- POSTED: 30 Sep 2013 01:01
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The Assisi Hospice held a charity dinner on Sunday to raise funds to meet their operating expenses shortfall.
SINGAPORE: The Assisi Hospice held a charity dinner on Sunday to raise funds to meet their operating expenses shortfall.
It targets to raise $900,000 to meet their expenses shortfall of $5 million for their current 37-bedded hospice.
The organisation is also building a new hospice.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held on 29 July 2013, and the expected completion date for the new 85-bedded facility will be in 2016.
Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin, who graced the ceremony, stressed the importance of giving back to society - especially to elderly.
While financial support is important to facilitate the work that needs to be done, he said it's crucial that Singapore builds a society that gives.
These values can be harnessed when Community Involvement Programmes in schools and Corporate Social Responsibility at workplaces are done with the right spirit.
Mr Tan added that the Government can provide social safety nets but there are some roles that it can't play. And this is where citizens can step in and help the less fortunate by contributing their time and effort, which will in turn help to build a more caring society.