In 1992, Sun Life started Sharing Hope and Resources for Education and Social Services or S.H.A.R.E.S. Here, the Sun Lifers’ spirit of volunteerism shined brighter, from relief efforts to building houses for the homeless. S.H.A.R.E.S brought together Sun Life volunteers who wanted to make a difference in the lives of less privileged families and communities in places where they live and work.
In 2007, Sun Life Foundation was finally incorporated. This was the culmination of a deep and collective desire to help alleviate the plight of those most in need. Here, Sun Life’s mission to create a Brighter World takes flight through different meaningful initiatives aimed towards nation-building –one individual, one family, one community at a time.
Sun Life Foundation expanded its operations and reach, providing services now only in areas where Sun Life is operating but especially in depressed and hard-to-reach communities in different parts of the country. To do this, Sun Life Foundation started working with different non-profit organizations, giving financial grants to create more meaningful and lasting impact in the communities they serve. While sustainable programs and projects on education, health, environment and arts and culture became the focus, the culture of generosity that started with S.H.A.R.E.S. continues to shine on through Sun Life Foundation’s year-round volunteer engagement program.
For Sun Life, a Brighter World ensures the future of generations while creating a prosperous present. Through the Sun Life Foundation, Sun Life makes sure that no Filipino gets left behind.