Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift

Last December, we volunteered with Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift campaign to deliver Goodies bag with Boys’ Brigade. Volunteers can choose to deliver the goods, or purchase pre-packed bags from NTUC.

More details can be found on BB’s website – http://www.bbshare.sg

Packing has been done beforehand and consolidated at Boys’ Brigade HQ.  Interested volunteers just need to indicate their availability online (with car and partners), show up and load the bags into cars.

The Boys ‘ Brigade kids and volunteers will help you load the bags. And these bags are not light!

We got 5 families (beneficiaries) worth of bags to deliver for the morning. You will normally need half a day to complete all deliveries.

Two by two, we took turns to deliver the Goodies Bags.
No1 excused as he had basketball lesson.

Bonus for us, when the same block has more than three recipients.
Aka less running for us 🙂

Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift
Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift

While doing good, our family had more bonding and interaction opportunities. 有钱出钱 有力出力, every little effort helps.

Kids take turn to play different roles.
Some are navigator, some carry the bags or  plan for next stop etc.
We got kids who are in charge of beverage too.
Hydration is important.

All these activities sound much better than playing mobile games in their virtual world :p

Volunteering in Singapore
Volunteering in Singapore

This is not the first community outreach event for us. It is a good way to impart empathy for the little ones.

Families might be keen to contribute more to charity with kids. I have list some of our (old and new) volunteering experiences below.

Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift
Touch Meals On wheels (MOW) (Meals delivery)
Comchest Fudai 福袋 (Goodies delivery)
Willing Hearts (Kitchen help)
Acres (Age 14+, our kids are animal lovers)

We hope to deliver more goodie before and after Chinese New Year too.
Happy volunteering!

 

Comchest Fudai Packing, sending our best wishes

Fu Dai packing, bringing warmth to others

Comchest Fudai Packing, checkout our busy kids in action.
It was me and the boys last year but 2017 (link) is whole family affair 🙂

Comchest Fudai packing is a meaningful project. Besides charity and giving back to community, Fudai(福袋) packing activity offers a good bonding opportunity for families 🙂

Kids understand the importance of teamwork, as everyone need to chip in to get the work done. (Video Link)

At expo, volunteers gathered, we got thousands of bags to pack and deliver.

Everone man a different section, be it wrapping, conveyor belt (packing) and even garang-guni (flattening the cardboards :p ).

I did not count the number of bags, but I know we work FAST!

The bags are about 8 kg each, kudos to the little ones for dragging the bags into our car.

Final mile, delivering Fudai 福袋 to the less fortunate. We hope each bag will bring some smiles and warmth to families 🙂
I hope these positive actions will also let kids pick up empathy.

Good work kids! Proud of you guys 🙂

Thank you to ComChest for the meaningful invite, we hope to repeat this activity again. Click to read our 2016 Feb experience.

*Some of the photos above credit Comchest.