Looking for interesting and unconventional ways to give back this December? Here are twelve awesome giving ideas for the festive season!
1. Give up a daily luxury for someone in need
It could be a taxi ride, your daily Starbucks fix or a meal out. Donate the money you would have spent to a charity on Giving.sg.
2. Give the gift of laughter
This is exactly what CRAZY CHRISTMAS – A groundNUTCRACKER, promises to do. Brighten up someone’s day by buying them a ticket to the show, which runs from Dec 10 to 19 at the Esplanade Theatre.
you are bound to be entertained by the amazing cast of Dim Sum Dollies, Broadway Beng, Dr Teo Chew Moi, Kumar, the inter-generational Dream Choir and more!
3. Say thank you
As part of International Volunteer Day, we’re recognising everyday heroes. In partnership with SingPost, we are giving out limited edition postcards that you can send to your loved ones for free.
4. Share your giving story
Inspire others to give back by sharing why you give on your social media platforms, and encourage three friends to do the same. Don’t forget to include the hashtags #GivingWeek and #CityofGood to be part of the giving conversation.
5. Give a Bag of Love
Online grocery delivery service Honestbee is delivering grocery bags to beneficiaries of Beyond Social Services. You can help too by pledging $25 so that honestbee can deliver more bags to more families in time for the New Year.
6. Support SPD’s ‘Have a Sweet Day’ campaign
With every donation of $2 or more that you make at any of the 60 participating restaurants, cafes and retail outlets, SPD will give you a lollipop. Carry on the spirit of giving by passing the lollipop to a friend or stranger, and make their day sweet too!
7. Do a random act of kindness
Sometimes, a stranger’s kindness can be the best gift. Pay for someone’s coffee or let someone get in front of you in the taxi queue, just to make their day. It will make your day too!
8. Get fit
Ease the guilt from all that festive feasting and get your body moving for a good cause. Proceeds from selected The Moving Body classes held during #GivingWeek are going towards their adopted charity, ABLE. Or joinDenise Kellerfor an afternoon of Yoga on Dec 5 and help raise funds for Autism Association.
9. Get crafty
Instead of dragging your children around crowded malls, get crafty with them this festive season at Playeum Presents: Petrina’s 25 Days of Crazy Craft Christmas Contributions. Throughout December, radio DJ Petrina Kow will be sharing ideas on how to create fun crafts and gifts with children. She will also teach them how they can #playitforward and bring children from partner non-profits to Playeum’s Centre to engage in meaningful play.
10. Give the gift of wisdom
Have 30 minutes to spare and a smartphone? Be part of The Perspective Project by asking an elderly relative or friend about the most important lesson they’ve learned in life. When completed, this will be the world’s first online repository of human wisdom and life lessons!
11. S.E.N.D for Hope
Running out of time to send your Christmas cards? Do good and do your part for the environment by sending an electronic greeting card instead! For every Christmas e-card sent, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, CapitaLand’s philanthropic arm, will donate $2 to the Community Chest-supported Rainbow Centre – Yishun Park School.
12. Go online to give
Giving.sg wants to make the giving journey simple, fun and meaningful for you. You can give by making donations to your chosen charity, volunteering your time, or starting a fundraiser for your chosen charity or cause.
Because Giving.sg is home to a range of charities in Singapore, there’ll always be a cause for everyone to support, and a myriad of volunteer activities to participate in.