Many people enjoy the intangible benefits of giving—a pleasant feeling of connectedness and the satisfaction of doing something to make the world a better place. As a company that operates 57 stores in cities and towns across the country, Toby’s Sports has always believed in its duty to give back to the community, and the company does this by doing what they do best—providing Filipinos from all walks of life access to sports.
In August 2019, Toby’s Sports found a worthy beneficiary in Tahanang Walang Hagdanan (TWH), a non-stock, non-government organization that has been providing services to Persons With Disabilities (PWD) for the past 45 years. Its programs and services are focused on the improvement of the quality of life of PWDs, most especially the orthopedically impaired, by providing training, educational assistance, mobility aid assistance, and livelihood.
Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc., the parent company of Toby’s Sports, recently met with members of TWH and the group talked about their individual stories and bonded over their shared love for sports. “Toby’s Sports believes in giving everyone a chance play sports and live an active lifestyle, no matter their background. And I’m really so happy that the TWH team sees the value that sports can bring to their amazing community,” Claudio said.
Through its CSR arm, the Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation, Toby’s Sports donated a variety of sports equipment, footwear, apparel and even a Ping Pong Table that brought so much delight to the TWH community.
The TWH compound has four sheltered workshops that feature different handicrafts. There’s a Metalcraft workshop where they manufacture customized wheelchairs, canes, and walkers; a Woodcraft workshop that produces educational materials, Montessori items, PT-OT equipment, novelty items, corporate giveaways, and furniture like chairs, cabinet, tables, etc.; and Sewing and Packaging Services department that provide livelihood to persons with disabilities.
ABOUT TOBY’S SPORTS
Toby’s Sports is the leading multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, having delivered the best in sports and fitness products to millions of Filipinos for 40 years. Established in 1978, Toby’s Sports is included in the Hall of Fame of Most Outstanding Retailers by the Philippine Retailers Association and is a DTI Bagwis awardee for consumer satisfaction. Toby’s Sports carries over 60,000 items from the world’s top sports brands, as well a diverse line-up of its own brands that offer superior value-for-money. It currently operates 55 stores across the Philippines, as well as an online store (www.tobys.com). Toby’s Sports is part of the retail arm of Quorum Group of Companies. For more information on Toby’s Sports, follow us in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.