Volunteering: CHWSS myCK Shopping Trip

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Date of event: 8 September 2019
Address: myCK (Chinatown), Blk 336 Smith St., New Bridge Centre, #B1-300/01-304, Singapore 050336
Website: www.chenghongwelfare.org

Shopping Trip

Role: Volunteer

We invited a group of youths from Ngee Ann Polytechnic Community Service Interest Group (CSIG) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to join me for this event. The task was to bring 80 Afterlife Memorial Service (AMS) members out on a shopping trip to myCK. Some of the seniors had difficulty with walking long distance and thus didn’t get out of their apartments much. Each senior was accompanied by at least 1 volunteer and was given a budget of $90 to choose whatever they wanted to buy. After the shopping, we brought them to Yan Palace for lunch. The seniors were very happy as they do not usually get the chance to eat at fancy restaurants (they usually cook at home or eat at hawker centres at their neighbourhood. before sending them back home safely. 

Volunteers meeting at Red Hill 85 Hawker for our bus
Volunteers helping seniors alight
Happy and excited seniors
CHWSS provided wheelchairs
Transporting onto wheelchair
Huge group photo with volunteers and seniors
Bags and purses
Choosing a new wallet
Trying on shoes
Colourful dresses
Looking for snacks
Getting toiletries
I was partnered with Mdm Chen
Long queue at the cashier
Yan Palace Chinese Restaurant
Karaoke performances during lunch
Photo of Mdm Chen and me