Celebrating its 18th anniversary, Ciputra Mall Semarang shared the blessings and happiness for hospital patients by giving away presents and money to 18 patients at Pantiwilasa Citarum Hospital and Roemani Hospital Semarang, last week.
What is unique is that the presents and money were given away not by the representation of the mall itself but by 25 people who happen to celebrate their birthday on the similar day. These patients are chosen because they are considered in need of financial help and slaready spent 5 nights at the sick bed. These 25 people celebrated thei birthday on the same day.
They are all members of Komunitas 12 Desember (Kudade), This is a community formed by Mall Ciputra Semarang in 2009 with only people born on December 12 allowed to be the members.
“We have celebrated birthdays along with Kudade for several times. Last year, we celebrated with Kudade as a close get togeteher only but this year we are celebrating this happy moment with those in need of help,” said Ani Sutyani, the mall manager.
It is said the CSR program involves Kudade members aged from 4 to 67 years old. After inspecting the hospital in search of those in need, it is now the turn for the members of Kudade to receive gifts from Mall Ciputra. At Gubug Mang Engking Restaurant, the members were gifted a DVD player as a birthday present.