TWO hundred stuffed toys were given to each of the special education students of the Don Vicente Rama Elementary School in Barangay Basak-Pardo, Cebu City.
The children with disability, supported by the Philippine Accessible Deaf Services Incorporated (PADS), were delighted to receive the gifts through Bears of Joy, a project of SM Foundation Incorporated for the holiday season.
The SM Bears of Joy is an annual charity project of SM Cares, SM Supermalls, and Toy Kingdom.
For only P200, a customer can buy a pair of teddy bears, where one goes to the customer and the other is left for donation. The customer writes down their name on the card attached to the bear, to make the donation more personal and heartwarming. Selling is done across selected SM establishments nationwide.
This is the seventh year of having the SM Bears of Joy, and more than 60,000 children have already benefited from the project every Christmas season.