Donation of gifts for children and youths
Monday, 16 October to Friday, 3 November 2017
Launched in 2013, CapitaLand Commercial Trust's (CCT) Gifts of Joy is an annual philanthropic activity that brings the office tenant community and CapitaLand employees together, to bring joy to the community.
Once again, we are inviting tenants to donate brand new gifts to our beneficiaries. This year, we aim to fulfill wishes for 250 children and youth under the financial assistance scheme at Rainbow Centre, CCT’s adopted charity for 2017. Wish labels and collections will be set up at Capital Tower, CapitaGreen and One George Street from 16 October to 3 November 2017.
To donate, follow these steps:
1. Pick up a wish label at the participating buildings
2. Register online as a donor at bit.ly/goj2017 to receive your wish item. CCT will email you the wish item (e.g. type, size, colour)
3. Buy and drop off the gift (unwrapped and with the wish label attached) at the same collection area by 3 November 2017.
4. Text the gift ID to the mobile number to complete your donation effort
Call for Volunteers
Wednesday, 8 November to Thursday, 9 November 2017
Besides donating gifts of joy, we will be organising a mini-sports day for the children at Rainbow Centre and we invite tenants to volunteer their time to prepare and manage the activity, which is spread across two days.
Sports and recreational games play an important role in the wellbeing of persons with disabilities. Through this activity, we hope to promote inclusivity and create opportunities for them to play sports, build their self-confidence and social skills.
The mini-sports day will be held during on 9 November at the campus in Margaret Drive and volunteers will have the opportunity to engage with the beneficiaries through sports and games and present gifts to them.
Volunteer Schedule & Roles
Volunteers have the option of choosing to volunteer for half day, a full day or two full days.
|Day 1 (Full day)
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
|Day 2 (Half day options available)
Thursday, 9 November 2017
9.00am – 12.00pm
Lunch and proceed to Rainbow Centre Margaret Drive
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Assemble goodie bags onsite, and prepare for game set up and help with other preparations for Day 2
Note: No engagements with beneficiaries on Day 1
8.00am – 11.30am (AM shift) and/or
Game station master
Volunteer registration has closed and volunteers have been confirmed and notified via email by 20 October 2017. There will be a briefing for the volunteers on 31 October and more information will be provided.
We look forward to your generous support to bring joy to our beneficiaries and on behalf of our beneficiaries, we thank you in advance!
About Rainbow Centre
Founded in 1992, Rainbow Centre currently runs two Special Education (SPED) schools for students aged 7-18 years old and two Early Intervention Programme (EIP) centres for children 2 months to 6 years old, at two campuses - Margaret Drive and Yishun Park.
Rainbow Centre Singapore (Rainbow Centre) serves infants, children and youths with a diverse range of developmental and learning needs, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and multiple disabilities, which may involve a combination of intellectual, physical, visual and/or hearing impairments.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where can I donate Gifts of Joy?
Wish labels and collection areas will be set up at Capital Tower, CapitaGreen and One George Street, from 16 October to 3 November 2017.
2. I am a CCT tenant but I’m not working in any of the buildings where the collection areas are located. Can I still participate?
Yes, you can! Please ensure that you fulfill the wish on the label and return the gift at the same collection area by 3 November 2017.
3. Is there a budget for the gift?
As a guide, each gift item should amount to $50 or less, although we will defer the purchase amount to the donor’s discretion.
4. Is it ok if I order the wish online?
Our donors are encouraged to make time to identify and purchase the wish item from retailers to allow for a more meaningful experience. Moreover, delivery dates of items ordered online may also be less predictable.
5. Can I pick more than one wish?
Donors are encouraged to give within their means and also to allow for others to participate in this meaningful activity. Importantly and as every wish matters, please help us follow through on our commitment to bring Gifts of Joy to our beneficiaries.
1. Why is this year’s Gifts of Joy different compared to previous years?
Following feedback from our beneficiaries and past volunteers, we have decided to bring Gifts of Joy forward to have more engagement time with beneficiaries during the volunteer day. Instead of delivering gifts door-to-door, volunteers will present the gifts to the beneficiaries and play games with them on Day 2 of the volunteer day this year.
2. What is the profile of the children I will be working with?
The children are students at Rainbow Centre, Margaret Drive and range from 7-18 years old. Volunteers will be working with students with developmental disabilities or multiple disabilities, which may include a combination of intellectual, physical, visual and/or hearing impairments.
3. Do I need any experience when working with children with special needs?
This activity is suitable for first-timers and no prior experience will be needed. Volunteers must be willing to commit to assist with the tasks assigned. A briefing will also be conducted for volunteers to equip and educate them about working with children with special needs.
4. What games will we be playing?
There will be 5-6 game stations such as relay ball games, hockey, darts and bowling. These games will be modified for children with special needs.
5. Can we choose to run our own games instead?
As the games have been planned in consultation with the sports teacher at Rainbow Centre to accommodate as many students with special needs, we would advise to follow what the teacher has suggested.
6. Will I have to learn how to play the games too?
The games are designed to be simple enough for all, including the students at Rainbow Centre to pick and learn on the spot. Volunteers will be briefed on the type of games students will be playing during the briefing.
7. Are there half day options for volunteering?
Yes, you may choose to volunteer for either the morning or afternoon session on 9 November 2017.
8. How do I know if I have successfully signed up for this volunteering activity?
You will receive an email by 20 October 2017 with your assigned role and group you will be working with.