Monthly Archives: November 2014

BB Share-A-Gift 2014

It’s that time of the year again! The Boys’ Brigade is collecting food and household items from the public to sort and pack into food hampers for beneficiaries, which will then be delivered to their homes. The BB Share-A-Gift project reaches out to more than 6,000 households who are receiving assistance from Government-funded ComCare programmes and from 202 Voluntary Welfare Organisations.

Every year, we take the kids to one of the donation locations to purchase food items for donation and we also volunteer to deliver food hampers. This year, we have gone one step further and are involved in the publicity materials as well!

Have a Heart, Share a Gift

Have A Heart, Share A Gift

There are many ways you can help:

  • Go to one of the donation locations and buy food items to donate. They need items like rice, biscuits, cooking oil, instant noodles, condiments, beverages and canned food (halal). You can also adopt wishes at some of the locations. The operating period is until 17 December 2014, 11.00 am to 9.00 pm daily.
  • Those unable to make a trip down to a donation location or who are overseas can make an online donation of food and household hampers valued at $30 or $50.
  • If you drive and have a vehicle, you can volunteer to deliver food hampers.
  • Already actively involved? Tell your friends and family about BB Share-A-Gift and get them involved as well! Like their Facebook page to be kept updated about the items they need.
picking out halal canned food

picking out halal canned food

passing our items to the Boys

passing our items to the Boys

We have completed one round of donating food items and will be delivering food hampers on Saturday. Do join us in helping the beneficiaries of BB Share-A-Gift!

The Days Are Just Packed! – Travelling with 3 Kids

When we go on holidays, I pack for four different people: the three kids and me. The husband cannot be trusted to pack for the kids because he was assigned that role once and totally didn’t bring anything for Anya and we had to buy clothes for her to wear!

And of course, it’s not just a matter of packing clothes. When we travel with the kids, we need to bring diapers, milk powder, toys, books, and so on. And If we are travelling to a cold place, packing becomes a lot more difficult because of the bulky warm clothing we need to bring for each kid.

dreaming of a white Christmas

dreaming of a white Christmas

toasty in their fleece jackets

toasty in their fleece jackets

Fortunately, we are headed to a tropical destination for our holidays this year! Looking forward to the playground, the pool and the beach. So this is how I pack for the three little ones.

packing for three

packing for three

You can fit quite a lot of stuff in a Trunki, surprisingly! Ok, let’s slow things down a little:

take a suitcase

take a suitcase

sweaters for the cold plane

sweaters for the cold plane

comfy dresses for Anya

comfy dresses for Anya

also some tights and shorts

also some tights and shorts

t-shirts to match

t-shirts to match

shorts and tees for Adam

shorts and tees for Adam

some onesies for the baby

some onesies for the baby

and some tees and shorts too

and some tees and shorts too

swimwear for all

swimwear for all

ready to go?

ready to go?

take another suitcase and fill with diapers/ milk powder/ books/ toys!

take another suitcase and fill with diapers/ milk powder/ books/ toys!

We are all ready for our holiday! It’s always comforting to know that if we forget anything or run out of diapers and such, we are in a civilised place and can always pop out and buy more. And dirty clothes can always be laundered. The most important thing is to remember the passports and try not to worry too much about everything else!

Disclaimer: All clothing pictured is sponsored by FOX.