So there I was at Cheras Leisure Mall today to catch their Toy Bank, A Gift Of Love Gift Presentation Ceremony. Wishes of over 400 children from 12 children's homes and charity houses are fulfilled through their community programme with a noble aim of brightening up the smiles of these kids. Pretty nice effort, especially in this Christmas season of giving.
|Toy Bank, A Gift Of Love Community Programme By Cheras Leisure Mall|
With the active participation of shoppers, more than 2000 gifts including household items were deposited into the Toy Bank located at the ground floor of Cheras Leisure Mall throughout the programmed which started from 5th to 28th December 2014. Participants had to pick a card from the wishing house, select a gift from a child's wish list, include a message on the card and deposit these into the Toy Bank.
|Essentials and gifts presentation to the homes|
Apart from gifts prepared according to the children's wish lists, shoppers also donated household necessity items such as rice, cooking oil, sugar, salt, oatmeal, biscuits, canned food, packet drinks, instant coffee, instant noodles, snacks, candies, tissues, mosquito repellant, toiletries and detergent. Over 200 children from the participating children's homes were present today at Cheras Leisure Mall for a fun-packed day with a scrumptious lunch and dance performances listed as one of the activities held.
|Yummy food for all|
|Dance performances to entertain the children|
Ms Eva Hew, Assistant General Manager of Marketing and Promotion (Property Division) PPB Group Berhad said, "Toy Bank, A Gift Of Love programme has grown over the years and taken on a life of its own to become an anticipated event for shoppers, well-wishers and generous members of the public to express their concern for underprivileged children".
|Some children performances were held as well|
|Happy smiles were seen everywhere|
"As a community shopping mall that is rooted at the Cheras neighbourhood close to 20 years, Cheras Leisure Mall continues its pledge to give back to the community that we operate in, and with society at large. Through the organization of community projects, we hope to develop a tight knitted relationship with the community and further encourage interaction and participation among our shoppers who have supported us all these years," Eva Hew added.
|Air of festivities at Cheras Leisure Mall today|
The participating children's homes and charity houses of this year's Toy Bank, A Gift Of Love programme include Rumah Charis, Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, Rumah Keluarga Kami, Rumah Shalom, House Of Joy, Rumah Juara, Rumah Sayangan, Desa Amal Jireh, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cornerstone, Rumah Kebajikan Anbu Illam & Karunai Illam and Pertubuhan Komuniti Penyayang Kapar (Caring Community Centre).
|Toy Bank, A Gift Of Love Gift Presentation Ceremony|
Cheras Leisure Mall will be teaming up with the shoppers and volunteers to visit 80 children of Kapar community at Pertubuhan Komuniti Penyayang Kapar, Klang on 31st December 2014, bringing love and care to inspirie and celebrate precious moments together with the children.
For more information about Toy Bank, A Gift of Love programme and upcoming event updates, do check out their Facebook page at Cheras Leisure Mall Fan Club, or call them at 03-91322386. You could email them at firstname.lastname@example.org as well.