Power Mac Center and TV host Gretchen Ho’s Woman in Action initiative have given away 139 bicycles and biking gears to frontliners who need mobility going to and from work amid the ongoing pandemic.
During the turnover event, Woman in Action handed over 80 bicycles to beneficiaries. Prior to that, 59 bikes were distributed to some victims of Typhoon Ulysses and residents of Barangay Payatas in Quezon City. In the same event, Life Cycles PH, another non-government organization, taught the recipients about the basics of road safety while biking.
This project is part of the efforts of Power Mac Center’s Pay It Forward campaign, which was launched during the company’s 26th anniversary celebration in August 2020. Proceeds from participating products during an anniversary week sale funded the acquisition of the donated bicycles. A total of P488,834 was generated for Woman in Action’s #DonateABikeSaveAJob project.
“At this time when unity and selfless service are called for, we’ve seen modern heroes rise up,” said Power Mac Center Director for Product Management, Marketing, and Space Planning Joey Alvarez. “We thank Ms. Gretchen Ho and all our customers who generously supported our Pay It Forward campaign and helped us provide 139 deserving individuals with a means to reach their destination. This year has been difficult for everyone, and Power Mac Center salutes those who strive to push forward amid challenges.”
Pay It Forward is among the company’s projects that focus on the Filipino bayanihan spirit amid the ongoing pandemic. Participating partner brands include 59S, Adam Elements, Beats, Before Anything Else, Belkin, Bondir, Laut, Microsoft, Panzer Glass, Riva case, SanDisk, Sonix, Sudio, Tech21, and UV Care.
Power Mac Center’s other project, ‘Uptrade to Uplift,’ previously gave away devices donated by customers to students who are in need of online learning tools.