It’s that time of the year! Once again, we are participating in the annual BB Share a Gift by buying groceries and delivering hampers. The kids have been part of this since 2012 and it’s something we intend to be part of every year.
While it’s actually not very convenient to bring the kids along for the delivery, we want them to be able to meet the recipients of the grocery items they have helped to purchase. It helps if you have a trolley to push the hampers on or you can request for some BB Boys to help with the heavy lifting.
So join us in bringing some cheer to the lives of the less fortunate this Christmas season! The beneficiaries are from some 7,108 households who are receiving assistance from Government-funded ComCare programmes and from 198 Voluntary Welfare Organisations.You can help by making donations at various locations, at any AXS station and online as well. You can also volunteer to deliver food hampers. Have a Heart, Share a Gift!
guarding the hampers
ready to go!
carrying the hampers in
It was raining quite heavily this morning and we just wanted to stay home and hide under the blankets, but we got out of the house anyway because we were going to deliver food hampers for BB Share-A-Gift!
The last couple of times we delivered food hampers, we only brought Anya along with us. However, my folks were out of town today so we lugged all three kids to BBHQ and then to Tanglin Halt. It certainly wasn’t easy, especially with the rain, but it was a meaningful experience for the whole family. I’m thankful that all (except one) of the blocks were close together and linked by sheltered walkways and that they had lifts serving every floor.
Adrian loading the food hampers in the rain
delivering the hampers
one of the beneficiaries
his first BB Share-A-Gift!
chatting with one of the beneficiaries
We don’t really have any family traditions for Christmas but this is something that we plan to do every year as a family. As we remember the reason for the season, we should also try to bring joy to the less fortunate at Christmas by giving of our time, money and energy!
Here’s how 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.
Do join us in helping the beneficiaries of BB Share-A-Gift!