This is the 2nd year of CSR partnership with SAFRA Community Services Club (SAFRACS).
Caregivers face immense stress when caring for their loved ones on a daily basis. This stress is further compounded during the festive season, when caregivers face the pressure to conform to societal expectations of the holiday. (Read Article: Feeling Stressed About the Festive Season? You Might Have Caught the Holiday Blues)
In an effort to spread the festive cheer, members of SAFRA Toa Payoh granted Christmas gifts to wishes submitted by caregivers. The Gift for a Reason 2021 initiative is jointly organized by SAFRA, the SAFRA Community Services Club (SAFRACS) and SGCares, in support of the SGCares Giving Week.
Between 20-30 December 2021, over 80 caregivers from CAL were ecstatic to receive their desired gifts, thoughtfully wrapped and packaged by the SAFRA members.
Caregiver to mother Ms Ambiga shared her joy with us after receiving her gift: “I had wished for a small microwave oven and was delighted to have my wish realised. It meant a lot to me as I needed one to reheat food for my mum. I would like take this opportunity to thank SAFRA Toa Payoh and CAL for this wonderful initiative🙏🏽❤️.”
In the wonderful spirit of giving, caregiver Ms Ai Lin used the gift vouchers received to purchase presents for members of a children’s home. “I purchased some gifts with my family and shared our happiness with 100 staff and children there who couldn’t celebrate the festive days with their families,” she said.
CAL would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to SAFRA Toa Payoh for their generosity and thoughtfulness during the season of gifting.