HairShaft holds tournament for House with No Steps Foundation
Golf for a Cause
HairShaft holds tournament for House with No Steps Foundation
Leading hair and beauty salon HairShaft is looking into providing sustainable income for the beneficiaries of House with No Steps Foundation with their livelihood laundry project in partnership with Breakfast Ride Community.
Through its 1st HarShaft Golf Invitational, spearheaded by owner Fred Penales and wife Lucy held last August 20 at the Camp Aguinaldo Golf Course, the House with No Steps Foundation received commercial LG washers and dryers to aide them in their laundry services program, all worth 8 million pesos.
A staunch supporter of various charity organizations even before the establishment of HairShaft, Penales said that this fundraising event envisions helping Persons with Disabilities to be empowered while being productive citizens of the country.
For their part, HairShaft is not only committed in bringing out the best in their customers. Its goal is to also empower other people, especially people in marginalized sectors such PWDs, in living life to the fullest.
In an interview, Lucy shares how the foundation has inspired them to give back. She was inspired by how the Breakfast Ride Community has been an avid supporter of the foundation, and thus they both decided to spearhead a project supporting the same beneficiaries.
"Fred and I (Lucy) rides motorcycle. In reality, time will come when we get old, all us will become PWD's somehow or in our way, like riding motorcycle if we don't ride safely we might end up in a wheelchair," she says. "For us HWNSF symbolizes hope and never giving up."
Lucy added that hope and never giving up is also part of HairShaft's values.
The play for a cause event was followed by the Fundraising Bike Night Dinner Show where celebrity partners performed for the attendees.
Also present in the event were HairShaft angels and celebrity partners Dingdong Avandazado, Jessa Zaragoza, Noel Cabangon, Katya Santos, Ton-Ton Gutierrez, Kris Lawrence, among others.
"HWNSF is very close to Motorcycle Community where Fred and his close friends passionately do their project for Pwd's empowerment," she says. "For them riding is more fun if you can share your blessing from God with the needy."
Penales also encourages businesses to support the livelihood program through getting their services for their laundries.
She also wishes that through this cause, partner businesses can spread the word about the livelihgood program. in fact, for every purchase of laundry washer, five percent of the price will also be given to the foundation.
Penales added that this is charity event will not be the last one. Their plans include future benefit shows for other charities.
Women Supporting Women - The SunSmart booth also served as an avenue to unite women entrepreneurs who are advocates of women empowerment, an advocacy close to Ngai's heart.
A former beauty queen and mother, Ngai believes that SunSmart has paved the way for her to reach out to more underserved communities so they may be given the same opportunities as people in the urbanized areas have.
She hopes that through SunSmart's innovative products, it can empower women and the young to continue seeking for a brighter future.
With this, SunSmart hosted the "Women Like a Sun" segment during the expo, attended by various women empowerment advocates.
“I do believe that women are like the sun,” Ngai says. “We bring light to the lives of many and it is our duty as women to empower and lift each other up.”
Among the guests where Digital Entrepreneur and CEO MyAppyBizz Aleqx Lane, Vice-President GineersNow Emelyn Golen-Bagatsing, New York-based entrepreneur and OFWs advocate Gemma Sotto, Secretary General of PCRG or Philippine Police Community Relations Group Evelyn Bars, Entrepreneur and Wife of PCRG Head PNP General Cherry Pie Sermonia, Hairshaft Salon Owner and CFO Lucy Britanico-Penales, Hongkong Entrepreneur Elaine Fung, Salad Master Entrepreneur Aims Lao, Nutra Vita International Corporation Celergen Switzerland President and CEO Jinnie M. Uy, Celergen Switzerland, retiree of US Air Force/Air National Guard Betsy Belmonte-Gilbert and Ms. Tourism Ambassador Universe 2019 / Ms. Earth Philippines 2017 2nd Runner Up Leandrea Batingan. (Fashion Designer Don Cristobal and Media Producer Richard Hinola also attended the gathering).
