SINGAPORE – From promoting tender toys and designing T-shirts to boost funds for migrant employees to an app and free on-line artwork remedy to advertise psychological well being, listed below are 10 methods Singapore’s virus vigilantes are looking for these round them.
1. FREE ONLINE ART THERAPY
Non-profit organisation The Purple Pencil (Singapore) have been internet hosting free on-line artwork remedy periods for about 40 folks. The periods began on April 23 and runs until tomorrow (Could 2).
Through the 90-minute periods, they’re guided by actions like espresso portray and creating imaginative self-portraits by artwork therapist and programme coordinator Yoko Choi.
When the organisation introduced the primary batch of lessons through its social media pages and mailing listing on April 21, slots crammed up so rapidly it needed to shut registration inside 30 minutes.
It’s planning a second batch of 11 periods, which might be unveiled within the first week of this month.
2. SOFT TOYS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MIGRANT WORKERS
Tender toy firm Jellycat SG has arrange an online store to promote gadgets from its A Blast From The Previous vary, which incorporates llamas, cats and even alien birds known as Pom Poms.
The e-shop was launched in the present day(Could 1) and can run until July 30, or till shares are bought out.
All gross sales proceeds go in the direction of non-profit organisation Transient Employees Depend Too (TWC2), which advocates equitable remedy of migrant employees.
Ms Vanessa Martin, managing director of Jellycat SG, says: “This looks like the best factor to do. Whereas our merchandise can’t be used to pay for public transport or a meal, we are able to use them to drive donations for a trigger.”
3. APP TO FIGHT SOCIAL ISOLATION
The circuit breaker can impression psychological well being, particularly for individuals who stay alone.
On Wednesday (April 27), cell micro-learning platform Gnowbe launched an app known as Each day Pulse, with the target of combating social isolation and bettering psychological well being.
It goals to attach folks by every day 10-minute interactive periods, that are curated by celebrities and influencers reminiscent of actor Nat Ho and Ms Violet Lim, chief govt of courting company Lunch Really.
The curators encourage contributors to participate in actions reminiscent of sharing an image of a favorite reminiscence or making a dance problem.
Ms So-Younger Kang, founder and CEO of Gnowbe, says: “We’re doing this to make folks chortle and smile, to fight social isolation and (facilitate) genuine reference to others.”
4. THANK DELIVERY WORKERS CONTACTLESSLY
Simply because supply is contactless nowadays doesn’t imply you can not present appreciation for the employees.
On April 17, promoting company Kinetic Singapore began a #ThankYouDeliveryHeroes poster marketing campaign, the place folks can print out posters and stick it at their doorways to thank supply employees.
Co-founder and inventive director Pann Lim says: “Whereas we’re staying in and staying secure, our supply heroes are out and about. And now with contactless supply, we generally do not even get to say ‘thanks’.
“We need to present our appreciation for supply employees and hopefully get as many individuals as we are able to to take action too.”
The posters may be downloaded at the website.
5. MINDFULNESS DURING CIRCUIT BREAKER
It’s a demanding interval, however there are teams with initiatives to assist folks keep anchored throughout the circuit breaker.
As an illustration, youth journal Zyrup launched Aware Minutes on April 19 – a collection on Instagram Dwell that goals to boost consciousness of psychological wellness and encourage self-care amongst younger Singaporeans.
Every episode options self-care suggestions, a dialog with personalities reminiscent of actress Joanna Theng and even self-care bundle giveaways. Greater than 2,000 folks have considered the collection.
Zyrup founder Joel Lim says it’s rewarding to “be a supply of positivity throughout this era”.
6. CARE PACKS FOR VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES
For $25, you are able to do your half to assist fellow Singaporeans by Covid-19. Floor-up initiative #SGPaysItForward encourages Singaporeans to buy care packs that are distributed to weak communities.
Launched on April 22, the initiative is led by logistics supplier Ninja Van and manufacturing firm Evening Owl Cinematics. They goal to ship 100,000 care packs to teams together with migrant employees, low-income households and senior residents.
The packs, available at the website, embody surgical masks, hand sanitisers and disinfectant.
Ms Wu Ying Ying, regional head of communications at Ninja Van, says: “This collective effort permits us to contribute on a scale that none of us might have performed individually. (We hope to implement the message that) Singaporeans care and that we’re all on this collectively.”
7. T-SHIRTS TO SUPPORT MIGRANT WORKERS
4 19-year-old college students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s College of Design & Setting put their abilities to good use, designing T-shirts to boost funds for migrant employees.
Clarice Chua, Lam Xin Yi, Basil Wee and Cynthia Yap began Challenge Eager on April 18 and have bought greater than 300 T-shirts since.
The proceeds, together with donations from the general public, will go to the Migrant Employees’ Centre, a non-governmental organisation championing truthful employment practices and the well-being of migrant employees.
To pre-order the T-shirts, go to the online form.
8. SPREAD CHEER WITH BEER
Toast to #SupportOurStreets, a fund-raising marketing campaign for native food-and-beverage companies by home-grown beer model Tiger Beer.
It launched the marketing campaign on April 17, with a contribution of $100,000, and can give away digital drink vouchers – redeemable for 2 Tiger beers – for each $10 donation made by members of the general public.
To this point, it has raised greater than $118,000, which can go to collaborating companies together with Jack’s Place and London Fats Duck.
You may contribute at the Tiger Beer website.
9. MEALS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
DBS Financial institution introduced on April 16 that it’s partnering non-profit organisations The Meals Financial institution Singapore and ItsRainingRaincoats to sponsor meals for weak communities.
The financial institution kicked off the marketing campaign by contributing 300,000 meals to the campaigns. It is usually matching public donations dollar-for-dollar as much as $500,000 throughout each campaigns.
To assist the native food-and-beverage sector, all meals for Feed The Metropolis might be bought from 15 native companies, such because the Koufu Group and the Wee Nam Kee hen rice chain.
10. RAISE FUNDS FOR INDONESIAN HEALTHCARE WORKS
Twelve native sustainable companies like Wellness Inside and Model Cat have teamed as much as crowdfund for healthcare employees in Indonesia.
The Courageous The Entrance marketing campaign was initiated by Ms Stephanie Pandji, 33, administration marketing consultant and the founding father of The Handmade Romantics, a slow-fashion model that works with conventional craftsmen and girls in rural Indonesia.
Since April 12, the marketing campaign has raised greater than $4,000, which might be donated to non-profit organisation doctorSHARE for the acquisition of medical private protecting tools.
To thank the general public for his or her assist, each $5 donated will give donors an opportunity to win one in every of 10 hampers every price greater than $100. They arrive with merchandise reminiscent of natural cotton T-shirts and blooming tea units contributed by the 12 Singapore companies.