Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chummy Chum with SM Foundation at SM Marikina Medical Mission

Chummy Chum went to SM Marikina for another medical mission with SM Foundation (SMF). The event was held at SM Marikina underground parking. 

The poorest families of Marikina availed the free medical services that SMF conducted, while the kids enjoyed the popcorn and freebies we gave to them. 
The children were all quiet at first, just observing us as we cook the popcorn but when they saw the laser light that we set up (a considerable distance from the checkup venue) that ‘danced’ to the beat of the music, the children also stood up and danced along, as if they were not feeling sick. 

Chummy Chum came out and danced for the children and had his picture taken with the kids and their parents.  

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces P. Gomez Elem School-SPED Recognition Day

CCF granted the request of P.Gomez Elem School Admin to sponsor the snacks of children with special needs on their Recognition day. 
When we arrived at the school, located at Sampaloc Manila, we encountered a minor problem since our contact on that school had a miscommunication with the Principal in terms of coordinating our participation on the said event. It was all ironed out eventually and we were allowed to set up our booth with the help of Infotech OJTs. We were able to bring smiles to these kids through our free snacks and giveaways. 
Big thanks to Atty. Catherine of Personal Collection, QC for donating cupcakes  and also to Ms. Denise Rebolledo for additional refreshments. God bless!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Chummy Chum with Ms. Krizia’s group at Cancer Ward of NCH

Chummy Chum accompanied Ms. Krizia to the Cancer Ward of National Children’s Hospital (NCH) to celebrate her special day with less fortunate children. It was just a dream for her before but has now become a reality. 
They met the sick children confined at the Cancer Ward of the said hospital. Some have been battling cancer with success, and some were not as lucky. Bernie’s Clown was also there to make the kids happy. They introduced us at the start of the program and what our mission is. They also introduced Ms. Krizia’s group. Some of the children there are already familiar with CCF. 
We started the program with a prayer and parlor games followed suit. Lots of gifts and prizes were given away to the delight of the children and mothers who participated. Chummy Chum came in last and danced for them. After that, they had their pictures taken with the adorable mascot, including Ms. Krizia’s family and friends. They were all contented and happy for sharing their blessings to these less fortunate ones. 
We would like to thank Ms. Lea Lopez for her generosity by also sharing her blessings, Ms. Bhing Bombita for her donation and OJT’s who volunteered for the event. To God be the glory!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chummy Chum with SM Foundation at Bago Bantay Health Center

Chummy Chum joined SM Foundation for another medical mission, this time at Bago Bantay, Quezon City.
Almost 300 kids showed up to avail the free medical checkup. These children came from the poorest families within the Bago Bantay Community. 
SM Foundation sponsored the renovation of their community’s health center which normally accommodates more than 100 patients every day and gives away free medicines to poor patients.
SMF is committed to help out these community health centers to ensure that poor patients will be comfortable and will receive proper medical attention.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Isaac Integrated Elementary School-SPED

CCF team headed to Vergara St., Mandaluyong City to bring joy to special kids of Isaac Integrated Elementary School. This is the first for them to meet Chummy chum. We knew little of their school from the information we gathered from the internet. 
We were accompanied by OJT’ from Infotech as they prepared games and program for the children. When Chummy Chum came out to dance, all the kids hugged Chummy Chum and danced along with him. 
All the staff of SPED and some parents greatly appreciated what CCF is doing to these kids with special needs.  
Thank you very much to Kathrina Victoria for the cupcakes, one generous donor for the lootbags and to the Infotech OJTs.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits East Ave Medical Center-OPD

Compared to what we experienced in PGH, we did not have a hard time entering East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) thanks to our contact direct from OPD, Ms. Julie. The guards know us very well and are also glad that we bring smile to the sick kids at the said hospital. 
When we arrived, the children were almost there gathered at the OPD Ground Floor. When the children saw the balloons, they were all very curious as to what event it was. They all became wide-eyed and excited when they saw our popcorn booth and other Chummy Chum freebies. Chummy Chum came out and rendered a dance number for the kids as well as photo ops. 
Big thanks to Mrs. Cobbarubia from BFHEVA for additional refreshments as well as OJTs from Infotech for helping us

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits PGH-OPD

It was not that easy to get inside PGH-OPD’s Department of Pediatrics even though we have a permission letter from the Director’s Office. The guards assigned during that time were new but after an hour, they let us in. 
However, we were not told that there was no electricity at that time because their power supply was down for 2 weeks now. We were sad for the children who were there for checkups because we can obviously see that they were uncomfortable because of the heat. But at that day, we somehow relieved their discomfort with the snacks and freebies we brought along, although we were not able to cook popcorn for them but nevertheless, we made them smile just the same. 
We would like to thank the OJT’s from Infotech as well as Mrs. Cobbarubia for added refreshments.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Chummy Chum at SMF Bacoor Medical Mission

Chummy Chum went with SM Foundation again for another medical mission but this time at SM Bacoor in Cavite. 
It is SMF’s aim to, as much as possible, conduct medical missions at all SM Branches, communities and health centers nationwide to provide free medicine and medical service to the poorest families who cannot afford to buy from SM’s department stores and groceries. 
Today, we are here to cheer up the kids of Bacoor, Cavite who will have their free checkups. We are glad to see the volunteers who are helping the medical team to provide service to the people while CCF provided snacks to the children. Photo shows the kids receiving freebies from CCF and a photo of the Bacoor Mayor who went there to thank everyone who made the medical mission possible.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Chummy Chum at SMF Medical Mission for the Poor Families of Sta. Mesa

