Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Ospital ng Tondo

CCF is glad to visit Ospital ng Tondo again because the hospital director is so kind to us. We once again brought cheers to poor children at their OPD section. 
Mothers brought out their ‘orange cards’ to signify that they really belong to the indigent sector within the Tondo community. 
It is good that the local government of Manila gives out ‘orange card’ so as to easily identify the families that needed the most help. 
CCF gave snacks and freebies to the poor kids having their checkup. Thank you to Ms. Karen and Michelle for the lootbags.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chummy Chum Joins Reed Elsevier Company at Guanella Home

CCF Team headed to Guanela Home located at Pinkian Road in Quezon City for another outreach program with Reed Elsevier Company. 
This is a home for abandoned kids with special needs. SPED students in Public and Private Schools are luckier than these kids because they still have their parents to take good care of them and defend them. With the kids here, they have no parents but the caretakers of Guanela tend to their needs. So sad to think that there are heartless parents who chose to hide from society, their kids with said medical condition or even abandon them. 
There are a lot of SPED Schools that will help them and their kids to cope with society and live a normal life. Hiding them will only make them more withdrawn. Kids at Guanella Home are more disciplined because of the care and guidance accorded to them by their caretakers. 
Big thank you to Karen and Michelle for the lootbags.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Chummy Chum Brings Happiness to SPED Kids of Pasig Elementary School

CCF headed to Pasig Elementary School located at Bagong Ilog, Pasig City. It was their PE day when we went there. The kids were practicing at the gym at that time and when they saw that our CCF van is CCF is approaching, they rushed to our van. The children were told earlier that they will have visitors that will give them free snacks. And it turn out, we did not only give them snacks, we even provided entertainment courtesy of Chummy Chum as well popcorns and cotton candies, freebies and toys. We also brought along a bubble machine to the delight of the SPED students. Thank you to Mr. Roger & Mark, also to Ms. Karen & Michelle for providing additional refreshments.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chummy Chum Cheers for the Kids of Pagsawitan with SM Foundation Medical Mission

CCF headed to Barangay Pagsawitan in Sta. Cruz, Laguna. This is where SM Foundation held their Free Medical Mission. This is CCF’s first time to come here and we can say that it may be a City already but the “provincial feel” of the place is still very imminent. 
We distributed Chummy Chum freebies to the children only, parents and their beneficiaries are not included. Most of these kids are very hesitant to participate in medical missions due to fear. But when they see our colorful booth and when they find out that they’d get to receive freebies later in the day, their eyes lit up and their fear fade away. 
Kids of Pagsawitan received free health service as well medicines while CCF provided freebies such as popcorn snacks, and coloring sets.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Abandoned Kids of Home Love

CCF Team headed to Antipolo in the morning to visit the abandoned kids residing in House of Love run by the Missionaries of Charity. The orphanage is located along Sumulong Highway in Antipolo City. We have already been to Missionaries of Charity in Tayuman and Delpan St., Tondo in Manila several times but this is the first time for us to come in their orphanage in Antipolo. Their place is beautiful and spacious, has a quiet environment and has so many trees. Only the merry shouts of the little kids are the only “noise” you can hear in that place. 
Most of the children housed here are abandoned by their parents for various reasons. In every orphanages that we go to, we somehow find comfort in knowing that there are still kind-hearted people who are ready and willing to help these poor children. 
To those who want to extend their help, CCF can help you get in contact with them. 
Big thanks to Ms. Karen and Michelle for the lootbags, and Ms. June for the loomband freebies given to the children. We purposely did not show the faces of these kids for their own protection.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Chummy Chum with Ms. Karen & Ms. Michelle at Virlanie’s Foundation Toddlers Home

We received a request from Ms. Karen and Ms. Michelle to accompany them to Virlanie Foundation Toddlers Home in La Paz, Makati City to celebrate their birthdays with toddlers from 0-5 years old. They brought along cake, homemade spaghetti, chicken fillet and juice. There were games and prizes for the children. When Chummy Chum came out to entertain them some of the kids were brave enough to come near the mascot while others cried. Orphanages such as this used to be second in our priority list of beneficiaries but it is delightful to know that many sponsors and other charity foundations are coming to them to share their blessings and because of that, we now move up SPED as our 2nd priority because they seldom experience such parties. Anyway, the children at Virlanie’s Foundation had a great time with the celebrants today. Thank you very much Ms.Karen and Ms. Michelle for the donation to Chummy Chum Foundation;)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits SPED-Alfonso Central Elementary School

For the first time we get to visit the SPED students of Alfonso Elementary School located at Alfonso, Cavite. The school was built just this year and we were invited to go there but it did not push through because of conflict in schedule. We did promise them that we will set a date for them and it happened today. When we arrived at the school, the SPED students are having their PE class. The school is spacious and beautiful as well as their activity room. The teachers and school staff were also very gracious to us when we arrived as they offered us coffee. The program started and the SPED students actively participated in the games. When Chummy Chum came out to entertain the children they were very excited and hugged Chummy Chum. We gave the kids Chummy Chum freebies which they gladly accepted. When the program ended the staff served us lunch and they even gave us fruits when we were about to go home. Thank you very much to Ms. Karen for the lootbags.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Chummy Chum Joins SM Foundation for Free Health Service to Poor Families of Bicutan

