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FairPrice Foundation continues its support towards SE CDC Walk For Rice for the 6th year
(11 September 2014)


FairPrice partners South East Community Development Council (CDC) for the annual FairPrice Walk for Rice @ South East charity campaign to raise up to half a million bowls of white and brown rice for 7,000 needy families. This is the sixth year FairPrice is supporting this initiative by partnering South East CDC to rally the community of all ages to reach out and play a part in helping needy families in the South East District. With the efforts of participants and FairPrice Foundation, the charity arm of FairPrice, FairPrice has met its target yearly and donated a total of 2.5 million bowls of rice since the initiative was launched in 2009. The beneficiaries of this charity campaign are financially-assisted families identified by grassroots organisations who live in the South East District. This year, FairPrice will take the lead to encourage healthier food choices and include brown rice in its donation to the beneficiaries.

 

FairPrice Foundation continues its support towards Food Voucher Scheme through "FairPrice Walks With U"
(30 August 2014)


In line with the "FairPrice Walks With U" objective of promoting greater family bonding and healthy living, this attracted 6000 participants of all ages and from all walks of life and is considered Singapore's largest family walking event. To commemorate this success, NTUC FairPrice and FairPrice Foundation Chairman Mr Bobby Chin handed a cheque of $1 million worth of FairPrice food vouchers to Guest-of-Honour, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minster for Defence, Mr Chan Chun Sing, under the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme. FairPrice Foundation had pledged to donate $100 in food vouchers for each registered participant in, which amounted to $600,000. In addition, FairPrice also pledged an additional $10 in FairPrice vouchers for every Instagram, Twitter or Facebook post that carries the official hashtag #fairpricewalk, Inspired by the enthusiastic response of citizens and for their social media posts, FairPrice Foundation decided to donate $1 million to the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme this year to help low-income families alleviate the costs of daily expenses.

 

FairPrice Foundation announces donation target of $1.6 million to NTUC-U Care Fund through "Breadwinners - We Care, U Care" campaign
(25 August 2014)


The "Breadwinners - We Care, U Care" campaign, jointly organised by NTUC FairPrice and NTUC Care and Share will take place over a two weeks period. This year, FairPrice Foundation will donate $5 for each loaf of FairPrice housebrand bread sold at all FairPrice stores including Cheers and FairPrice Xpress. FairPrice Foundation targets to donate up to $1.6 million to the NTUC-U Care Fund to help low-income families and show their support for breadwinners. Through this simple initiative, FairPrice hopes to also raise awareness among customers to care and share.

 

FairPrice Foundation not only donates but FairPrice Volunteers can involve too
(28 July 2014)


This charity show would be the signature fund raising event under the Care & Share SG50 Movement, a national fund raising and volunteerism movement led by Community Chest to mobilise all segments in Singapore to do something meaningful for the less fortunate as a lead up to Singapore's 50th celebration of independence in 2015. The theme for the charity show "Love for All, All for Love" is the first show where the corporate, beneficiaries and MediaCorp artistes come together to perform for the good cause. As this cause resonates with Foundation, not only did Foundation donated $500,000 (as part of our $2.4 million commitment under the "ComChest Enriching Lives Fund" over 3 years, FairPrice also provided staff volunteers to befriend beneficiaries from Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore) in an art activity during the live show.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation donates specially-equipped vans to NTUC Eldercare to cope with rising numbers of elderly in need of care support
(25 June 2014)


NTUC FairPrice Foundation announced a donation of two vans to NTUC Eldercare to help support transportation services for the elderly. This is in view of the rising number of elderly Singaporeans who are in need of care support. The vans, which FairPrice Foundation pledged to donate, are worth about $85,000 each and will be specially-equipped with wheelchair lifters to enable NTUC Eldercare to reach out to more elderly in need, including those who are wheelchair-bound. These vans will aid NTUC Eldercare in transporting elderly between homes and day/senior care centres for community day care or rehabilitation services when their caregivers/families are at work. This announcement was made at the re-launch of the newly revamped FairPrice supermarket at Dawson Place.

 

NTUC FairPrice and FairPrice Foundation makes its largest contribution to sport with S$5 million to the 28th SEA Games
(24 June 2014)


NTUC FairPrice and NTUC FairPrice Foundation has pledged S$5 million to the 28th SEA Games in support of the region's most prestigious multi-sport event. Come 2015, it will be Singapore's turn to host the biennial Games which will be held at the newly constructed Singapore Sports Hub and is one of the SG50's key events in celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee. This is the largest donation FairPrice and FairPrice Foundation have made to a sporting event to date. As part of FairPrice Foundation's aim to create a better life for the community, the Foundation supports major activities and social community projects that cater to Singaporeans at large, to foster closer relationships among the community. FairPrice supports sport initiatives as it recognises the value that sport has in bonding people of different backgrounds; serving as a powerful platform to nurture social harmony and contribute to nation building.

 

FairPrice Foundation continues to support the Pupil Breakfast Scheme
(24 May 2014)


For the past few years, Loving Heart Multi Service Centre (Jurong) has been raising funds to provide breakfast to primary and secondary students under the Pupil Breakfast Scheme. For the year 2013, Loving Heart Pupil Breakfast Scheme had benefitted 572 students form 18 schools. FairPrice Foundation is pleased to continue its support towards this meaningful cause with a $100,000 cheque donation.

 

FairPrice Foundation supports Singapore Olympic Foundation
(14 May 2014)


The inaugural Singapore Olympic Foundation Charity Golf supports the cause of sports development and promotion in Singapore. They have spearheaded projects such as Singapore Olympic Foundation – Peter Lim Scholarship that supported mainly talented student athlete from low income family; Singapore Youth Olympic Festival; funding support for major events and activities which are beneficial to Singapore Sport; and funding support for youth sports talents. As this is in line with FairPrice Foundation's community bonding and nation building efforts, FairPrice Foundation is pleased to support it with $150,000.

 

FairPrice Foundation supports NTUC-U Care Fund
(2 May 2014)


The NTUC-U Care Fund was launched in 2009 to better the welfare of low-income union members and support them in times of need. It disburses funds to provide relief to low income union members and their families by helping them to lessen their financial burden through various assistance programmes such as U Stretch vouchers, Back to School vouchers and bursaries. In addition, there are also pre-school children and elderly who receive assistance through U Care Fund's donation to NTUC First Campus Bright Horizons Fund and NTUC Eldercare Trust respectively. On 2 May 2014, U Care Fund held its first fundraiser - U Care-OCC Charity Golf 2014, at the Orchid Country Club. In line with its Mission to provide "A Better Life for the Community", FairPrice Foundation pledged $1 million at this fundraising event.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation $1 million donation goes towards improving lives of beneficiaries under the ComCare Long Term Assistance
(2 May 2014)


NTUC FairPrice Foundation announced an inaugural donation of $1 million to beneficiaries of the Ministry of Social and Family Development's (MSF) ComCare Long Term Assistance at the opening of Singapore's 10th Social Service Office at Bukit Merah, where NTUC FairPrice Foundation Chairman, Mr Ng Ser Miang handed over a cheque of $1 million to Guest-of-Honour, Minister Chan Chun Sing. The donation will benefit the ComCare Long Term Assistance beneficiaries who are permanently unable to work due to old age, illness or disability, and have little or no income and family support.

