Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chummy Chum Surprise Kids at Rosario Batangas for SM Foundation’s Medical Mission

CCF Team headed to St. Joseph College, Rosario Batangas City for another Medical Mission by SM Foundation. 
The route we took going to Rosario was quite long but it didn’t really matter because we were delighted with the rural sight. When we got to the venue, only few people were there. It seems like not many people know about the medical mission. 
We were joking around that our sale was down for today because we are used to seeing activities with huge crowd turnout. 
The morning meal wasn’t ready yet so the staff of SMF were apologetic as popcorns were served to the doctors as ‘morning snacks’ but when lunch time came, we were pleasantly surprised by the deluge of food served to us and all the doctors and volunteers by the invitee. 
We would like to thank SMF for paying CCF’s startoll fee. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Chummy Chum Joins Dra. Mancao in celebrating Grand Daughter’s Birthday at Bahay Aruga

CCF headed to Mendalla St, Valley 1 barangay San Antonio, Paranaque City wherein the Drop In Center for Bahay Aruga is located. Bahay Aruga also houses abandoned and abused kids as well as children with special needs. Here is where DSWD process the transfer of said kids to other centers. 
Our Sponsor for today, Dra. Mancao is a good friend of Dra. Rorie of SM Foundation. Dra. Mancao’s granddaughter, KC, has started celebrating her birthday with less fortunate children since last year and they vowed to do this every year. 
We got to the place, which was surprisingly near our HQ, we immediately set up our booth as visitors started to arrive and we were introduced to Dra. Mancao. She is an orthopedic specialist and she also does prosthetic. We were glad that she offered her help to us, free of charge. 
The program ensued with games and prizes. After which, Chummy Chum came out and danced for the children and took a picture with them. Snacks and gift giving activity followed suit. KC and her friends were very happy to have a complete birthday celebration with the less fortunate kids. We intended not to show the faces of the children to protect their identity. 
Big thanks to Ate Lybian and friends for volunteering.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Chummy Chum with Ma’am Esther & Family on her Birthday Treat for Cancer Kids at Bahay Aruga

CCF went back to Bahay Aruga at EAC Bldg., Malate Manila for another charity activity. Bahay Aruga houses children afflicted with Cancer and having their chemo sessions at Philippine General Hopital. 
Most of the problems encountered by the owner of Bahay Aruga are the daily needs of the sick children such as food, medicine, PUV fares of the patients to PGH, among others. If donors like Ma’am Esther did not exist, they will not survive. 
Ma’am Esther Magleo have been partnering with CCF ever since and has been helping Cancer Kid Patients by conducting gift giving frequently. 
A month ago she requested to have a gift giving activity at PGH Ward 9 & 11 but when Ma’am Esther learned that the sick kids stay here at Bahay Aruga, she immediately asked CCF to arrange it and schedule the event. 
Together with her family and friends, she celebrated her special day with the cancer patients at Bahay Aruga. We at CCF helps Bahay Aruga by bringing them sponsors and they are the ones who negotiate regarding their other needs.

Chummy Chum Lead Ms Lorella & Co. at Daughters of Charity

CCF Staff went to the Daughters of Charity in Sucat Service Road, Paranaque City for another charity activity. Daughters of Charity is a religious organization that has a church and a convent for nuns that teaches catechism to poor kids in the community. They also help these poor kids in their education. 
Ms. Lorela, our sponsor for today, has always been on a lookout for less fortunate kids on whom she could share her blessings with. Her family conduct feeding programs for them. 
On this day, she celebrated her special day with the children of Daughters of Charity, along with her family and friends with the help of CCF. 
When our team got to the venue, the children were already there so we immediately set up our booth and cooked the popcorns. When Ms. Lorela and company arrived, they started the games for the kids who actively participated because the prizes for the winners were cash. When Chummy Chum came out, the children danced along with him and had their picture taken. After which, the kids lined up for gifts and freebies. Everyone went home happy and with big smiles on their faces.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chummy Chum distribute chocolate drinks and freebies to SM Foundation beneficiaries to Medical and Dental Mission.

CCF had another joint venture with SMF Cares, this time at Muntinlupa City Community. We coordinated with the DSWD in Muntinlupa to gather up the poorest in their community for the free medical & dental services. The DSWD, in turn selected the poorest families on every barangay, especially those who cannot afford to buy medicine and those who are already sick and in need of medical attention, but have no money for it. 
This is the reason why CCF supports this mission, they give importance to the poorest of the poor and give them benefits that they don’t normally receive. On our part, we are glad to help kids from these communities. One can never buy the radiant smiles and the warm thank you’s that these children give.
Big Thanks to Ms. Leizette for chocolate drinks.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Chummy Chum Brings Joy to Children at OMMC’s Medical Mission to poor families

CCF Team went to San Andres Gym, wherein all local hospitals of Metro Manila conducted a medical mission for Manila residents. 
   We received a text invitation from Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center Resident Doctor, inviting us to the said event. This is their share in the week-long birthday celebration of Mayor Estrada. 
     First day of medical mission is for Pedia wherein almost 200 kids were present. A lot of doctors participated in the event that’s why checkups went by fast. CCF Team was ahead of everyone else and has already set up our booth. 
     As we were arranging the freebies and snacks, including chocolate drinks, in the table, the doctors gave short lectures regarding proper hygiene. Afterwards, Chummy Chum came out and had photo ops with the children and the doctors. The children ran to our booth and made a beeline to receive snacks and freebies. The children all went home happily with the freebies they got. 
     A second batch of kids arrived, which came from a nearby area, and the same set up happened. There was a mother who asked us if it was Mayor Erap who was giving away the freebies and we informed her that it was not the good mayor, and that the freebies were courtesy of CCF and our supporters such as Ms. Leizette who donated the chocolate drinks. 
      Big thanks to you Ms. Leizette!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Chummy Chum with Crissy and Friends at Grace Christian Mission Orphanage

CCF staff headed to Boso-Boso, Antipolo for a charity event at Grace Christian Mission Orphanage. It has been almost 5 years since we last went there.

