Dec 14, 2015

Butterfly Charity: Big Sister Project


It was a weekend of charity with the Butterfly Project Malaysia and yours truly was up early and at 1Utama early in the morning to meet up with 15 other butterflies to be a part of the Big Sister (Big Brother ) project where we were each paired up with a child from the Chrestus Home in Cheras.




We gathered there early in the morning and waited for the children to arrive, while indulging in our selfies and wefies as usual...



And... this one all of course was at the entrance of Hamley's toystore at 1Utama....


Elsewhere, at the same time at Chrestus Home in Cheras, our 'adik angkat (s)' for the day were all waiting for their Uber rides which generously included a Mercedes to pick them up and send them all the way to 1Utama where they could meet up with all of us...




They were understandably shy and bashful when we first met up. This is a picture of me and my adik angkat or is anak angkat a more apt word, since all my kids are older then Haresh here who is just 8 years old. 

He was a great kid who seemed quite matured. After identifying and pairing up with all our assigned kids, we then walked hand in hand into the toy store...



Haresh told me he was a fan of Transformers, Ninja Turtles and Avengers... and he especially liked Iron Man...thus he could not resist trying out the Iron Man mask...he initially wanted it but after having grabbed a few stuff, he decided he did not want it that much....



After rounding the boys toys area, he decided to get one of those electronic guitars, a gun and a Ninja Turtle motorcycle instead... and this is my boy with his loot for the day....



We headed to the cashier counter where the Food Panda Malaysia management team were there to pay for the children's selections...



After getting his purchases paid, Haresh here happily totes his toys all around....



And even proudly shows off and compare what he go with all the other brothers at his home....



After everyone has finished shopping, we then headed to TGIF for lunch...... He ordered a spaghetti and a Strawberry slushie for his lunch. 



While waiting for food to be served, boys being boys , he wanted to play games and so since it was his day, I downloaded the subway surfer on my phone for him to play...while waiting for his food....
He was thrilled each time he beat his own score... 



And when his meal came, he obediently ate his food.....


Halfway through our meals, the Food Panda Malaysia management team surprised all of us by giving everyone, the Big Sisters (Big Brothers) as well as the kids all a Panda!!!!! Oh my god.... that Panda was just so cute and irresistibly cuddly.....

Anyway, it was definitely an amazing morning getting to spend time with fellow butterflies as well as the less privileged kids.. all in the spirit of giving and having some fun time together..

Thank you Tammy Lim, mamasan of the Butterfly Project Malaysia (#butterflymsia) for organising this as well as Food Panda ( #foodpandamy) for being so generous to sponsor the kids toys, all our meals and our amazing cuddly pandas and to Uber  (#ubermy) for transporting the kids to and from the home and 1Utama......


18 comments:

  1. Great initiative by the butterfly project. Most of these kids never have the chance to buy anything they want. Nice one Miera! :)

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    1. I know right.... this is a treat for them...

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  2. Aww so sweet! Too bad I wasn't in town. He and all the other children sure are very happy

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  3. Great CSR project. Good work guys!

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  4. Such a kind move for the children!
    So glad that he gets to enjoy Christmas as well. :)

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  5. Such a wonderful and great effort by butterfly group!~ Nice initiative.. Merry Xmas!

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  6. Waaa good job butterfly project. Would like to join last time but I am resting sikit days I love to see their happy faces !!

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  7. Waaa good job butterfly project. Would like to join last time but I am resting sikit days I love to see their happy faces !!

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  8. good stuff and make the kids happy!
    u must be very happy too!

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  9. Gosh, the sponsor are really generous! You guys surely made these kids' day something to remember!

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  10. glad to see so many sponsors who are willing to do this for the kids! :D and look at his happy face, im sure he has a great time

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    1. FoodPanda is truly amazing and generous... and Uber too...

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  11. Wah!!! Big sister and good sister. Indeed this is a very meaningful activities by the Butterfly Project for the children from the Chrestus Home in Cheras.

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