BAGUIO CITY – Thousands of students all over the country recently received gifts of learning – books, brand new school supplies, and art kits – through the SM Store’s recent Donate-A-Book campaign.
In this joint project of The SM Store, SM Foundation and Stationery, booths were set up in all The SM Store branches nationwide where customers could donate pre-loved books for various public school areas. Supplies Station also displayed brand new notebooks and art kits on the booths for customers who wanted to buy and donate these to the less fortunate.
Each donation entitled a customer with a P 50 discount coupon which can be redeemed for every minimum P 500 single-receipt purchase on regular-priced items from the Supplies Station at The SM Store. Coupons are valid until June 30, 2018.
Customer response was overwhelming as the Donate-A-Book campaign gathered a total of 75,660 books and 6,947 supplies from all The SM Store Branches nationwide. These books and supplies were, in turn, donated to around 58 public schools all over the country. Some of the recipients were Alabang Elementary School, Maliwalo Central Elementary School, North City Central School and Cauayan National High school.
Donate a Book is one of the many ways The SM Store and its customers team up to do their share for the less fortunate. Other projects are Share Your Extras, Gamot Para sa Kapwa, and the upcoming Share-A-Toy campaign.
By Karren Nobres