 

$10,000 raised through recycling for students from less privileged families
(25 April 2014)


The 'Recycling Helps @ South East' campaign was jointly launched by NTUC FairPrice Foundation and South East Community Development Council (CDC) which aimed to raise funds for students from less-privileged families while promoting recycling. Through the efforts of 13 participating schools, over 2,000kg of used plastic bottles, paper and cans were collected for this meaningful cause. As a result, a total of $10,000 worth of NTUC FairPrice vouchers was successfully raised, benefiting 400 students from less-privileged families.

 

FairPrice Foundation Supports Singapore's Top Netballers
(22 March 2014)


FairPrice Foundation has supported Netball Singapore for 4 years and the sponsorship includes the Cheers Netball Super League which kicked off on Saturday 22nd March. The league runs until 24th May and features six teams consisting of Singapore's top netball players who are all looking for their team to take home the prestigious championship title. To aid their success, each team is joined by an international player from round five to add a new dimension to their playing style. Players from Botswana, Cook Islands, Fiji and Namibia will feature this year. With the continued support by FairPrice Foundation, Netball continues to grow across all playing levels in Singapore and is the top female participation sport.

 

FairPrice Foundation donates S$100,000 FP Vouchers towards CDAC's 'Ready For School' Project 2013
(8 December 2013)


The CDAC 'Ready for School 2013' was held successfully on 8 December with the aim of helping the less privileged families and their school going children get ready for the new school term in 2014. This project will benefit 5300 of them. To show its continued support, FairPrice Foundation donated S$100,000 worth of FairPrice vouchers to this project. These vouchers were included in the 'Family Pack' which were distributed to the families.

 

FairPrice Foundation's 'Do Good' Initiative Year End Carnival - 'It's A Wrap! Presenting A Year of Good Deeds to Singapore
(23 November 2013)


To wrap up the first year of good deeds pledged by Singapore for FairPrice Foundation's 'Do Good' Initiative, a year end carnival, called 'It's a wrap! Presenting A Year of Good Deeds to Singapore' was held at SCAPE from 11am to 5pm. Guest-of-Honour, NTUC FairPrice Foundation Chairman, Mr Ng Ser Miang presented prizes to the youth winners of the Giving Store and Make a Difference Challenge. In line with the campaign's mission to celebrate the youths and their enthusiasm, the winning teams shared their ideas and plans to all present, amongst them are youths from schools, partner organisations and members of the public. Visitors to the carnival were encouraged to pledge a good deed as a gift to Singapore and had a chance to learn more about different social causes from the booths set up by the winning schools and teams. More than 600 pledges were collected in five hours, and these will be shared on 'Do Good' Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DoGoodSG as an inspiration to others.

 

This year, NTUC Fairprice continues its support towards Boys Brigade Share A Gift (BBSG)
(20 November 2013)


NTUC FairPrice had been supporting Boys Brigade Share A Gift project for the past 13 years. In addition to the donation of S$50,000 from NTUC FairPrice Foundation, Fairprice had made it more convenient for the community to participate, customers can either dedicate their gifts through our FairPrice Online portal in the comfort of their homes or simply drop them in our selected supermarkets and Xtra hypermarkets. BBSG aims to fulfil the wishes of 40,691 beneficiaries, its most ambitious target to date. This includes 32,556 general wishes beneficiaries who will each receive general food and household items that can last them for three months or more, as well as 8,135 specific wishes.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation donates vans to Voluntary Welfare Organisations at the reopening of FairPrice supermarket at Bukit Merah
(1 October 2013)


NTUC FairPrice Foundation announced a donation of six new vans to six Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) to support transportation services for their beneficiaries. FairPrice Foundation has set aside S$1 million for this initiative, which includes the retrofitting of the vans to customised transport vehicles for beneficiaries with limited mobility. The six VWOs who will receive the vehicles include: Club Rainbow, TP HealthCare, Singapore Red Cross, Food from the Heart, Highpoint Community Services Association and Singapore Disability Sports Council. These VWOs represent different sectors of social service and reach out to different types of beneficiaries in need. The announcement was made at the re-launch of the newly-renovated FairPrice supermarket at Bukit Merah on 1 October 2013.

 

NTUC FairPrice partners South East CDC to support FairPrice Walk for Rice @ South East for three more years
(29 September 2013)


NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) announced its commitment to partner South East Community Development Council (CDC) for the annual FairPrice Walk for Rice @ South East charity campaign for another three years. This is the fifth year FairPrice is supporting this initiative by partnering its business partners and South East CDC to rally the community to reach out in helping needy families. In 2012, through the efforts' of 23,500 participants, FairPrice Foundation donated 500,000 bowls of rice which benefited 7,000 needy families in the South East District. The beneficiaries of this charity campaign are financially-assisted families identified by grassroots organisations. FairPrice Foundation has since donated two million bowls of rice to this initiative.

 

Cheers and NTUC FairPrice Foundation launch charity initiative and target S$30,000 donation to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
(31 August 2013)


Cheers, the convenience store chain under NTUC FairPrice, and NTUC FairPrice Foundation announced the launch of a charity to raise funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) to help children from low-income families. From 1 to 30 September 2013, Cheers will donate 10 cents for each 500 ml bottle of Heaven and Earth drink sold at all 156 Cheers and FairPrice Xpress stores. FairPrice Foundation will match the donation dollar-for-dollar and together, Cheers and FairPrice Foundation target to donate $30,000 to SPMF through this initiative. As part of the launch, Cheers and FairPrice Foundation invited 20 children who are beneficiaries of SPMF to the Cheers store at Downtown East for a shopping treat. Each of them received S$15 FairPrice vouchers to purchase their preferred items.

 

North East CDC and NTUC FairPrice Foundation join hands to raise $100,000 for needy elderly
(30 August 2013)


The inaugural "North East CDC - NTUC FairPrice Foundation Wish Upon A Silver Star" seeks to benefit some 200 needy elderly residents living in the North East district, by raising funds to provide them with essential household items which they might have a lack of. The fund-raising, to be held over a period of two months, will be a community effort: Schools, Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs), community organisations and residents will be invited to make origami stars in support of the project, where every 10 stars folded will garner $1 in sponsorship. The initiative targets to collect one million stars to raise $100,000 towards buying household items for needy elderly

 

FairPrice Foundation supports ComChest Heartstrings Walk
(18 August 2013)


For the first time, beneficiaries and corporate partners of Community Chest have teamed up for the 'Race to the Sky' vertical marathon at this year's ComChest Heartstrings Walk, to promote interaction and mutual understanding through this collaborative effort. To show its support, not only did FairPrice Foundation-ComChest Enriching Lives Fund presented a mock cheque of S$300,000 (as part of its 2013's commitment of S$800,000), FairPrice staff participated in the Fun Walk and there were also at least 5 teams of FairPrice staff participating in the Vertical Marathon, out of which, one FairPrice staff partnered beneficiaries from Youth Guidance Outreach Services (YGOS).

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation targets $1.5 million donation to NTUC U Care Fund through 'Breadwinners ' We Care, U Care' campaign at the official launch of FairPrice Xtra @ JEM
(6 Aug 2013)


The 'Breadwinners ' We Care, U Care' campaign, jointly organised by NTUC FairPrice and NTUC Care and Share, returns for a two-week period today. This year, an additional $4 will be donated for each loaf of FairPrice housebrand bread sold at all FairPrice stores including Cheers and FairPrice Xpress, to signify NTUC FairPrice's 40th anniversary. This brings the donation quantum to a total of $9 per loaf. NTUC FairPrice Foundation targets to donate up to $1.5 million to the NTUC U Care Fund to help low-income families.

