CapitaLand promises to help the vulnerable older influenced by Covid-19 through $1 million worth of aid, coursed by its philanthropic arm CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF).
The contribution is part of this group’s nearly $6 million complete assurance in the previous 90 days, as service for the immediate demands of Covid-19 communities that are affected.
This newest pledge of $1 million will be allotted in supplying the seniors with essentials and meals, including daily requirements, personal protection gear, and intelligent communication devices.
The team’s move is meant to improve the emergency preparedness for the older, believing that increased precautions restricted the volunteer service and provides coming in their houses.
“As we strategise and accommodate our company to conquer this pandemic and place CapitaLand to your new ordinary, we saw a need to expand our philanthropic support into the broader community. Including our seniors, who are now among the most vulnerable, and we will need to be on the lookout to them,” explained CapitaLand Chief Executive Officer, and Manager of CapitaLand Hope Foundation Lee Chee Koon.
Part of this team’s efforts is the partnership with the Community Foundation of Singapore’s Sayang Sayang Fund at which CHF donated $700,000 to Agency for Integrated Care.
“AIC is grateful for CapitaLand’s aid towards our Community Care spouses which are going to be utilized for triggers which have assisting our seniors. The contribution is particularly important and meaningful, provided that the challenging period we’re going through,” explained Tan Kwang Cheak, Chief Executive Officer, Agency for Integrated Care (AIC).
The contribution will be dedicated for’CapitaLand #LoveOurSeniors’ initiative that will offer emergency assistance to community care providers, such as emergency security gear, disinfection of the premises, and also support for affected employees, older and their relatives.
Besides that, CHF has also delivered over 300 foods to AWWA Senior Community Home and Apex Harmony Lodge (AHL), a purpose-built lodge for individuals with dementia, as 6 April 2020. The associations are also getting meal aid for the subsequent six months.
Refrigerators were delivered, while some other fundamental digital and home appliances such as air coolers and air compressors, are also sent to AHL.
“CapitaLand’s generosity through contributions of delectable foods will go a long way in adding cheer into the lives of our seniors and team, which may help keep their spirits and vitality upward throughout this tough period. Many thanks to this CapitaLand group for their kind gesture and thoughtfulness,” said AWWA Health and Senior Care manager Ng Herk Low.
Additionally, CHF likewise intends to supply over 30,000 foods for the elderly, and to other vulnerable groups such as children from low-income households and community care personnel by its’CapitaLand #MealOnMe’ initiative, jointly with meals The Food Bank Singapore and CapitaLand malls’ F&B tenants.
CapitaStar members may also help provide over 8,000 meals
2020, members may encourage a meal by devoting 5,000 STAR$ (equal to S$5) via CapitaStar mobile program.
It can be remembered that CapitaLand is one of the first firms to roll out service steps because the Covid-19 outbreak started early this season. From mid-February 2020, it’s donated approximately $2.3 million to help health care employees and affected communities in Singapore and China.
“CapitaLand will be proactive in analyzing the most immediate requirements of their community and expand our service to protect other vulnerable groups, like the researchers in Singapore.