ABOUT 250 children from 12 homes were at Cheras Leisure Mall recently to receive toys and gifts contributed by shoppers during a charity drive at the mall.
A Toy Bank hobby farm was set up at the mall’s concourse area in December last year.
A total of 284 colourful heart-shaped cards containing names, ages, gender and wish of each orphan or underprivileged child from the homes were displayed on the wishing tree.
Shoppers selected these cards and deposited their gifts of love to the child into the Toy Bank.
Toy Bank A Gift of Love received tremendous response and more than 2,000 gifts and RM4,860 were collected from shoppers and Cheras LeisureMall tenants.
Well-wishers donated items such as rice, biscuits, cooking oil, sugar, toiletries and detergent to the homes too.
The children from Precious Children’s Home, San Pedro Orphanage, Bodhi Homecare, Persatuan Kebajikan Mata Air Kehidupan Selangor, Pusat Jagaan Sri Sai, Rumah Kebajikan Sintha-mani Divine Life Ashram, Angel’s Home, Rumah Sayangan, Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Terencat Akal Malaysia, Pusat Jagaan Baitul Amal and Rumah Chrestus, arrived at about 10am to watch the special movie screening of Wreck-It Ralph sponsored by Golden Screen Cinemas.
They also received snacks from Sweet Memory and soya milk treats from Rotiboy Bakery.
The gifts presentation ceremony was held after the movie screening at about 12.30pm and the children were treated to a buffet lunch.
At the same time, they were entertained by carollers from Our Saviours Church and a special dance performance by Hyperactive Dance Troupe. The children also danced to the Gangnam Style song.