Cheras LeisureMall created Christmas miracles for over 600 children from 12 charity homes with a collection of 4,500 gifts from generous shoppers under the “Toy Bank, A Gift of Love”. At the presentation ceremony, 200 children from the participating homes were invited for a memorable Christmas celebration with fun-filled activities at the LG Concourse of Cheras Leisuremall. The children were treated to a special screening of the animated movie, “Ferdinand”, sponsored by Golden Screen Cinemas, followed by a scrumptious Christmas lunch, appearance by Santa Claus and friends, dance and Christmas carols. There was also a mask-changing performance by famous radio personality Liang Jin Long as well as concerts by volunteer artistes from Yue Shan – Crystal Lee, Ai Wei, Erul Samah, Fendy Lin and Kozzy Band.
The participating homes and associations were Da Ci Jiang Tang, El Shaddai Refugee Learning Centre, House of Joy, Living Hope Global, Malaysian Association for the Welfare of Mentally Challenged Children, Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary KL, Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan, Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah, Rumah Victory Children & Youth Home, Home for Special People, Cheras, United Learning Centre, and Rumah Shalom.
It was a milestone for the Cheras LeisureMall community as the Mall officially entered into an arrangement with Yue Shan Music Academy Charity Organisation to jointly assist needy children to discover, explore, and realise their musical dreams through the ‘Pass It On’ charity initiative. Cheras LeisureMall provides a platform for Yue Shan to conduct music workshops whereby children are introduced to and taught to play an instrument of their choice. Members of the public are invited to participate in this cause by donating new or pre-loved musical instruments to these children. The Mall will act as a collection and distribution hub for musical instruments, and bring the children a step closer to achieving their musical aspirations.