Project “Loaf of Love @ Teck Ghee” by Rotary Club of Singapore North
This community service project aims to help needy elderly residents ease the cost of living. Estimated by social welfare organizations to number about 500 in the selected Teck Ghee neighborhood, the beneficiaries are elderly retirees, surviving on welfare and are living alone in government-subsidized rental apartments.
Currently, we provide a loaf of bread and a grocery item to selected residents every Wednesdays. We distribute the food items at four distribution centers and for those with mobility issues, we deliver them to their homes.
This project started off in October 2015 with 100 beneficiaries and has grown from strength to strength and is now distributing to 300 beneficiaries in the Tech Ghee neighborhood.
Our Club Rotarians project-managed this initiative, raising needed funds, getting subsidies and discounts from vendors, coordinate with delivery and distribution every week. We also manage and coordinate the volunteers to help with the packing into bags and distribution at the centers. Our volunteers are Rotarians, Rotaractors and members of the public. The number of volunteers per week varies typically from six to ten.
This weekly project has provided opportunities for our Rotarians and Rotaractors to build up friendly ties with the beneficiaries and see for themselves how this project has helped the community.
The Northwheel Project – An initiative in collaboration with Kampung Senang
About Mobility Aids Services & Training Centre
Mobility Aids Services & Training Centre is a project of Kampung Seanang, to provide a wide range of services and supports to the physically disabled and the less fortunate in our society.
The volunteers at Mobility Aids collect, repair, re-use and recycle any used and unwanted mobility equipment, so that these refurbished mobility aids equipment can then be re-distributed and loan(free of charge) to those service users who need them.
They are greatly inspired to provide training to volunteers and caregivers who are keen on mobility aids repair and maintenance, wheelchair handling, befriending the elderly and physically disabled, etc.
Education on recycling plays an important role to save our earth and ourselves, thus it is also their mission to create awareness and to educate the public on recycling and waste reduction.
The volunteers work closely with all the hospitals’ social with department to provide recycled mobility aids and equipment to ensure that most of the needy can benefit from their services.
Since 2013, Rotary Club of Singapore North has contributed funds to help these volunteers with their mission to help the less fortunate. Through the Northwheel project, funds are raised by Rotary Club of Singapore North and the spare parts are procured and many of these wheelchairs and other equipment for mobility aids are refurbished/repaired through the help of volunteers from the centre.