MR.DIY, the renowned retail brand known for providing affordable and quality products, has embarked on a mission that goes beyond shopping aisles and store shelves. Under the banner of Acts of Kindness (AoK), MR.DIY has extended its goodwill by organizing a two-legged Medical and Optical Mission in two cities of Cavite, in partnership with the respective City Governments and the Red Cross of the Philippines.
MR.DIY & Carmona, Cavite: 1st Leg Medical and Optical Mission
The first leg of the mission was conducted in Brgy. Bancal, Carmona, Cavite, in collaboration with the City Government of Carmona. The event was held on October 12, 2023. Dr. Ally Gatbonton, representing the City Health Office of Carmona, led the charge.
Alagang Kalusugan, Alagang Pamilya Medical & Optical Mission Volunteers from MR.DIY Philippines, Red Cross of The Philippines and the City Health Office of Carmona, Cavite.
Dr. Ally Gatbonton, City Health Office of Carmona, commented, “We were delighted to partner with MR.DIY for this noble initiative. Their commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community is commendable.”
The mission successfully provided a range of medical and optical services, with a remarkable impact on the community. In total, 450 beneficiaries were attended to, surpassing the initial target of 200 beneficiaries. The breakdown of beneficiaries included 255 in the medical category and 195 in the optical category. These included adults and children who benefited from various services.
Medical services encompassed comprehensive check-ups, lab tests, free medications, X-ray examinations, ECG tests, and even first aid training for local rescue teams and community security volunteers. This comprehensive approach not only addressed existing health concerns but also equipped the local community with essential life-saving skills.
Optical services provided thorough eye check-ups and free reading glasses to those in need.
For optical services, comprehensive eye examinations were conducted to assess visual acuity and detect potential eye problems. Free reading glasses were distributed to those in need, significantly enhancing their vision and quality of life.
MR.DIY’s Senior Marketing Manager, Charles Salecina expressed gratitude to the City Government of Carmona and the local community, stating, “We are honored to have partnered with the City Government of Carmona and the wonderful residents of Brgy. Bancal. Together, we have taken a step towards building a healthier and happier community.”
City Health Office of Carmona, Dr. Ally Gatbonton, added, “This mission embodies the true spirit of community engagement and corporate social responsibility. We look forward to further collaborations for the betterment of our constituents.”
MR.DIY & Dasmariñas, Cavite: 2nd Leg Medical & Optical Mission
The second leg of MR.DIY’s Acts of Kindness mission continued its journey of goodwill, this time in Brgy. Paliparan 3, Phase 2, Dasmariñas, Cavite, in partnership with the City Government of Dasmariñas. Dr. Daisy Alvarez, representing the City Health Office of Dasmariñas, led the mission, which took place on October 13, 2023.
Dasmariñas, Cavite Leg Headed by Dr. Daisy Alvarez (5th from left, first row) from the City Health Office, together with MR.DIY’s Senior Marketing Manager Charles Salecina (6th from left, first row) and Janice Adolfo, RN (4th from left, first row), Chapter Administrator from The Red Cross of the Philippines.
Dr. Daisy Alvarez, City Health Office of Dasmariñas, remarked, “The dedication of MR.DIY to serve our community and improve the health and vision of our residents is truly heartwarming.”
The mission targeted a total of 499 beneficiaries, including 243 in the medical category and 256 in the optical category. Similar to the first leg, a wide range of medical and optical services were offered, ensuring that the community’s health and vision needs were met.
The City Government of Dasmariñas, Cavite, and their City Health Office also gave out flu shots as part of the medical and optical mission.
The Mr. DIY Acts of Kindness Alagang Kalusugan, Alagang Pamilya Medical & Optical Mission not only exceeded its beneficiary targets but also touched the lives of the residents, leaving a lasting positive impact. It serves as a shining example of corporate social responsibility, community engagement, and the power of goodwill in addressing healthcare needs.
The Acts of Kindness (AoK) program, with its roots in the Good Bag Campaign, underlines MR.DIY’s commitment to enabling and empowering communities. Proceeds from the sale of MR.DIY Eco-bags nationwide are donated to its NGO partners, making AoK a driving force in creating a better world.