 

'Cabby Fly Flag'
(1 Aug 2013)


As part of the Labour Movement's National Day Celebrations, the National Taxi Association (NTA) organised an outdoor ceremonial event, 'Cabby Fly Flag' - at Stadium Car Park. Together with taxi partners and supported by the Labour Movement, NTA prepared 20,000 mini Singapore flags to be distributed to taxi drivers, so that they can 'Fly the Singapore Flag' on their cabs. An additional 30,000 flags will also be distributed to union members. To support this effort, FairPrice Foundation donated S$100,000.

 

FairPrice Foundation donates to Singapore Children's Society
(14 July 2013)


Singapore Children's Society (SCS) was founded almost 60 years ago. Currently, it has 9 centres across Singapore, including one residential home and reaches out to more than 70,000 children, youths and families. SCS will be having their inaugural TV Charity Show to raise funds for the expansion of their services and programmes to reach out and help more beneficiaries. To assist SCS further in their work, FairPrice Foundation donated S$188,000.

 

Launch of FairPrice Foundation ' ComChest Enriching Lives Fund
(13 July 2013)


FairPrice Foundation, a long-standing partner of the Community Chest announced a new FairPrice Foundation-ComChest Enriching Lives Fund which will receive $2.4 million over three years. Mr Tan Kian Chew, FairPrice's Group Chief Executive Officer, said the fund will be used to provide special training assistance to help people with special needs from low-income families acquire skills and equip the less privileged with the necessary skills to become successful citizens in society.

 

FairPrice Foundation supports WeCare PAcks
(7 July 2013)


On Thursday, 4 July 2013, the first batch of supplies were delivered by NTUC Fairprice and NTUC Unity to the People's Association (PA) Headquarters, to be repacked and distributed as WeCare PAcks for vulnerable residents. These WeCare PAcks contain food and medical supplies and will be distributed by grassroots leaders starting, Sunday, 7 July 2013. The PAcks are a joint initiative of the PA and NTUC FairPrice Foundation.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation donates $1 million food vouchers to needy families in conjunction with inaugural 'FairPrice Walks With U' event
(29 June 2013)


Some 5,000 participants and 1,000 NTUC FairPrice staff took part in NTUC FairPrice's inaugural walking event, 'FairPrice Walks With U' at Marina Barrage. The event was organised to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding among Singaporeans. To celebrate the inaugural occasion, NTUC FairPrice and NTUC FairPrice Foundation Chairman Mr Ng Ser Miang handed over a cheque for $1 million worth of FairPrice food vouchers to Guest-of-Honour, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean at the event. The donation will help low-income families with their daily needs as part of the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme.

 

NTUC FairPrice celebrates 40th anniversary with a $40 million contribution
(16 April 2013)


NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) celebrated its 40th anniversary with a $40 million contribution to the Labour Movement, customers, employees and the less-privileged in the workforce and community at its gala dinner at Marina Bay Sands. This is the single largest amount FairPrice has given away to date as one of Singapore's largest grocery retailers commemorates 40 years of serving the community together with distinguished guests Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, dignitaries, business partners, past FairPrice Chairmen and Board of Trustees and dedicated employees.

 

FairPrice Foundation supports the World Development Short Track Speed Skating
(13 April 2013)


The Singapore Ice Skating Association hosted the International Skating Union (ISU) World Development Short Track Speed Skating Trophy. This is the first time an international ISU sanctioned short track speed skating competition held in Singapore. It took place at JCube which has Singapore's only Olympic sized ice rink and involved more than 40 top youth skaters from 9 countries, including host Singapore. Prior to the competition, clinics were also organised between the athletes and beneficiaries from children's homes. FairPrice Foundation showed its support by donating S$20,000.

 

FairPrice Foundation supports Pupil Breakfast Scheme
(13 April 2013)


Loving Heart Multi Service Centre has been raising funds to provide free breakfast to primary and secondary students in and around Jurong GRC under the Pupil Breakfast Scheme. Students under this scheme will receive a breakfast voucher of S$1 for Primary Schools and S$1.50 for Secondary and Special Needs Schools to purchase food from the school canteen for up to 150 school days. For 2012, 740 students from 9 Primary Schools, 13 Secondary Schools and 2 Special Schools benefitted from this Scheme. As this resonates with FairPrice Foundation's cause, FairPrice Foundation has been supporting this scheme since 2009.

 

FairPrice Walks With U ' Walk Healthy, Live Happy
(5 April 2013)


NTUC FairPrice will be organising its inaugural walking event "FairPrice Walks with U" on 29 June 2013 at Marina Barrage to promote healthy lifestyle and family bonding amongst Singaporeans. To kick-start the registration drive for this walk, NTUC FairPrice Foundation announced at the media launch event held at FairPriceXtra@Ang Mo Kio Hub today, that it will be pledging a donation of $100 in FairPrice vouchers for every registered participant. The vouchers will go towards the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme, which provides vouchers for families who have qualified for assistance schemes to purchase daily essentials through grassroots organisations (GROs) of all 87 constituencies in Singapore. More than 20,000 families and individuals will benefit from this scheme.

 

FairPrice Foundation launched its first public education initiative 'Do Good'
(28 March 2013)


FairPrice Foundation launched its first public education initiative - 'Do Good' in celebration of its 5th Anniversary. The launch, graced by Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat featured a pop-up store called 'The Giving Store', where visitors can pledge to do good deeds. Themed 'Small Deeds, Big Differences', the initiative targeted at youths encourages them to perform simple acts of good deeds for their family and friends. By pledging to start with one good deed, the initiative aims to empower youths with the belief that they can be the catalysts to inspire their friends, family and the broader community to do good and that no deed is too small to make a difference. Join the 'Do Good' initiative and pledge to do good, by creating your own good deed or choosing from a list of suggested deeds using the interactive facebook application at www.facebook.com/DoGoodSG or microsite at www.DoGood.sg

 

FairPrice Foundation supports SPD's Daily Needs Programme
(17 March 2013)


FairPrice Foundation had supported the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) Daily Needs Programme since 2011. Daily Needs Programme provides SPD's beneficiaries with FairPrice Vouchers so that they can purchase household essentials. To show our continued support towards this programme, FairPrice Foundation has renewed its commitment and pledged S$250,000 over two years towards this programme. This was acknowledged at the SPD Charity Show.

 

FairPrice Foundation Supports NYJC's Community Efforts in Wall Mural Painting in Braddell Heights
(16 March 2013)


In commemoration of Nanyang Junior College (NYJC)'s 35th anniversary, more than 800 Year One students in NYJC headed out to Braddell Heights Constituency to paint and restore 35 wall murals covering about 550 square metres on 15th and 16th March 2013. This makes Braddell Heights Constituency one of the estates with the most murals in Singapore. FairPrice Foundation, the philanthropic arm of NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd has donated $9,000 to this event for the purchase of painting equipment. Five years ago, FairPrice had also supported this initiative, where 30 wall murals were painted to commemorate NYJC's 30th anniversary.

 

Giving Our Hand to Community Chest
(9 March 2013)


Community Chest's signature Give ' A ' Hand ! (GAH) Campaign returns yet again to bring a message of hope to the less fortunate. The theme for the two day GAH roadshow held at AMK Hub on 9th and 10th March 2013 is 'Helping through Sports'. Guest of Honor Mdm Halimah Yacob kick started the 400km Pedal Challenge, a fund raising activity where members of the public can donate a minimum of S$2 to pedal on the stationery bikers for up to 15 minutes. To show our continued support, FairPrice Foundation had donated S$300,000 towards Community Chest, which will be channeled to critical services for children with special and youths-at-risk, people with disabilities, lonely and frail elderly, and families in difficulties.

