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Anniversary bingo event raises P26,800, hundreds of goods for Cottolengo Filipino

              The anniversary bingo that the Ayala Coop held for its 27th anniversary last November 10 was able to raise a total of P26,800 in cash donations as well as hundreds of goods that may be used by residents of Cottolengo Filipino, a home run by The Sons of Divine Providence Congregation that houses deprived, abandoned and orphaned children with special needs.

              The event that was attended by some 156 participants at the Makati Sports Club was also able to collect hundreds of goods donated by the participants, who were asked to either donate specific items or P200 in cash in exchange for one set of bingo cards that were good for 10 games.  Collected were 275 canned goods, 26 boxes of spaghetti pasta noodles and 26 bags of spaghetti sauce, 380 bags of detergent powder, 135 containers of Zonrox bleach powder, and 220 pieces of garbage bags.

Bingo winners

              The bingo event, besides benefitting the wards of Cottolengo Filipino, also sent home a number of playing participants happy with the many prizes it offered, including the grand prize of P20,000 in cash.  Winning the grand prize was Bank of the Philippine Islands’ Shanny Mae Traboco.

              Also winning prizes were associate member Nina Sarah Monasterial, her companion Erlinda Cueto, Entrego’s Bernadette Manganti, Ayala Land’s Precious Robie Dagli, Globe Telecom’s David Ting, Ayala Foundation’s Julie Bergania, BPI’s Leilani Seculles, Globe’s Alexis Ramos, and the Ayala Coop’s Daneil Dominador Bongalos.

Latest beneficiary

              Cottolengo Filipino, the Coop’s latest beneficiary, is a home for people who were abandoned, neglected and surrendered as well as unwanted persons with disabilities.  It is located at Gloria Vista Subdivision in Rodriguez, Rizal.  At present, there are more than 30 individuals with such traits coming from different areas of the country whose age ranges from five to 31 years old that have been admitted at the facility.  Besides providing residential care for them, Cottolengo Filipino also provides rehabilitation through homelike environment for its wards, along with medical services, physical and occupational therapy interventions and special education where community-based PWDs who are financially unstable are also admitted.

              Cottolengo Filipino operates with the help of different sources, assistance from different funding agencies here and abroad, and donations in terms of cash, goods and services from government, individuals as well as private companies.

The grand prize winner of the bingo event, Bank of the Philippine Islands’ Shanny Mae Traboco, is being introduced by the Coop’s Jonas Rojo.

 

The Coop’s management and staff pose for posterity with officers of the beneficiary of the event, Cottolengo Filipino, for whom almost P27,000 was raised by the activity.

 

Here’s a view of the Ayala Hall of the Makati Sports Club, where some 156 participants came to take part in the Coop’s anniversary bingo event.