Dec 31, 2015

Toy Bank, A Gift of Love Community Programme


So I was over at Cheras LeisureMall, a couple of days ago, to see them make Christmas dreams come true for over 400 children from 13 children’s homes and charity houses through the mall’s annual community programme - Toy Bank, A Gift of Love!!

It was definitely very heart warming and also a joyous occasion filled with fun and festivities...

The celebration began early in the morning when 165 children from the participating children’s homes arrived to have a memorable Christmas celebration that began with a movie were treated to a special movie screening by Golden Screen Cinemas - Legend of a Rabbit: The Martial of Fire along with  the pop corn and drinks  at the GSC  Cheras LeisureMall ...



When the awesome action packed and cute cartoon was over, the kids were then ushered to the concourse area for the celebration, a yummy lunch and to receive the gifts sent by anonymous true love at the gift presentation ceremony on the fifth day of Christmas.


The participating children’s homes and charity houses of this year’s Toy Bank, A Gift of Love programme include Shepherd's Centre Foundation, Trinity Community Children’s Home, Persatuan Kebajikan Warga Tua Dan Kanak-Kanak WP, Pusat Jagaan Beribuan Kasih, Kajang, Bodhi Homecare Cheras, San Pedro Orphanage Home, Rumah Sayangan, Rumah Kanak Kanak Angels, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cornerstone, Yayasan Sunbeams Home, Rainbow Home, Rumah Bakti Nur Syaheera and Pusat Majudiri Y for the Deaf.
  


Ms Eva Hew, Assistant General Manager, Marketing and Promotion (Retail), Property Division, PPB Group Berhad said, “Toy Bank, A Gift of Love programme is a community initiative to connect people to areas of need in society. Since its inception in 1999, Toy Bank, A Gift of Love programme has become an anticipated event for the shoppers to express their care and concern for the underprivileged children.”


The children, their caretakers as well as other guests and members of the media like yours truly were treated to amazing dance performances...


Christmas carolling....and Hoverboard dance workshop...


It was so delightful to see happy faces of these under privilege kids getting their wishes granted by generous kind souls out there....


The Toy Bank programme has become a continued tradition for many regular donors. They return every year to participate in the Toy Bank programme, bringing along more friends and family members each time, helping this meaningful cause to grow stronger together. 



 As a community shopping mall, Cheras LeisureMall make it their mission to give back to the community that they operate in, and with society at large. The Toy Bank programme is served as a bridge to encourage interaction and connection between different parties in the communities.


A giant Toy Bank had been set up at the Ground Floor Concourse since 4 December 2015 to collect gifts of love for the children from the participating children’s homes and charity houses. Colourful wish cards bearing three of the children’s Christmas wishes were displayed at the wishing trees around the giant Toy Bank. To be part of this meaningful cause, willing parties can first pick a card from the wishing tree, select a toy or gift from child’s wish list and then deposit the gift together with the wish card at the Toy Bank.


Thanks to the shoppers, well-wishes and members of the public for their generous support towards the Toy Bank programme, the Cheras LeisureMall have collected around 2,700 gifts throughout the programme period from 4-27 December 2015. Apart from the gifts prepared according to the children’s wish lists, shoppers also donated household necessity items such as rice, cooking oil, toiletries and more


All those dance performances were definitely amazing and thrilling....



For more information about Toy Bank, A Gift of Love programme and other event, kindly call 03-9132 2386, visit the Cheras LeisureMall Facebook page or send us an email at marketing@ppb.com.my.


My personal assistant / daughter who followed me gets to meet Santa Bear too....




12 comments:

  1. merry xmas and happy new year. great event

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  2. Good event it seems. The kids look so happy :)

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  3. nice event on the day. everyone looks entertained on the day!

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  4. it was a fun filled day to see how the children enjoy the day so much! HOpe that I can meet oyu again in the future!

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  5. The santa bear is so cute!! Im excited to take picture with him too

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  6. Meaningful event! I wish i can join too! <3

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  7. Great and nice plus meaningful event.. Glad they have it annually!

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