KUCHING, Dec 23: A total of 92 children and volunteers from Salvation Army Kuching were treated to a day at the movies with meals and ice cream to celebrate the upcoming Christmas festivities.
The event was jointly organised by MP Bandar Kuching Dr Kelvin Yii, MBO Cinemas, The Spring Shopping Mall and Brilliant Inspiration Academy (BIA).
The team not only shared Christmas love and joy with the children, but also to appreciate volunteers’ sacrifices and contributions throughout the year.
The children and volunteers also received Christmas gifts consisting of toiletries and basic necessities worth RM30 each.
On top of that, they were also given RM50 voucher each to pick out any books or stationery at MPH bookstore as an effort to encourage them to read and also to prepare for the returning of school which will be reopening soon.
“It really warms our hearts to hear the laughter of the children enjoying themselves during the movie and even during the meal. Many of the children were excited to receive their gifts. The joy and happiness in the face of the children made every effort worth it.
“This festive season is about love, joy and also giving regardless of race, religion or even background. The best gift that you and I can give to any child is love, attention and time. I believe and encourage that this season is a good opportunity for us all to share some joy with someone less fortunate or even with someone that is outside of our common circle,” Dr Yii said in a statement.
In this season of celebration, he asserted that everyone must have a part to play to build a caring, loving and healthy society.
“Regardless of race and religion, it is good that we all celebrate festivals together because Sarawak is where we live in great understanding, tolerance and harmony,” Dr Yii added.—DayakDaily.