Friday, December 19, 2014

Chummy Chum Joins Ms. Jinky and Friends for Gift Giving Activity at Blessedville

After the first event, CCF headed to Alfonso ‘Itaas’ to grace the invitation of Ms. Jinky to join them in sharing their blessings to children of Blessedville by giving Noche Buena packages. 

This is their response to the request of Ma’am Bhel of Blessedville. In five years that we have been helping Blessedville we notice that the little children with special needs that we see here have now grown. 

CCF together with Ms, Jinky and friends have shared almost P25,000.00 worth of Noche Buena Packages for all the SPED kids. 
Not all see the positive side of things because there were those who questioned why some of the children were given Noche Buena packages even though they are not poor. They would have felt the joy if all were equal. Well, as the saying goes, we cannot please everybody. In gift giving, we prefer to give more to those who have less.

Chummy Chum Brings Joy to 300 SPED Kids of Alfonso Municipality Christmas Gift-Giving

CCF Team went o Alfonso, Cavite upon the invitation of the Municipality of Alfonso to sponsor the snacks and entertainment of SPED Kids in their community. 
The gift-giving is held every year wherein they give gifts to children with special needs as well as two thousand pesos (P2,000.00) in cash courtesy of generous sponsors. 
CCF provided popcorns and other giveaways for the beneficiaries. The venue was a bit far from our HQ so we took the expressway going to Alfonso. When we got there, the children were already waiting for us. 
The organizers were already distributing gifts as we scurry to cook the popcorn. All in all, it was a fun event and the children enjoyed the Christmas treat.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CCF Joins GTVL Christmas Party for Employees and their Families

GTVL holds its annual Christmas Party for its employees and CCF Team is there to join in  the fun. CCF is under the umbrella group of GTVL.
Our bosses holds said party as their way of thanking the employees for their hard work and loyalty. 
Numerous food that were already packed for lunch till dinner were served. Employees brought their children and even they received gifts from CCF as well as popcorn and cotton candy. 

Aside from the Chummy Chum freebies, Mrs. Sison also donated lootbags, juice and balloons. 

Thank you Mrs. Sison from the bottom of our hearts.

Chummy Chum with Mark for Christmas Treat for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

For the first event of the day, CCF Team went to Philippine Cerebral Palsy Institute (PCPI) located at San Antonio, Makati City for a Christmas Party for the children. 

This is where the poor children afflicted with the disease, have their therapy. Almost 50% of those who come here cannot afford the therapy sessions.

 CCF was invited once again, along with Mr. Mark Garcia who donated burgers and lootbags for the children. Mrs. Sison donated balloons and several freebies. 

The children enjoyed the party although some of the kids could not eat the food that was served because they can only eat oatmeal. Nevertheless, PCPI Staff still organize such gathering as requested by the parents. 

Just seeing the colorful balloons, mascot, etc., gives these kids happiness.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Chummy Chum Graces PGH PediaWard & SPED Kids Christmas Party

CCF Team went to Philippine General Hospital in Taft Ave., Manila for a Christmas Party for PediaWard patients (Ward 9 & 11) and SPED Kids. 
We had a difficult time securing a permit for the said activity because the hospital has a new hospital director and even though we have done numerous charitable activities with PGH in the past, those were not taken into consideration and they still had us go through a tough process. 
Those who wanted to simply share their blessings to the children would also undergo an arduous process. Even a simple letter of request sent to the Director’s Office would still warrant another trip to find out if it’s approved or not. 
Despite the difficulty as well as our desire to bring happiness to these kids, we still pursued our purpose and thankfully was granted a pass through an invitation from their pedia staff. 
Big thanks to Ms. Ruth Salasiban for the gifts and balloons.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Chummy Chum With Ms. Chie at Gawad Kalinga Kids Christmas Treat

CCF Team headed straight to Nasugbu, Batangas for the 2nd event of the day. It was Ms. Chie’s birthday treat to poor kids as well as Gawad Kalinga’s Christmas Party. 
Ms. Chie is not that well-off, she prepared a simple treat for the children such as spaghetti and juice. But nevertheless, the kids at Gawad Kalinga received gifts, lootbags, balloons and clown entertainment. 

The families living in Gawad Kalinga are doing well although some were complaining that it was far from where they used to live in Manila. They are now used to it and they are thankful to CCF because we get to visit them despite the distance.

The party started with a prayer and was followed by entertainment courtesy of the clowns. When Chummy Chum came out, the children got excited and danced along with Chummy Chum. While the kids were eating, the clowns were doing magic tricks. 

We left Batangas feeling fulfilled knowing that we have made many Barrio Kids happy that day.

Chummy Chum Graces Cobarubia Family’s Christmas Treat to Barrio Kids of Calatagan

CCF Team went to Calatagan, Batangas for a gift giving event but before that, we went to Nasugbu to  buy food from a popular food chain, it was a bit late when we learned that Calatagan Church is a bit far from the town proper. 

