Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Toy Bank Presentation Ceremony // Cheras Leisure Mall

The Toy Bank, A gift of Love
On the 29th of December 2015, Cheras Leisure Mall continues their annual CSR initiative by having the Toy Bank Programme! If you haven't heard about the Toy Bank, a Gift of Love Programme, its actually a bank of toys for underprivileged children. I managed to checked the Toy Bank out, and it looks like a secret santa sleigh located in Cheras Leisure Mall itself to make chritsmas dreams come true!

Toy Bank, A Gift of Love.
Some of the wishes by kids from the selected homes.
The Toy Bank has been set up at the Ground Floor Concourse since 4th December 2015 to collect gifts for the participating children homes and charity houses. It was really interesting as it had an amazing sculpture of santa's two flying reindeers to make christmas dreams come true for over 400 children from 13 children homes and charity houses through the mall's annual community programme.

Where the gifts are being dropped to Santa
To be  part of this meaningful cause, wiling parties can first pick a card from the wishing tree, select a toy or gift from childs wish list and then deposit the gift together with the wish card at the Toy Bank. And after weeks of support by Cheras Leisure Mall shoppers, they have managed to make dreams come true!

The gift of love by Anonymous Shoppers of Cheras Leisure Mall
So what makes today really special would be the Toy Bank, A Gift of Love Gift Presentation Ceremony where the kids from 13 homes will be receiving their presents that they've been asking from santa. Since 1999, the Toy Bank, A gift of Love programme has become an anticipated event for the shoppers to express their care and concern for the underprivileged children.

The Presentation Ceremony
This would not be a successful event without the loyal shoppers of Cheras Leisure Mall and members of the public for their generous support towards the Toy Bank programme. They have managed to collect about 2,700 gifts throughout the programme period from 4th to the 27th of December 2015. And thats not all, shoppers also donated household necessity items such as rice, cooking oil, toiletries and more!

That priceless smirk on his face
The participating children homes and charity houses of this years Toy Bank, A Gift of Love programme includes Shepherd's Centre Foundation, Trinity Community Childrens home, Persatuan Kebajikan Warga Tua dan Kanak-Kanak WP, Pusat Jagaan Beribuan Kasih, Bodhi Homecare Cheras, San Pedro Orphanage Home, Rumah Sayangan, Rumah Kanak-kanak Angels, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Cornerstone, Yayasan Sunbeams home, Rainbow Home, Rumah Bakti Nur Syaheera and Pusat Majudiri Y for the Deaf.

Performances by Passion Danz Studio
A happy child with her delicious lunch
165 children from the participating children's homes were invited to have a memorable Christmas celebration at Cheras Leisure Mall and received gifts sent by anonymous shoppers. The kids present were treated with an enjoyable day out with a line-up of interesting activities such as a special movie screening by Golden Screen Cinemas - Legend of a Rabbit: The Martial of Fire, delicious lunch, caroling performance, dance performances and a hoverboard dance workshop.

Happy faces from Trinity Community Children's Home
Seeing the smiles on their faces was absolutely priceless! Personally these are the best things about Chritsmas. Sharing the love with everyone, and Cheras LeisureMall has successfully connected people to areas of need in society effortlessly. For more information on the Toy Bank, A gift of Love programme, and more upcoming events, do visit Cheras LeisureMall's Facebook Page.

Sara xx


  1. Nice! Was there too, really happy seeing all the kids with their beaming smiles :)

    1. aww. couldn't agree more! It was nice seeing you there too Isaac ;)