The festive season can be a lonely time for an elderly living alone or for a family facing difficulty. A volunteer bearing a Fú Dài (A bag of Lunar New Year festive gifts which brings wishes of joy and health) signifies more than gifts – his or her gesture shows that someone cares. Community Chest invites you to Give A Fú Dài At SG Care & Share 2015 to show care and concern to the less fortunate this festive season.
How Does It Work?
For each outright donation of $50 or more, Community Chest will arrange for a Fú Dài containing sponsored festive items and necessities to be delivered to a person in need. 100% of the proceeds of this project will also go towards critical social service programmes that help the less fortunate.
Care and Share Movement is a national fund- raising and volunteerism movement led by Community Chest for the social service sector, as Singapore approaches its 50th year of independence in 2015.
How Can You Help
You can do your part for the needy this festive season by:
a) Make an outright donation of $50 via ComChest.sg, Deal.com.sg or Qoo10.
b) Rally as a group with your friends and relatives to make an outright donation of $5,000 or more, and volunteer to pack and deliver 100 Fú Dài.
c) Sponsor useful items for the beneficiaries including non-perishable food, household products and vouchers to be included in the 2,000 Fú Dài.
Packing and delivery date is scheduled for Saturday, 24 January 2015, 10am – 5pm. To join fellow volunteers to pack and deliver the Fú Dài, please email your name and contact number to [email protected]. Registration is limited to a first come, first served basis until all required volunteer slots are filled.
Closing date for donations is 25 January 2014.
To allow Community Chest to better coordinate this initiative, please confirm your donations and volunteerism interest to the contact listed below:
Relations & Engagement Community Chest
Email: [email protected]
*Due to limitation in the sponsorship of festive items and necessities, Community Chest may limit each organisation or group donating $5,000 and above to the distribution of only 100 Fú Dài each to the beneficiaries. Organisations or groups that wish to do more for the beneficiaries through sponsored luncheons and distribution of red packets directly to the beneficiaries can inform Community Chest separately. Any voluntary help to Community Chest for transport or logistics of the distribution will be appreciated.
Whom You Will Help
Mr Teo and Mr Abraham are two of the many lonely and frail elderly we will deliver the Fú Dài to. This year, we have extended this project to cover families in need, people with disabilities and children in homes. The full list is as follows:
1. AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens
2. AWWA READYCARE Centre
3. Bright Hill Evergreen Home
4. Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home**
5. Darul Ihsan Orphanage
6. Dorcas Home Care Service (Presbyterian Community Services)
7. Kampong Kapor Family Service Centre
8. Lions Befrienders
9. PERTAPIS Senior Citizens Fellowship Home
10. SAMH Bukit Gombak Group Homes
11. Singapore Cheshire Home Residential Care
12. The Salvation Army (Grace Haven)**
13. Thye Hua Kwan Home Help Service West
14. TOUCH Ubi Hostel
** Community Chest supports this programme through volunteerism and not through funding.
Celebrate SG Care & Share Day
Community Chest is also pleased to invite you to celebrate with them at SG Care & Share Day on Sunday, 25 January 2015, 9am – 5pm, at the Singapore Sports Hub. There will be performances, games and a showcase of Care & Share Movement highlights. This event is open to the public.
Do your part and bring a smile to our less fortunate this festive season!
AspirantSG Cares is our blog social responsibility (BSR) initiative to take on a proactive role to assist individuals or groups who are driving social projects for the underprivileged in Singapore.
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