Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Chummy Chum Brings Joy to Rescue Kids at CFC’s Children Ministry “Kids’ Camp”

CCF headed to Tikling, Taytay, Rizal through the invitation of Couples’ for Christ. The CFC Children’s Ministry held a 3-day “Kids’ Camp” at Methodist Prayer Garden with ‘batang hamog’ or children who beg in the streets that were rescued in Pasig, Quezon City and Manila by DSWD Pasig. 
During the Kids Camp, they taught the children good manners and right conduct as well as about God. The CFC Children’s Ministry prepared for this 3-day immersion by providing the children with clothes, food and bath essentials during their 3-day stay. During the first day, they held an acquaintance party for the children and invited Chummy Chum for the event. The children were delighted to receive freebies from CCF and generous sponsors. Big thanks to Ms. Karen Mendoza for the lootbags.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Sta. Ana Hospital during Children’s Month

CCF received a call from a Pediatrician of Sta. Ana Hospital requesting us to celebrate Children’s Month with them on October 16, Thursday. We told them that our van is covered with the coding system for that day, so the re-scheduled the event to Oct. 13, Tuesday. Since the registration in the OPD in public hospitals starts very early, we left our place at 6:00AM and we arrived at Sta. Ana Hospital at 8:00AM, just in time for the pedia checkup. We saw a lot of sick children coming from very poor families who are just relying on the free medical service that public hospitals provide. The children were very happy to see Chummy Chum and were more thankful when they received snacks and loot bags. Big thanks to Calvary Foursquare Church of Sta. Mesa for the loot bags.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces Children’s Month in Smokey Mountain

The celebration of Children’s Month was held in Brgy 128 in Tondo Manila, the area which the organizers chose. 
They have been doing said activity every year and they make sure that they have already booked with us five months ahead to ensure that they will get the slot. They also requested us to look for sponsors and tapped LOCA group to sponsor the loot bags for the recipients which LOCA Group gladly accepted. They donated 500 loot bags to the said event. Children from Smokey Mountain along with kids from orphanages and temporary shelters in Manila, gathered for the event. The organizers were happy for the turnout as every kid get to receive snacks and freebies courtesy of Chummy Chum and Loveline Cargo Loca. Big thanks to you.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chummy Chum Goes to Angono for SM Foundation’s Medical Mission

CCF met the poor families of Angono Rizal who participated in SM Foundation’s Medical Mission. The event was held in Angono Municipal Hall.

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 Calvary Square Sta. Mesa for the loot bags.  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Chummy Chum with Rebolledo Family at NCH Hemaward

Whenever people see us at the office packing loot bags or ordering cake or food from a popular food chain, they always remark how lucky the kid recipients are. They also ask us why we always conduct charity events at NCH, we kindly explain to them that NCH Hemaward are not frequented by donors. Most of the children here are very poor that they don’t even have money for fare, unlike in a temporary shelter for cancer kid patients, many kind-hearted people help them especially those that are being frequented by the affluent and/or popular artists.

For today, we accompanied the Rebolledo Family as they share their blessings to these least fortunate children.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Chummy Chum with Mr. Chok at Haven for Boys

CCF went to Haven for Boys, a temporary shelter for boys who were abandoned and/or living in the streets, and is located at Alabang, Muntinlupa City. The place is a big compound that has many rooms that makes it convenient for the children. The children housed here varies in ages and cases. 

Today, we met a batch of children who took part in the birthday treat of Mr. Choy. He celebrates his birthday every year doing charity works. They bring gifts, books and food for the children. CCF cooked popcorn for the kids and Chummy Chum came out to dance to the delight of the children.

We purposely did not show the children’s faces in the photo for their own protection.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces 22nd National Children’s Month Celebration

CCF went to Paranaque Municipal, the venue of the event for 22nd National Children’s Month.The theme for the event was ‘State of the Children Address’.
We brought colorful balloons as well as prepared 500 bags of popcorn as per request. But as we were cooking, we noticed that the number of kids did not reached 500, we estimated it as 300. Most of those present are from orphanages, Centers, and Daycare centers. The children had a great time singing and dancing then Chummy Chum came out, the only mascot invited, which made the party even more fun. The event went on smoothly. 
Good thing the distribution of gifts was already finished when it rained heavily.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chummy Chum at Kids’ Ranch 6th Church Anniversary

CCF went to Sariaya, Quezon as per invitation from Kids’ Ranch, a home for street kids founded by an Australian lady who married a Filipino. 
Today, they celebrate the founding anniversary of the said orphanage and their Church community. Through the years, they have helped quite a number of abandoned children and have honed them spiritually. 
CCF made the children happy thru games and entertainment. We thank Ms Lea and Ms. Loren, our volunteers, for helping us out. Thank you also for bringing gifts for the children. 
After the games and prizes courtesy of Ms. Ann Chi, Chummy Chum came out and entertained the kids with a dance number. After the party everybody went to the church for their worship service.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Chummy Chum in Calvary Foursquare Gospel Church’s “Compassion Children’s Month"

