Based on the Individual Giving Survey 2016, our national volunteerism rate has grown from one in 10 in 2000, compared to one in three today. One of them is volunteer singer Aldrich Tjahjadi, who shares what drives him to give his time.
Singapore singer-songwriter Aldrich Tjahjadi has been spreading the spirit of giving through his passion, music, for many years.
“Volunteerism is very much a part of my life and my music. I came because I want to appreciate the contributions of the volunteers,” the 29-year-old said at our annual Just Saying Thanks celebration on Feb 22 2017.
He released an album, RICH, which stands for Reach into Community Homes) in November 2016, to start a movement to encourage others to give more willingly. 20 per cent of the proceeds from the album go towards supporting Make a Difference (MAD) and Mummy Yummy.
A simple act during the Just Saying Thanks event touched the musician. He recounted how NVPC CEO Melissa Kwee bought his album and two T-shirts, so that she could give that one to someone else, who happened to be Emily Teng, founder of social enterprise Blessings in a Bag!
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