Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Fuji Xerox Singapore + Beyond Social Services charity soccer

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Fuji Xerox Singapore organised its annual Channel Business Group charity soccer event with its beneficiary, Beyond Social Services — a charity dedicated to helping children and youths from less privileged backgrounds.

Fuji Xerox staff vs a youths from Beyond Social Services.

Fuji Xerox staff vs a youths from Beyond Social Services.

The half-day event held at St Wildred’s Squash & Tennis Centre hosted a total of three teams, which are made up of both Fuji Xerox staff, and youths from the charity group.

With an air of light-hearted fun, the matches were not short of its own fiery competition from the participating youth teams vying for the winner’s place in a tournament style.

The team from Fuji Xerox staff.

The team from Fuji Xerox staff.

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Weekender: Open House Carnival – Riding for the Disabled Association

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

The “Riding for the Disabled Association” (RDA) of Singapore is holding their annual Open House tomorrow. The fund-raising drive will have games & food stalls, and activities stations such as handicraft & horseshoe decorating and more. Details below.

Help someone with disabilities and have some fun with your families at the same time.

RDA is a registered charity which conducts all of its equine-assisted therapy sessions free of charge for children and adults disabilities.

At the open house, children pony rides will be conducted between 10-11am and 1:30-3pm.

The money raised through its various fundraisers throughout the year, including this Open House Carnival, goes into the cost of maintaining RDA facilities, running the therapy program and the upkeep of their therapy horses.

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YOLO Run 2015: 5km Shirtless Run gives T-shirts to underprivileged children

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

If you’re in Singapore on Sunday, 22 November 2015 run shirtless (not topless) for a good cause from 8am to 12pm at Gardens by the Bay. Registration: S$69.90.

YOLO thrill seekers can now sign up at www.yolorun.com at S$69.90. Registration closes next Saturday on 7 November 2015. Image credit: www.yolorun.com.

YOLO thrill seekers can now sign up at www.yolorun.com at S$69.90. Registration closes next Saturday on 7 November 2015. Image credit: www.yolorun.com.

With every shirtless runner, X-Change Republic Pte Ltd will donate a T-shirt to the underprivileged children in developing countries in partnership with the T Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to the development and spread of entrepreneurship around the globe.

“The inaugural YOLO Run aims to push the boat out with the bravery of individuals to live freely and purposefully. To go beyond more than just sweating it out for a five-kilometre, we want to challenge participants to race shirtless and liberate themselves from their inner insecurities,” said YOLO Run 2015 race director, Brandon Lee.

Ladies are encouraged to race in their exclusive YOLO Run sports bra which comes with the race pack.

As for the gentlemen, you can wear the YOLO Run singlet.

A finisher T-shirt along with a yoga mat will be part of the race entitlements to accompany the participants in the mass yoga session at the end of the run.

The organisers aim to break into the Singapore Book of Records for the most number of shirtless runners at an event.

YOLO Runners can also participate in exciting fringe activities in surprise YOLO Zones.

Donate unused talktime, SMS & mobile data to StarHub 4G4Good

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

StarHub has launched a consumer-engaging charitable campaign that has never before been seen in Singapore: the pledging of unused talktime, mobile data and SMS for the benefit of the less privileged.

Update (12 July, 2014):

Starting from today, StarHub post-paid customers can pledge their unused talktime, mobile data and SMS for the month of August 2014 to the 4G4Good campaign.

Simply SMS the messae “Opt-in” to 6904.

Representatives from StarHub, ISCOS, SAVH, MINDS, CPAS, SPD and AWWA launching StarHub's 4G4Good campaigns.

Representatives from StarHub, ISCOS, SAVH, MINDS, CPAS, SPD and AWWA launching StarHub’s 4G4Good campaigns.

In this unique and innovative campaign, StarHub Mobile post-paid customers will be able to pledge their unused talktime, mobile data and SMS.

“4G4Good is really about customer-driven philanthropy; StarHub is just the enabler. It is our altruistic customers who generously choose to pledge any unused talktime, mobile data and SMS in support of the beneficiaries. StarHub is extremely happy to be the first in Singapore to facilitate this kind of charitable campaign,” said Jeannie Ong, Chief Marketing Officer, StarHub.

StarHub then aims to donate the gift of mobile telecommunications to beneficiaries from AWWA, CPAS, ISCOS, SAVH and SPD.

4G4Good is available to all StarHub Mobile post-paid customers.

They can opt to pledge their unused talktime, mobile data and SMS for their August billing cycle by sending an SMS message “Opt-in” to 6904.

Customers can make their pledges between 12 July and 31 August 2014 and pledges from billing cycles ending in August 2014 will be consolidated.

Depending on the response from its post-paid customers, StarHub may decide to extend the pledging window for a longer period.

StarHub volunteer Teo Xueli teaching MINDS student Anisa Bte Adam to use her new smartphone.

StarHub volunteer Teo Xueli teaching MINDS student Anisa Bte Adam to use her new smartphone.

StarHub will provide talktime, mobile data and SMS on a monthly basis to a number of individual beneficiaries from the five 4G4Good charitable organisations.

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 Charity taco truck raises S$7,500

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

The roving charity taco truck from EA Mobile raised S$7,500 over a period of four days – to be donated to Club Rainbow Singapore.

Plants and Zombies unite for a charitable cause.

