'Shopping spree' project brings joy to needy families

Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng offering a child a toy from Project Hope's room full of donated items at the Residents' Committee at Block 227 Yishun Street 21 on Feb 24, when several low-income households were invited to pick a fixed number of items. Mr Ng
Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng offering a child a toy from Project Hope's room full of donated items at the Residents' Committee at Block 227 Yishun Street 21 on Feb 24, when several low-income households were invited to pick a fixed number of items. Mr Ng started the project in January to provide daily necessities, home appliances and toys to low-income residents.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Several Nee Soon East families stocked up on food, home appliances and toys last month and never paid a cent thanks to a "shopping spree" initiative to help low-income folk.

The residents from 28 households were free to choose what they needed off the shelves of a well-stocked storeroom set up by Project Hope, a new community enterprise.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2020, with the headline ''Shopping spree' project brings joy to needy families'. Print Edition | Subscribe