CCF received an invitation from a doctor from Taguig and was requesting if we can spread cheer to poor kids in their community during their medical mission sponsored by the Office of the Mayor. They conduct medical mission twice week and scour the poorest communities of Taguig. We just encountered a minor problem getting to Pinagsamahan Pallar in Taguig City because we could not find the address where the medical mission is being held. We arrived half way through the program. This is the first time we joined their team for a charitable activity at we can feel their sincerity in helping the poor people. We gave away coloring materials to the children but even the grownups were asking for it. We politely explained to them that said freebies are exclusively for kids who were there to have their checkups. We were invited again for another activity but have scheduled activities on the days that they requested.
Friday, June 20, 2014
CCF paid a visit Taguig-Pateros District Hospital’s Out-Patient Department. This is CCF’s first activity they had in the hospital in cooperation with TPDH Head Nurse. We promised to hold another activity there when we have the time.
CCF has been going to various public hospitals upon their request to spread cheer to sick children that belong to the poor sector of our society. Aside from our mission, we also donate incubators to public hospitals who are in dire need of said equipment. We also conduct regular monitoring to ensure that said incubators are being useful to children of poor families.
Thank you to Ms. Jhen Alfonso for the added refreshments.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
CCF team once again paid a visit to Rizal Medical Center. We had a hard time securing a pass to enter said hospital because every time we go there, a new team of security is assigned. Even our contact from the Social Service Department had a hard time talking to them. But this situation did not deter us from our mission of spreading joy and cheer to the poor children who are sick and are confined at the Pedia Ward.
Almost 50 kids were there, three of them have cancer. We quietly set up our popcorn booth and the children were unaware of our presence until they smelled the sweet scent of cooked popcorn. The kids went to us and when they learned that we will be giving away the popcorns for free, they excitedly waited for the program to start.
All the children received a gift from Mr. Sison. Some of the food at the said event came from Ms. Jhen Alfonso. Big big thanks to them.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
CCF went to National Children’s Hospital located at E Rodriguez Quezon City for Mr. & Mrs. Sison’s annual treat to cancer kid patients. The generous couple yearly celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, with less fortunate children as their way of saying thank you to all the blessings they have received. The event was held at the 4th Floor Hema Ward because we have to take into consideration the sick kids who cannot come up to the 6th Floor. All the children at the Hema Ward were invited as well as those in Philhealth.
The party started with games for the mothers. It was very enjoyable that even bedridden kids had a great time watching. Chummy Chum came out and the kids were all happy. That is when we sang ‘happy birthday’ to Mr. Sison. The couple had done so much preparation, they were even the ones who bought toys for the kids. There were also food ordered from a popular food chain, loot bags, fruits, hygiene kits, and so much more. Everyone was happy especially when they each have a slice of cake. Big thanks to Ms. Jane and Bhing for volunteering.
Friday, June 13, 2014
CCF Team headed to Sta. Rosa City in Laguna for another Medical Mission of SM Foundation, Inc. The said event was held at SM City Santa Rosa wherein hundreds of people from Santa Rosa’s poorest communities gathered there to avail of the free medical services. The venue was small but it did not deter the team to provide service to the poor. Aside from free medical checkup, the beneficiaries were also given free medicines. CCF on the other hand provided cheers to the children present. Some politicians use such events for their own purpose. We try to avoid these as much as we can because we want the donors to be sincere in their willingness to help the poor. Big thanks to Ms. Jhen Alfonso for the added refreshments.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Chummy Chum went to Brgy. Diliman Daycare Center located at the Diliman, Quezon City, upon the request of University of the Philippines Volunteers for a gift-giving project to daycare students.
The said volunteers are composed of UP student scholars. They are not well-off but they managed to generate funds for the project and give joy to young children. Every year they request CCF to join them on their projects for the poor kids of the said community.
For this project, we encountered a minor setback because of the venue. The venue was held at the 2nd floor wherein it was very hot and the area is small. But nevertheless, we managed to fulfill our mission for the children. The UP Volunteers are very thankful for CCF for helping them on their projects every year.
Friday, June 6, 2014
CCF granted the request of Ms. Jhen to hold the birthday celebration of her daughter in Tahan-Tahanan located at East Ave., Medical Center. They wanted to share their blessings to Cancer kid patients. Ms Jhen and her family are based in the U.S. and came home to the Philippines to visit their relatives. They sent an email to CCF to seek our assistance to find them a worthy beneficiary, and we chose Tahan-tahanan. The center also expressed that they urgently need medicines and other medical needs for the patients and this was granted by Ms. Jhen and donated them to Tahan-tahanan.
The birthday party was a success with clowns, toys, freebies and food for the beneficiaries. They got all excited all the more when Chummy Chum came out and danced for them.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
CCF headed to Rizal province for another medical mission with SMF.
The event was held at SM Taytay Parking area. Taytay residents that belong to the poorest of poor were given free medical and dental checkups by a team of doctors, as well as free medicines. They were chosen and were given stubs by DSWD stationed on the said area. CCF was there to give joy to poor sick children.
At the said event, there were only a handful of children because most of them are in school. Some went to the venue after their classes, but sadly, the medical mission has already ended.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
CCF headed to Missionaries of Charity Alay ng Puso located at Delpan St., Tondo, Manila to accompany the Sarjihwani Family as they share their blessings to the less fortunate children of Alay ng Puso. They brought along foods and other goods for donations to said children.
