Blessed to be On September 10, Care Community Services Society (CCSS), the social services arm of Trinity Christian Centre, had another food rations distribution exercise. This was made possible through the generous sponsorship of Dairy Farm Singapore. The event not only blessed the needy but also the volunteering hearts. Sharon Lim, a second-time volunteer, shares more.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
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Unloading the boxes of blessings Angeline and Vera - “We want to help again!” Blessed to be a blessing Every pair of hands, big or small, count! Ms Tin Pei Ling, MP of Marine Parade GRC and Mr Benjamin Goh, Executive Director, Care Community Services Society (CCSS)
am-sia, Kam-sia!” (Hokkien for “Thank you”) was heard resounding down the cluttered corridor of a Circuit Road block where 83-year-old Madam Tan lived. That Saturday morning, the volunteers were excited to use their neglected dialects and Mandarin, but Madam Tan was even more excited to welcome her friends. These “friends” are the staff and regular volunteers from CCSS’ Senior Activity Centre (SAC) with whom she has spent many cheery afternoons. This was my second time joining CCSS to distribute food rations at the MacPherson, Balam and Merpati estates. However, the community was already familiar with CCSS as it has been faithfully blessing them for four years now. Often, entire families and carecells from Trinity Christian Centre, in addition to the regular CCSS volunteers, would turn up with 1
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