved in trekking), the VBP Caring Kangaroos conducted an outreach program last 22nd of December 2017 for the children of Adlaon, a remote town in the mountainous region of Cebu. The focus of the activity was to support the importance of education by providing 50 kids with complete sets of school supplies, clothing and other school necessities.
VBP clients visit the patients of Kythe
Last August 2017, clients from across Australia visited the VBP office in Cebu for a 3-day conference. Part of the client conference is an outreach activity led by the Caring Kangaroos. They visited Kythe Foundation—a non-profit organisation helping kids with cancer and other chronic illnesses. On the day of the visit, talented VBP staff did some performances for the kids—a song number and a magic show. The patients were very happy and grateful for the books, toys and monetary donations they have received.
A helping hand for the elderlies of Brgy. Tapul
December 11, 2016
The outreach program took place at Barangay Tapul in Talisay City, Cebu. The activity aimed to extend help to senior citizens of the barangay. The Caring Kangaroos and other VBP staff shared a day full of dancing and games with the senior citizens. A hundred and thirty bags full of food and goods were given to the elderlies and 40 monoblock chairs were donated for the barangay to be used in their community events and functions.
Sharing joy with the children of Asilo de la Milagrosa
Asilo de la Milagrosa
December 20, 2015
The VBP staff, led by the Caring Kangaroos, visited the Asilo dela Milagrosa Community and spent a memorable day with 54 orphans. Music and laughter filled the activity as both children and staff showcased their talents. The kids played various games, enjoyed their food and received some Christmas gifts from the staff.