The Philippine Star

Toby’s Sports gives back, reaches out to Ta­hanang Walang Hag­danan

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Many peo­ple en­joy the in­tan­gi­ble ben­e­fits of giv­ing – a pleas­ant feel­ing of con­nect­ed­ness and the sat­is­fac­tion of do­ing some­thing to make the world a bet­ter place.

As a com­pany that op­er­ates 57 stores in cities and towns across the coun­try, Toby’s Sports has al­ways be­lieved in its duty to give back to the com­mu­nity, and the com­pany does this by do­ing what they do best – pro­vid­ing Filipinos from all walks of life ac­cess to sports.

In Au­gust, Toby’s Sports found a wor­thy ben­e­fi­ciary in Ta­hanang Walang Hag­danan (TWH), a non­stock, non-gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion that has been pro­vid­ing ser­vices to Per­sons With Dis­abil­i­ties (PWD) for the past 45 years. Its pro­grams and ser­vices are fo­cused on the im­prove­ment of the qual­ity of life of PWDs, most es­pe­cially the or­tho­pe­di­cally im­paired, by pro­vid­ing train­ing, ed­u­ca­tional as­sis­tance, mo­bil­ity aid as­sis­tance and liveli­hood.

Toby Clau­dio, pres­i­dent of Quo­rum In­ter­na­tional Inc., the par­ent com­pany of Toby’s Sports, re­cently met with mem­bers of TWH and the group talked about their in­di­vid­ual sto­ries and bonded over their shared love for sports. “Toby’s Sports be­lieves in giv­ing ev­ery­one a chance play sports and live an ac­tive life­style, no mat­ter their back­ground. And I’m re­ally so happy that the TWH team sees the value that sports can bring to their amaz­ing com­mu­nity,” Clau­dio said.

Through its CSR arm, the Toby’s Youth Sports Foun­da­tion, Toby’s Sports do­nated a va­ri­ety of sports equip­ment, footwear, ap­parel and even a Ping Pong Ta­ble that brought so much de­light to the TWH com­mu­nity.

The TWH com­pound has four shel­tered work­shops that fea­ture dif­fer­ent hand­i­crafts. There’s a Me­tal­craft work­shop where they man­u­fac­ture cus­tom­ized wheel­chairs, canes, and walk­ers; a Wood­craft work­shop that pro­duces ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­ri­als, Montes­sori items, PT-OT equip­ment, nov­elty items, cor­po­rate give­aways, and fur­ni­ture like chairs, cabi­net, ta­bles, etc.; and Sewing and Pack­ag­ing Ser­vices depart­ment that pro­vide liveli­hood to per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties.

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