OVER 50 underprivileged children from Barangay Mabolo, Cebu City trooped to SM City Cebu to join the ChriSMiles activity of SM Supermalls on Dec. 18, 2019.
In Barangay Inayawan, 60 children were treated by the employee-volunteers of SM Seaside City Cebu in the same activity on the same day as the ChrisSMiles project was implemented simultaneously in all SM malls.
The Inayawan children were able to express their joy by engaging themselves in games demonstrated by SM employees.
The children also were all smiles when they received gifts and toys. They shared the beauty of eating together with other children.
Present during the activity were SM Seaside City officials: vice president of mall operations for Visayas Michelle Leslie Llanos, regional operations manager Marylou Neri, SM Seaside Mall manager Anton del Prado together with barangay officials led by Inayawan Barangay Captain Kirk Bryan Java Repollo.
The activity at SM City Cebu was spearheaded by the mall’s human resources department.
The employee-volunteers treated the children with fun games, free rides, snacks and other entertainment at the Storyland, including a photo opportunity with Lionel, the famous mascot.
A gift-giving activity at the Northwing Atrium capped off the event. Each child received toys from the SM City Cebu employee-volunteers.
Mabolo barangay officials thanked SM City Cebu for having the children from their village as this year’s recipients of ChriSMiles, a volunteerism activity that has become a yearly Christmas tradition, aiming to benefit children in need.
For the past years, the project brought smiles to thousands of Filipino children during the Christmas season.
The ChrisSMiles project will continue every year as it has become a tradition of SM’s kindness to the communities. (S)