 

FairPrice Foundation supports Central Singapore CDC's Bright Homes Programme
(18 February 2013)


The FairPrice Foundation Central Singapore Bright Homes Programme is a befriending programme for low-income seniors living within the Central Singapore District. Through the programme, volunteers engage the elderly on a regular and sustained basis to help prevent social isolation as most of the seniors under the Programme live alone in public rental flats and have no next of kin. Bright Homes and FairPrice volunteers also assist the seniors with regular spring cleaning sessions. As part of FairPrice Foundation's on ' going effort to give back to the community, FairPrice Foundation has donated S$200,000 over two years to this programme. This was announced at the CDC's Annual Corporate Partner's Appreciation Lunch held at The Arts House on 18 February 2013.

 

FairPrice Foundation continues its support to CDAC 'Ready For School' project 2012
(2 December 2012)


CDAC continues to show its support to help students and their families get ready for the new school year. The event was held on 2 Dec at Nanyang Junior College and reached out to about 10,000 school going children with from 5000 families. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance was the Guest of Honor, he along with Mr Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health and Mr Jonas Kor, Assistant General Manager for FairPrice Foundation gave out Family Packs to each family. CDAC had also provided a set of school ready vouchers for the school going children to use to purchase school books, uniforms or other school related items. To show its continued support to this meaningful project, FairPrice Foundation donated S$90,000 worth of FairPrice vouchers to this project.

 

The Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift brings joy to the heartlands with Silver Jubilee launch
(20 November 2012)


The BBSG project is distinct in the challenge it poses to Singaporeans to go beyond just monetary donations. It calls on donors to be more actively involved in bringing joy to the less fortunate, by fulfilling their Christmas wishes. In keeping with the call for active involvement, Boys' Brigade members will pen heart-felt wishes onto gift cards which will be sent directly alongside food hampers to general wishes beneficiaries this year. To support this cause, FairPrice Foundation has donated S$50,000 and 25 trolleys worth of food and other items. FairPrice has also continued to show its support by not only extending its online website for donation, but also, selected stores as collection points.

 

FairPrice Foundation donates $300,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Fund
(17 November 2012)


FairPrice Foundation supported the cause of The Straits Times School Pocket Fund (SPMF) with a donation of $300,000. Providing financial assistance to children from low-income families, the SPMF currently supports some 10,000 needy children with school related expenses every year. At the STep-Up Closing event at the Marina Barrage on 17 November, Mr. Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of NTUC FairPrice Foundation, presented the cheque donation of $300,000 to Dr. Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of the Singapore Press Holdings.

 

Recycling Helps @ South East 2012 campaign concludes
(17 November 2012)


At the end of the campaign, a total of 4,850 kg of recyclables were collected after a 'Green Bank' recycling machine was roved around 14 schools over a period of 3 months. This collection raised a total of $10,000 worth of FairPrice vouchers (donated by FairPrice Foundation) were given out to 400 needy families living in the South East district. The campaign finale held at FairPrice Xtra @ Changi Business Park on 17 November, a cheque presentation of $10,000 was made by FairPrice Group Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Lim Kok Guan to Dr. Mohamad Maliki Osman, the Mayor of South East District. Together with students from Meridian Junior College, Dr. Maliki and FairPrice management staff accompanied 20 beneficiaries on a budget shopping trip at the store.

 

FairPrice Partners and FairPrice Foundation donates to NICE
(26 September 2012)


During FairPrice's annual Partners Golf held on 26th September 2012 at Sentosa Golf Club, some of FairPrice's business partners had generously donated and along with Foundation's donation, a total amount of S$300,000 was donated to Nurses' Initiatives for Community Engagement, also known as NICE. The money contributed will go towards providing health assessments, health education and counselling services for the elderly who live alone, or are home bound. This donation will enable the doctors, nurses and volunteers to provide essential health services to the needy elderly at their home.

 

FairPrice Foundation donates to PCF Charity Fund
(2 September 2012)


The Central District Committee was raising funds to support the PCF Charity Fund. The funds will be used for the PCF Headstart Fund for needy students in pre-school education as well as supporting other voluntary welfare organisations in more than 20 constituencies. To support this cause, FairPrice Foundation has donated S$100,000 to the PCF Charity Fund.

 

NTUC FairPrice Walk for Rice @ South East to raise 500,000 bowls of rice for needy families
(30 August 2012)


This is the fourth year FairPrice is supporting this initiative by partnering its business partners and South East CDC to rally the community to reach out and play a part in helping needy families. In 2011, through the efforts' of 29,165 participants, FairPrice donated 500,000 bowls of rice which benefitted 7,000 needy families in the South East District.

 

 

Doing our part for Community Chest
(26 August 2012)


Community Chest was established in 1983 with the mission to raise funds for the nation's many charities. Heartstrings Walk is one of Community Chest's major fund raising activities. FairPrice Foundation has been supporting Community Chest for the past few years as it's in line with FairPrice Foundation's mission of contributing to 'A Better Life for the Community'. At this walk, FairPrice Foundation presented a mock cheque of S$300,000 to Community Chest and FairPrice staff also contributed to this walk by participating in both the Vertical Marathon and Fun Charity Walk.

 

 

"Breadwinners ' We Care, U Care" Campaign
(16 August 2012)


This campaign is jointly organised by NTUC FairPrice and NTUC ' U Care Fund. It is the second year after a successful campaign in 2011 which saw FairPrice Foundation donated S$1.35 million. This year, FairPrice Foundation aims to donate more to help low-income breadwinners and their families cope with the rising cost of living. As part of this two-week campaign, FairPrice Foundation will donate $5 to the NTUC-U Care Fund for each loaf of FairPrice Housebrand bread sold. The campaign aims to achieve sales of 300,000 loaves of bread, translating to a donation of $1.5 million from FairPrice Foundation. FairPrice, as part of the NTUC family, works closely with other social enterprises and unions to help create a bigger impact for the community. To date, FairPrice Foundation has donated $13.5 million to NTUC-U Care Fund to advance its causes since 2008.

 

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation supports daily essential needs of low-income families with $1 million donation of food vouchers
(3 August 2012)


FairPrice has been working with Grassroots Organizations and welfare organisations in assisting lower income families to meet their daily needs through the FairPrice Food Voucher scheme since 2002. Including the current donation, the FairPrice Food Voucher scheme has contributed $10 million worth of FairPrice vouchers to meet over 200,000 requests from the needy for financial assistance. This donation was presented to Advisor to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, at a National Day dinner celebration organised by Taman Jurong Constituency for its residents.

 

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation extends support to Ren Ci Hospital with donation of S$600,000
(27 July 2012)


FairPrice Foundation has extended its support to Ren Ci Hospital with a cash donation of S$600,000. The total sum is paid out to Ren Ci Hospital over a three-year period. This donation will go towards helping Ren Ci Hospital to provide quality nursing and medical care for its residents. The cheque presentation ceremony was held at Ren Ci Nursing Home, where FairPrice volunteers have been befriending patients from Ren Ci over the past year. FairPrice Foundation had previously donated $500,000 to help Ren Ci's residents in 2010.

 

 

Recycling Helps @ South East 2012
(24 July 2012)


FairPrice Foundation and South East Community Development Council (CDC) launched their new collaboration for the “Recycling Helps @ South East 2012” at Kong Hwa School. “Recycling Helps @ South East 2012” is a three-month initiative which aims to collect 2,000kg of recycled plastic bottle and cans to raise about $10,000 worth of NTUC FairPrice food vouchers for 400 needy families. For every 5kg of recyclables collected, students will get to earn a set of vouchers for a less-privileged family in the South East District.

