Monday, March 31, 2014

Chummy Chum Joins SM Foundation at Binan Health Center

CCF headed to Binan, Laguna to be with SM Foundation for another medical mission at Binan Health Center. Aside from free medical checkup and medicines, SMF also sponsored the renovation of the said health center. 
This is part of their mission wherein they help renovate old health centers that caters to the poorest of the poor.  Binan Health Center is very lucky to be one of the beneficiaries of the said program. 
CCF is one with SM Foundation in its mission of giving back to the community by imparting joy to the poor people especially the children.



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces Don Bosco Pilgrimage Feeding Program

CCF team went to Masiit, Calauan, Laguna for Don Bosco Pilgrimage Feeding Program. The beneficiaries are the children living in the relocation area of the said community. 
Don Bosco holds feeding program every year and gather up children from the poorest communities to give them clothes and school supplies in time for school season. CCF team is invited to give joy to the children through entertainment and freebies. 
When we arrived at the venue, most of the kids were already there and the parlor games were already starting. When they saw the Chummy Chum van, the children were very excited and curious at the same time as to what we have in store for them. 
Together with CCF General Manager and student volunteers from Infotech, we were able to hand out freebies to children as well as light snacks.




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chummy Chum distributes treats at SM Foundation Medical Mission

CCF once again partnered with SM Foundation on their medical mission held at the lobby of SM Novaliches. 
Almost 1,000 impoverished people availed of the free medical checkup, 300 of them were children. Even though the medical mission was held at the lobby of the mall, everything went smooth as there were costumer service assistant at the ready to assist the SM health service beneficiaries as well as CCF volunteers (several Infotech students) who readily assist kids by handing out CCF freebies to them.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chummy Chum Visits Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center

Chummy Chum surprised the kids scheduled for check up at the OPD section of Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center. 
When we got there, we were wondering why few children were there for checkups. We learned from the mothers present there that public hospitals in Manila are already charging fees, unlike before that medical checkups were done for free. But a source told us that the Manila local government issues an “orange card” to the poorest of the poor or those who belong to “Class C” but it has not been implemented yet. 
We hope that this will take effect as soon as possible so that the poor people living in Manila will benefit from it.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces SPED Recognition


Chummy Chum attended the SPED Recognition Rites at Muntinlupa City.  Almost 70 special children attended the event. To make their recognition day even more special, Ms. Vicky Tan Graces brought in delicious snacks for them such as cheesedog, cupcakes and juice drinks which the children enjoyed after the program. 
When the CCF team arrived at the venue we saw that most of the kids are from poor families which makes it very sad knowing that they have special needs. This is one of the reasons why CCF wants to bring joy to all the less fortunate children with the help of CCF supporters that believes in the mission of the foundation.



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.