In support of SG Cares and in conjunction with Lunar New Year festivities this year, the Community Chest Fú Dài 2019 saw over 2,000 corporate and individual volunteers coming together to pack and deliver more than 6,000 Fú Dài to vulnerable seniors and families in need island-wide over two days.
Co-organised by volunteer group Heartwarmers and Community Chest for the sixth year running, the event provided a platform for people from all walks of life to give what they can in their own way to help those in need, through monetary donations and volunteering of time.
Leading the volunteering efforts at this year’s Fú Dài event is Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, who kicked off the delivery of the festive bags from the packing site at Expo Hall 7 together with Members of the Parliament (MP), including Dr Amy Khor, Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Mr Baey Yam Keng and Ms Joan Pereira.
Long-term supporters Standard Chartered Bank and Singapore Airlines, in particular, have rallied their staff as volunteers and given significant monetary contributions to make this year’s event possible.
This year’s Fú Dài also marks the first time that social service users are empowered to give back to the community in their own way at the event. A group of residents from the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), a social service organisation supported by Community Chest, joined Standard Chartered Bank to help out as active contributors packing the bags yesterday to share festive joy with those in need.
Watch the event highlights below or check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for more photos of the event.