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Corporate Social Responsibility

Tote Board

Active Seniors

On 26 April 2019, 19 Tote Board staff spent their morning with seniors at the Alzheimer's Disease Association's New Horizon Centre at Toa Payoh. To promote physical and mental activity, staff accompanied the 60 seniors on their daily exercise before getting their creative juices flowing by painting of tote bags. The seniors went home happy with their hand-painted masterpieces and stomachs full of food catered from social enterprise, Samsui Supplies & Services.

Active Seniors
Active Seniors
Active Seniors

IMDA Digital Clinic

As Singapore journeys towards becoming an advanced digital economy, there is a need to ensure that everyone, including seniors, leads lifestyles enabled by technology. Tote Board staff volunteered at the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Digital Clinics to assist seniors who need help using their mobile devices on 4 June 2019 at Ang Mo Kio Library.

IMDA Digital Clinic
IMDA Digital Clinic

Silver Homes

51 Tote Board staff rejuvenated the homes of 12 underprivileged families and seniors at Henderson Road on 18 July 2019. Armed with painting tools, cleaning solutions, new mattresses and bed frames, staff spent the day scrubbing, throwing out junk, and giving walls and doors new coats of paint.

Silver Homes
Silver Homes
Silver Homes

Read for Books 2019

Between 13 to 28 July 2019, 134 staff from the Tote Board Group gathered to read for a good cause in support of the National Library Board’s initiative, Read for Books.

Through the collective effort of our staff, 13 books were donated to charities benefitting children with special needs and those from low-income families.

Read for Books 2019

Get Active! SG at Singapore Racecourse

In conjunction with Get Active SG and in celebration of National Day, 34 staff from the Tote Board Group brought over 200 beneficiaries from various Social Service Agencies (SSAs) to enjoy games and activities at the Singapore Racecourse. Visitors even had the opportunity to pat the resident horses!

Get Active! SG at Singapore Racecourse
Get Active! SG at Singapore Racecourse
Get Active! SG at Singapore Racecourse

Food Packing at Food from the Heart

38 staff spent their mornings on 27 August and 2 September at Food from the Heart to pack more than 500 food packs, containing essentials like noodles, rice, beverages, canned sardines, baked beans, biscuits and other items for less privileged families.

Food Packing at Food from the Heart
Food Packing at Food from the Heart

SG Bicentennial Experience

Three Tote Board staff volunteered as guides at the SG Bicentennial Experience at Fort Canning Park. The volunteer guides were stationed at different parts of the exhibition to tell stories of Singapore’s history to residents and visitors.

SG Bicentennial Experience

Food Preparation at Willing Hearts

Together with other MOF family agencies, eight Tote Board staff helped prepare ingredients for the soup kitchen at Willing Hearts. Volunteers at Willing Hearts prepare, cook and distribute 5,000 meals a day to beneficiaries, including the elderly, the disabled, those from low-income families and migrant workers.

“Eight Tote Board staff helped prepare ingredients for the soup kitchen at Willing Hearts.”

Food Preparation at Willing Hearts

Silver Generation Ambassadors

On 17 and 31 May, and 22 November, Tote Board staff partnered with Silver Generation Ambassadors from the Agency for Integrated Care to visit Pioneer and Merdeka Generation seniors at various neighbourhoods island-wide. While sharing information about various beneficial government schemes and programmes, Ambassadors took the opportunity to check on the physical and mental well-being of the seniors, some of whom may have little support from their social network.

These door-to-door visits allow staff to understand the needs and challenges on the ground, thus enabling us to design relevant policies that will better serve the community.

Silver Generation Ambassador
Silver Generation Ambassador

Chingay Parade 2020

Staff from Tote Board and the Singapore Turf Club brought beneficiaries from Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities and Beyond Social Services to enjoy the 2020 Chingay Parade at the F1 Pit Building. The Tote Board Group is the principal founding sponsor of the annual Chingay Parade.

Chingay Parade 2020
Chingay Parade 2020
Chingay Parade 2020

Singapore Pools

Picnic @ Istana for Sunbeam Kids

On 13 June 2019, Singapore Pools collaborated with the Istana to bring 20 children from Singapore Children’s Society’s Sunbeam Place for a picnic at the Istana. President Halimah Yacob graced the event and interacted with the beneficiaries, who were between the ages of 7 and 15, accompanied by volunteers from Singapore Pools.

“Singapore Pools collaborated with the Istana to bring 20 children from Singapore Children’s Society’s Sunbeam Place for a picnic at the Istana.”

Picnic @ Istana for Sunbeam Kids
Picnic @ Istana for Sunbeam Kids

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2019

On 4 August 2019, Singapore Pools supported the Community Chest’s Heartstrings Walk 2019 by going carbon neutral, deploying 20 water dispensers that were manned by 15 Singapore Pools staff volunteers. Together with Community Chest, Singapore Pools encouraged participants of the walk to bring along their own bottles to reduce the usage of single-use plastic.

“...Singapore Pools encouraged participants of the walk to bring along their own bottles to reduce the usage of single-use plastic.”

Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2019
Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2019

FAS Inter-School Futsal Challenge 2019

Singapore Pools was the title sponsor for the national inter-school futsal challenge, organised by the Football Association of Singapore. 45 primary school teams and 50 secondary school teams took part in the competition at Under 10 and Under 14 levels, with categories for both Boys and Girls. This is a key programme in the local football development pipeline aimed at increasing futsal interest among students, and raising the standards of local football.

FAS Inter-School Futsal Challenge 2019
FAS Inter-School Futsal Challenge 2019

Football With A Heart 2019

Singapore Pools, along with partners, the Football Association of Singapore and Sport Singapore, successfully organised Football With A Heart (FWAH) 2019 on 9 November 2019, garnering a record high of $950,000 in donations for nine beneficiaries. There were a total of 50 sponsors with 39 participating corporate teams, and after over 400 football players battled it out across seven futsal pitches on a sunny Saturday morning, Team Keppel emerged as this year’s tournament champion. Graced by Ms Grace Fu, then Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, FWAH is Singapore’s largest executive football fundraiser that reinforces the use of sports as a force for good.

Football With A Heart 2019

Project SPHERE

Singapore Pools continued our long-standing partnership with HDB for Project SPHERE (Students, Singapore Pools and HDB Enriching and Reaching out to the Elderly). Volunteers from Singapore Pools partnered with students to help elderly residents with 29 sessions of spring cleaning and seven sessions of gate painting. Residents were also given purpose-built tables made by students of ITE College Central. An annual large-scale event, Broom It! Day, was organised on 29 May 2019, with a total of 330 staff and student volunteers participating to bring joy to the elderly through spring cleaning and engagement activities. A total of 755 elderly persons benefitted from Project SPHERE this FY. “Volunteers from Singapore Pools partnered with students to help elderly residents with 29 sessions of spring cleaning and seven sessions of gate painting.”

Project SPHERE
Project SPHERE

Food Packing for Food From The Heart

18 staff volunteers teamed up to help food charity, Food From The Heart, prepare 334 food packages for needy families in Singapore on 18 March 2020. Each package contained around 10 food items such as rice, biscuits, and canned food.

Singapore Pools’ Participation in Project #BYOBclean

Singapore Pools joined Temasek Foundation as a corporate partner in the #BYOBclean project from 23 to 29 March 2020. A total of 87 volunteers signed up for 158 volunteering slots, spending 574 hours distributing free sanitisers to Singaporeans at Leng Kee and Nee Soon East Community Clubs.

Singapore Turf Club

The Bicentennial Experience CSR Outing

On the afternoon of 11 June, 31 youths from CARE Singapore, accompanied by staff-volunteers of STC, visited The Bicentennial Experience at Fort Canning Centre. This showcase enabled rich learning and a deeper understanding of Singapore’s 700-year history through a series of immersive, interactive and multimedia displays.

The outing also provided an opportunity for staff to engage and spread good cheer, with goodie bags for everyone.

The Bicentennial Experience CSR Outing

North West CDC Mass Qigong Workout

On the morning of 30 June, 400 Qigong enthusiasts from North West Community Development Council gathered for a mass Qigong workout at STC. The event was joined by Guest of Honour, Mr Alex Yam Ziming, Advisor to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC, who participated in the workout too.

North West CDC Mass Qigong Workout

STC Signature Books and Toys Donation Drive

STC’s inaugural Books and Toys Donation Drive raised $30,000, collecting 2,100 books and toys for children and youth from Beyond Social Services. The donation amount was raised through the sale of STC merchandise on 25 and 26 July 2019, and matched dollar-for-dollar by the Club. These donations were presented to Beyond Social Services during a get-together at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre for 30 children, youths and their families. Activities like horse patting and crafts, as well as refreshments, were provided to accentuate the air of revelry.

STC Signature Books and Toys Donation Drive

“Singapore Turf Club’s inaugural Books and Toys Donation Drive raised $30,000, collecting 2,100 books and toys for children and youth from Beyond Social Services.”

Lucky Horseshoes Raise $15,000 for Charity at Artbox Singapore

Over 650 lucky horseshoes were sold, and $15,000 was raised for the Singapore Children’s Society.

The excitement and revelry at Artbox Singapore 2019, held over two weekends in November, was rivalled only by STC’s Lucky Hydro Dip Horseshoe activity. Visitors had the chance to hydro dip "lucky" horseshoes and bring home their very own unique and customised horseshoe souvenirs, with all proceeds going to charity.

Over 650 lucky horseshoes were sold, and $15,000 was raised for the Singapore Children’s Society.

Lucky Horseshoes Raise $15,000 for Charity at Artbox Singapore

A Unique and Exhilarating Cycling Experience at STC

On the morning of 21 December 2019, more than 60 special needs children and their families had the rare opportunity to cycle around the service road of STC’s racecourse. Jointly organised with Ageless Bicyclists, a non-profit social enterprise, the event enabled these children and their families to experience cycling in a safe and conducive environment.

A Unique and Exhilarating Cycling Experience at STC