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a Blessing their children and infants in tow to join the regular CCSS volunteers. “This is certainly a very meaningful activity that we’re doing this morning,” said Ms Tin Pei Ling, the newly minted Member of Parliament for the Marine Parade GRC (MacPherson constituency) who also turned up to volunteer. “These simple food packs are practical, significant and helpful to these elderly residents especially those who are living alone. During the packing of the rations, there is also a strong sense of teamwork amongst volunteers who were strangers before today. I would love to be part of this food distribution again, and CCSS is certainly one of the important stakeholders in this community.” Angeline and Vera, volunteers from the same carecell, agreed with Ms Tin. Both were really pleased that the entire process was fast, efficient, and well-planned. “Everyone worked as a team and it was well organized,” shared a physically drained but grinning Angeline. “I would want to help again!” 3

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Kudos also to Ms Tan, a regular volunteer, who tirelessly pushed trolleys of rice, oil, sugar and other daily essentials, all sponsored by Dairy Farm Singapore. Perspiring under the blistering heat, she commented, “I am very happy to be involved in brightening up the residents’ day.” At the end of the exercise, smiling faces were all around. In the Macpherson area, many elderly folks live alone and are devoid of outside interaction. That is, until someone comes to their door with food reminding them that the world has not forgotten them. It was heart-warming to be able to spend the morning this way as it reminded me to slow down and take time to look at the needs around. They were blessed but for the volunteers, like myself, Angeline, Vera and Ms Tan, we were also blessed. T To find out how you can partner with CCSS to bless the community either as a volunteer or a sponsor, please contact the office at 6304 7604 or email ccss@carecom.org.sg

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