On December 16, 2015, SM workforce across the nation simultaneously held “ChriSMiles,” a volunteerism activity that has become a yearly Christmas tradition, aiming to benefit kids in need.

In Mindanao, volunteer employees of SM City General SantosSM City Cagayan de Oro, SM City Davao  and SM Lanang Premier gave donations in cash and in kind and shared their time to give joy to over 200 child beneficiaries.

In SM City General Santos, children from St. Agnes Orphanage, Substitute Home for Girls and Gensan Center for Boys and the kids of agency personnel, were treated to mall rides, gifts and snacks. The appearance and dance number of well-loved mascot, Hamburglar, also delighted the said beneficiaries.

SM City Cagayan de Oro went the extra mile by granting kids of the mall’s agency personnel and from DSWD Center for Children a wonderful time in the mall. The kids enjoyed free train rides and received goodies from the employees.

SM City Davao gave kids from Isla Swerte Day Care Center a fun-filled morning. Kids were able to showcase their dance talents, meet and greet with Christmas characters – Christmas tree and candy cane mascots – and rode the mall’s kiddie facilities for free. They also received gifts and shared meals with mall administration employees.

SM Lanang Premier offered a special Christmas celebration to children of the mall’s security and janitorial personnel. During the ChriSMiles activity held at the SMX Lobby, employees gave the kids gifts, and hearty meals. The kids also played games and had a meet and greet with Manna Restaurant’s adorable official mascots. Parents of the said beneficiaries also participated in the games during the ChriSMiles activity.

ChriSMiles is an annual project under the Employee Volunteerism Program of SM Supermalls. It encourages employees to find the deeper meaning of Christmas by being share their blessings with the needy sectors of the society. For the past years, ChriSMiles has brought smiles to thousands of Filipinos nationwide.

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