The Care Community Services Society (CCSS), particularly the elderly group, has something to be grateful for this Lunar New Year. The institution is the selected recipient of the Court personnel’ donations worth $15,000 as their selfless assistance to the elderly members.
CCSS is a non-profit voluntary, charitable institution that seeks to provide assistance, education, training, counselling, and therapy to those in need as the group strengthens the family unit.
One of senior beneficiaries was Mr Ng Ah Ngow, 77, who stays in a rented flat in the MacPherson area by himself. Brought by his hip injury 10 years ago, this led to his difficulty to walk again and caused his early retirement.
About 12 Courts staff volunteers took time to make the hand-delivery of the household items at every doorstep of the chosen senior citizens recently. Upon arrival to every household, the volunteers greeted the seniors and assisted them in installing the new household devices.
Also, the volunteers helped them in cleaning their homes and lighting them in welcoming the Chinese New Year.
Both Ben Tan, country chief executive of Courts Singapore and Derwin Lee, CCSS’ executive director personally visited Mr. Ng to hand over his Chinese New Year’s wish list.
Mr Ng said sought a brand new 24-inch television and a low-power refrigerator to replace his non-working devices. It was surprising that the Courts’ volunteers gave him a 32-inch TV instead and a new refrigerator.
Mr Tan noted, as a one-stop retailer of home furnishings, the Courts have the capacity to donate furniture and home appliances.
He added CCSS is very much grounded and the seniors really need assistance.
He cited the institution functions as the middleman to provide activities for the Courts and identify what assistance they can provide the recipients what they needed.
Another grateful beneficiary was Madam Saheya Haji Draman. She is 81 years old. What she asked were a wok and Corelle plates.
For the past 17 years, she never changed her wok when preparing meals for her six children who come to visit her at least once a month.
Upon receiving her new wok, plates and TV console, she was very excited and grateful to the Courts for the household gifts that she really needed.