Plants and Zombies unite for a charitable cause. Photo: EA Mobile

Club Rainbow Singapore is a charity committed to providing help to children who are suffering from a range of chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

Life-sized zombie and plant mascots handed out tacos from the truck, which was parked at three locations from 5 – 8 September to the delight of both fans and on-looking visitors.

The three locations were Mapletree Business City, Cineleisure Orchard and Sentosa Beach Station.

A sunflower and a zombie was on location to pose for snapshots with fans and visitors to the Plants vs. Zombies 2 Charity taco truck.

A sunflower and a zombie was on location to pose for snapshots with fans and visitors to the Plants vs. Zombies 2 Charity taco truck. Photo: EA Mobile

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Charity run against cancer: Run For Hope 2013 on 17 November

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Run For Hope 2013 will flag off at 7am on 17 November at The Promontory @ Marina Bay. Registration is now open.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore have been supporting cancer research through their annual charity run for the past 21 years.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore have been supporting cancer research through their annual charity run for the past 21 years.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Regent Singapore, together with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS), have opened registrations for this year’s 3.5/10km charity run.

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Bid to Give to the School Pocket Money Fund with Newstead

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

On April 6 and 7, bid for 20 laptops at starting prices of S$199 each. Proceeds go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) to help out needy school children.

Register online by 24March to participate. Click to view flyer.

Register online by 24March to participate. Click to view flyer.

This is the second year that Newstead Technologies is holding its multi-brand laptop charity auction.

Date April 6 & 7 (Weekend)
Time 5.30 to 7 pm
Venue Jurong Point Shopping Centre
Location Main Atrium, Level 1

SPMF is the adopted charity of Newstead Technologies, and helps children from low-income families by providing them with pocket money for school and regular coaching programmes for English and current affairs knowledge.

In the first Bid to Give charity auction in May 2011, a total of S$50,000 was raised with the highest bid for a single laptop going for S$1,759.

Online registration is open for interested participants up to March 24.

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Bits of Hope, Gifts of Life for kidney patients of the KDF

Monday, February 11th, 2013

The Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) of Singapore is launching a campaign to raise funds and to collect well-wishes and encouragement from members of the public for kidney patients and the healthcare professional looking after them.

Campaign by the Kidney Dialysis Foundation to raise funds and garner moral support for patients and staff.

Campaign by the Kidney Dialysis Foundation to raise funds and garner moral support for patients and staff.

The “Bits of Hope, Gift of Life” campaign will be held in conjunction with World Kidney Day on 14 March and as part of the celebrations for World Kidney Month in March 2013.

You can help the KDF in two ways.

1. Well-wishes and encouragement

Send your well-wishes and encouragements to KDF here.

Check out how you can support the KDF.

Check out how you can support the KDF.

These will be compiled into an e-Book at the end of the project and be published on KDF’s website.

This collection of well-wishes and encouragements would serve as a symbol of hope and encouragement for KDF’s patients to strive on and not give up.

It would also let them know that there are many others around who care, thus giving recognition to this vital group of healthcare workers for their hard work and dedication towards their profession.

2. Fundraising

You can donate directly to the campaign, to help defray the costs of dialysis for patients and lighten their financial load. For every donation of minimum $2, supporters will receive a specially designed KDF Post-It sticky pad as a token of appreciation.

The Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) is a non-profit charitable organisation, established in February 1996 by Dr Gordon Ku, a kidney specialist.

Seagate raises S$630k for Singapore charities

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The S$630,000 will help the underprivileged communities in Singapore, including children in need and the elderly.

“AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens provides accommodation for elderly Singaporeans who are on public assistance or have no family or means of financial support. Seagate’s generous donation will go a long way in helping us support our residents through counseling services and regular activities to maintain their physical and mental health,” said Keith Lee, Director of Elderly Services, AWWA.

“AWWA Community Home for Senior Citizens provides accommodation for elderly Singaporeans who are on public assistance or have no family or means of financial support. Seagate’s generous donation will go a long way in helping us support our residents through counseling services and regular activities to maintain their physical and mental health,” said Keith Lee, Director of Elderly Services, AWWA.

Seagate Technology raised the money as part of a charity drive organised to commemorate the company’s 30th anniversary in Singapore.

“The amount raised this year is the highest in Seagate Singapore’s history of community involvement, a result which has only been possible with the close collaboration and excellent teamwork across Seagate,” said Steve Luczo, Chairman, President and CEO of Seagate Technology.

As a mark to give back to the community that Seagate has been operating in, Seagate employees participated in a variety of activities organized by the company at the Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA) Community Home for Senior Citizens and the Children’s Society Student Care Centre (Henderson).

They provided an afternoon of entertainment for the elderly residents through song and games and and conducted a balloon workshop for the children.

Seagate employees also organized a charity bazaar at Seagate’s Ang Mo Kio office cafeteria for an afternoon, where they ran game stalls to raise funds for the two charities.

“We are extremely thankful to Seagate for their generosity. Most of the children from Children’s Society Student Care Centre (Henderson) come from low income families and the funds raised will be a great help in providing a conducive environment to enhance the development of these needy children, who are the future of Singapore,” said Chia Boon Khiang, Director of Funding, Singapore Children’s Society.

“We are extremely thankful to Seagate for their generosity. Most of the children from Children’s Society Student Care Centre (Henderson) come from low income families and the funds raised will be a great help in providing a conducive environment to enhance the development of these needy children, who are the future of Singapore,” said Chia Boon Khiang, Director of Funding, Singapore Children’s Society.