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Private estate residents connect with low-income families

Some 80 private estate residents in West Coast GRC and Pioneer SMC spent their Saturday afternoon connecting with low-income families in their constituencies.

SINGAPORE: Some 80 private estate residents in West Coast GRC and Pioneer SMC spent their Saturday afternoon connecting with low-income families in their constituencies.

It was part of the One Connect We Care Movie Screening series that kicked off on Saturday.

The private estate residents and low-income families teamed up in a treasure hunt at VivoCity.

Organisers hope this will mark the blossoming of new friendships.

After the hunt, they watched the newly-released movie 'Rio 2' at the Golden Village Theatre.

The cost of the screening was borne by the private estate residents and private corporations.

There are a total of 103 companies that have pledged their support under the Project We Care CEOs Network, an informal network of private sector CEOs who encourage corporate volunteerism.

More than 1,500 less privileged residents will benefit from this initiative islandwide by the end of the year.

Mr S Iswaran, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office and an MP for West Coast GRC, said: "One Connect was set up actually for private estate residents to have a one-stop location to deal with municipal issues.

"But I think this is a very good initiative, because this goes beyond taking care of private estate issues, and actually looking at the larger community, and how private estate residents can play a part in bringing together the community and building a more caring community."

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