Serving The Community, Rain or Shine
20 May 2020 • 7 mins read
Silent Heroes Award Winner 2019 (Outstanding Adult Category) Mr Foo Say Thye who started SN Volunteer Group in 1994 and later founded Heartwarmers in 2005, has been leading his team of passionate volunteers at Heartwarmers over the past 3 decades in numerous initiatives, including the recent Hari Raya Goodie Bag Distribution. An initiative kickstarted by 10 years ago and in its
10th year, the event saw more than 220 volunteers from Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with Heartwarmers, going around the island to give out goodie bags and green packets to over 2500 beneficiaries from low income families in need during this festive season. This event went on despite the challenges they faced as the distribution happened during circuit breaker and the volunteers kept their spirits high knowing it was for greater good.
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Beneficiaries who received the goodie bags and green packets were from below charitable/grassroots organisations :
Heartwarmers and SCB volunteers in action of packing the home essential items
Items in the goodie bag include household essentials such as below :
Noodles, Leone Coffee, Bintang Chocolate Malt, Laiky Chili Sauce, Anti Bacterial Wipes, Festive cookies, Rice, Canned lychee, Peanut butter spread, Biscuits, Tissue, Organic Oats, Salt and Sugar, Oil, Curry Paste, Coconut Cream & Canned food
“We have been doing this for more than 10 years. On 9 May, we delivered more than 2500 bags islandwide, to beneficiaries from over 30 SSAs and CCs, involving about 220 volunteers from both Heartwarmers and SCB. In times like these, the goodie bags and $150 green packets would benefit the low-income families even more. Despite the challenges and difficulties we had to overcome to make this possible, we managed to pull through the event from planning to coordination to execution. Seeing the smiles and appreciation from our beneficiaries and children, I know it is all worth it.”
– Mr Foo Say Thye
Silent Heroes would like to congratulate our Silent Heroes alumni, Mr Foo Say Thye and his team at Heartwarmers on a successful and impactful community initiative. Mr Foo has been an inspiration to many and he has been serving the community faithfully and passionately all these years, unwavered and anchored in his mission – to change lives and to move mountains in the lives of others. May you inspire even more in our community to rise up and step forward to play a part in creating better tomorrows and a brighter future for our people.
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Recognising humanity with an award that expresses gratitude of our society for their kindness towards fellow individuals, families, community and environment. Through this award, we look forward to inspiring more to become Silent Heroes. Someday soon, everyone shall be a Silent Hero, not only in Singapore but globally.