From home to home
February 2018 (Manila, Philippines) – Starting the year with nothing but hope and positivity as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila hand overs Philippine Eagle stuffed toys to the little tots at Riversprings School, last 31 January, for its Wings of Hope campaign.
Launched during the hotel’s 2016 Christmas Tree Lighting with the Wings of Hope tree, the campaign invited guests to purchase a Philippine Eagle stuffed toy, with their written heartfelt messages attached to it, during the duration of the holidays. The toys will be donated to indigent kids, and proceeds will be given to the Philippine Eagle foundation.
With the success of the first year, it has been re-launched the second time during the 2017 Christmas Tree Lighting held last 21 November. And last 31 January eighty (80) toys were turned over to the kids of the Riversprings School, together with books and school supplies from different partners.
“It is very inspiring seeing the kids’ reactions as they get their stuffed toys. At the same time, we help the country preserve its culture with the eagles,” says General Manager Frank Reichenbach.
Philippine Eagle Foundation is a non-government organization that focuses on Philippine eagle survival through a conservation breeding program that re-introduces species to their natural habitat to avoid extinction. Started in 1965, it aims to raise awareness and address one of the wildlife conservation crisis that the Philippine Eagle Foundation is facing today is the survival of the national bird, the Philippine Eagle. With its possible extinction in the future, if not taken care of, would be a decrease not just in the culture, but also in the quality of Philippine environment. As of 2015, there are expected of around 400 Philippine Eagle left in the world.
The Philippine Eagle stuffed toy is available at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila for Php 600. To know more about the signature dining outlets of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, visit www.marcopolohotels.com. Follow the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award Winner, on Facebook at facebook.com/MarcoPoloOrtigasManila or @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.