Christmas came early for 30 people on Wednesday — beneficiaries from the REACH Family Service Centre and Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled received gifts, kicking off the Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift project.
The project aims to reach out to more than 40,000 beneficiaries this year, its largest target to date.
The gifts given out included sports shoes, items of clothing and food hampers.
The project is in the 26th year and aims to bring festive cheer to the less privileged.
The public can donate gifts at the project’s 13 gift boxes islandwide at shopping malls, between November 20 to December 18.
Contributors can also purchase and donate gifts via NTUC FairPrice’s online portal at www.fairprice.com.sg or make a wish contribution through any AXS station located island-wide.
Lui Chong Chee, chairman of Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift 2013, said: “We want to also say there’s hope for the future for you, hope for your children.
“We want to bring peace and strength for you now. And that’s really what Christmas is all about, isn’t it? To really bring love, joy and peace to the less fortunate.”