On 14th January, Sian Chay Medical Institution, in collaboration with SengKang Secondary School, organised a collection of old newspapers and clothings in the vicinity of Compassvale estate. At 8am, PR manager Ms Wu Yufei, Operations Executive Kelvin, Admin Executive Joyce and Sian Chay volunteer team leader Billy , along with 50 volunteers and 43 teachers and 500 students of SengKang Secondary School collected old newspapers and used clothings from the residents. All used items will be sold for cash and proceeds will be donated to Sian Chay Medical Institution.
As early as on 9th January , SengKang teachers and students already distributed flyers, stickers and Sian Chay brochures to the HDB residents. Meanwhile, Sian Chay and SKSS had close discussion to ensure the success of the project. Quite a lot of used items were collected within four hours. The students were very enthusiastic and residents are also supportive. Some items were rather new, but residents donated them after they got to know about the charitable nature of the collection.
Chairman Toh Soon Huat, BBM, PVPA, thanked teachers and students for their full support and assistance to Sian Chay and also thanked our volunteers for providing their help whenever needed. He especially felt grateful to all residents who donated used items. As long as all hold the five core values of Sian Chay, which are “Forgiveness, Universal Love, Compassion, Gratitude and Blessing”, and all try to do the best to contribute to charity and to the society, our world will become a better one.