Lace up those walking shoes, mama, and get ready for Singapore Children’s Society’s Walk for Our Children 2018
At Sassy Mama we are always keen to highlight charities and organisations that support children and families in Singapore, so it was a no-brainer when the Singapore Children’s Society asked us to help get the word out about their annual Walk for Our Children.
Established back in 1952 (before Singapore was even a country!), Singapore Children’s Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions. Today it operates an impressive 11 service centres islandwide, covering four vital categories: Vulnerable Children and Youth, Children and Youth Services, Family Services, and Research and Advocacy.
With a mission to “bring relief and happiness to children in need”, Singapore Children’s Society’s good works run the gamut from helping families in need get their children enrolled in preschools, to running Sunbeam Place, a nurturing residential home for children and young adults ages 2 to 21 in need of protection who have been abused or neglected, or whose parents are unable to provide proper care. Singapore Children’s Society also works with parents to address problems in the family, and runs a Children’s Medical Fund that provides subsidies for treatments and rehabilitative care for chronically ill children under 20 years of age.
You can also participate in one of their annual events, including Walk for Our Children 2018, a free walkathon and carnival that’s happening this year on Sunday, 9 September at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (Ficus Green Lawn). The event is still looking for volunteers, including first aiders and photographers! Scan the QR code above, or click here to apply!
This year’s event features a new “safari” theme, where little ones will be encouraged to dream big, and stand tall and be firm in their values and beliefs. For $20 (with proceeds benefitting the charity), families can purchase a carnival pack that includes $20 worth of carnival game coupons, along with a t-shirt and goodie bag.
For an additional $20, you’ll also have the option to sponsor a fun day out for a child in need. With fun attractions like an Inflatable Maze and Human Foosball, it’s sure to be a fun and fab way to spend a morning with your kiddos!
All the details!
What: Singapore Children’s Society’s Walk for Our Children 2018
When: Sunday, 9 September 2018
Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm
Where: Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park (Ficus Green Lawn), Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, Singapore 569932
How Much: FREE! Click here to purchase a $20 carnival pack, though! For more info, email [email protected], or visit www.walkforourchildren.sg