Uy, an advocate of beauty and wellness among women, believes that SunSmart's advocacy in gathering women from different industries create a ripple effect to many.
Just like her advocacy of leading women to take care of themselves so they can be at their very best in every role they take, Uy trusts that SunSmart’s advocacy can also move women to reach greater heights.
“My advocacy is to help women, especially mothers, to take care of themselves,” she says. “I look up to people like Jenny who takes the extra mile to reach out to people, especially in remote communities. My role is to take care of people like her, so they can still be at their very best despite their busy schedules.”
“We touch more hearts than hair”, said by Penales, an entrepreneur, the woman who has a big heart, She and her humble husband Fred secretly helping the poor and continuously giving love and charity support. Lucy agreed that women are like the sun, “Everyday we give light, like the sun, women has a natural and strong energy, we encourage and support each other”
Meanwhile, Sotto lauds SunSmart's move to highlight empowering Filipina leaders as she personally advocates OFW right, especially Filipinas who experience abuse abroad.
She says, “With over 20 years of being outside the Philippines, I saw the need to empower fellow Filipinos abroad. My goal is to inspire them to keep moving forward despite the challenges they face in their own lives, while giving them a fulfilling career.”
She hopes that through the right advocacy, she gives opportunities for Filipinas to have a fulfilling career while supporting their respective families in the Philippines.
SunSmart Solar at the Future Energy Show - an avenue to unite women entrepreneurs who are advocates of women empowerment, an advocacy close to Ngai's heart.
Renewable energy company SunSmart once again showcased its world-class products at the recently held The Future Energy Show 2019 last May 20-21 held at the SMX Convention Center.
Spearheaded by SunSmart President Jenny Lin Ngai, SunSmart has gathered the majority of the expo’s 8,000 attendees to their interactive and activity-filled exhibition area, making it the most visited booth in the two-day event.
The Future Energy Show, organized by Terrapinn, has gathered 180 speakers who shared their expertise in solar, wind, smart energy, power generation, storage, electric vehicles and more. It also gathered over 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology in solar, storage, wind, smart energy, power generation and electric vehicles.
Exciting two days with SunSmart “The number one and most visited booth at the Future Energy Show” witnessed by many and claimed by the visitors of the show.
William Ngai, CEO and Founder of SunSmart Solar Technology introduced Perlight Solar China, Ltd. and Top Executives: President & CEO - Mr. Victor Dong General, Manager - Mr. Zhao, Chief Technical Officer - Mr. Aaron Li, Global Marketing Director - Mr. Jimmy Ye, Innovation Engineer - Mr. Wang, Mini Grid Engineer - Mr. Liang together with SunSmart Honorable Guest Ms. Gemma Sotto.
The expo was well attended by leading policymakers, regulators, local industry heavyweights, international energy experts and world class technology and solution providers who have networked and source solutions from exhibitors.
Most of the visitors came to witnessed the most intelligent and innovative power at the SunSmart Solar booth, products are integrated solar system solutions from small scale to large scale capacity, or such as from kilowatt size of integrated solar power to megawatt power capacity of containerized integrated energy solar systems that are hybrid, embedded and capable to co generate as a decentralized renewable power stations.
Established in 2016, SunSmart has been one of the leading companies pushing for the use of renewable energy. It aims to make communities off the grid through its SunSmart series that are innovative, integrated, and in style.
One of SunSmart's highlight product is the i-MoGen (Intelligent Mobile Generator) series featuring soundless, shockproof, zero diesel, and modular feature products that are intended to power up on the go.
This includes easy-transport generators which can exude 200W to 6000W power output. I-MoGen's aim is to light up off grid communities so they can enjoy clean electricity and do daily activities that require power without breaking the bank.
SunSmart envisions partnering with local government units and various departments to reach out to rural and far flung areas that need electricity the most.