Gifts of Joy is a community outreach programme to rally CapitaLand’s office and business parks tenants to bring joy to the underprivileged.
Inaugurated in 2013, Gifts of Joy started out as a charity drive to spread love and joy to underprivileged children, and over the years, has grown to become an annual tenant engagement initiative for tenants of CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT). As part of the programme, tenants were invited to adopt and fulfil the gift wishes of the beneficiaries, wrap presents and spend a day with the beneficiaries.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are launching a special ‘Gifts of Joy – The Essentials Edition’ campaign on Giving.sg from now till 15 July 2020, to rally our office and business parks tenants together, to stand shoulder to shoulder and raise funds to support beneficiaries of Rainbow Centre, CapitaLand Commercial Trust’s adopted beneficiary for the past three years.
Many children at Rainbow Centre and their families on financial assistance are going through hard times as their financial situation has been exacerbated due to the uncertain job climate. Some of the children's parents have suffered income loss during this period and struggle to feed the family. These families are also placed in a vulnerable situation against the backdrop of a volatile economic situation.
This is the time for us to show our #sgunited spirit!
All the proceeds of the fund will be received by Community Chest, to be disbursed to Rainbow Centre, to purchase grocery vouchers to gift 388 beneficiaries who have been identified for this fundraising campaign.
Rainbow Centre is a beneficiary under Community Chest and their school programmes for children and youth with special needs are supported by them. Through practical, meaningful and effective programmes, Rainbow Centre aims to create opportunities for persons with disabilities to increase the quality of life for them and their families.
Your donations will be matched dollar for dollar* by CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CapitaLand.
*Up to $20,000
Your contribution will help someone like Ashlee*, a 12-year old student with autism at Rainbow Centre.
Ashlee lost her beloved father late last year to heart attack, so her mother Nurul* has had to find work to support her, her elder sister and their ailing grandmother.
With little schooling and work experience, Nurul had few employment options and the COVID-19 situation did not help. But she pressed on, and with the help of social service support, found a job doing van deliveries.
Nurul remains hopeful that the family will come out of these struggles stronger, and wants to work hard to be free of financial assistance one day.
*Names have been changed to protect the family's privacy
A social service organisation serving 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.More on Rainbow Centre