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Volunteers bring festive cheers to needy households in South West CDC

Lunar New Year celebrations came early for more than 2,700 needy households in the South West CDC on Sunday.

SINGAPORE: Lunar New Year celebrations came early for more than 2,700 needy households in the South West CDC on Sunday.

About 4,000 corporate and community volunteers have organised 19 events in January and February as part of the Festive Cheers @ South West programme, clocking about 18,000 volunteer hours.

Volunteers packed and distributed festive food packs to the needy households on Sunday.

Eighteen homes were spring cleaned and given a fresh coat of paint by 100 Singapore Polytechnic students and 60 volunteers from Yew Tee Grassroots Organisations, together with Mayor of South West District, Dr Amy Khor.

Dr Khor said: "We hope that by doing this, we create a platform for our corporate and community partners to volunteer and enrich and uplift the lives of the vulnerable.

"We feel that this is a good platform to promote volunteerism to build a more caring and compassionate society and strengthen social fabric in the process."

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