Singapore — The Boys’ Brigade was out helping the less privileged on Saturday morning as more than 160 cars delivered food hampers to 1,500 beneficiaries in Singapore.
It was part of the annual Share-a-Gift Christmas event, the Boys’ Brigade’s way of spreading festive joy to those in need.
Over 200 volunteers delivered 2,000 food hampers containing 13 household essentials such as cooking oil, biscuits, and instant food.
The Boys’ Brigade goal is to reach out to 40,691 recipients this month. With 11 days to go, they are hoping to attract 325 cars to join in the weekday deliveries.
“This year we have got over 40,000 people to help. Right up to now, we are only at about 42 per cent of our targets. We ask the public to continue to contribute,” said Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift 2013 Chairman Lui Chong Chee.
“We are short of cooking oil; we are still short of halal canned food like baked beans and sardines. We are also short of soya sauce, so the public can just help us and donate. The response this year has been excellent and there are a lot of volunteers coming forward.”
In addition to buying and delivering the food, he said members of the public can also help out by going to the Boys’ Brigade HQ at Havelock Road to offer their assistance, said a report.
Donations can also be made at more than 840 AXS machines throughout Singapore. Members of the public may also purchase and donate general food and household hampers valued at S$30 and S$50 through NTUC FairPrice’s online portal till December 31.