(Walk for Our Children 2021 – Pre-recorded Video Message by President Halimah Yacob)
You (still) have the power to Walk for Our Children
Walk for Our Children is our annual signature fundraising event and we’re sure it’s an event name familiar to many. Despite the uncertain circumstances, we didn’t want to eliminate the joy the community shared while being able to walk for a cause. Hence, we evolved the event into a Virtual Walk last year and did the same this year.
You may wonder “How are some of our beneficiaries doing or what are some of their stories like?” Here’s a story that may help you understand why we love doing what we do, and what spurs us on to do our best to help children, youth and families in need.
Mdm Kumari*, Mr Siva* and their two children aged 8 and 9 years old were impacted by stressors such as disagreements and financial concerns which shook the family’s stability. Mdm Kumari*, a foreigner who spent most of her life outside Singapore had limited knowledge of the formal support available.
She then approached Yishun Family Service @ Children’s Society for assistance and support. We journeyed closely with the family in linking them with emergency resources such as our Casework Fund to meet their immediate needs like transportation cost for school. The Straits’ Times School Pocket Money Fund was also used to ensure that the children can afford meals and school supplies. Additionally, we further assisted with their applications for Student Care Subsidies so that the children could be cared for while Mdm Kumari* goes to work.
We witnessed how these efforts coupled with counselling support, financial assistance, and donated items helped tide the family through this difficult period.
Your support can impact a child’s life in a positive way and help Children’s Society to continue to care for our beneficiaries. All proceeds from this campaign will support programmes we run to help children, youth and families in need.
While we may not be all walking in a single venue together, we can still experience the joy of walking for a cause and for our children. You can choose to run or walk anywhere in Singapore at your convenience – Anytime, Anywhere, Everywhere. We’ve also taken the carnival cheer online by including interactive games on our event site where you’ll stand a chance to win attractive prizes.
Event details as follows:
Event Period: 1 – 30 September 2021
Time: Any time
Venue: Anywhere & Everywhere
Walk: $28 (adult) and $10 (children under 12 years old)
Selfie Challenge: Top up $8 to the above categories’ fees
All registrants will each receive a free fun pack* with a certificate of participation!
*while stocks last
Register via our event website www.walkforourchildren.sg. If you need more information, please email Mr John Tay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can you take part?
Participants simply need to clock a minimum of 8,000 steps daily per participant within the event period. You can do it alone or with your family and friends anywhere and anytime, just submit one day of steps count, or challenge yourself to submit at least 8,000 steps each day for the whole month of September!
Do the Selfie Challenge!
How about taking up our Selfie Challenge, it is fun and easy! Just take a creative selfie of yourself at the locations based on clues given to you when you sign up, then upload the photos to your account at the event website to stand a chance to win some cool prizes. Selfie Challenge participants will enjoy discounts at participating merchants at Sentosa and receive an event t-shirt together with the fun pack, sizes and stocks are limited so do sign up early for the Challenge!
How can companies support this event?
You can support through these ways:
• Cash donation support
• Items donation (for Fun Pack and Lucky Draw)
• Registering your staff members to take part via our combo packages
Email Ms Low Jia Li at email@example.com to learn more about event support and donation opportunities.
How can you do more?
Take it up a notch by participating in our Step Booster Challenge i.e. set higher fitness goals (e.g. 20,000 steps daily for one month) and rally your friends and family to support your personal challenge by pledging a donation. Companies too can start an online crowdfunding campaign should you wish to take on the challenge of raising funds for Children’s Society.
Email Ms Low Jia Li at firstname.lastname@example.org today to find out how we can help you set up the online campaign!
If you can’t join us for the event, you can still support us by simply making a donation to this campaign. All cash donations except registration fees are eligible for 2.5 times tax deductions.
Adapting to the new normal is undoubtedly challenging for everyone, but we still have the power to walk for our children and continue to have fun while creating waves as a community to help those in need.
Every donation you make matters – Because of your continual support, you’ve allowed us to walk this far successfully through the years.
*Names have been changed to protect the identity of our beneficiaries