- To celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) hand-delivered boxes of mooncakes and care packs to the residents at AWWA Senior Community Home (SCH).
- AWWA responded: “Thank you SOS for bringing so much joy to our seniors at AWWA SCH! They were thrilled to receive these mooncakes and essential items!”
- Co-funded by NTUC U Care, this is one of many corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects that SOS wholeheartedly embarks on.
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This year’s Mid-Autumn Celebration with AWWA took a different route due to COVID-19 visiting restrictions. SOS hand-delivered mooncakes to AWWA Senior Community Home (SCH).
SOS’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, which was co-funded by NTUC U Care, saw union leaders and staff rolling up their sleeves and packing some 140 gift sets containing mooncakes and essential health and hygiene products on the morning of 24 September 2020. Thereafter, SOS representatives comprising Vice-President Mohamad Abu Bakar, Executive Secretary Chen Chuanyi, Senior Manager Shirley Lai, and Manager Jullienne Low delivered the gift packs to AWWA SCH. There to receive the gifts were Mr Sairam Azad, Deputy Director, Health and Senior Care and Ms Karen Choong, Programme Executive of AWWA.
Being one of SOS’s adopted charity organisation, AWWA SCH has been a beneficiary when SOS organise social events, festival celebrations and excursions, as part of its community outreach efforts. SOS was informed that the senior residents were delighted to receive the mooncakes and appreciated the variety of flavour. The thoughtful gesture from SOS brought back good memories of past events such as SOS Hong Bao Presentation and Lunar New Year Celebration, Family Day, National Day, Hari Raya Celebration where AWWA had been part of.
Given the current COVID climate, activities and outings had grinded to a halt, but nevertheless, senior residents at AWWA SCH were thrilled and touched by continuous acts of kindness from SOS. Although group activities and outings are still not allowed to prevent the risk of infection, senior residents are looking forward to the day when COVID-19 safe management measures relax.
AWWA posted on their Facebook page:
Thank you Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) for bringing so much joy to our seniors at AWWA Senior Community Home! They were thrilled to receive these mooncakes and essential items!