Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia (RMHC) Smurfs Charity Movie Screening
I was at the previous charity movie screening by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia and it was an experience I kept close to heart. Last weekend, I was really glad to be invited to be a part of this year’s charity movie screening. Smurfs: The Lost Village was the movie shown in a special screening this year, where children and caretakers from 10 charity homes from KL were invited to watch over at TGV One Utama.
|Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia (RMHC) Smurfs Charity Movie Screening|
Last year, I went alone with the wife, minus the kid. This year was different as I tagged along the Mrs together with the kid, Martin for this movie screening. Even at home, Martin was already excited over the prospect of catching this movie in the big screen! He rarely gets to go out, let alone to the cinema, hence the excitement. I wanted him to experience watching his favourite Smurf movie on the big screen, with a whole lot of other kids.
|Cinema Hall filled with kids from the 10 charity homes present, all ready to enjoy the movie!|
What is Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia?
If you don’t know yet, McDonald’s have always given back to the community, worldwide. Here in Malaysia, the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Malaysia was established in Malaysia in February 1990 as a non-profit organization.
What do they do? They are part of the 300 RMHC Chapters worldwide with a clear vision to enrich the lives of underprivileged children encouraging them to achieve their fullest potential. In short, these are really good efforts by one of the biggest brand in the world. I fully support their vision by the way, hence my attendance at the charity movie screening that morning.
|Excited Martin with mum|
Cheques Presentation To The Homes & Orphanages by RMHC
Before the movie Smurf: The Lost Village started screening, there was a cheque presentation to all 10 homes in the cinema halls itself! I thought to myself then, “Hey! This is an awesome move by RMHC!”
Not only did they managed to get all the kids to sit down quietly in a cinema hall, the cheque presentation could be done to all 10 charity homes all at once! Each of the homes had an opportunity to collect the cheque of RM5,000 from the good folks of McDonald’s and RMHC that morning. I was at hand to snap pictures of every home!
|All 10 homes and orphanages were presented with cheques by RMHC|
Each of the 10 homes received cheques of RM5,000 each. How generous of RMHC to do this! Probably to us, it may not be a huge sum of money, but I’m pretty sure to each of the 10 homes present that morning, it will do lots of good, especially to get the children their basic necessities. All children from the homes were present, but for photos during the cheque presentation, only the representatives and 2 children from each home were in the pictures. I managed to snap all 10, and it’s all in this blog, starting from the Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels, KL above, and the subsequent 9 homes below.
|Rumah Aman Shah Alam, now this home is pretty near where I live at.|
Rumah Aman Shah Alam, now this home is pretty near where I live at.
Throughout the event, when we were outside the halls, to the moment all the kids were happily seated in the cinema hall, the ever smiling and cheerful Ronald McDonald was there to do his magic. I really do feel Ronald brought a difference in the overall mood of everyone present. Shouts of laughter and beams of joy can be seen from the sweet faces of each of the underprivileged children. This wasn’t the first time I caught Ronald McDonald’s captivating the attention of children, and here’s looking forward to more of his silly antics!
|Good folks from Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Kepong Kuala Lumpur receiving the cheque.|
House Of Love, here’s a big thank you for spreading the love to these underprivileged children.
Rumah Kasih Nurul Hasanah, Ronald giving his best smile as always at the back.
Which were the 10 homes and orphanages present?
I’ve taken the liberty to note down all the names of the charity homes that morning to share with you. These homes need more than our mention, as the good things they are doing, giving homes and fulfilling the needs of the underprivileged children has to be rewarded. We got to help them as best we can! The 10 homes and orphanages present at the Smurf: The Lost Village Movie Charity Screening are as listed below.
• Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Kepong Kuala Lumpur
• House Of Love
• Rumah Kasih Nurul Hasanah
• Pertubuhan Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah
• Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim Darul Izzah
• Pusat Jagaan Rumah Juara
• Rumah Kids
• Rumah Shalom
• Rumah Aman Shah Alam
• Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angels, KL
|Rumah Kids, keep doing the good work.|
Pusat Jagaan Rumah Juara, ‘Juara’ means champion, which you are!
Representatives from Rumah Anak-Anak Yatim Darul Izzah
Smurf: The Lost Vilage Charity Screening For The Children
Did you know this was just the second time the kid, Martin got to watch a movie in the halls of a cinema? Yes, we rarely brought him to catch a movie, as this was a luxury even we as parents could not afford to indulge in often. The movie Smurf: The Lost Village has to be the perfect choice for this special screening. Kudos to RMHC for picking this animated movie all kids would love! A happy movie indeed, with laughters of joy through-out the show.
What was the movie about? I would love to share every tiny details of the movie, but hey, today’s post is about RMHC and the children from the homes yes? Let’s just say, Smurf: The Lost Village had an interesting storyline to it, bringing us to a whole new world where other smurfs reside at, and they are all girls, just like Smurfette!
|Pertubuhan Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah receiving their cheque|
McD Happy Meal For All!
After our fun movie, all the 10 homes adjourned to the McDonald’s outlet three floors down from the cinema. The underprivileged kids got another pleasant surprise, McD Happy Meal for all! It was time for lunch after all; hence getting these were rather appropriate, with a toy inside. The McD Happy Meal totally made their day.
|McDonalds Happy Meal for all the kids after the movie!|
|Happy smiles on everyone’s face, spot us in this picture if you can!|
I truly enjoyed myself that morning, a perfect Sunday morning out with the family. Spending it with all those kids, seeing their laughter and smiles, a BIG THANK YOU has to be said to Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia (RMHC) for organizing such a meaningful event. It was a success in all ways, everyone came happy, stayed happy, and left with their tummy filled. If you would like to know more about Ronald McDonald House Charities Malaysia (RMHC) and their efforts, do check out their website at http://rmhc.org.my. Here’s looking forward to the next activity and event by RMHC.