CCF went to SM Bicutan for another medical mission with SM Foundation. They conduct medical missions almost every day in every part of the Philippines from Aparri to Jolo because they support numerous poor communities aside from conducting missions in SM Malls. CCF can only go with them to medical missions in nearby provinces, though. This is why we admire SMF, they try to reach out every poor people, every poor community with their almost “no day off” policy just to bring free medical service.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Chummy Chum with Fabian family & Friends at Kanlungan sa Erma

We received a call from Ms. Carmela requesting us to help them find a worthy beneficiary within the Paco Area so we recommended Kanlungan sa Erma Ministry located at Benitez St., Malate, Manila. There are a lot of good-hearted people like them who are willing to share their blessings but don’t know how to. This is where Chummy Chum comes in; we look for a beneficiary for them, such as cancer patients, abandoned children, SPED public schools, government hospitals or kids from the poorest communities. CCF is a free charity party organizer and we also give CCF freebies to kids as a bonus.

For this day we accompanied Ms. Carmela with her family and friends to the kids who lives under the bridge and along the train tracks. They brought along with them lootbags, prizes, toys and branded food. We also brought 1 dozen balloons, mascot appearance, popcorn and cotton candy booth, laser lighting, bubble machine, and coloring set as freebies. It’s up to the donors if they wanted to donate refreshments, cupcakes or toys for the children just like what Ms. Carmela did wherein she donated toys and loombands courtesy of her friend, Ms. June to be distributed to other children. Big thanks to you.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces Blessedville Nutrition Month

CCF went to Alfonso, Cavite for the Nutrition Month celebration of Blessedville. This is the 4th year that CCF is supporting Blessedville in their various SPED events. We even bring in donors/sponsors that are willing to share their blessing either in kind or in cash. The said center is being blessed by helping poor children with special needs. Some parents pay them fruits since they don’t have money and Blessedville is ok with that. This July they are celebrating Nutrition Month. The program pushed through despite the rain. They just set up a tent for their visitors. Big thanks to Ms. Kathrina Victoria for the lootbags.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chummy Chum at SM Foundation Medical Mission at Marilao, Bulacan

We left the office really early to go to SM Marilao for another tie-up with SM Foundation Medical Mission. Even if we do this for free, we try our best to be professional by arriving early at the venue. We prefer to be ahead of everyone so we could prepare our booth so that when the kids arrive, the first thing that they will see is the colorful Chummy Chum booth and their eyes will light up in excitement. With the numerous medical missions that we have been to, we notice that the children are not excited with the free medicines, only their parents are. It is quite understandable that they don’t appreciate the medicines much since they are just kids and they are not aware how important these medicines are to them. They are most excited to see Chummy Chum and receive CCF freebies.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits SPED Students of Bay Central Elementary School

CCF headed to Bay Central Elementary School located near the Calamba Exit of SLEX. When we got there, the school principal offered us breakfast as they recognize CCF’s effort to go their despite the distance and make their SPED students happy. Due to typhoon Glenda which hit the province, they just got back their electricity that day and because of that, only half of the SPED students came to school. We suggested to also include poorest students from Grade 1 and include them in our event. The children were all delighted to see Chummy Chum. The school principal also offered us lunch which made us grateful because not all SPED schools that we’ve been to have offered such. Of course we don’t expect anything in return because what we do is from the heart, but these simple gestures makes us also feel special and also help build a good partnership between us. Big t hanks to Ms. Kathrina Victoria for the lootbags.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits PCMC-OPD

CCF headed to Agham Road in Quezon City for another public hospital visitation this time at Philippine Children Medical Center (PCMC) Out-Patient Department to bring joy to children who are having their checkup. We provided refreshments to the kids who are waiting in line for their checkup, courtesy of Ms. Ruth Salasiban. Some of the children don’t have “baon” so they were very delighted when they were given free snacks by Chummy Chum. PCMC is a government hospital that caters to poor children with more serious condition. This is the reason why we keep on supporting the poor kids that are coming to PCMC.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits the Special Children of Biñan Elementary School

After two (2) re-scheduling of the event because of the recent typhoon Glenda, that toppled electrical posts and resulted to a week-long brownout to the area, the event finally pushed through and we went to Biñan Elementary School to visit 200 SPED students. Only half of the SPED students came to school that day probably because they are still recovering from the typhoon. The new SPED building is beautiful and big. The school management purposely built a separate building for said children to prevent regular students from bullying them. We also salute the parents of these special children because of their love and dedication and in providing a normal life for them. It is delightful to see each of these children excitedly hugging Chummy Chum and taking a picture with him. Big thanks to Mam Esther Maleo and Ms. Ruth Salasiban for the lootbags.