 

 

Scout Foundation Fund
(11 July 2012)


FairPrice Foundation has donated S$100,000 to Singapore Scout Foundation Fund. The funds will be used to upgrade infrastructure for scouting activities, develop scout groups in schools and community and provide financial support for needy scouts. The event was held at Istana where the GOH was the Chief Scout, President Tony Tan.

 

 

Seniors' night out at Kallang Theatre
(5 April 2012)


There were cheery faces and bright smiles all around as 40 seniors arrived at Kallang Theatre on 5 April 2012 to watch 'Journey to the West'. Sponsored by NTUC FairPrice, about 50 seniors and volunteers from NTUC Eldercare were treated to an enigmatic acrobatic performance based on a traditional Chinese folklore. Prior to watching the performance, 17 poor and needy seniors were able to purchase new clothes and have their hair styled at nearby amenities in Redhill, courtesy of FairPrice Foundation. This was an extremely happy occasion for many of these seniors as they do not have the means to afford new clothes. To make their day more memorable, volunteers from NTUC FairPrice interacted with them and assisted to bring them from NTUC SilverACE to the hair salon. It was truly heartwarming to see that the seniors really appreciate this small act of kindness. NTUC FairPrice hopes to bring more cheer to more needy individuals in future!

 


 

FairPrice Foundation donates $100,000 to Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society
(25 March 2012)


FairPrice Foundation has donated $100,000 to Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society. During the Thye Hua Kwan Charity Show 2012 that was broadcasted live on Mediacorp Channel 8 on 25 March 2012, Mr. Lum Hon Fye, General Manager of FairPrice Foundation, presented a mock cheque of $100,000 to Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who was the Guest of Honour for the show. Though Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society offers more than 50 social services to the public, the entire donation from FairPrice Foundation will support the Society of Moral Charities, which is the largest agency run by Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society. The Society of Moral Charities offers a wide range of services which includes Home Help, Therapy services, Case Management for Elderly, and several other programmes and service centres catering to family crisis, physically disabled, and the elderly.


 

Spreading The CNY Festive Cheer At Ren Ci Nursing Home
(4 January 2012)


On 4 Jan 2012, our CEO, along with an estimated 50 FairPrice staff and senior management from different departments came together to spend some quality time with the residents of Ren Ci Nursing Home. There was a big “Lo Hei” for the residents and our staff unfolded their talents by one dressing up as “Chai Shen Ye”, a “Cha Cha” dance performance as well as many singing talents to perform and spread the Chinese New Year festive cheer. It was indeed an afternoon well spent with lots of well wishes and smiles both on the residents and our staff.


 

FairPrice Foundation Donates S$90,000 Worth Of FairPrice Vouchers To CDAC's "Ready For School" Project 2011
(3 December 2011)


The Chinese Development Assistance Council's (CDAC) 'Ready for School!' Project was first launched in 2004. Entering into its 8th year, the 2011's 'Ready for School!' sets to help 9,000 students and their families to get ready for new school year. In view of the increasing cost for education, CDAC has enhanced its 2011's 'Ready for School!' package to help students and their families to cope better when preparing for the commencement of the new school year. With the enhanced package and the various programmes held over the 2 days (3rd and 4th December 2011), it is expected that the project cost will increase from $1.05 million in 2010 to $1.29 million in 2011. FairPrice Foundation has contributed S$90,000 worth of FairPrice Vouchers to this project.


 

FairPrice Foundation Donates S$600,000 To Community Chest
(27 November 2011)


As part of FairPrice Foundation's continued support towards Community Chest's efforts in providing criticial social service programmes, FairPrice Foundation had donated a total of S$600,000. Out of which, S$300,000 was mentioned at Community Chest True Hearts TV Show on 27 November 2011. FairPrice Foundation's donation will go into supporting the Special Assistance Fund and 5 Family Service Centres (Kampong Kapor, Lakeside, MacPherson, Rotary and TRANS).


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Donates S$50,000 To Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift 2011
(24 November 2011)


At the launch of the Boys' Brigade's annual Share-a-Gift drive 2011, President Tony Tan Keng Yam was the first to donate a gift. The 24th edition of the community service project aims to benefit more than 29,000 needy people this year. This is the first year the main gift box has moved from Orchard Road to AMK Hub in the heartlands. Members of the public can donate essential household items and non-perishable foodstuffs like cooking oil and canned foods at 14 'gift boxes' islandwide, each located at a FairPrice outlet. NTUC FairPrice Foundation has donated S$50,000 for this project.


 

The Kranji Heritage Trail
(9 November 2011)


Spearheaded by Kranji Countryside Association (KCA), the newest addition to Singapore's heritage trails is supported under the National Heritage Board's Heritage Industry Incentive Programme (Hi'P). Main sponsor NTUC FairPrice Foundation donated S$27,000 to the development of this project as part of its community building initiatives and support for local farmers. FairPrice buys produce like kai lan, chye sim, bean sprouts and eggs from local farmers in Kranji and Lim Chu Kang areas.


 

NTUC Eldercare Expands Its Home Care Services With $1m Donation From FairPrice Foundation
(1 November 2011)


To meet the increasing need for quality and affordable home-based eldercare services, NTUC Eldercare has laid out plans to expand its Care@home programme, an island-wide home-care service to look after the frail and home-bound elderly. In support of this programme, NTUC Eldercare receives a donation of $1 million from NTUC FairPrice Foundation. The plans include building capabilities to provide a wider range of intermediate and long term home-care services, enhancing the service quality, and enabling caregivers to better cope with the pressure of caring for seniors at home.


 

NTUC FairPrice Walk For Rice @ South East Returns On Three Legs
(2 October 2011)


This is the third year that FairPrice Foundation has supported this initiative by partnering South East CDC to rally the community to reach out to help needy families. This year, the launch is made more exciting by engaging participants to complete a three legged walk round Bedok Stadium. For every 100 metres of walking completed, FairPrice Foundation will donate one bowl of rice to the needy. To date, FairPrice Foundation has donated more than one million bowls of rice to this initiative, which benefitted over 7000 needy families each year in the South East District.


 

FairPrice And FairPrice Foundation Partnered Singapore Sport Council To Launch Nationwide Well-Wishing Campaign For Team Singapore
(29 Sep 2011)


FairPrice and FairPrice Foundation partnered Singapore Sports Council in launching a national well-wishing campaign for Team Singapore participating in the 26th Southeast Asian games and the 6th ASEAN Para Games 2011. From 29 September to 22 December 2011 at 64 FairPrice outlets, Singaporeans can dedicate the values they feel best represent the Singapore spirit for the athletes to take to the games.


 

Fairprice Foundation Donates $1 Million Worth Of Food Vouchers To Needy Families At One Community Walk
(24 July 2011)


FairPrice Foundation partnered the People’s Association for the first time through a mass event – “One Community Walk” - to better engage the community and grassroots leaders to support needy families. FairPrice Foundation donated $1 million in the form of food vouchers, which will go towards helping 20,000 needy families throuPrice housebrand bread at all FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra hypermartkets, Cheers convenience stores, and FairPrice Xpress located at Esso peterol stations.

 

Through the Breadwinners- We Care, U Care Campaign, FairPrice hopes to spread the spirit of compassion by inviting customers to join in building a better community. Also, FairPrice hopes to involve its customers in appreciating and supporting breadwinners who have been working hard to provide for their families.


