Note: This is not a sponsored post but rather written in support to SM Malls’ Christmas Bears of Joy campaign. There are many ways to teach kids how to share. This is just one of them.
SM City Bacolod, along with the other SM Malls in the country, have a yearly campaign called the SM Bears of Joy under their SM Cares program. When you go to their special SM Christmas Bears of Joy display, you will find teddy bears in different colors that are tied together. You purchase these two bears for only P200 and then you get to keep one and opt to share the other. You will be given a gift card where you can write your name. I read or heard somewhere before that it is a nice thing to sow in kindness in the name of your children. It is like your legacy to them, for eventually they will know what your priorities and values are. Do it for your kids, too. 😀
These bears are gathered and then these will be given to a special beneficiary by January 2016. The SM Bears of Joy 2015 campaign already started last November and will end on December 31, 2015.
Yesterday, we brought the kids to the SM City Bacolod mall and explained to them how the Bears of Joy works. They got to choose the bears that they like and after paying for them, the kids put the bears in the box that keeps the toys that will be given away. For our toddler, I believe that it is just the motions, but as such, she was able to accept the fact that she would not be keeping both bears for herself. So I think that even in this little act, we have already shown her the value of sharing.
It was a happy time for the kids to be able to do so. But I am more excited to take part in the actual turning over of the bears to the beneficiaries in January of next year. I hope Dindin and I could make it so that she will see for herself the reactions of the beneficiaries when they will get their special bears. There is just so much joy in giving!
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: