Community Chest commemorates the Singapore Bicentennial with the Community Day Out and Charity Dinner
President Halimah Yacob joined 200 social service users and caregivers for the Community Day Out at Gardens by the Bay.
Charity Dinner commemorates the history and spirit of community giving in Singapore, with funds raised to support over 80 social service agencies. Bicentennial Community Fund to match donations to Community Chest, up to 20% of total funds raised till 31 March 2020.
Since its establishment in 1983, the role of Community Chest has evolved through the years. From what begun initially as a centralised fund-raiser for social service agencies, Community Chest has evolved to become a connector between givers and the social service sector today , catalysing impactful partnerships and engaging the community in holistic giving.
This year, in commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial, Community Chest curated its Bicentennial Community Day Out and Charity Dinner, bringing together service users, donors and partners to care for the community
Bicentennial Community Day Out – For the Community, By the Community
In the first part of the activities , 200 social service users and their caregivers were treated to an afternoon of exciting activities at the Gardens by the Bay, sponsored by donors of Community Chest. They had the opportunity to participate in a lantern painting session at the Bayfront Pavilion , and tour the new Floral Fantasy, in addition to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest. During the lantern painting session, they were also joined by Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, as well as Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Family and Social Development. The completed lanterns will be hung up at the Colonnade of Lights at the Gardens by the Bay during its Mid Autumn Festival 2019.