Toy bank delivers festive joy to the underprivileged


The children and their caretakers with Cheras Leisure Mall representatives during the presentation ceremony for the ‘ToyBank, A Gift of Love’ initiative.

THE public were invited to fulfil the Christmas wishes of more than 800 children from 15 participating homes through Cheras Leisure Mall’s “ToyBank, A Gift of Love.”

The community initiative aimed to create a platform for the public to share the true meaning of the season with underprivileged children.

Colourful cards bearing wishes by the children were hung up at the mall and shoppers deposited their gifts with the ToyBank.

Some 170 children attended a presentation ceremony to receive their gifts.

The recipients were from Bodhi Homecare, House of Love, Lighthouse Children Welfare Home Association, Living Hope Global, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary KL, Persatuan Kebajikan Dan Sosial Da Ci, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah, Rainbow Home Welfare Society, Rumah Charis, Rumah Sayangan, Rumah Shalom, Rumah Victory, Stepping Stones Living Centre and Yayasan Sunbeams Home.

PPB Group Bhd Property Division senior manager Subramaniam Apparow said they wanted to help the public participate in simple acts of philanthropy to help underprivileged children.

“This programme has grown to become a tradition with many regular donors returning to support this cause and bringing friends and family members.

“It is the support by all of you that drives the growth of this ToyBank initiative, and we hope that it will continue to reach out to more communities in the years to come, ” he added.

The children also attended a special screening of Jumanji, The Next Level by Golden Screen Cinemas and were treated to lunch, in addition to a special appearance by Santa Claus, magic show and balloon modelling, face-painting and other activities.

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