• Posted by SG Volunteer Team on April 23rd, 2014

The Goldlion Green Trade-in

The Goldlion Green Trade-in

From now till May 4, GOLDLION is collecting shirts, polo-shirts and wallets for charity.

In return, you will get a $30 discount off GOLDLION wallets and up to $39 discounts off brand new and long-sleeved shirts.


  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on April 22nd, 2014

SPCA Furry Friends Fund 2014

SPCA Furry Friends Fund 2014
Taken out your tin from SPCA Singapore yet?

Sign out one of their tins for Furry Friends Fund 2014 and place it at home or in the office. Encourage your family, friends or colleagues to drop their spare change into your tin and help the animals with their donation, all fuss-free!

Tins can be kept for a period of up to three months and must be returned by 31 May 2014.

DETAILS
Tin Collection Date: From 1 March 2014 (Saturday)
Tin Return Date: 31 May 2014* (Saturday)
Tin Collection and Return Point: SPCA Reception, 31 Mount Vernon Road
Tin Collection Times: Mondays to Sundays, 10am to 3pm

*Tins that are already full can be returned before 31 May 2014.

PUBLIC SOLICITATION WITH THESE TINS IS NOT PERMITTED.

For more information, please refer to http://www.spca.org.sg/helpus_fundraising_corporate.asp and contact us at fundraising@spca.org.sg if you have further queries.

Do your part for the animals and take your tin now!


  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on April 18th, 2014

Long House charity event nets $13,000

Long House charity event nets $13,000

A charity event at the Long House Food Centre yesterday raised around $13,000 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF).

Listed developer Tee Land, which bought over the popular Upper Thomson centre this year, sold food coupons for $10 a piece for customers to buy food at a 20 per cent discount from 11am to 8pm.

Customers drawn by news of the centre’s closing flocked there for prawn noodles, chicken rice and other dishes. At lunchtime yesterday, some 500 people showed up over the course of three hours.

Marketing consultant Ng Sok Lay, 25, made a trip there from her Shenton Way workplace with colleagues to have the prawn noodles. “It’s quite a meaningful event to have a charity drive before they move out,” she said.

The centre’s last day of operations is this Sunday. Its hawker stalls will move to Balestier Market and a Jalan Besar coffee shop next month.

SPMF general manager Martina Wong said: “Everyone’s just doing what they naturally do. The hawkers just need to cook, the patrons just need to eat.

“They eat at a discount and provide charity as well, and this coincides with the mission of the SPMF, which is to provide pocket money for meals to needy kids.”

The fund, which was started in 2000, aims to help students from low-income families with meals at recess, bus fares and other school-related expenses.

Source: The Straits Times


  • Posted by SG Volunteer Team on April 13th, 2014

Treat shared with the needy

Treat shared with the needy

He gets to eat ice cream only about once a year and had never tasted Ben & Jerry’s ice cream before.

But on Tuesday, Muhammed Firhad Mohammed Azhar had a free cup of it all to himself – a rare treat for the 12-year-old, who has cerebral palsy.

For the Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Wheels, its ice cream truck visited 18 centres under the Children’s Charities Association (CCA) as well as the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.

The ice cream chain’s four outlets also took part in the Free Cone Day.

The first stop for the truck was Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore School in Pasir Ris, which Firhad attends.

Madam Diana Brampy, 49, the school’s lead interventionist, said: “Not all our children can eat such ice cream because a lot of them come from needy homes and this is a luxury for them.”

Enjoyed

About 700 beneficiaries and staff members at the school were among the 5,300 who enjoyed Ben & Jerry’s ice cream at the 18 CCA centres.

Madam Brampy helped to coordinate the event and also scooped some ice cream. It was hard work, she said, but it was worth it.

“It’s just the pleasure of seeing the children eat, with ice cream dripping down their chins, but they don’t feel bothered because they’re enjoying their scoop of ice cream,” she said.

Cow mascots made an appearance at the venues and those present were encouraged to pose for photographs with the giant Ben & Jerry’s frames and post them on social media.

The Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day takes place every year on April 8, but this is the first year the schools were included.

Source: The New Paper