Community Chest kick-started Fú Dài 2017 as a national fund-raising and volunteerism platform to serve seniors and families in difficulty.
Co-organized with Heartwarmers, a volunteer group, the Fú Dài initiative sets out to give back to the community, where participants donate, pack and distribute festive bags to the beneficiaries across all races. Leading volunteer efforts on 13 and 14 January this year is Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Chan Chun Sing and other Members of Parliament, including Dr Faishal Ibrahim, Ms Joan Pereira and Dr S Vasoo, who have also come on board to pack and distribute the bags to those in need, alongside volunteers.
The 2017 Community Chest Fú Dài initiative has also expanded in scale with more volunteers and bags to be packed for more beneficiaries. The number of volunteers has steadily grown, from 900 volunteers in 2014 to 1,800 volunteers this year. A record number of volunteers from corporate organisations are participating in this year’s initiative, including 800 employees from Standard Chartered Bank. Other volunteers also include new Singaporean citizens eager to make contributions to their new home.