Monthly Ration Distribution and Home Cleaning
Our monthly ration distribution and home cleaning exercise which was kicked off in April 2010 has seen a regular group of volunteers who come forward monthly to help distribute the rations to the homes of the beneficiaries and clean some of the homes. The ration distribution exercise is carried out on the first Saturday of the month at10am at Sunlove, and all are welcome to volunteer.
Donation of Household Needs
Many members of our community have also come forward and shown their support by donating various household items generously. Commit volunteers go down personally to handover some of these items to the beneficiaries. We would like to thank the donors who have come forward to contribute towards the rations and the household needs.
Visits to Sthanak
A group of Sunlove beneficiaries joined us during the Sthanak Reopening Celebrations and since then have been a part of our Mahavir Jayanti and Sangh Jaman celebrations. They thoroughly enjoy our sumptuous home made Guajarati food and the warm welcome and love that they receive during these visits.
Collection of Used Greeting Cards and Old Eyeglasses
Starting from Sep 2010, during every Sangh Jaman, a small booth is set-up with collection boxes for these 2 items (as well as for cash donations separately), where our members can contribute by bringing along used greeting/invitation cards as well as used & still usable) eyeglasses/sunglasses and dropping them in these boxes (please take note to remove any religious symbols or pictures of god before donating the cards).
Also from April 2012, these collection boxes will also be placed in the Sthanak (lower hall area), so our members can drop off the items at any time convenient as well.
These old greeting cards and eyeglasses are then sent to Pharmaplus, a retail pharmacy at Camden Medical Centre.
The cards are recycled and made into gift boxes, sold at $2 with 100% proceeds going to the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH). These gift boxes are also sold to our community members during Sangh Jaman to raise funds for SAVH.
The old eyeglasses are sent through Pharmaplus to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are then distributed to the underprivileged in developing countries where they will have a significant impact.
Commit volunteers rendered their support during the beach cleanup organized by the Jainshala. It was a great way to inculcate the importance of protecting our environment and keeping our shores clean to the young. The second year, the beach cleanup was held for the whole community during the Ahimsa Walk. It was well received by all.
Youth Day Celebrations
YJS organizes annual youth day celebrations with the youths who have their tuition classes at Sunlove on Saturdays. It is a day filled with fun and games. They thoroughly enjoy the games organized by YJS and the nail art and henna painting corners are usually a hit with the girls.
Emergency Relief (e.g. Pakistan Flood Relief)
We received an overwhelming response from our members for this initiative. Over 50kg of rice and flour was collected. This, together with the other items collected, was sent toPakistantwo days later. We also managed to raise $1001 for medicine and other items.
|1.||13/02/2010||Re-opening of Sthanak – Main Event||
|2.||15/02/2010||Re-opening of Sthanak – Cultural Nite||
|3.||13/02/2010 -16/02/2010||Re-opening of Sthanak||
|4.||03/04/2010(ongoing monthly, every first Saturday of the month)||Ration Distribution||
|5.||04/04/2010||Mahavir Jayanti Celebration||
|7.||15/05/2010||Blood Donation Drive– HSA||
|12||07/08/2010||Youth Day Visit||
|15.||24/04/2011||Mahavir Jayanti Celebration||
|16.||17/09/2011||Youth Day Visit||