Students from RI(JC)'s The Humanities Initiative Raise over $25,000 for Elderly

22 October 2009 was an exciting day for The Humanities Initiative (THI) @ Raffles Institution (Junior College)’s 2010 Executive Committee, as the long-awaited Handover Ceremony was finally held at Care Corner Seniors Activity Centre – ‘SAC(TP5)’.

Gracing the event was Mrs. Lim Lai Cheng, Principal of RI(JC), as well as the teachers-in-charge of the THI programme. The 2009 THI Executive Committee was also present to witness the formal end of their tenure, and to bid farewell to the elderly folk whom they had served and come to love.

The highlight of the ceremony was the handover of a cheque amounting to $25,356.96 and the distribution of food hampers to the elderly at SAC(TP5). The donated sum was raised by the students through a series of imaginative and fun-filled fund-raising events which included an Art Auction, a Car Wash and Street Busking along Orchard Road.

“While our service may not have met all your needs, we truly hope that our efforts have gone some way, no matter how small, to help you,” said Jing Yi, 2010 Exco Member, who truly encapsulated the feelings and thoughts of the committee, “and we look forward to continuing the partnership between the Care Corner SAC(TP5) and THI for another year!”

The THI @ RI(JC) is a student-driven organisation which actively seeks ways to better the lives of the less privileged in the Singapore society. It has adopted Care Corner SAC(TP5) as its main beneficiary.

RJC's Dedication in Serving the Community
In April 2009, Raffles Institution (Junior College) donated $12,000 to Care Corner Seniors Activity Centre (TP5). The sum was raised through a Jog-a-thon and Food-and-Fun Fair organised by the institution.

Care Corner wishes to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff and students of RI(JC) for their dedication and tireless efforts in serving the underprivileged families in the community.

If you would like to support or make a donation to any of Care Corner’s four Seniors Activity Centres, please call: 63561622 or click here

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