Causes Briefs: Needy kids enjoy KidZania in Children's Day event

Children role-play as firemen at KidZania Singapore in April 2016.
Children role-play as firemen at KidZania Singapore in April 2016.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

Needy kids enjoy KidZania in Children's Day event

More than 800 children will enjoy a day out at indoor theme park KidZania Singapore in Sentosa today.

This is the ninth edition of the annual Children for Children community event, which, since 2008, has provided the opportunity for underprivileged children to celebrate Children's Day at local attractions such as the Singapore Zoo and Universal Studios Singapore.

The event is jointly organised by The Business Times, CHIJ (Kellock) and arts charity The Rice Company.


Nespresso to give out 300 healthy food bundles

Beneficiaries from the Serangoon Moral Family Service Centre are set to receive gifts of healthy food.

More than 40 volunteers from the staff and customers of Nespresso Singapore will distribute the 300 food bundles on Oct 26.

The event marks about 8,000 healthy meals that have been contributed by Nespresso Singapore to the beneficiaries of Food Bank Singapore, an organisation that collects excess food and redistributes it to those who need it.

Since June, Nespresso Singapore has partnered with Food Bank Singapore to provide about one meal for each beneficiary in the charity's network every time a customer recycles one bag of used beverage capsules.

Daniel Ong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2017, with the headline 'Causes Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe