1,300 food hampers delivered to needy as part of Boys’ Brigade’s Share-a-Gift campaign

1,300 food hampers delivered to needy as part of Boys' Brigade's Share-a-Gift campaign

More than 250 volunteers delivered food hampers to beneficiaries of the Boys’ Brigade’s Share-a-Gift 2014 campaign on Saturday.

About 1,300 hampers, containing household essentials like cooking oil, rice, biscuits and instant noodles, were brought to beneficiaries’ homes in cars driven by Prudential Singapore staff in the first round of the campaign’s Car Flag-offs.

The volunteers also comprised staff of Changi Airport International and Elantra Club. Ths second Car Flag-off will be on Dec 13.

The Boys’ Brigade also said in a statement that the project is only at 42 per cent of its target this year, and appealed to the public to come forward with gifts.

Said Boys’ Brigade executive director Desmond Koh: “We still have quite some way to go before we hit our target this year, and we hope that everyone will give us their continued support – be it through donations or the delivering of hampers. We also hope that Singaporeans can rally others around them to join hands with us, in making this Christmas a special one for our 35,845 beneficiaries.”

The annual project is now in its 27th year and its beneficiaries include the elderly and low-income households. Members of the public who wish to take part in the weekday food hamper deliveries can sign up at http://www.bbshare.sg.

They can contribute gifts at Share-a-Gift gift boxes located at NTUC FairPrice outlets islandwide until Dec 17.

They can also make donations at AXS machines, or purchase and donate hampers worth $30 and $50 via NTUC FairPrice’s online portal at http://goo.gl/3uRksw.

For more information on the project, go to http://www.bbshare.sg or call 1800 227 4273.

Source: The Straits Times