 

FairPrice Celebrates 100 Stores By Giving $10 million To FairPrice Foundation To Benefit The Community
(19 April 2011)


FairPrice celebrated its crossing of 100 stores with a donation of $10 million to FairPrice Foundation to enable the Foundation to continue to provide a better life for the community. This is the largest single amount to be given in one year to the Foundation since it was set up in 2008. The event, held at the grand opening of FairPrice Finest at Serangoon Village, which is FairPrice's 100th store, was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Donates $1 million To U Care Fund In Aid Of Low Wage Workers
(7 April 2011)


On 7 April 2011, NTUC FairPrice Foundation joined hands with 50 flights of golfers comprising union leaders, management and government officials to raise funds for low-wage union members and their families. Through the sale of golf flights and outright donations, U Care Fund raised a total of an estimated $6.8 million achieving more than half of its $10million fundraising target for 2011. FairPrice Foundation was pleased to be a major sponsor with its $1 million donation.

 

The U Care initiative was conceived with a mission to become a Caring Labour Movement that helps improve the lives of the low-income members and their families; as well as to level the playing field for needy children and help the elderly in the community.


 

FairPrice Foundation Donates $800,000 To Community Chest
(15 March 2011)


To mark the official opening of FairPrice Xtra@nex, FairPrice Foundation presented a donation of $800,000 to the Community Chest. The funds will support Lions Befrienders to continue to provide aid to lonely and needy seniors as well as to support five Family Service Centres in providing aid to needy families.


 

Give A Hand! By Community Chest
(26 Feb 2011)


Community Chest collected handprints to form the largest handprint montage in Singapore, with the launch of the annual Give A Hand! Campaign. For this year's Give A Hand! Campaign, Community Chest invited corporate donors, beneficiaries and the public to join in the collective effort to raise funds for charities under its care.

 

FairPrice Foundation invited more than 200 staff and customers to take part in this meaningful activity at a booth at the NTUC FairPrice Xtra hypermarket located at nex which saw an overwhelming response of close to 250 handprints on the montage canvas. The completed canvas of montage was displayed at this year's 'Give A Hand!' Roadshow held on 12th and 13th March at Vivocity Central Court A.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Launches $144,000 Daily Needs Programme For Society For The Physically Disabled
(12 January 2011)


This Lunar New Year, NTUC FairPrice Foundation is set to spread goodwill and festive cheer with a donation of $144,000 in food vouchers to help some 200 needy families, who are clients of the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD), meet their daily essential needs. The newly launched initiative, called the Daily Needs Programme, will provide $30 worth of food vouchers every month over the next two years to each family.

 

Through the Daily Needs Programme, NTUC FairPrice staff volunteers will also deliver groceries to recipients who have difficulties purchasing the groceries themselves.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation seeks to help the poor and needy and the food vouchers will assist these needy families by helping them save on expenses for daily essentials.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Donates $84,000 Worth Of FairPrice Vouchers To CDAC's 'Ready For School!' Project 2010
(11 December 2010)


On 11 December 2010, NTUC FairPrice Foundation donated $84,000 worth of FairPrice Vouchers to help some 4,200 families meet their daily needs. FairPrice partners also showed strong support to the CDAC's 'Ready for School!' Project 2010 by contributing over $20,000 worth of items to the Family Packs.

 

The CDAC Ready for School Project was first launched in 2004 and has entered into its 7th year. As part of the community, FairPrice Foundation is glad to play a role in helping those in need. Every family and child should have access to basic essentials and FairPrice Foundation hopes that this contribution will go towards helping them save on expenses for essential items.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Brings Joy To The Less Fortunate This Christmas With A $50,000 Donation To Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift 2010
(25 November 2010)


This Christmas, NTUC FairPrice Foundation will light up the faces of the less fortunate by fulfilling wishes with a donation of $50,000 to the Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift (BBSG) 2010 and supporting the project through its network of stores. This is the 10th year that FairPrice has supported this unique project that encourages donors to go beyond just monetary donations. The public can either adopt a Wish from any of the BBSG Wish Trees or drop off their donations of non-perishable general food and household items located at various NTUC FairPrice outlets around the island. Online purchases of essential items can also be donationed FairPrice's online.

 

BBSG aims to fulfill the wishes of 28,439 beneficiaries, including more than 20,006 beneficiaries who will each be receiving general food and household items which can last them for an estimated 6 months period.


 

NTUC FairPrice Walk For Rice @ South East Campaign Aims To Raise 500,000 Bowls Of Rice To Help 7,000 Needy Families
(19 October 2010)


NTUC FairPrice and South East Community Development Council (CDC) has launched a campaign to raise half a million bowls of rice for 7,000 needy residents in the South East district. FairPrice has also pledged to support this annual charity effort for 3 years with up to $80,000 worth of rice a year for this cause. One of the ways members of the public can help raise half a million bowls of rice is by participating in various walking events organised within the South East district. They can also purchase participating products at FairPrice supermarkets or go to FairPrice outlets in Joo Chiat Complex, Eastpoint Mall, Tampines Mall and White Sands to walk a special 200 metres route within the supermarkets during the campaign. For every 100 metres walked or participating product purchased, FairPrice will pledge 1 bowl of rice to the campaign. At the launch of the Walk for Rice campaign, 120 participants clocked 24 kilometres, raising 240 bowls for the cause so far.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Gives $1 million Worth Of Food Vouchers To Needy Families
(1 October 2010)


While the economy has staged a steady recovery, NTUC FairPrice Foundation recognizes that there are still families in need of help and has pledged $1 million worth of food vouchers this year to disadvantaged families through Grassroots Organisations (GROs). All of Singapore's 84 constituencies will receive a portion of the food vouchers which will be distributed to needy families by Grassroots Advisers from the GROs.

 

FairPrice first launched the NTUC FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme in 2002, to help needy families cope with the economic slowdown. Over the years, FairPrice has disbursed $8 million worth of food vouchers to help needy families meet their daily essential needs.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Brings Netball To Greater Heights With $80,000 Donation To Netball Singapore
(20 September 2010)


NTUC FairPrice Foundation's $80,000 sponsorship confirms the 5th edition of the Nations Cup (From 6 to 12 December 2010) as an important highlight on the Singaporean and international netball calendar. This sponsorship deal will enable Netball Singapore to continue to develop the tournament which has attracted 12 different countries in the past 5 years. FairPrice Foundation hopes that the sponsorship will not only bolster Netball Singapore's efforts in bringing netball to greater heights in Singapore, but also contribute as a whole in bringing the community together through sports.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Presents $150,000 Worth Of Sports Scholarships To Singapore's Youth Olympic Games' Medalists
(15 September 2010)


NTUC FairPrice Foundation handed out a total of $150,000 worth of sports scholarships to the Team Singapore medalists at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The event saw 6 individual athletes from swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, sailing, and archery and the under 15 national football team being awarded for their 2 silver and 5 bronze medals won at the YOG. Each medalist received an award with a cash value with which they can use to offset the purchase of training equipment, vitamins and supplements, tickets to training camps, hiring of coaches etc. The money may also be set aside as an endowment fund for the athletes future development and use.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Donates $2.4 million To Help Low Wage Workers
(2 August 2010)


On 2 August 2010, NTUC FairPrice Foundation joined hands with about 120 participants consisting of union leaders, management and government officials to raise funds for low-wage union members. Through the sale of golf flights and donations, more than $5 million was raised at the U Care Charity Golf, including a donation of $2.4 million from NTUC FairPrice Foundation. To date, the U Care Fund has received $11.6 million in donations and has already rolled out the $1.5 million U Stretch vouchers for workers and a $1.5 million Family Recreation and Fun Carnival. Another $5 million will go to helping workers' children through the Back to School vouchers and the remaining funds will go to other assistance programmes catering to the needs of the elderly and children of low-income members.


