In case you are not yet aware, the physical coin banks you usually notice near the cashier counters in Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Greenwich, Burger King, Red Ribbon, Pho24, and Highlands Coffee stores are part of the charitable initiatives of Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF). For the first time, those coins are going online.
JGF is bringing its FoodAID coin banks to its official website to enable the food chain group’s customers to donate via PayMaya or through bank account transfers from anywhere in the world. Donations to be gathered through the digital coin bank will bring food packs right to the doorsteps of families in need. This will be in coordination with JGF’s partner non-government organizations (NGOs).
“We remain committed to continuing extending a helping hand, and this time, the public can actively take part in this initiative,” said JGF Executive Director Gisela Tiongson.
This online coin bank effort is coming on top of the Jollibee Group’s P220 million-worth of food donations, which have already served more than 3.8 million meals to frontliners and indigenous families since the start of the community quarantine in March 2020.
To help increase awareness for JGF’s digital coin bank project, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid will be contributing her talent through a free online concert called ‘Regine: Joy from Home.’ This concert will be streamed on the Jollibee Facebook page and on the Jollibee Studios YouTube channel on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 8 p.m.
‘Regine: Joy from Home’ will treat viewers to a night of beautiful music and stories of hope, courage, and bayanihan. The musical event will offer Filipino families an opportunity to bond together over songs and stories that can help cope through these times, as well as provide them with a safe and convenient platform to extend help to families in need by donating to the JGF coin bank.
Donors may donate through online bank transfer to JGF’s Metrobank (Acct. No. 473-7-373-01406-4 with Swift Code: MBTCPHMM) and RCBC (Acct. No. 1253-10519-0) accounts. They can also donate through PayMaya.