We seek and acknowledge sustained giving from the community and our corporate partners to address current and emerging social service needs. These needs are better met through such partnerships – with money, time, people and skills – to bring about
innovative solutions, effective programmes and initiatives to support our social service agency members and their beneficiaries.
We have been engaging our corporate partners in organising creative events to raise funds for Community Chest beneficiaries. Some of our corporate partners include:
UOB, a long-time partner of Community Chest, is motivated in enriching lives and strengthening social bonds. Their giving efforts, guided by their values of honour, enterprise, unity, and commitment, have supported communities in need
for many decades.
UOB believes that creating a caring culture within the company can impact the wider community. To encourage employees to give back to society, UOB provides three days of annual paid volunteer leave to all permanent and contract staff. UOB’s strong culture of giving is evident when employees come together yearly to volunteer and raise funds for communities in need through the UOB Global Heartbeat Run/Walk.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, UOB was not deterred from running the event. They converted the UOB Global Heartbeat Run/Walk to a virtual format and raised over $1.3 million towards President’s Challenge and designated social service agencies last year. This is part of a five-year partnership where funds raised through UOB’s corporate social responsibility efforts are channelled to designated charities through Community Chest.
Over the years, SP Group has remained steadfast in providing sustained support to the social service sector by setting up and funding programmes for seniors, children, and youths from lower-income families. They also enable their customers
and business associates to contribute to Community Chest through the SP app and donation appeals in SP’s utilities bills, and participation in SP’s fundraising events.
When the pandemic hit, SP Group scaled their support towards communities in need. At the SP Power Packs charity drive last year, SP Group increased the number of Power Packs by five-fold so that household essentials and COVID-19 relief items can be distributed to more families. In the same year, SP Group partnered with Community Chest and KidSTART to launch the SP Kids at Heart initiative, where learning tools, including digital devices for home-based learning, were provided to children from lower-income families. The learning kits were assembled and distributed by their employee volunteers, known as the SP Heart Workers.
Besides being involved in national-level efforts to provide pandemic relief to the public, these employees also organise outreach activities and had sparked collaborations with corporate partners and social service agencies to empower individuals and families in need.
HP strives to become the most sustainable and just technology company. Rising above the challenges and disruptions of the pandemic, HP continued its community outreach efforts to create better outcomes for those in need.
In 2021, HP’s employees provided a year-long mentoring programme to primary school children from Life Community Services Society on coding and website design. They also partnered with Community Chest in the virtual HP Charity Show 2021 and raised more than $125,000, which was channelled to programmes that support persons with mental health conditions, adults with disabilities, and children with special needs.
ERA is dedicated to empowering communities in need and believes that everyone can play a part in giving back. To help provide sustained funding to social service agencies, ERA actively involves the entire company to contribute
regularly through SHARE, Community Chest’s regular giving programme. These donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by ERA, enabling them to raise twice the amount of funds.
Besides their monthly contribution, ERA also gives their time and resources to organising fundraising initiatives, such as a charity art exhibition in support of children and youths from lower-income families. These giving efforts have created a culture of care among employees, which inspired several of them to spearhead initiatives and support other charities in their own capacity.
Giving has been a fundamental part of how Tolaram operates. Over the years, the organisation has championed initiatives for
community development, education, and healthcare.
Throughout the pandemic, Tolaram continued to support communities in need. In 2021, they partnered with Pathlight School to support programmes that empower students with special needs. Globally, Tolaram has also donated in cash and in-kind towards pandemic relief efforts in countries where they operate.
Tolaram hopes their giving efforts will encourage businesses and individuals to contribute meaningfully to society.
As part of their corporate social responsibility commitment, Pan Pacific Hotels Group partnered NCSS to launch its “Eat Well With Us” culinary initiative on 6 May 2015. The initiative aims to enliven the meals served at four local charity homes. Eight chefs from the Group’s five Singapore hotels and its Chuan Dou Hua restaurant brand took time off their busy schedule to empower resident cooks from the homes with eight healthy specially-created recipes, in four visits in a span of two months. The recipes take into account the homes’ budget and dietary needs of their residents. More than 600 elderly, persons with disabilities, children and youth will benefit from the culinary collaboration.
Through Care & Share Movement, donations from Community Chest’s corporate partners and government’s matching grant saw the launch of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park inclusive playground on 22 August 2015. The inclusive playground,
a collaboration between NCSS and National Parks Board (NParks), provides special needs friendly equipment, such as a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round, a wheelchair swing, a slide with rollers and sensory play panels, that allows
children with different abilities to play together. Another four inclusive playgrounds are funded by the Care & Share Movement grant while NParks will also be building six more in different parts of Singapore. By end 2017, the
NCSS and NParks collaboration will see a total of 11 inclusive playgrounds being built across the island.