Malolos City—As a year-end treat, SM malls in Baliwag and Pulilan painted smiles across the faces of hundreds of children at the Bethlehem House of Bread, one of the oldest orphanages in Bulacan in Baliuag town.
Dubbed as “ChriSMiles”, volunteers from SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan chose to spend some quality time with less fortunate children by sharing gifts and fun entertainment.
‘Each year, we try to find meaningful ways to celebrate ChriSMiles, projects to reciprocate all the blessings that we receive throughout the year. This time, we are extending cheers to the ones who matter most, the children of Bethlehem House of Bread,” said SM City Baliwag Mall Manager Rodora Tolentino.
Children received toys, school supplies, food, footwear, cleaning materials, and SM “Bears of Joy” from SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan.
Employees also had their share of priceless moments with kids as they accompanied them to breakfast treats and served as their playmates for a day in various parlor games.
ChriSMiles is a yearly volunteerism activity of SM Supermalls that aims to make more children smile especially during the holiday season. The event is a nationwide employee volunteerism program that brings joy to the chosen beneficiaries of each mall.
The initiative started in 2012 and also encourages SM employees to be more appreciative of their individual blessings by sharing and caring.
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