Give a lasting gift this holiday season with a donation that supports a Cambodian child's education.
Click here to view our Giving Tree catalog. Your gift directly improves the quality of education for a Cambodian youth.
Thank you for your continued support!
CFC wishes you the happiest of holiday seasons!
‘Tis the season to share love and joy. If you’re looking for a way to give back to our community in a meaningful way this Christmas, look no further! We have compiled a list of some worthy causes in Singapore that could use some love this holiday season. Check out the list and then take action to #dogood in our community.
Honor a teacher, friend, neighbor or family member with your gift of hope. Select a needed item from Caring from Cambodia´s online Giving Tree catalog. Every recipient will receive a CFC ornament and a card letting them know of your thoughtful gift. Or, if you prefer, we can ship the ornament to you, and you can give it to them personally.
Your gift will change a child’s life! Thank you for your continued support!
CFC wishes you the happiest of holiday seasons!
Everyone loves a bargain and Singaporeans are no exception. The Singapore Red Cross Thrift stores are a bargain hunters dream come true! And every dollar spent helps to support the Red Cross in their disaster aid and relief efforts throughout the region. A win-win we say!
Piqued your interest? We promise you it’s rewarding, fun and something everyone should try at least once!
The Singapore Red Cross operates two thrift stores, one at 62 JalanKhairuddin and the other at 15 Penang Lane. Both of these offer new and pre-loved merchandise and at almost unbelievably discounted prices.
I spent weeks volunteering at the Penang Lane Shop and was asked to work on Mondays or Wednesdays or both. During the course of my days I saw newly received merchandise sorted, priced and stocked on Mondays. On Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm the store is open to the public and volunteers such as myself, helped customers locate items, try on clothes or shoes and bag or carry purchased merchandise.
Think volunteering needs a lot of time? As a volunteer at The Singapore Red Cross one is not required to stay for the entire day but simply to help out as long as one can. There’s also a $5.00 stipend to pay for lunch.
Most of the merchandise itself is new and donated by shops and stores in Singapore. When I was working there in January, a shipment of branded women's tops from Macy's arrived. All were priced at $1. Dozens of pairs of new women's shoes also came in and were priced at $1 per pair. Now that is a bargain!
In addition to clothing and shoes, the store also carries small kitchen appliances and dishware, costume jewellery and sunglasses and many toys and stuffed animals for the children.
The permanent staff members are friendly and very helpful so there is no need to be nervous or to feel awkward about coming in to help.
If you’ve got bargain shopping on your mind, head there soon or better still, give a part of your valuable time as a volunteer! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities at the Singapore Red Cross Shop, visit the expatgiving website or just click here to fill out a brief application. Giving back and scoring a bargain - what’s not to love!
With Christmas coming close, here are some ideas of #dogood things you can do in Singapore:
The Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift project is a national community service project organized annually by The Boys' Brigade in Singapore, and is supported by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
This project is:
The theme: "Have a Heart, Share a Gift" clearly summaries the project's purposes. Since the launch of BBSG in 1988, the objectives of the project are:
The BBSG was inaugurated in 1988, with a collection of 7,000 gifts.This year marks the 30th anniversary for BBSG. Held during the Christmas season this has proven to be a very effective way to promote the spirit of caring and sharing among Singaporeans.
Get involved here
Last year’s Earth Film Festival, Singapore’s first crowd-based film festival, was a success with more than 250 private screenings of internationally-acclaimed sustainability films hosted in homes and offices across Singapore. This year, its organisers have decided to merge with the Singapore Eco Film Festival (SGEFF).
The Earth Film Festival is now known as the SGEFF’s crowd-based arm. Inspire yourself and your friends, family, and colleagues by hosting one of seven environmental films in your home or other private venue. It's free and as easy as 1, 2, 3 at their website. Registration closes Sept 8 or earlier for some films they have limited copies of.
Why host? We often don't talk about sustainability with people close to us, even though many of us are concerned! This event helps get the conversation started, and hopefully leads to a lifelong journey to sustainability that you support each other in :)
Choose a film and register here: http://www.sgeff.com/host-a-screening
Whats the impact?
Organiser of the crowd-based film festival and founder of Earth Film Festival Michael Broadhead said joining SGEFF is a “positive way to help inspire effective change while being part of a larger movement. By having a crowd-based film festival, families and friends can have a fun, shared experience that empowers them to support and motivate each other.