It is always a joy to give back to the society. This November, we teamed up with Taman Jurong CC, Woodlands CC, Jalan Besar CC as well as Tanjong Pagar CC in organizing a “Back to School” event at Popular Bookstore. Event was held on 29th November 2015, Sunday at the Bras Basah Complex branch.
For every kid, $50 worth of stationeries, assessment books and goodie bags was sponsored, in order to prepare them with essential items to kick-start their school term in 2016. Our staff volunteers together with volunteers from People’s Association Youth Movement (PAYM), whom assisted in ushering the kids and parents, as well as aiding kids who came alone to select and purchase their items.
This year we were able to bring smiles to about 400 kids. These students came from financial difficulty families and we sincerely hope that our little gesture could provide them with the support they need while encouraging them to break out of their disadvantaged circumstances.