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Walk The Distance With Us

3 Sep 2020 - 30 Nov 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 has been a year of adversities due to COVID-19. Many have suffered from job insecurities.

Mr Thomas*, a sole breadwinner, is one of the many whose job was affected when COVID-19 hit as he was working in the tourism industry. Drawing a basic pay of $1,800 per month, he lost regular tipping from hotel guests and was asked to take two weeks of unpaid leave, resulting in a significant loss of income. Yet the bills continue to accumulate as Mr Thomas’ wife had recently undergone an operation for her kidney problems and they have two young children and one grandchild to care for.

Fortunately, they reached out to us and Yishun Family Service @ Children’s Society disbursed funds from our Casework Fund to provide immediate emergency relief while our social worker helped to refer the family to various financial assistance schemes. We also provided them with regular food rations and referred their children to receive aid via The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund to ensure that they did not go hungry in school.

The donations we have raised during this difficult period have been a great support to our beneficiaries. However, more needs to be done as the effects of COVID-19 will be felt for much longer and families continue to be impacted.

With the cancellation of all our physical fundraising events, our signature event Walk for Our Children has been converted to our first-ever virtual event, bringing you fun and bonding time with your loved ones and friends in a virtual environment!

Details

Date: 1 October 2020 to 30 November 2020

Time: Any time you wish!

Venue: Anywhere & Everywhere!

**Registration fees: $25 (adult) and $10 (children under 12 years old)

                                    $60 (family combo package for 2 adults & 2 children)

                                    $85 (friends combo package for 4 adults) 

*All proceeds from this campaign will support programmes we run to help children, youth and families in need.

How you can support

1) Register as a Virtual Walk Participant

  • Participants simply need to clock a minimum of 5,000 steps in a day. It can be done alone or with family and friends anywhere and anytime in Singapore.

Our event website will open for registration on 1 October 2020. Do email Mr John Tay at kjtay@childrensociety.org.sg to find out more or RSVP your interest here.

2) Step Booster Challenge

  • Take it up a notch by participating in our Step Booster Challenge i.e. set higher fitness goals (e.g. 20,000 steps daily for 2 weeks) and rally your friends and family to support your personal challenge through a donation.
  • Companies too can start an online crowdfunding campaign on this platform, should you wish to take on the challenge of raising funds for the charity.
  • Email Ms Jun Yee at jykeh@childrensociety.org.sg today to find out how we can help you set up the online campaign!

3) Event Sponsor

You can support through the following fundraising avenues:

  • Cash Sponsorships
  • Item Sponsorships (for Care Pack and Virtual Games)  
  • Outright Donations
  • Registering your staff to take part via our combo packages

You can download the Sponsorship Deck for more information.

4) Outright Donation

If you can’t join us for the event, you can still support us by simply making a donation to this campaign. All cash donations except registration fees are eligible for 2.5 times tax deductions. 

**All registrants will receive a care pack with a token of appreciation, sponsored items and a limited-edition Porsche Lego style car model (while stocks last)

Walk the distance with us and our beneficiaries!

*Name has been changed to protect the identity of our beneficiary

By: Singapore Children’s Society

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