Conti’s: A Wish of Hope Granted
Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant continue to spread hope and delight to those who need them most. Taking inspiration from the Conti’s Founder’s advocacy on education, the management of Conti’s has been supportive of NGOs who espouse education.
Conti’s Management headed by its President Joey R. Garcia and General Manager as well as second-generation Conti, Ms Patricia Tan, served fifty street kids, under the care of Child Hope Foundation, cakes made from the heart. In celebration of the Christmas Season, Conti’s wanted to grant wishes of the kids to be able to have a delightful merry Christmas.
Fifty street children received cakes and other goodies they can share with their families this Holiday Season. A small deed means a lot to the kids who have endured the streets of Manila daily.
“We bake these cakes with love and we want to share the gift of love and hope to these children. Cakes have always been a staple and symbol of Pinoy celebrations, so we want to share with them something to celebrate with, “Conti’s Bakeshop General Manager Patricia Tan said.
Conti’s General Manager Patricia Tan with street kids of Child Hope Foundation
At a time when we worry about the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to learn to live with it and find ways to cope. Education has greatly suffered and should be given some attention. From the very beginning the Founders, Conti‘s sisters, Carol, Angie, and Cecile have always put a value on educating the young. It has been their advocacy to support several organizations that provide opportunities to the underprivileged to have access to good education and also learn skills that will help them with their livelihood.
Other than giving sweet delight to the scholars of Child Hope, Conti’s Management also donated baking equipment to their longtime partner Punlaan School. Since it began in 1975, Punlaan has provided holistic education and training to women from all walks of life, without discrimination of creed or social background. It aims to help especially women with fewer means to acquire the general culture and the specific formation needed to work in tourism-related establishments.
Conti’s founders Carole Sumulong and Angie Martinez, Conti’s President Joey R. Garcia, and General Manager Patricia Tan with Punlaan School Management during the turnover of baking equipment
“By providing these equipment, we hope to be able to assist Punlaan School in providing quality education to the young girls so they can have a better future” quipped Conti’s President Joey R. Garcia.