Not sure where to go & what to do this Dec? SG Cares Giving Week’s got you covered.

02/12/2022

It is the school holidays.

If you haven’t planned any overseas trip, consider the SG Cares Giving Week, which features a myriad of different activities for the whole family and a month-long Uncle Ringo carnival — yes, you read that right.

The carnival, which also doubles as a main giving hub, is one of 22 set up across Singapore.

At the launch of the carnival on Dec 1, Culture, Community and Youth Minister Edwin Tong told the Straits Times: “SG Cares Giving Week is a special time that brings us together to do good. The contributions of Singaporeans, corporate partners like Uncle Ringo, and our volunteer centres help ensure no one is left behind, and show how the collective efforts of different stakeholders in society can strengthen Singapore’s social compact.”

Here’s some activities you can expect at the carnival and 21 other giving hubs around the island.

The Great Bay Fiesta (Main Giving Hub)

Source: Uncle Ringo Facebook

The main event itself, there’s endless fun to be had at the Uncle Ringo carnival.

And here’s how you can have fun and do go at the same time. Uncle Ringo will be donating S$5 to Community Chest for every $100 worth of carnival credits purchased.

Besides the usual rides, circus acts and carnival games, SG Cares Giving Week partners such as charity organisations and social enterprises will set up shop there for the whole month.

For instance, participating booths include Heartware Network (Dec 1 – 7), Community Chest Sharity (Dec 1 – 14) and Forward Singapore Unite Exhibition (Dec 1 – 15), which is the first Forward Singapore roadshow.

Date: Entire month of Dec 2022
Time: 1pm – 10pm daily
Venue: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970

Marina Bay Gives Back Charity Bazaar

Source: Marina Bay Alliance

Head on down to the Marina Bay Alliance precinct and get your Secret Santa gifts at the charity bazaar. Proceeds will go to selected charities or funding for various social causes.

Plus, there’s a free gift if you spend at least S$10 at any outlets within Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Bay Link Mall, One Raffles Quay, Marina One, OUE Bayfront, The Fullerton Hotel, The Fullerton Heritage, The Fullerton Bay, and Clifford Pier.

Date: Dec 6, 7, 2022 (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Time: 10.30am to 2pm
Venue: One Raffles Quay

Christmas Express – Hop On The Ride To Go Green!

Source: NVPC

This is another great place to do your Christmas shopping and do good for the environment concurrently.

Head to Our Tampines Hub for the charity Christmas market where 30 local artisans will sell pre-loved items, eco-friendly merchandise and more. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Zero Waste SG.

There are also upcycling craft activities for the young ones.

Date: 3 Dec 2022 (Sat)
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Our Tampines Hub, Central Plaza

Boys’ Brigade Share-A-Gift Donation Booth

Want to help the vulnerable but not sure how? NTUC FairPrice and Boys’ Brigade are here to help.

The Share-A-Gift project will collect and distribute groceries to beneficiaries at physical donation booths at the stores mentioned below.

You can also scan the QR codes at FairPrice stores islandwide to make a cash donation or order food hampers right here. These will be delivered to social service agencies serving more than 43,000 beneficiaries.

Date: Now till Dec 31, 2022
Time: 1 – 5pm
Venues: (4 locations)
– FairPrice AMK Hypermart
– FairPrice Jurong Point Hypermart
– FairPrice Finest @Bedok Mall
– FairPrice @Thomson Plaza

SAFRA Gift For A Reason 2022

Source: Safra

You can also make the wishes of some 500 less privileged children come true and also fund necessities for 5,000 low-income households and senior citizens.

Visit any SAFRA club by Adopting A Wish — granting a wish worth up to $30 for a less privileged child — or Adopting A Bag — sponsoring S$20 worth of necessities for a household in need.

Or you can also volunteer your time and help pack the necessities.

Click here for more details.

Adopt A Wish & Adopt A Bag:  Now till Dec 12, 2022

Volunteering for the packing of necessities for SAFRA’s Let’s Gift For A Reason beneficiaries: Dec 7 – 16, 2022

Date: Now till Dec 18, 2022
Time: 10am – 8pm

Kampung Karnival

Source: NVPC

Yishunites, here’s a chance for you to contribute to your town.

The SG Cares Volunteer Centre @ Yishun is holding an event to encourage volunteerism and foster community participation within Yishun. Community groups for children, seniors and mental wellness will also be there.

Date: Dec 3, 2022 (Sat)
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Venue: Multi-Purpose Court @ Khatib. In front of Block 838, Yishun Street 81

Cover photo credit: Uncle Ringo Facebook