Committee members from Hitachi Construction Machinery Asia and Pacific (HMAP) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and volunteers spent a meaningful afternoon participating in a community service project with The Boys’ Brigade, delivering food hampers to the less fortunate families on 14th December 2017.
The Boys’ Brigade is the world’s first uniformed organisation for youth. The Boys’ Brigade operates in all Commonwealth countries such as Singapore, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau and Philippines. It also has kindred organisations in the United States, Oceania countries, Denmark, and the Scandinavian countries. The Boys’ Brigade has spread across the world and has grown as a youth organisation with over half a million members worldwide.
The Boys’ Brigade Share-A-Gift project is a national community service project organized annually by the Boys’ Brigade in Singapore, and is supported by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). This project aims to promote the spirit of caring and sharing among Singaporeans during the Christmas season.
On the day of the activity, 11 volunteers were gathered at The Boys’ Brigade, with cars ready to have hampers loaded onto them. They were then divided into different groups with each group driving to different locations in Singapore to distribute the hampers to the less fortunate households. Despite being physically exhausted after the project, it was definitely worthwhile seeing the grateful smiles of these families.