It was never too late to spend the holiday with the ones who matter most and with the people who are worth the help as SM Malls in Bulacan stood as one in giving gifts of cheers and love across three children homes in the province.
Dubbed as “ChriSMiles”, volunteers from SM City Baliwag, SM Center Pulilan, SM City San Jose del Monte and SM City Marilao shared their time off from work to spread love and joy through gift giving and a little entertainment to the less fortunate children.
In Baliuag, almost 100 children of Bethlehem House of Bread had a meaningful holiday as they received toys, school supplies, food, footwear, cleaning materials and ‘SM Bears of Joy’ from SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan. Employees also had their share of priceless moments with kids as they accompany them to a breakfast treat as well as parlor games where they played as team.
Meanwhile in San Jose del Monte City, with the collaborative efforts from SM employees, agency personnel, and kindhearted shoppers and mall goers, more than 50 kids from Happy Child Academy and Resources Center Inc. in Diamond Crest Village were able bring out their sweetest smiles as they received bags of chocolates, school supplies, and ‘Bears of Joy’ from SM Cares. They were also treated with breakfast meal and entertainment number from a famous fast food chain mascot.
Furthermore in Guiguinto, SM City Marilao employee volunteers hosted and treated the children of Bethany House, Sto. Niño Orphanage last December 21. The activity was also made possible through their own initiative – a Bazaar for Cause in which they have raised additional funds for the orphaned children.
ChriSMiles is a yearly volunteerism activity of SM Supermalls that aims to make more children smile especially this holiday season. The event is a nationwide employee volunteerism program that brings joy to the chosen beneficiaries of each mall. The initiative started in 2012 that also encourages all SM employees to be more appreciative of their individual blessings by sharing and caring.
Also part of the activity was the distribution of SM ‘Bears of Joy’, a program of SM Cares that encourages the idea of gift giving by purchasing a simple bear from Toy Kingdom that is worth 200 pesos. One bear is for keep and the other one will be donated to the said chosen beneficiaries of each malls.