Chummy Chum continues its partnership with SM Foundation as it graced another medical mission, this time at the parking lot of SM Sta. Mesa in Manila. Almost 1,000 family, including kids, gathered at the venue and made a beeline for the free medical check-ups. 
When CCF arrived, we saw several families with kids were about to go home, we told them that they should stay as there will be free snacks and gifts for the children. Most of them stayed put and patiently waited for us while we prepare the popcorn. But we encountered a little delay with regards to cooking the popcorn due to the slow flow of the electricity. It took us 30 minutes to cook them. We started to give the children popcorn since most of them are just waiting for the popcorn to cook and were not lining up for medical checkup anymore. Some doctors were a bit amused because some of the kids were feeling sick but when they see the popcorn, they forget their check up and were going for the popcorn instead. 
The event went on smoothly and some had their pictures taken with Chummy Chum quite normally as if they were not feeling sick.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chummy Chum at Kanlungan Tunasan’s 12th Anniversary Celebration

CCF granted the request of Kanlungan Tunasan to sponsor snacks for 200 street children during their 12th year anniversary celebration in giving service and helping the less fortunate children of Muntinlupa and nearby communities. 
Kanlungan Tunasan is a drop in center that caters to street children and teaches them values formation, religion and life skills. They also give them food which they get from the funds they receive from their supporters. 
This day, the organizers invited all the kids to their anniversary celebration wherein their aim is to spread joy and cheer to the less fortunate children. After the worship service they had games and groupings for their talent showcase wherein some danced while others rendered songs. Chummy Chum came out to dance for them and after that, we gave away Chummy Chum freebies and snacks to the children.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Philippine Children Medical Center-OPD

The team headed to Agham Road in Quezon City to bring joy to 100 kids who were scheduled for checkup at PCMC. 
When we arrived, most of the kids are already there waiting for their doctors, while we set up our popcorn booth. Everybody was asking us if they could buy some for their kids. We kept mum most of the time, not telling them what we were there for, so as to surprise them. But when Chummy Chum finally came out and danced for the kids, we finally told them that we were doing it to make the children happy and that all is for free. They all smiled especially the children. 
We would like to thank Ms. Victoria Katrina Esta and family for the cupcakes. Advocacy Outreach (AO) for some gifts and lootbags and also to the Filipino-Indian Businessmen Club for the mineral water.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Ospital ng Tondo OPD

CCF Team went to Ospital ng Tondo as part of our monthly hospital visits, and spread cheer to the poor kids who were having their checkup at the OPD section of the said hospital. This is part of CCF’s commitment to regularly visit public hospitals to make the poor children happy and also to monitor the incubators we donated, and other hospital concerns. 
As with the public hospitals in Manila, their mayor release ‘orange cards’ to indigent families who are residents of Manila to help them in their medical needs. Since it takes a long time to process the budget for the said concern, the hospital director of Ospital ng Tondo asked for CCF’s help to through their Chummy Chum Supporters who are willing to donate some medical needs. One of our generous sponsors, Mrs. Sison, answered the request of the said hospital. We are truly grateful for your generosity and kind heart. Today, we also treated several kids with snacks and Chummy Chum treats with the help of Victoria Katrina Esta family.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces the Advocacy Outreach Program for Kids

CCF went to Sta Maria Dela Strada Church along Katipunan Ave., Quezon City wherein poor kids in the community converged for a charity event of Advocacy Outreach (AO) whose aim is to help the poorest children living in Katipunan Ave. 
This day, the children had a one of a kind experience brought to them by generous donors of AO and Chummy Chum Foundation. The event started with a registration, then the singing and parlor games followed suit. Chummy Chum also came out to render a dance number and let the kids have their pictures taken with him. 
AO will have many more events such as these so watch out for that.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Chummy Chum Celebrates Valentine’s Day with SM Foundation

CCF celebrates the day of hearts with SM Foundation, one of our partners in giving service to our less fortunate brothers and sisters. 
There are times that we become a little careful with accepting invitations from other groups claiming to help the poor but in truth, they just use said events for their own personal gains. But during those moments, we cast our doubts aside and only think of how we could make poor kids happy. 
With SM Foundation, their intention to help is really genuine and they also take good care of us, their partners. According to them, their top-most priority is the health of every poor Filipinos. And on this day, we ventured into another medical mission at SM City San Lazaro with special guest, DOH Under Secretary Erick Tayag who entertained everybody with a dance number with Chummy Chum. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Chummy Chum with SM Foundation at Los Banos Health Center

CCF joined SM Foundation on another medical mission in Los Banos, Laguna. 
There is this small health center that serves the poorest of the poor in the said community. When SMF heard of it, they agreed to shoulder the renovation cost of the said center so that many more poor people can be accommodated in a place where most of the hospitals are privately-owned. 
Today marks the re-opening of the newly renovated health center wherein SMF brought in a team of doctors and nurses that will give free medical check up to less fortunate individuals. 
Almost 500 people in the community availed of the free medical service. Chummy Chum gave popcorn and other freebies to the children who are present.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Quezon City General Hospital

CCF paid a visit to QC General Hospital (QCGH), primarily to check the incubator that CCF donated to the hospital in 2012 and to ensure that the said machine is in good condition. It turned out, the only incubator that is functioning in QCGH is the one that we donated. The rest were out of service. So we offered our help to try and fix said machines for free, just like we do to other public hospitals. The engineer was surprised that the medical staff of the said hospital has already declared said incubators as unfixable even though they haven’t got anyone to check the machines yet.

Another reason for our visit is to give joy to the children at the hospital. Almost 50 kids lined up when we announced that we will be giving away snacks and Chummy Chum freebies. This is our way to share our blessings to the less fortunate ones.