 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Boosts Volunteerism With $150,000 Sponsorship To YMCA
(30 July 2010)


NTUC FairPrice Foundation announced that it will support the YMCA-Lim Kim San Volunteers Programme with a sponsorship of $150,000 over three years. This programme aims to promote and raise the standards of volunteerism, develop volunteer capabilities to better serve the beneficiaries as well as recruit, train and recognize volunteers. Today, 4,500 volunteers serve in YMCA's community service programmes which reach out to 6,500 beneficiaries locally and overseas. NTUC FairPrice Foundation was the Presenting Sponsor in the 11th YMCA Charity Golf, an event dedicated to raising funds for the volunteers programme.



 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Pledges $100,000 In Support Of SingHealth-HSEU Community Outreach Programme
(28 July 2010)


On Nurses' Day, NTUC FairPrice Foundation placed a smile on the faces of these stars of healthcare as a $100,000 generous sponsorship was given to a one year community outreach programme by SingHealth nurses and the Healthcare Services Employees' Union (HSEU). This is a programme aimed at ensuring the continuity of care for needy patients who are discharged from hospitals. The sponsorship from NTUC FairPrice Foundation would enable nurses to help patients with the purchase of daily necessities such as diapers, feeds, and dressings, as well as purchase of rehabilitative aids such as wheelchairs, grab bars and walking frames. Needy patients and their caregivers will be equipped with resources to manage their health conditions, so as to avoid hospital readmission.

 

10 Community Chest-funded Family Service Centres Get $1 million From NTUC FairPrice Foundation
(19 March 2010)


On 19 March 2010, NTUC FairPrice Foundation donated $1 million to 10 Community Chest-funded Family Service Centres (FSCs), which provide critical services to help families build their resilience and strengthen family relationships.  Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, received the cheque on behalf of Community Chest from Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of NTUC FairPrice and NTUC FairPrice Foundation.  The 10 FSCs supported by the Foundation are AWWA FSC, Fei Yue FSC (Choa Chu Kang), Hougang Sheng Hong FSC, MacPherson Moral FSC, PPIS Jurong FSC, REACH FSC, Tanjong Pagar FSC, Moral FSC (Bedok North), Moral FSC (Bukit Panjang) and Whispering Hearts FSC.  Together they served more than 37,000 people last year.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Takes The Lead And Donates $500,000 To Ren Ci
(14 Jan 2010)


THE NTUC FairPrice Foundation boosted Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre's charity show fundraising efforts with a $500,000 donation yesterday. This marks the first significant corporate donation to the flagship fundraising event of Ren Ci. In addition to the generous donation, the Foundation will be placing donation boxes at over 80 FairPrice outlets spread across the island from today till 31 March 2010, where all proceeds would go towards Ren Ci.  About 10 FairPrice staff visited the Hospital, to interact with patients by helping them with arts and craft, such as making Chinese New Year cards.

NTUC FairPrice and Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) Bring Joy to the Elderly
(27 September 2009)

 

NTUC FairPrice and CDAC organized a shopping spree where the seniors get to shop for free.  About 250 senior citizens, mainly from Telok Blangah Crescent, were treated to a free grocery shopping trip at the NTUC FairPrice Xtra supermarket in Jurong Point on Sunday morning. Three hundred volunteers from the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) and NTUC FairPrice helped to take the participants around the supermarket and shared with them tips like how to check the expiry dates and nutritional value of food products. It was a rare day out for the seniors, many of whom had difficulty walking or getting around. Most could not read English and were also on the Public Assistance scheme, which gives handouts from the Government to those who are unable to work and have little financial support.

 

NTUC FairPrice Walk For Rice @ South East Rallies The Community For A Good Cause (9 September 2009)

 

This is the first time that FairPrice, together with its business partners and South East CDC join hands to rally the community to reach out and help needy families. Members of the public can help raise half a million bowls of rice in 2 ways:    
  • Walk for Rice at selected FairPrice outlets or at various walking activities organized by South East CDC
  • Purchase participating products at all NTUC FairPrice supermarkets during the campaign

Guest of Honour, Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Minister of State for Trade & Industry, MP for East Coast GRC and Advisor to East Coast GRC GROs was present at the launch event to officiate the campaign, by leading the first walk within FairPrice supermarket at Bedok Central. Mr Matthias Yao, Mayor of South East District and our Group GEP Mr Tan Kian Chew, were also present to lend their support by walking in the FairPrice supermarket.

 

84 Grassroots Organisations To Receive Help From NTUC FairPrice Foundation With $1.5 million Worth Of FairPrice Vouchers
(1 August 2009)


NTUC FairPrice Foundation reached out the community with a presentation of $1.5 million worth of FairPrice vouchers.  The presentation is part of the FairPrice Million Dollar Food Voucher Scheme 2009, aimed at helping needy families all across Singapore to cope with the current economic downturn.  Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of NTUC FairPrice and also Chairman of NTUC FairPrice Foundation, presented a $1.5 million FairPrice cheque for the vouchers to Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, who was a special guest at the Braddell Heights 44th National Day Dinner Celebration held on 1 August 2009.  The event was also graced by Guest of Honour Mr Seah Kian Peng, Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC and Advisor to Marine Parade GRC Grassroots Organizations.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation And The Community Come Together To Help Provide Basic Food Items For Needy Students
(21 July 2009)


In line with its mission to provide a better life for the community, NTUC FairPrice Foundation has donated $200,000 to Food From The Heart to fund its operations and community programmes. The donation is expected to help 1,700 families who are beneficiaries of FFTH.  During this National Day period, FairPrice Foundation also rallied staff volunteers to participate in Food From The Heart’s Food Goodie Bag Programme, helping to pack and distribute essential items to needy pupils. Goodie bags containing essential items such as oil, rice and canned food were given away to 50 needy students from Evergreen Primary School and their families. Mr Wee, General Manager of FairPrice Foundation who helped in the distribution of goodie bags to needy pupils from Evergreen Primary, was joined by about 15 staff volunteers from NTUC FairPrice.  This donation will enable to help more needy families and children who need help during this downturn.

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Extends Helping Hand To Needy Workers With $5.25 million Donation To Labour Movement U Care Fund
(24 April 2009)


NTUC FairPrice Foundation's ‘Lend a Hand, Give a Heart’ project was officially announced on 24 April 2009. This project aimed at providing relief to needy workers during these difficult times. The project was officially launched by Guest of Honour NTUC Secretary-General and Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Lim Swee Say, at FairPrice Xtra Jurong Point II.

 

The community was called upon to support this project by pledging a “helping hand” at three participating FairPrice stores as well as through the newly-launched FairPrice Foundation website.  FairPrice Foundation received overwhelming support from the community.  Through this project, FairPrice Foundation donated $3.182 million to the Labour movement, making its total donation to the U care fund to $5.25 million. $2.068 million was raised in March during the U Care Golf Challenge.  The U Carefund was launched in March this year to help lower-wage workers, including those retrenched, to ride out the recession.

