Giving Back to Community
About 100 low-income households for Limbang division of the Marsiling–Yew Tee Group Representation Constituency received Hari Raya goodie bags from the “SSBEC Giving Back to the Community” event on 9th April 2022.
This is part of the co-operatives annual programme which aims to bring some cheer and happiness to the public at large during festive seasons. This is the second time the society is linking up the GRC. It is part of a larger community outreach programme by the Singapore Statutory Boards Employees' Co-operative Thrift & Loan Society Ltd (SSBEC), which holds true to the “Concern for community” principle of the co-operative principles. The initiative began last year and the co-operative aims to make this an annual event. There will be similar community outreach events for Deepavali, Christmas and Chinese New Year. It is the first collaboration between the Singapore Statutory Boards Employees’ Co-operative’s (SSBEC) and Sheng Siong Supermarket which provided free labour and delivery assistance.
Guest-of-honour and adviser to Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC - Limbang, Mr. Lawrence Wong, Minister for Finance, joined volunteers comprising of the Committee of Management, staff of SSBEC, SNCF and the MAEC of Limbang at the event.
Minister Wong handed out the goodie bags comprising essential items such as fragrant jasmine rice, oil, salt, cordial juice, Hari Raya biscuits, instant oats and instant coffee to mark Ramadan and Hari Raya this year. The event, supported by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF), also saw the co-operative hand out more than $2,000 in green “habuan” packets to these families.
SSBEC Chairman Mr. S. Gulam said: “Holding true to the co-operative spirit to do good, besides taking care of our own members, we also give back to the community at large. It’s not a big sum. It may not relieve all their issues. But, in our own small way, we want to help them celebrate this festival. “Co-operatives are organizations that should put people before profits and should exemplify the real meaning of triple bottom line and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations.”
It’s celebration time for our Muslim friends. After a month-long fasting, prayers and good deeds, they will celebrate Hari Raya Puasa on 13 May 2021. We, at Singapore Statutory Board Employees’ Thrift & Loan Society Ltd (SSBEC), reached out to our low income friends through our “Giving Back to Community” project over a two-day period. We distributed Grocery Bags and Hongbaos to 550 families in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC on 24 & 25 April 2021.
Seeing the smiles on the recipients’ faces made it a memorable weekend for us.
Our sincere thanks to Minister for Education Lawrence Wong, Senior Minister of State for Defence & Manpower Zaqy Mohamad, North West District Mayor Alex Yam and MP Ms Hanny Soh for their wonderful support.
Our thanks also to our parent body SNCF and the MAEC (Malay Activity Executive Committee) members at the four constituencies
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Chinese New Year 2021
SSBEC participated in our first ever community outreach programme with Ren Ci Hospital @ Bukit Batok on Sunday,23 September 2018. SSBEC is grateful for this opportunity given by Ren Ci Hospital for us to give back to the society. We had a great time with the elderly playing games, singing oldie songs, making crafts and above all, spreading love and joy to their day as we enlighten our hearts. We hope to seek more of such opportunities in the near future as we spread happiness to the community.
We spend One day at MTFA and Darul Ihsan Orphanages care for vulnerable youths and orphans in the community. Our support and contribution create a nurturing environment on that day