GMA Network’s socio-civic arm, GMA Kapuso Foundation, recently received a donation from the international division of the country’s largest casual dining operator, Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI), which operates Max’s Restaurants across the globe.
As part of the brand’s 70th anniversary celebration, 14 Max’s Restaurants in North America guaranteed to donate a dollar for every whole order of Max’s fried chicken. Through the endeavour, they were able to raise US$4,580which will help develop suitable learning environments for school children nationwide through the Kapuso School Development (KSD) program.
The KSD Program aims to foster education by providing underserved primary and secondary public schools with decent and functional classrooms which are conducive for learning, as well as water distribution and sanitation facilities.
“Max’s Restaurants has always been about sharing wonderful experiences to generations of Filipinos,” says MGI International, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Peter King. “We felt that partnering with GMA Kapuso Foundation is the best way for us to share the same heartfelt Max’s experience to Filipino school children as a way of expressing our gratitude and giving back to communities.”
GMAKF Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mel C. Tiangco is grateful for the bayanihan spirit espoused by fellow Filipinos abroad. “We are thankful to partners such as Max’s Group, Inc., who, wherever they may be in the world, continue to help us in our mission of providing a good future for the youth of today, and who believe in the importance of a good education,” she expresses.