A sweet success raises funds for school supplies
Manila, 01 August 2014
Macquarie’s Manila employees showed their sweet side recently in a competitive bake-off that raised almost PhP 500,000 for the ABC Foundation, which helps provide a high quality education for financially challenged children.
Funds raised at the office-wide Cookies for Kids baking competition will provide school supplies for 45 students for the remainder of their high school years. Intra-office teams competed to see who could sell the most cookies or other baked items and the initiative demonstrated the generosity of everyone involved.
The bakers were particularly commended for their persistence, spending late nights and weekends cooking, even after Typhoon Rasmussen knocked out power to ovens and refrigerators causing delays and sometimes spoiled ingredients.
Image caption: School supplies for disadvantaged children in Manila, proudly funded by a Macquarie bake sale.