Wednesday, June 25, 2008

people helping people...

SM Foundation team headed by Ma’am Connie Angeles during the weeklong free medicine charity event in response to typhoon Frank’s recent devastation in Iloilo.

A Kuris animator with SM Foundation Head and Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko popular anchor Connie Angeles

A Kuris animator with SM Foundation’s lovable project manager Cristie Angeles

Kuris animators gladly joined the group headed by SM Foundation in giving joy to the kids last Christmas in the city’s biggest mall.

Kuris and SM team for a Christmas charity last year. (from left to right) SM PR officer Troy Camarista, Kuris’ Ronelo Ladiao, Marx Silva, SM Foundation project manager Cristie Angeles, SM Marketing staff, GMA Ratsada’s Mark Nuneza and Kuris’ Amado Caporal.

SM's charity and passion

There are many reasons why charity and passion complement each other. For us, it is a symbol of our purspose and dream to reach out with our gifts. Sharing what we have and what we know is the best way of making ourselves into total artists. Artists are supposed to be beings of emotions and warmth. We hope we would always be...
SM Foundation and SM City Iloilo were some of Kuris अनिमटर's valuable partners and sponsors when we were starting to create our dream a year ago. Last October 19, 2007, we held our graduation at SM City Iloilo lower ground floor. It was memorable since it was the very-first graduation ever held in the biggest mall in the city. It was just a dream from the start and people wouldn't even believe that we we're gonna truly have our grad at SM. But it happened and a lot of Ilonggos finally took a glance of how talented local animators are.
The BEQUEST: Origin of Dinagyang, the group's popular animated short film project as the first of its kind in Western Visayas was publicly promoted at SM City Iloilo in a weeklong exhibit. Again, people were visited the booth with much curiosity and interest to the talents of Ilonggo animators. There were art and poster exhibits, film showing and hands-on drawing exhibition from the artists. On the 25th of January, the animated short film was shown at SM Cinema 7 fully-packed with more than 500 spectators, all were curios Ilonggos wanting to see the BEQUEST for the first time. SM City Iloilo has been generous enough to provide a venue and sponsorship assistance to our group in achieving our dreams in a short period of time. We owe so much gratitude to the management of SM City for trusting us and showcasing our talents...for free.
SM Foundation, SM Supermall's charitable arms in helping the less fortunate people in the country considered Kuris Animators as its important friend in bringing the message of hope and compassion. Last December, we were invited to take part in a Christmas charity program for kids in the mall. For us, it is a rare previledge to take part in the foundation's activities that harnessed not only our talents but our social commitment and conciousness. The short S and M animated project we did for SM is a sign of our gratitude to the mall for its generosity.We did it for weeks and it was done for free. I even heard that another mall was previously planning to copy such effort but they failed since the animators whom they invited charge TF until the plan was scrapped. Oh well, sometimes there are things that doesn't come for free.
In response to the recent devastation of typhoon Frank to various parts of Panay, SM Foundation immediately came to Iloilo to distribute free medicines and relief goods. Headed by SM Foundation's leader, Connie Angeles and Project Manager, Cristie Angeles, they showed the meaning of hope and compassion to the Ilonggos. They will stay until Sunday this week to fulfill their task. Ma'am Connie who is also a prominent anchor of the longest-running public service TV program, Kapwa ko Mahal Ko brought her production team to cover the charity event. I was there ealier today to witness the how it feels good to help other people who were in need. They welcomed Kuris animator's effort to help and share life with hope.
In fact, we were inspired to pursue our plan to held our own charity project by the end of the year. Our media friends, generous sponsors and partner organizations are willing to help us not only to show our talent but to touch lives. This will be a great inspiration to launch our Kuris Charity Art Drive later this year as we celebrate the succeess of our friendship and dreams. Better watch out for it!

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