8 Places You Can Volunteer or Give During This Season Of Giving

Tis the season to be giving! Ever wondered how you could make the less fortunate happy this Christmas so no one would be left behind? We have 8 solutions for you!

1: Cadbury Chocolates 

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Join Cadbury in the “Joy of Giving” Campaign as they donate $1 for every $15 purchase of Cadbury products (up to $30,000) to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.  Donations will also be collected on the Cadbury Joyrider; routes and times can be found on the Cadbury Facebook Page. November 1-December 31 (https://www.facebook.com/CadburyDairyMilkSingapore)

2: Goldheart Jewellery

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Jewelleries are usually something which keeps many memories behind each and every one of them. Now add more meaning to that one jewellery this Christmas, remembering that you have also made the less fortunate happy. As part of its philanthropic efforts, Goldheart Jewellery will donate $50 for every “My First Celestial” pendant purchase to Club Rainbow. This jeweller definitely has a heart made of gold. November onwards (http://is.asia-city.com/shopping/singapore-shop/goldheart)

3: Salvation Army

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If spring cleaning is only done when your parents ask you to during the Pre-CNY preparations, why not get it done NOW? Yes now, before Christmas while you’re not too busy at work towards the end of the year or even having school holidays! Start clearing out your clothes and donate them to the less fortunate, so they could celebrate Christmas in pretty dresses and sharp looking cothes! Drop off your pre-loved clothing, gifts, wrappers, trimmings and other Christmas decorations at City Square Mall. Collected items will be donated to the disadvantaged via The Salvation Army. The first 2,000 shoppers to donate 3kg worth of clothes each day will receive an exclusive eco-umbrella. November 15-December 29 (http://is.asia-city.com/singapore-venue/salvation-army)

4: Light a Dream

Light up a few lives this Christmas. Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital has collaborated with Pathlight School to put up a 5m-tall “Light A Dream” Christmas tree made up entirely of 65 light cubes painted by local artists and special needs students. These light cubes will be available for purchase at www.lightadream.org for $100 each. The hospital will match each sale dollar for dollar, and all proceeds will go towards Pathlight School’s fund for needy students. Through December 31

5: Shangri-La – Make a Wish Foundation

Guests at Shangri-La can shop for teddy bears ($20) and chocolates ($12) at the hotel’s 3m-high Gingerbread House, which is constructed from 9625 real gingerbread tiles. Proceeds from sales will go towards the Make-A-Wish Foundation® (Singapore) and Bayanihan for the Philippines. December 8-25

6: IKEA

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Have a soft spot for cuddly things? Home furnishing giant IKEA will auction off 16 exclusive Christmas trees adorned with IKEA soft toys at its two stores. These trees will be decorated by prominent local DJs, editorial teams from SPH and MediaCorp, as well as underprivileged kids. All proceeds will go towards Food from the Heart. December 7-8

 7: Children’s Charities

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THE CCA CHRISTMAS FAIR & WALKATHON is to be held on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza from 10am to 6pm.

For the 9th year, the Fair will start off with a 1.5km W  alk along Orchard Road. The Walkathon will flag-off at 8.45am and end at approximately 10.30am.

Individual participants pay $25, Family of 4 people pays $60 and corporate participants pay $2,000. You will get a chance to walk with the children under the care of the six member charities. The opening ceremony of the Christmas Fair will be held at 11am. We will invite Patron of CCA, Mrs. Mary Tan to officiate at the opening ceremony.

8: SHIOK.SG

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We definitely won’t forget ourselves! For every product you purchase, we pledge $5 to a local non-profit organisation of YOUR choice! Visit http://www.shiok.sg/store/ today!

 

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