CHARIS Foundation successfully held the 6th Make-A-Child Smile (MACS) project gift-giving activity in Mandaue, Cebu. The project was conducted in partnership with Cebu-based young professional group, iCAN.

The event was participated by some 100 beneficiaries who are patients with their families under the Cebu Institute of Medicine – Medico-Social Service (CIM-MSS).

Below are some photos of the event.

Children are getting ready for the MACS program to start.

Children are getting ready for the MACS program to start.

MACS beneficiaries enjoying their ice cream together with MACS volunteers Ting Torres, Daniela Delgado, and Jose Asuncion.

MACS beneficiaries enjoying their ice cream together with MACS volunteers Ting Torres, Daniela Delgado, and Jose Asuncion.

MACS volunteer Lori Navi distributing Christmas meal to the children.

MACS volunteer Lori Navi distributing Christmas meal to the children.

 

A child patient with his parents during the MACS program.

A child patient with his parents during the MACS program.

A MACS beneficiary is all smiles with Dr. Annely Celocia (left), project manager for MACS-Mandaue, and her colleagues in CIM-MSS.

A MACS beneficiary is all smiles with Dr. Annely Celocia (left), project manager for MACS-Mandaue, and her colleagues in CIM-MSS.

MACS volunteer April Kyamko with some children in MACS-Mandaue

MACS volunteer April Kyamko with some children in MACS-Mandaue

MACS volunteer Teresa Bokingco with the children of MACS Mandaue

MACS volunteer Teresa Bokingco with the children of MACS Mandaue

A MACS beneficiary family poses with the MACS volunteers

A MACS beneficiary family poses with the MACS volunteers

A MACS beneficiary could not contain his joy after receiving the Christmas noche buena package from MACS for his family

A MACS beneficiary could not contain his joy after receiving the Christmas noche buena package from MACS for his family

The medical interns of CIM-MSS who helped in the preparation, logistics, and event program coordination. They also prepared a Christmas dance number much to the delight and surprise of the attendees :)

The medical interns of CIM-MSS who helped in the preparation, logistics, and event program coordination. They also prepared a Christmas dance number much to the delight and surprise of the attendees 🙂

MACS-Mandaue team composed of CHARIS Foundation volunteers and ICAN members.

MACS-Mandaue team composed of CHARIS Foundation volunteers and ICAN members.

Indeed, it was one afternoon that the beneficiary families were ALL SMILES after partaking in a simple Christmas meal and taking home Christmas nueche buena packages.

So we would like to give our utmost Thank You to our generous donors who made MACS Mandaue (2016) a memorable and inspiring event for both beneficiaries and volunteers.

DONORS:
Jose Asuncion
Daniela Marie Delgado
Brian Capati
Jaycee Dumlao-Capati
Charles Matteo Capati
Marilyn Concepcion
Marie Tabugadir
Andrew T. Yambing
Celine Miranda
Guada Villanueva
Cita Africa
Ana Margarita Luarca
Zola Luarca
Sarah Comia
Guada Comia
Rico Comia
Ward Comia
Cory Luarca
Juan Lorenzo Gana
Luis Buenaventura
Gab Evalle
Marsha Mondejar
Kim Avenido Amor
Arien Krizelle Lopez
Ericka Clemente
Juan Carlos Quinto
Jed Ernest Mercurio Uytiepo
Chrischellyn Abayon
Jose Ma Luis Montesclaros
Mark Reginold Arabaca

Also, we would like to extend our gratitude to the medical interns of CIM-MSS and ICAN and MACS volunteers:

CIM-MSS Interns:
Yvette Louise Momongan
Kristine Hope Cabigon
Jeko Samera
Alfred Angulo
Hyacinth Lasco
Elaine Punay
Sofia Aparece
Ernest Quijano
Eliel Paglinawan
Princess Santillan
Dena Desabille
Kim Luzon
Syedush Sanguila

ICAN and MACS Volunteers
Boobooy Quinto
Annely Celocia
Kayle Yap
Jobelle Mirabiles
April Kyamko
Hershe Legaspina
Joemar San Pedro
Ren Salem
Ting Torres
Kim Amor
Navi Lori Busa
Johnnavi Fatima Busa

Thank you! Thank you!