SM brings joy to Bulacan orphanage kids through ‘ChriSMiles’

Volunteers from SM City Marilao on Dec. 19 spent time with children from Tahanan Mapagkalinga ni Madre Rita in Guiguinto, Bulacan, in line with the initiative “ChriSMiles.” Among the gifts received by the kids are ‘SM Bears of Joy’, as well as toys, food, and cleaning materials.
In the spirit of the holiday season, SM City Marilao, SM City Baliwag, and SM Center Puilan embrace the true essence of sharing, as the malls stood as one in giving gifts of cheers and love to two children’s homes in the province.
Dubbed “ChriSMiles,” the employee-volunteer program of SM, through the initiative of the HR Department, embodies the essence of the Yuletide season by encouraging staff members to share their blessings with children in need.
Volunteers from SM City Marilao on December 19 and SM City Baliwag, and SM Center Pulilan on December 22 shared their time off from work to spread love and joy through gift giving by distributing toys, food, cleaning materials, and ‘SM Bears of Joy’ to the less fortunate children.
Employees also had their share of priceless moments with kids as they treated them to a hearty breakfast as well as fun games and surprises.
SM City Marilao employees hosted and treated at least 25 children of Tahanan Mapagkalinga ni Madre Rita in Guiguinto, Bulacan, while SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan, with the collaborative efforts of volunteers, cheered up more than 60 children from Bethlehem House of Bread in Baliwag City.
ChriSMiles is a yearly volunteer activity of SM Supermalls that aims to make more children smile, especially this 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 all SM employees to be more appreciative of their individual blessings by sharing and caring.
Also, part of the activity was the distribution of SM ‘Bears of Joy’, a program of SM Cares that encourages the idea of gift giving by purchasing a pair of bears from Toy Kingdom. 
One bear is for keeping, and the other one will be donated to the chosen beneficiaries of each mall.