    This time it is for Ms. Chrissy’s birthday treat for the orphaned kids. This is the first time for Ms. Chrissy’s group to conduct an outreach program. Since we have last been here 5 years ago, we forgot the place and we asked for directions going to the orphanage. We arrived at the venue at exactly 8AM. 
  Grace Christian Mission is an orphanage for abandoned and neglected children. In the past they have 70 children at the center but now they only have 15 as they have already reconciled the others and the institution are more focused in helping kids in the community. 

     The birthday celebrant arrived so the parted began with parlor games as CCF gave away the prizes. After the games, Chummy Chum came out to the delight of the children. They danced along with Chummy Chum so did Ms. Crissy and company. The food that her group ordered took a bit long as they got lost along the way, so the children snacked on the popcorn, cotton candies & chocolate drinks instead. 

      Big thanks to Ms. Leizette for the chocolate drinks. May God bless you more.

      We intended not to disclose the kids' faces for their protection. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Chummy Chum joins SM Foundation on their medical and dental mission

Chummy Chum joins SM Foundation on their medical and dental mission held at the Carpark of SM San Lazaro. SMF provided free medical and dental checkups to the poorest community within San Lazaro Manila, by pooling in volunteer doctors, dentists and medical personnel to attend to their needs. 

When chummy chum arrived at the venue, the line of people was already long. As we were setting up, almost a thousand beneficiaries were already there and the doctors and other medical personnel started to attend to the people’s needs. The children who were there were all excited when they learned that Chummy Chum has something special for them They all received Chummy Chum goodies (popcorn, freebies, coloring books, and lootbags.) after their checkups. 

Thanks to Ms. Cobarubbia of BFHEVA for some lootbags for kids.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Chummy Chum met the Poor kids of Masinag Community of SMF Free Medical Service

CCF met the poor families of Masinag Antipolo who participated in SM Foundation’s Medical Mission. The event was held in Carpark of SM Masinag.

We arrived at the venue after going through the rough road via C6. When we got there, the registration is ongoing. Everything went smoothly and was very organized, even when CCF distributed freebies to children. 

The only setback we encountered were people, particularly municipal volunteers, who were complaining that they too were already hungry and they were asking us for popcorns. We patiently explained to them that said popcorns are intended for children only. Despite their insistence, we stood our ground and kindly told them that we cannot give in to their wishes. Thankfully, they finally understood. Even SMF did not meddle with the situation and just let us be because they know our policy, that we are doing everything just for the kids. 
Big thanks to Mrs. Cobarubbia of BFHEVA for some loot bags for kids.  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Chummy Chum Visits “Bahay Aruga” a New Halfway Home for Children with Cancer

CCF Team left the HQ early as we grant the request of a group of students from University of the Philippines – Manila. The venue was at the EAC Building. Upon entering the venue, we encountered a problem as the organizer didn’t get to settle the permits we need so our machine could go through. 
As we wait, we visited the venue and we saw that the area is at a higher level. We realized that we will have a difficult time especially bringing up our machine so we had to back off. Aside from the lack of communication and coordination on the part of the invitee, we deemed it wise to turn down their request and just head home. 
As we stopped at a certain building, someone recognized us and talked to us. That person remembered that we are the ones who bring cheer to poor children especially kids who are afflicted with serious diseases such as cancer. 
The person led us to a building called “Bahay Aruga” a temporary place to stay for Cancer Kid Patients who are undergoing medication at PGH. There were 30 kids inside that are undergoing chemotherapy at PGH. The area is small and the first thing you will see are hospital beds for the children. 
Bahay Aruga just turned 1 and not a lot of people know about it. The staff requested us if they could also seek help from SM Foundation. 
We will be back at “Bahay Aruga” this April to again spread joy and cheer to these sick children.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chummy Chum Graces Aral Pinoy Libreng Salo-salo Lenten Season

After the morning event, the CCF Team went to Malate Manila for Aral Pinoy.org’s event for children. Aral Pinoy chose Brgy 733 Zone 80 as the venue of their event. We had a hard time to find the place and when we get there, we found that the venue was quite small to hold a Lenten celebration. 
     We observed that the kids who attended the celebration are healthy, well-dressed and were not really from the poor sector. The organizer even had their event coincide with that of a Councilor's and was there for early campaigning. 
     We wanted to gently remind everyone that our Foundation caters exclusively to less fortunate children because they are the ones who are not privileged enough to experience mascots, good food, parties and such. It is ok if there are children who are “well-off” mixed with poor kids. Just as long the number of underprivileged children are more than that of the well-off kids. 
     We also receive invitations from those that live under the bridge but it would be better if the venues that the organizers choose is spacious and conducive to the welfare of our beneficiaries. We are not picky when it comes to invites, what we request is that the venue be comfortable for everyone. Even our boss wanted everything to be ok and in order so that our relationship with organizations who invite us with run much longer.