We are a fund raising, fund giving, and friends raising organization that supports projects on education, health & nutrition, and child welfare & development for Filipino children in need.

We do this by asking individuals, companies, and organizations to donate at least ONE HOUR of their annual salary or earnings once a year.

Our Vision

Our vision is to give the Filipino child the basic right to enjoy a happy, safe, and fulfilling future.


Our Mission

Our mission is to generate funds and friends nationwide by asking individuals, employees, companies, and organizations to donate at least one hour of their annual salary or earnings once a year, and to share their time and talent.



Children's hour began with a noble dream:

for every child to have a happy, safe, and fulfilling future.

Children’s Promise Campaign
Former United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Prime Minister Tony Blair, Sir Richard Greenbury of Marks & Spencer, and the New Millennium Company started a fundraising campaign called Children's Promise.

Foundation of Children’s Hour

IYF member and top businessman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala brought the campaign to the Philippines. And thus, Children's Hour was born.


The First One Hour Campaign
Children's Promise had a simple proposition: Each individual, employee, organization, or corporation would donate the final hour of their pay to projects that improved the lives of marginalized children. The idea grew and went global, with US-based International Youth Foundation as its pioneer.

20th Campaign Year
To date, we will be celebrating our 20th Campaign Year this fiscal year.





Emily A. Abrera

Vice Chair

Michael T. Toledo

Executive Director

Edgar N. Geolina

Honorary Chair

Ma. Elena Aquino -  Cruz


Roberto F. De Ocampo

Chair of Resource Deployment 

Corazon Alma G. De Leon

Audit Committee Chair

Gen. Efren L. Abu


Emily A. Abrera
Efren L. Abu
Jose Mari L. Chan
Corazon Alma G. De Leon
Roberto F. De Ocampo
Marcia Y. Gokongwei
Anthony T. Huang
Jose P. Leviste, Jr.
Cristina Lim - Yuson
Bernido H. Liu
Susana A.S. Madrigal

Conchita L. Manabat
Evangeline T. Mayuga
Marianne G. Quebral
Carmencita N. Reodica
Alexandra P. Romualdez
Jose R. Soberano III
Margarito B. Teves
Michael T. Toledo
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, Jr.
Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala


Lisa Cheng
Ma. Elena Aquino -  Cruz​
Jose Cuisia Jr.

Gen. Renato De Villa

Carlos Dominguez
Lydia Echauz

Narcisa Escaler

Vincent Fabella
Victoria Garchitorena

Robert Gothong

Clinton Hess

Lucita Lazo

Jocelyn Ledesma

Patricia Licuanan

Donald Patrick Lim

Regina Lopez
Guillermo Luz

Justo Ortiz

Robina Pe

Armando Salvador


Corporate Secretary

Atty. Renan R. Osero

Navarro Amper/Deloitte