Do­nate vir­tu­ally to Boys’ Brigade this Christ­mas

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Donors can go cash­less when con­tribut­ing to the Boys’ Brigade’s Christ­mas char­ity project this year.

Its col­lec­tion tins will have PayNow QR codes so that donors can give money vir­tu­ally.

The do­na­tions will go to­wards the an­nual Share-AGift project which runs from Nov 21 to Dec 17.

Now in its 31st year, the project pro­vides food ham­pers to the needy and grants their wishes for items.

The Boys’ Brigade is one of sev­eral char­i­ties which have im­ple­mented cash­less meth­ods in their fundrais­ing ef­forts.

The Boys’ Brigade’s lat­est push builds on last year’s ef­forts to move cash do­na­tions on­line, which has al­lowed them to reach out to more donors, noted Mr Lui Chong Chee, chair­man of The Boys’ Brigade’s Share-AGift project 2018.

Last year, donors started mak­ing do­na­tions via the NTUC FairPrice on­line por­tal.

This year, the project aims to help 41,756 ben­e­fi­cia­ries, in­clud­ing 9,053 needy fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als who have asked for shoes, cloth­ing and chicken essence un­der a “Spe­cific Wishes” cat­e­gory.

Madam Habibi Rosdi, 80, is look­ing for­ward to re­ceiv­ing a rice cooker.

The re­tired cleaner lives alone in a one-room rental flat and can­not af­ford to re­place her faulty rice cooker.

Other ben­e­fi­cia­ries will re­ceive food ham­pers with 25 ne­ces­si­ties that could last them for at least four months.

Apart from do­nat­ing via the QR codes at 12 col­lec­tion points is­land­wide, the pub­lic can also do­nate food items.

They are lo­cated at FairPrice out­lets in Ang Mo Kio Hub, Be­dok Mall, Junc­tion 8, Bukit Timah Plaza, Jem, Jurong Point, Nex, Kal­lang Wave Mall, Tampines Mall, Thom­son Plaza, Toa Payoh HDB Hub and Ware­house Club. – CARA WONG

TNP PHOTO: MATTHIAS CHONG

Madam Habibi Rosdi re­ceiv­ing a gift from Pres­i­dent of The Boy’s Brigade Sin­ga­pore Poh Leong Berg.

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