For every school chair donated by DOLEFIL, 27 tree seedlings are planted. 

That is how DOLEFIL cares for the environment and at the same time gives back to the communities mainly of South Cotabato and other parts of Soccsksargen. This is being materialized through DOLEFIL's Chairs for Trees project, a corporate-cooperative-community partnership which was being implemented since 2003 and whose goal is to increase the numbers of school desk and chairs in the communities of Region 12 or SOCCSKSARGEN.
From DOLEFIL's recycled wooden pallets to arm chairs. Soccsksargen Bloggers witnessed how Chair for Trees is being implemented.

DOLEFIL partners with Unified Engineering and Manpower Services Multi Purpose Cooperative which is responsible for the manufacturing of school chairs made from the recycled wooden pallets from DOLEFIL. Every chair fabricated by the cooperative is being paid P270.00 by Dolefil which is then distributed to recipient public schools around the region with the help of the Mahintana Foundation. In return and as a reciprocating action, recipient of the Chair for Trees project are required to plant and grow one tree for every P10.00 worth of DOLEFIL’s assistance or 27 seedlings per armchair, they must also achieve an 80% survival rate for planted trees to able to request for additional assistance.
One of the many public schools recipient of DOLEFIL's Chair for Trees project are the pupils of Upper Klinan Elementary School in Polomolok, South Cotabato


Since the implementation of the Chair for Trees Project, DOLEFIL has already distributed  not less than 50 thousand armchairs, kiddie chairs and tables and  more than 1.3 million trees already planted.

The seedlings used for planting for the Chair for Trees project are sourced from Mt. Matutum Federation of Marginal Farmers Association , an all-women cooperative with nurseries in Brgy. Maligo, Polomolok, South Cotabato

Congratulations to DOLEFILand two thumbs up for its Chair for Trees project, it does not only cares for the environment and help solve the problem of lack of school chairs in the public schools within the region, it also generate livelihood opportunities to residents in the communities.

Dolefil is a division of Dole Food Company in the Philippines,  the world’s largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.

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  1. Kayo pala yung kahapon sa Kalsangi.. great post!

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  2. it's nice to know big company like DOLE giving back to communities, hope more companies will have the same program especially for environment..

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  3. luv the smiles of the kids here hehehe gud job Dolefil!

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  4. nice job. i'm proud to have worked at DOLE before.. thank you Dole for the experience.. missed the cannery and kalsangi clubhouse..!

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  5. Great Job Dolephil.....keep it up!!!

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  6. Dole is really doing their best to help save the nature by planting trees and helping the school for chairs too.

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  7. Wow, I commend Dolefil for helping out other people and at the same time, caring for the environment! Great cause! God bless all the people who are making this project a huge success! :-)

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  8. Wow, I commend Dolefil for coming up with this cause of helping other people and at the same time caring for the environment! God bless all those who are making this project a huge success! :-)

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  9. Noble works indeed. Kudos to DOLEFIL. I hope more and more companies will indulge in this kind of undertaking for the benefit of the students and the environment as well.

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  10. This is such a delight to read. It's so nice to know that DOLEFIL cares.. :) I hope more and more companies, as well as people, join in to help save the environment and attend to the needy :)

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  11. This is what corporate social responsibility should be like. We especially need more trees so kudos to Dolefil for the effort

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  12. this is a beautiful cause. hopefully more orgs and companies would help out.

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  13. this is a great program from Dolefil! not only do they help the environment, they also help the people of South Cotabato and 
    Soccsksargen.

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  14. causes like this really ought to be supported. Kudos to the organizers and I wish them more success and blessings as well :)

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  15. wow great project, we need to plat more now our home Earth are really sick

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  16. such a good idea doing this things!! since I've been hearing recently places in philippines cutting down trees for some sort of silly reasons!  good luck xx

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  17. That's a cause that everybody should support especially with our temperature getting hotter and hotter. I look forward that all companies would do what Dolefil as already started. ^_^

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  18. I applaud Dolefil for being able to come up with such a great project--a cause that helps other people and at the same time cares for the environment. God bless the people who are making this project a success! :-)

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  19. That's really a good program they have, and i like the colorful chairs! I
    hope they continue to do this awesome deed and get support from the
    other organizations as well.

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