Mrs. Cobarubia and her family holds a thanksgiving party every year for the poor kids and they always invite CCF to be part of it. Now on it’s 4th year, the Cobarubias family has chosen poor kids from their barrio to be their beneficiaries. 

The children enjoyed the food, entertainment (complete with clowns, mascot, games & prizes) and they also received numerous toys, loot bags, CCF freebies and colorful balloons.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chummy Chum Joins ‘Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko’ Christmas Treat for Cancer Kids

Third and last event for the day, CCF Team headed to Jamboree St., in Quezon City to grace the Christmas Gift Giving Event of ‘Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko’. We got there on time because the venue was not far from the 2nd event which we came from. 

But before going to Jamboree St., we stopped by a popular doughnut place and bought some for the children, courtesy of Mrs. Sison. We also prepared gifts and colorful balloons which made the cancer kid patients happy. Chummy Chum entertained them with a dance number. 

It was a simple party as compared to their event last year, but there were more gifts distributed today such as Noche Buena packages, toys, school supplies and many more. 

Even though it rained hard and the traffic was bad, we were glad that the day turned out eventful.

Chummy Chum with Faith & Co., at Sisters of the Poor Christmas Treat

After the morning event, CCF Team headed to Sto. Domingo Church for Sisters of The Poor Gift Giving Activity with Ms Faith and her friends. Ms. Faith's group was quite lucky because there was a last minute change in our schedule so we were able to accommodate them. They were so happy because they will, once again, be one with CCF in spreading cheer to less fortunate children that are being handled by the Sisters of the Poor. 
It is just but funny to think how some people who do outreach, still don’t know how to prepare, some just put them in plastic as if they are relief goods that will be given to typhoon victims. In fairness to them, they do follow our suggestions on how to arrange the food and gifts for the children and make it more presentable.

Chummy Chum Joins Nuestra Senora Paz Y Buenviaje Parish Christmas Gift Giving

First event of the day, CCF Team went to Tandang Sora in Commonwealth, Quezon City to for a Christmas Gift Giving activity organized by a group from Nuestra Senora Paz Y Buenviaje Parish Church. 

First batch were the elderly and the children. Different families from the community were chosen so that said 1000 families will be given Noche Buena packages. This is our first time to work with the Nuestra Senora Group and they were delighted with the Chummy Chum freebies that we distributed to the children. 

Aside from the branded food that the organizers prepared, CCF added popcorns, cotton candies, mascot appearance balloons and giveaways. The result, the party became livelier for the children.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Chummy Chum Joins Ms. Ivy for Christmas Treat to SPED Bay Central Elementary School

After the morning event, the CCF Team went straight to Bay Laguna for another outreach for the Special Ed (SPED) students of Bay Central Elementary School courtesy of Ms. Ivy. She requested CCF to help her find an organization/community for her “Share Your Blessings” project.  
Ms. Ivy is a registered nurse who have always wished to share her blessing to the less fortunate kids. She found out about CCF through Facebook and she immediately got in touch with us. 

The Principal of Bay Elem School was very happy for the project because that would mean that SPED Students will be in complete attendance for that date. The kids enjoyed every moment of the party as they ate and participated in games and danced with Chummy Chum. During the gift giving, 

Ms. Ivy gave a short message for the children. She was teary-eyed while giving a speech as she was very happy that she could share her time with the children. She vowed to do this every year and share her blessings to less fortunate kids.

Chummy Chum with GMA News and Public Affairs Christmas Treat at Don Bosco Pilgrimage

CCF headed to Brgy Dayap, Bayan ni Juan in Calauan Laguna for GMA News & Public Affairs’ “GMA Cares” outreach program. 

It is our first time to join them but actually our second time in Don Bosco Pilgrimage Community so the kids of that community are already familiar with us. 

We always take pride in coming to the venue early, ahead of everybody, because we do not want the kids to be kept waiting. Even if we render our service for free, we still act professional by being early on the venue. 

And for this event, even if we waited a little longer for the donors to arrive, what’s important is that we kept the children entertained by interacting with them. They also enjoyed watching us cook popcorn and prepare the Chummy Chum freebies that will be given to them later on. 

When the donors arrived, they started the raffle and the program proper wherein Chummy Chum rendered a dance number.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Chummy Chum with Ms. Manila for NCH Christmas Visit

CCF headed to National Children’s Hospital (NCH) located at E. Rodriguez Quezon City for another outreach event, this time with Ms. Manila, Krishelle Halili.  Ms. Halili represented Manila Mayor’s Office for their outreach program that are aimed at Public Hospitals. 

The Mayor’s Office prepared Noche Buena packages for every kid patients at the Infectious Disease Ward in NCH. But before the distribution, we cooked popcorns and gave them to the children and also colorful balloons courtesy of Mrs. Sison. 

The mood at the ward became more festive because of the Christmas carols we played in the background. 

Ms. Manila along with Chummy Chum, distributed the goodies in every patient’s bed.