In continued support of the Bank’s agency personnel, Security Bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, Security Bank Foundation Inc. (SBFI) held an online fundraising event for its Regalo Mo, Kinabukasan Ko (RMKK), a scholarship program for agency personnel and their children.
Through an Online Bingo with playing fee, Security Bank employees and Foundation college scholars raised funds to sustain the RMKK scholarship program despite the pandemic. Now on its second year, the Online Bingo attracted more employees, including their family members, as it provided an opportunity to interact and have fun amidst physical distancing. “I felt more connected to my co-employees through this activity,” says Patricia Mae Yang, Channel Management Officer of Security Bank Bancassurance. “I love supporting Security Bank Foundation in its pursuit of extending help to its beneficiaries. The bingo game was just a bonus and I definitely enjoyed playing despite not winning,” adds Rex Symon Tupas, Operations Officer of Security Bank Financial Control Division.
Since 2010, RMKK has helped 337 scholars nationwide, with 120 of them currently enrolled this academic year 2020-2021. Of the existing scholars, two are agency personnel taking up college degrees while the rest are children of security guards, messengers, custodians, janitors, drivers, and telephone operators.
“The Online Bingo gave me the opportunity to bond with my co-scholars and interact with Security Bank employees. I am truly grateful to the Security Bank Foundation for giving me the chance to be their scholar and to all the donors who continuously support the program,” says Nhenlen Bataller, third year college student of BS Education at Bicol College, and RMKK beneficiary.
Apart from the Online Bingo, SBFI also raises funds for RMKK through other initiatives such as online concerts, virtual trivia nights, and virtual game nights happening latter part of this year, as well as direct contributions of employees and clients through programs such as conversion of Security Bank Mastercard’s rewards to donation points.
To know more about the program and support a scholar, visit https://www.securitybank.com/sustainability/bank-to-bank-cash-donation/.