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Record number of donors and beneficiaries for Box of Joy 2020

Way to go! This year, we gifted a record high of 2,450 Boxes of Joy to beneficiaries from 13 different homes and organisations.

A huge thank you to all who have contributed to our annual Box of Joy, and a shout-out to our volunteers who have worked #behindthescenes, giving their time distributing, packing, wrapping and delivering Boxes of Joy to beneficiaries from 13 different Homes and organisations.

This year, we received overwhelming support and gifted a record high of 2,450 Boxes of Joy to vulnerable children from 3Pumpkins, Tasek Jurong, Morning Star Community Services, MSF SSO @ Geylang Serai/Bedok, SSO @ Boon Lay/Taman Jurong, Children's Wishing Well, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, E-Bridge Pre-School, Anglican Family Centre, Prison Fellowship Care Club, MacPherson Sheng Hong Childcare Centre, Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre and Hougang Sheng Hong Student Care Centre.

 

Here's to the joy of giving, and a festive season that is beautiful and meaningful!

 

#givingback #christmas2020 #boxofjoy

Event details

Event:

Box of Joy 2020

Venue:

13 participating homes and organisations

Thanks to partners:

EtonHouse International Education Group

Participating beneficiaries:
  • 3Pumpkins
  • Tasek Jurong
  • Morning Star Community Services
  • MSF SSO @ Geylang Serai/Bedok
  • SSO @ Boon Lay/Taman Jurong
  • Children's Wishing Well
  • KK Women's & Children's Hospital
  • E-Bridge Pre-School
  • Anglican Women Shelter
  • Prison Fellowship Care Club
  • MacPherson Sheng Hong Childcare Centre
  • Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre
  • Hougang Sheng Hong Student Care Centre
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ECF partners with MSF to sponsor Fostering Family Day

ECF is one of the 11 partners recognised for contributions to the fostering community.

Eleven corporate and community partners were recognised for their support and contributions at the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF) Foster Family Day 2019. This annual event is held to appreciate foster parents and to celebrate the achievements of foster children. Over 270 foster children and their foster families were part of MSF Foster Family Day 2019 held at The Chevrons.

This year, for the first time, valued community partners who have contributed towards supporting foster children and their development joined the celebration, and were acknowledged for their contributions. EtonHouse Community Fund (ECF), one of the 11 partners, has shown its support through the years by providing resources for children and families under the KidSTART programme. More recently, ECF provided internships and mindfulness programmes for youths and individuals under the care of MSF. ECF also generously sponsored the awards and gifts for the foster families at Foster Family Day 2019.

Event details

Event:

Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF) Foster Family Day 2019

Venue:

The Chevrons

Thanks to partners:

MSF

Participating beneficiaries:
  • MSF Foster families

The Foster Family Day is an incredibly meaningful event to appreciate foster parents, as well as to celebrate the achievements of foster children. We strongly believe that a good foundation in children can make a difference in their future. Through the right support, the EtonHouse Community Fund hopes to reach more families and benefit them in meaningful ways.

Mrs. Ng Gim Choo, Founder and Director of EtonHouse Community Fund

 

Similarly, other corporate and community partners have stepped forward to support in their own unique ways. Some have been journeying alongside foster children, to enrich their learning and provide socio-emotional learning support. Others have been providing opportunities for foster children to enjoy arts events and programmes. To promote family bonding, partners have also invited foster children, together with their foster families, to enjoy some family time at carnivals and parties organised by them.

 

These partners have contributed in many different ways, helping our foster children bond with our foster families, build their capabilities and explore new opportunities to develop their interests. My colleagues and I are thankful to them for making a positive impact on our foster children.

Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development

Foster Family Day 2019 also included an awards ceremony where 20 foster children were presented with Commendation Awards for their achievements in the areas of academics, sports, arts and character development. An Outstanding Achievement Award was also presented to a foster youth who has excelled academically and displayed strong leadership qualities. She led her school’s dance team to clinch a Certificate of Distinction in the Singapore Youth Festival 2019.

 

From 30 Oct to 14 Dec 2019, MSF and its five Fostering Agencies will organise a series of roadshows and outreach events to raise awareness of fostering and to encourage families to be part of the fostering movement in Singapore. Please visit www.msf.gov.sg/fostering to find out more.

 

Access the full ST news article here

 

Access the full BH news article here.

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ECF Charity Walk 2019 is a success

EtonHouse Community Fund’s Charity Walk attracted 2,000 participants and raised more than S$300,000.
The EtonHouse Community Fund (ECF) Charity Walk and FunFair was held on the 13th of April at Angsana Green. The event has attracted more than 2,000 people participating in the 3.5 KM walk along the East Coast Park followed by a funfair at Angsana Green.

The event has raised in excess of S$300,000 through individual and corporate donations to ECF. The family-friendly walk encompassed routes along the scenic East Coast Park shoreline. After the walk, participants as well as members of the public participated in a funfair held on the sprawling Angsana Green lawn. Activities included a bungee trampoline by Mega Zip from Sentosa, archery tryouts by Salt and Light archery, pet adoption drive by Oasis Second Chance Animal shelter (OSCAS), carnival games, F&B options and more. Fun fair activity providers volunteered their time and products and services to contribute to the fundraising efforts.

 

ECF is an independent IPC charity that started in 2015. Parents, staff and children of all EtonHouse, E-Bridge and Middleton schools, part of the EtonHouse Education Group enthusiastically came together to raise funds to benefit underprivileged children and youth through education. Through this fund, the EtonHouse Group is able to consolidate and focus on its CSR initiatives and bring the school communities under one umbrella. The Group currently has 37 campuses and over 6000 students in Singapore alone. EtonHouse has more than 120 campuses in 12 countries.

 

Recently, ECF initiated a pilot project on mindfulness movement at the Singapore Girls Home in collaboration with the Ministry of Social and Family Welfare. The initiative was in alignment with the charity’s initiative to make a positive impact in the lives of children and youth. ECF has also supported the Punggol North Community Development and Welfare Fund with a disbursement of S$100,000. This amount was used to benefit underprivileged children in their education by donating to their child development account. ECF has also disbursed S$150,000 to the ECDA KidSTART project.

Event details

Event:

EtonHouse Community Fund Charity Walk and FunFair

Venue:

Angsana Green

Thanks to partners:
  • Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview
  • Ricoh Singapore
  • Cycle & Carriage
  • ADDP Architects
  • Bibi & Baba
  • B+W Builders Pte Ltd
  • MegaAdventure
  • Wanhe International

 

and more supporting partners.