CCF Team headed to Calvary Foursquare Gospel Church in Sta. Mesa, Manila to grace their “Compassion Children’s Month”. When we got there, we were happy to see that there were so many balloons decorating the place. For sure the kids will love them they see them. 
Calvary Foursquare group was kind enough to offer us lunch when we got there after experiencing heavy traffic along the way. 
After that, we set up our booth and started to cook 300 bags of popcorn. While we were cooking, they started the program with a prayer and worship for the children. After the worship service, the party commenced and the children danced along with Chummy Chum. After the closing remarks the kids rushed to get the balloons and they got all the more excited when I opened the bubble machine.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chummy Chum with SM Foundation's Medical Mission in Sucat, Paranaque

CCF team went to SM Sucat for another medical mission tie up with SM Foundation. 
When we arrived, the SMF staff were already there because they said the security is very strict and they were being asked for permit but when it was our turn, everything was ok and we were able to enter smoothly. When the registration started, the children could not wait and were so excited that they even wanted to buy popcorn and balloons from us. We told them that we will give them popcorn for free after their medical checkup. 
There was this kid who requested for a balloon because it was his birthday. Since he was already done with his checkup, we did not only gave him a balloon but also loot bags courtesy of Mr. Rex, toys from Ms. Karen, popcorn and Chummy Chum freebies. 
Director Erick Tayag of the Department of Health (DOH) was also there and even danced with Chummy Chum.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces Childhaus’ 11th anniversary

Philanthropist Ricky Reyes invited CCF again to celebrate Childhaus’ 11th anniversary. 
Mother Ricky, as popularly known, regards himself as a ‘professional beggar’ in the sense that he asks for monetary support from his affluent peers for children with cancer that temporarily resides at Childhaus. 
Such generous peers include SM mogul Henry Sy who saw the sorry plight of these cancer-stricken children who need to endure long travel time from V Luna, Quezon City to PGH in Manila just to undergo chemotherapy. It was Henry Sy who provided Childhaus in V. Luna and today he also vowed to sponsor the construction of another Childhaus Center in Agoncillo St., Taft Ave., Manila so that the kids will not have hard time travelling. 
During the celebration, CCF was there along with several food booths lined up. We are proud to say that we were the only booth that did not collect any fees.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Gat Andres Memorial Hospital

CCF went to Gat Andres Memorial Hospital as part of our monthly hospital visits. 
As early as 6AM, many kids are already there to register for a free checkup. Most of the children present have fever, flu, cough and colds. 
Medicines are also given for free, a project in which Manila Mayor’s office is proud of because they get to help the poorest of the poor in their community. Chummy Chum, on our part, help the kids by cheering them up and ease away their fears and pain. 
Big thanks to Mr. Rex Ford for the loot bags.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chummy Chum with Mrs. Sison for a birthday treat for Cancer Kids

CCF Team headed to National Children’s Hospital (NCH) located at E. Rodriguez St., Quezon City to celebrate Mrs. Sison’s birthday with cancer kid patients. 
Every time we go there for an outreach event, we see different faces. Most of them are newly diagnosed with cancer or leukemia. 
It is indeed heartbreaking but this is reality. CCF help them by entertaining them and giving big smiles on their faces, that even for just a couple of hours, they will forget the pain and just be happy like a normal kid. While the party was ongoing, a parent came up to us and thanked us because her kid was very happy since this was the child's first time to experience a party complete with mascot and lots of gifts. 
It is just but unfortunate that the joy her kid is experiencing will only last for a moment and after this they are back to the sad reality. 
That is why NCH is very grateful to donors and foundations such as CCF in making importance to these children.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Chummy Chum with Ms. Edz and friends for a double birthday treat with SPED Kids

CCF Team went to Fourth Estate Elementary School located at Brgy. San Antonio, Paranaque City with Ms. Edz and friends to celebrate her special day as well as Mama Mary’s birthday with the SPED kids. 
We went to the school early and set up our booth. While waiting for Ms. Edz and the program to start, we had a light banter with the SPED kids. 
It’s good to know that once the therapy began for a kid with special needs, such as social exposure in a school, they tend to develop social skills like that of a normal child. There is one kid that is new to the school and was never exposed in a big environment, that child easily had tantrums and the parents had a hard time pacifying him. 
So to parents with special children, we suggest that you let your child enjoy the company of other kids to develop their communication and social skills as well as gain self-confidence.