EAST COAST – You could call it a matchmaking service with moving moments.
Worker’s Party Community Fund volunteers and Nicole Seah, president of the party’s youth wing, picked up a sofa and mattress from a donor in Bedok South and transported it to a single mother in Bedok North who needed them.
This is part of the party’s BlueCycle programme. It matches would-be donors who have furniture and household appliances in good working condition with people who need them. If there’s a match, the fund will get in touch with both parties.
So that’s what happened last Saturday when the sofa and mattress arrived at the Fengshan Bedok North, from the donor’s home in Kew Heights in Bedok South. In her Facebook post, Ms. Seah said in the post: “Priceless words from the donor as well, who told us in Chinese ‘Thank you to all of you for being a bridge to us.’ Such a fulfilling Saturday afternoon and grateful that the weather held up
The team found out about the single mum’s hardships during their monthly food distributions. She works six days a week, and one of her two children had been ill and vomited on their mattress, and they could not afford to replace it.
Ms. Seah said: “The smile on her face when the furniture was installed was priceless.”
WPCF volunteers also felt fulfilled that they had served as a bridge to the people of East Coast GRC, “While it was a hard day’s work, the beautiful surroundings and happy faces of both donor and donee made it all worthwhile!”
Netizens showered the comments section with compliments for the team.
WPCF ended their post by encouraging people to take part in BlueCycle. “If you have any furniture or large appliances to give away, please submit these at https://bluecycle.wpcf.sg/ and we’ll be in touch if a match is found with any of our beneficiaries.” /TISG
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