   

 

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Offers Foreign Workers A Helping Hand
(6 April 2009)

 

FairPrice Foundation donated $300,000 to the Archdiocesan Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants & Itinerant People (ACMI) to provide support and aid to migrant workers. This   will be disbursed to ACMI through the Caritas Singapore Community Council (CSCC) and will go towards funding various activities including the provision of food and shelter, befriending, training, and legal aid.  To mark this donation, NTUC FairPrice staff, including members of its executive management team, joined hands with volunteers of the ACMI Soup Kitchen to prepare and deliver food to construction workers at worksite.  Since its launch in March last year, FairPrice Foundation has contributed $7.2 million to the community. This year, the foundation is committed to contribute at least 20 percent more to help the underprivileged.

 

NTUC FairPrice Supports The 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009
(17 March 2009)


The Asian Youth Games Secretariat hosted a meeting cum welcome dinner on 17 March 2009 at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. It was a session to welcome and brief young fine athetes and distinguished officals from 45 Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) member nations at the first ever Asian Youth Ganes (AYG) in Singapore.  The organisers also took the opportunity to thank and acknowledged sponsors and supporters of the AYG. Mr Tng Ah Yiam, our Director for Integrated Purchasing represented FairPrice to receive the token of appreciation.  The occasion was graced by Mr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Community Development, Youth and Sports.

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Donates $100,000 To Pupil Breakfast Scheme To Benefit Needy Students In Jurong GRC
(16 March 2009)

 

As part of its efforts to engage and support the community during these difficult times, NTUC FairPrice Foundation has contributed $100,000 towards Loving Heart Multi-Service Centre’s Pupil Breakfast Programme. Now in its fourth year, this programme provides free breakfast to needy students from selected schools in Jurong GRC. This year, with FairPrice Foundation’s donation, the Pupil Breakfast Scheme will benefit 510 students from 17 schools, up from 14 schools in 2008. The three new participating schools are Yusof Ishak Secondary, Pioneer Primary and Pioneer Secondary.

 

Mr Ng Ser Miang, NTUC FairPrice Foundation Chairman, said, “FairPrice Foundation is proud to support this ongoing initiative. This contribution to the Pupil Breakfast Programme of Loving Heart Multi Service Centre will help needy children start the day right with a hearty breakfast.”

 

Since its launch in March last year, FairPrice Foundation has contributed $7.2 million to the community. This year, the foundation is committed to contribute at least 20 percent more to help provide a better life for the community at large.

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Supports Food From The Heart To Bring Festive Cheer To The Needy
(19 January 2009)


NTUC FairPrice donated $40,000 worth of goodie bags containing essential items and red packets to 1,000 needy families in Singapore as part of a food distribution programme by VWO Food from the Heart. The items include oil, rice, canned food and red packets were donated to residents at Redhill Close. Staff and management joined volunteers from the VWO to deliver the goodie bags to needy residents.

NTUC FairPrice-North West CLN "I Love Milk Project"
(18 December 2008)


The NTUC FairPrice-North West CLN ‘I Love Milk’ project was launched on Thursday, 18 December 2008 at 2.30pm at Moral Family Service Centre. Through this project, the NTUC FairPrice Foundation donated 36,000 packets of full cream milk to needy students receiving school pocket money fund. This is a joint project with North West CDC where 6,000 packets of 1 litre Australia-produced full-cream milk per month will be distributed for six months, with effect from January 2009. The distribution of milk aimed to provide the children in needy family have a more balanced and nutritional diet. The event was graced by Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports & Adviser to Bukit Timah GROs and the Special Guest was Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of North West District. The event attracted about over 200 residents and community partners from North West District.

 

NTUC FairPrice Kick Starts The Boys' Brigade Sharity Gift Box 2008 With Donation Of 14 Trolley Loads Of Groceries
(28 November 2008)


NTUC FairPrice supported the Boys' Brigade Sharity Gift Box by donating more than $30,000 including 14 trolleys of gift of basic necessities to the BBSGB project. We hope to be able to collect enough household items and gifts for more than 28,000 beneficiaries.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Donates $300,000 To Community Chest At The Official Opening Of ComChest Green
(17 October 2008)


The Comchest Walk Official Opening Ceremony was the grand finale to a series of fund-raising events to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Community Chest. The event also included a symbolic tree-planting ceremony to signify the continuity of giving back to the community.

NTUC FairPrice Foundation took the occasion to donate $300,000 to Community Chest and the amount will be disbursed to the Queenstown Care Corner Family Service Centre that the Foundation has adopted for a year.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Donates $3.5 million To National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) To Help Low Wage Workers Cope With Rising Cost Of Living
(29 August 2008)


To reinforce FairPrice’s commitment to the Labour Movement, NTUC FairPrice Foundation donated $3.5 million to NTUC to help low-wage workers tide through the recent increase in living costs. This move renewed FairPrice's commitment to moderate the cost of living for the workers. The cheque was received by Immediate Past NTUC Secretary-General Lim Boon Heng and witnessed by Guest of Honour, Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at the launch of the new FairPrice's logo.


The presentation was held at the cooperative's first supermarket store at Toa Payoh Lorong 4. Other VIPs who attended the launch included NTUC FairPrice Chairman Ng Ser Miang, who is also Chairman of NTUC FairPrice Foundation and NTUC President John De Payva.

 

NTUC FairPrice Joins Hands With Business Partners To Raise $380,000 For Community Chest
(29 July 2008)


The Charity Movie Preview was organised as a kickstart to the Community Chest’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations.

NTUC FairPrice Foundation used this event as a platform to present a $380,000 cheque to Community Chest and to thank suppliers for their continued support.


The donated funds went to the following beneficiaries:

  • Tampines Family Service Centre
  • Trans Centre (Bedok)
  • Bukit Ho Swee Family Service Centre
 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Contributes $1.5 million To Help Needy Cope With Rising Cost Of Living
(20 July 2008)


To help needy families all across Singapore cope with the impact of rising cost of living, NTUC FairPrice Foundation presented $1.5 million worth of FairPrice gift vouchers under the FairPrice Million Dollar Food Voucher Scheme.

To mark the occasion, NTUC FairPrice Chairman Mr Ng Ser Miang, who is also the Chairman of the Foundation, presented a cheque representing the donated amount at the Racial Harmony Fiesta @ Jalan Kayu to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was present to grace the event as a Guest-of-Honour.

 

MILK Run
(6 July 2008)


A nationwide campaign to deter juvenile delinquency and promote community awareness of youth issues, the annually held MILK Run aims to bring disadvantaged and mainstream youths together in a celebration of promise and vitality. Activities of the event include a competitive marathon and a community run, amongst others.

NTUC FairPrice Foundation showed its support of the event by way of product and cash sponsorships.

 

NTUC FairPrice Foundation Gives $220,000 To Help 3,000 Workers Offset Rising Costs
(13 April 2008)


In a bid to help workers mitigate rising costs of living, NTUC FairPrice Foundation is giving $220,000 worth of FairPrice vouchers to the Unit for Contract & Casual Workers (UCCW), an NTUC unit which looks after the welfare of such employees. The grant was announced at a carnival for UCCW members in AMK Hub today.

 

 

FairPrice Launches NTUC FairPrice Foundation With A Pledge Of $50 million Over 10 Years
(24 March 2008)


Singapore’s largest supermarket retailer NTUC FairPrice today announced the official launch of NTUC FairPrice Foundation, a registered charity with the mission to provide “A Better Life for the Community”.



NTUC FairPrice, which fully funds the Foundation, also pledged $50 million in donations to the Foundation over 10 years.



And in conjunction with the launch, a charity golf game was played at Tanah Merah Countty Club, followed by the presentation of $1 million in grants to four beneficiaries – Eldercare Trust, Community Chest, Food from the Heart and NTUC Childcare Bright Horizons Fund.