We believe that there are so many good projects which already exist, where good people are investing time and passion but are just short of financial resources, that we would prefer to support existing projects rather than creating new ones. One by one we will identify such projects, get to know them, build relationships with them and support them to whatever extent our resources allow. Our goal is to establish long-term relationships, which result in long-term benefits in accordance with our mission.
Friends of Thai Daughters is a non-profit organization providing education, safe shelter and emotional support to girls at risk of being trafficked in Northern Thailand. Their program is intensive, comprehensive and produces amazing outcomes.
October 2017 – At the BNI Philippines convention at the Makati Polo Club, after Edward and Maymay shared their stories and what inspires them to reach out with the community, BNI members donated 74,000 PHP to the ELM Tree Foundation and requested that it be used to fund schooling activities for the children of Marawi.
September 2017 - A donation of 10,000 PHP to the education of Jupel Batobato, the 13-year old participant in Little Big Shots Philippines who made toy cars out of slippers.
Video Courtesy of Little Big Shots Philippines. ABSCBN
July 2017 - A donation of 100,000 PHP to Bantay Bata from MayWard fans led by The MayWard Official Head Admins in recognition of Edward Barber's 17th birthday.
July 2018 - A donation of 119,000 PHP to ELM Tree Foundation from MayWard fans led by The MayWard Official Head Admins in recognition of Edward Barber's 18th birthday.
Our first major project was the new Bahay Bulilit in Quezon City operated by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and funded by the ELM Tree Foundation, which was officially turned over to RMHC on December 20th, 2017 in a ceremony attended by local dignitaries, Ronald McDonald himself and of course Edward and Maymay, together with Mr. Kevin Barber and our friends from RMHC.
July 2019 - ELM Tree Foundation, attended by Laura Barber, in partnership with Adarna House and Department of Education, has supported the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn Program, which was held in Aringay District of La Union.