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Festival Celebrations 2015

Christmas Celebrations

In conjunction with the Christmas celebrations, PPB brought 47 orang asli from the Jakun tribe in Kampung Kemenceh, about 30 km from Simpai, Pekan for a movie and meal at GSC 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya on 6 December 2015.

The visitors who ranged from toddlers to the elderly were served breakfast when they arrived excitedly at the cinema. PPB staff were assigned as ‘Guardian Angels’, making sure no one was unaccompanied and all were comfortable and welcomed. Our guests were treated to a screening of ’Snoopy and Charlie Brown : The Peanuts Movie’ on large screen whilst enjoying popcorn and soft drinks.

After the movie, a buffet lunch was served at the foyer of the cinema. At the end of the outing, each was given a Christmas gift which included toiletries and packed food.

Cheras LeisureMall, a shopping centre[I think the term ‘shopping centre’ is not used much now.] owned and managed by PPB, organised an annual charity campaign "Toy Bank, A Gift of Love", which enabled shoppers, well-wishers and members of the public to bring smiles to underprivileged children by fulfilling their wishes. About 2,700 gifts were collected during the programme period from 4-27 December 2015, making Christmas dreams come true for over 400 children from 13 children’s homes and charity houses.

The children’s homes and charity houses selected for the Toy Bank, A Gift of Love programme were Shepherd's Centre Foundation, Trinity Community Children’s Home, Persatuan Kebajikan Warga Tua Dan Kanak-Kanak WP, Pusat Jagaan Beribuan Kasih, Kajang, 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.

On 29 December 2015, 165 children from the said children’s homes were invited to a memorable Christmas celebration at Cheras LeisureMall and receive the gifts from anonymous donors at a gift presentation ceremony. They had an enjoyable day out with a line-up of interesting activities such as a special movie screening by GSC, ‘Legend of a Rabbit: The Martial of Fire’, a delicious lunch, caroling and dance performances, and a Hoverboard dance workshop.

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