Nov 15th, 2020 : As a Silver donor, we proudly watched over the virtual launch as our Hatten ChariTree was lighted up with the rest of the trees at Marina Bayfront Waterfront Promenade, a movement in honour of community heroes who have stepped up and contributed selflessly during the Covid-19 public health crisis.
ChariTrees 2020 is an event organised by The RICE Company Ltd and Samaritans of Singapore (SOS), which focuses on 2 social causes, namely SOS themselves who carries out intervention and suicide prevention services, and the #ENGAGE Initiative by arts and culture organisation TRCL that provides vulnerable children with digital devices, as well as digital-art programmes to equip them with know-how and creative skills.
This charity movement epitomise the key concerns wrought by the pandemic that many are facing this year: mental well-being and digital inclusivity. To date, the ChariTrees movement has raised about $230,000 for these two charities.
It will also recognise the efforts of individuals who throughout this public health crisis, have stepped out to alleviate the challenges and suffering faced by the underserved. Among others, these community heroes include:
- Park $2 Project (P2P) – in collaboration with Kindness Mart, delivered essentials to the needy.
- Project Stable Staples – raised funds to support those living in rental blocks during the Circuit Breaker period.
- Art4SGMW – a team of psychotherapists and art practitioners, who supported the emotional well-being of migrant workers during the public health crisis
- PleaseStay. Movement – advocates support for suicide prevention and mental health amongst youths.
The beautiful, stunning trees will continue to stay lit up till 26 December 2020.