With most CCF donors, they ask us as to where and how they can share their blessings to other people. We tell them on what they like or who they want to help. Just like kids with cancer, children from poor community or those at the orphanage, CCF arrange the visit and call the centers in behalf of the donors. We ask for the number of beneficiaries, but sometimes when we get to a venue, only half of the number will be present so what we do is to invite poor children outside of the center and let them join the fun.
Friday, May 30, 2014
CCF went to another medical and dental mission with SM Foundation, this time at SM Rosario Cavite. The event was held at the front of the mall. SMF tapped the services of several doctors to provide free check up to poor families of Rosario, Cavite. Chummy Chum, on the other hand, gave free entertainment and gifts to poor sick kids who went there to avail the free checkup. Our team noticed that there are so many children here that belong to the poor families so aside from the Chummy Chum freebies, we also gave them snacks courtesy of our anonymous donors. There was this kid that was nursing a fever and asked us for a balloon, we readily gave one and a lootbag, which made the kid’s face lit up in delight.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Directors of Dr. Jose Rodriguez Memorial Hospital were delighted when they get to receive a call from us that we were going to pay them a visit to do charity work and conduct maintenance checkup of the incubator that we donated to them.
They were very thankful of our visit because some of their incubator units are defective and it’s a chance for our technicians to fix them up.
The children were equally delighted when they saw us setting up our booth in the Pedia OPD section of the hospital. Some of the children were fascinated as they watch us make popcorn, while some were asking us if they could buy one.
The kids did not wait long for Chummy Chum to come out as they danced along with him as if they were not sick at all. We were very happy that we get to see how enjoyable the event was for the children. As we were about to leave, the medical staff were already asking on when are we going to visit them again and we answered, “Very soon”.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
CCF headed to Sisters of the Poor located at Biak na Bato, Quezon City to join Ms. Faith for a charity activity.
Sisters of the Poor looks like a convent but is in fact a dormitory for girls run by Nuns. They offer affordable rates for room rents and those earnings go to the less fortunate children and teens for their schooling and other needs.
This time their beneficiaries are seventy (70) elementary children that belong to the poor community. Before the distribution of school supplies, their “Ate’s” started the program with games with Chummy Chum freebies as prizes. After that Chummy Chum came out and danced for the children.
Ms. Faith and her friends gave the children food packs from a popular foodchain as well as school supplies. CCF provided popcorn, cotton candies, balloons, coloring sets and jumping ropes as prizes, as well as cold mineral water for drinks. All the children went home happy.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Chummy Chum accompanies Ms. Emerald and her group as they provided treat to cancer kid patients of Tahan-Tahanan.
It is a temporary shelter for cancer-stricken children who are still looking for sponsors for their medical expenses. Tahan-Tahan is located at the basement area of East Avenue Medical Center. Almost every month, CCF is here as per request from various individuals who want to share their blessing to the needy ones. It were very sad for us to hear that two (2) patients who were with us just last month, have already passed away. That is why we are very grateful to sponsors, such as Ms. Emerald's group, for choosing to celebrate with these kids and give them happiness despite the sad state that they are in.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
CCF headed to National Children’s Hospital (NCH) located at E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City to visit the cancer kid patients who are having their checkup at the Pedia OPD. It seems like it was a lucky day for most kids to have Chummy Chum visit them because most of them just brought enough money for medicine or lab fees, and no room to buy snacks.
Parents of the sick children were very grateful to CCF for taking time to entertain the children and providing them with snacks and drinks.
Each children received Chummy Chum freebies such as coloring set, toys and also balloons. They also get to enjoy freshly-cooked popcorn, which according to studies, is one of the most nutritious snack in the world especially when newly cooked.
Big thanks to Advocacy Outreach for some of the lootbags and to Ms. Anne Eugenio for the loomband bracelets and additional drinks.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
After the morning event, the group headed to Seacom in Paranaque City. It has been a year since we came here to celebrate the birthday of Kuya Ariel’s children. Kuya Ariel is a former driver of CCF and every year, he and his family celebrate the birthdays of their children by way of a feeding program for their less-fortunate neighbors. It is Kuya Ariel & family’s way of thanking the Lord for giving them blessings such as good health and the fact that they manage to get by every day of their lives. For this afternoon, they invited children in their neighborhood, especially those who have not experienced attending a grand birthday party with a mascot, cotton candy and the likes. CCF is here to give joy to children and give the kids freebies as well as delicious food courtesy of Kuya Ariel.
CCF Team headed to Missionaries of Charity – Home of Joy located at Tayuman, Tondo, Manila. When we arrived at the venue, some of the donors were already there to share their blessings to the kids. While we were setting up, some of Mrs. Cobbarubia’s companions went to the elderly to distribute lunch packs, bags of rice, groceries and biscuits. The elderly were all delighted to receive them. The donors went back to the children and gave them food packs from a popular fast food chain. It is good to see that are still many kind-hearted people who still share their blessings to institutions such as these.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Chummy Chum headed to Nasugbu, Batangas to join SM Foundation for another Medical-Dental Mission. We left our HQ at 5am and we arrived at the venue by 9am. SMF staff already started giving free medical service to the patients. Because it was very hot and the venue was quite far from where the people live, there were only few beneficiaries who showed up. Kids who were there for the checkup were also given free medicines as well as Chummy Chum freebies.