SINGAPORE - About 1,200 people, including children with special needs and volunteers, gathered at the Resorts World Theatre on Saturday to celebrate Sharity Day - a special day jointly organised by Community Chest and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) for children of different abilities.
Sharity Elephant, the Community Chest mascot, made its musical debut, performing alongside 50 children with special needs. The children, aged seven to 15, were from Grace Orchard School, and joined by student volunteers from Pasir Ris Crest Secondary as well as professional performers.
RWS also announced details of its five-year partnership with Community Chest on Saturday. It pledged $5 million of cash and in-kind donations for 2014 to 2018.
Said Community Chest chairman Phillip Tan: "The long-term partnership will see us through social service programmes for bigger and better outcomes; more than a one-time donation can bring. With its world-class attractions, RWS is a natural partner in our efforts to nurture the next generation of givers, in driving the message that caring and sharing starts from young."
RWS chief executive Tan Hee Teck said: "We are privileged to lead by example in corporate social responsibility... We look forward to creating more significant impact through our partnership over the next few years."