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The People's Association /
Posted 1 year ago

Last month, Kolam Ayer Youth Network (YN) volunteers highlighted the community’s continued support for all its members by packing and distributing care packs and new footwear to kids and families from vulnerable households. “It was heart-warming to see the families collecting their packs and watching the children get excited over picking their favourite designs for shoes or sandals to take home,” shares Kolam Ayer YN Vice-Chairman Daron Hoon. The care packs comprised face masks, disinfectant, headbands with motivational quotes and other essentials. This warm gesture of support was made possible through the POSB PAssion Kids Fund as well as collaborations with other community partners. To date, the POSB PAssion Kids Fund has supported over 165 programmes across Singapore, with over 640,000 children benefiting from the programmes. The YN volunteers prepared the care packs on 26 September 2020 and distributed them to vulnerable families at Kolam Ayer CC the following day. Kolam Ayer YN Treasurer Juliana Loke, a YN volunteer since 2014 who also helped with the exercise, shares, “Seeing families bond through these initiatives despite everyone likely being busy with their own lives is very heartening. One of my favourite memories with the community is a movie screening we organised some years back, where I saw three generations of many families come together to enjoy the movie and each other’s company.” Daron and Juliana are husband and wife, having met through volunteering for the YN and getting to know the best in each other through their shared passion to help others. “Juliana’s compassion and outgoing personality were among the first things I noticed about her. She would carry 10kg sacks of rice during our initiatives because it was for the community,” Daron recalls lovingly. Similarly, Juliana appreciates the fervour her husband has to help those in need, “Daron always puts his heart and soul into volunteering, it was one of the reasons we clicked almost immediately.” Keep active while contributing to the POSB PAssion Kids Fund by signing up for the first ever Virtual POSB PAssion Run For Kids 2020: posb.com.sg/personal/run-for-kids. Be sure to register by 18 October 2020; all donations go directly towards the Fund benefitting children in our community. #ThereForYou

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