This year, TF.SG will be organising a toy donation drive, with the beneficiary being Touch Young Arrows (TYA), under its parent organisation Touch Community Services. Some background information on TYA is as follows.
TYA believes that children can be nurtured and sharpened like arrows to make a positive impact in society, and to be future leaders in the community. TYA aims to realise the potential of children from single-parent or low-income families through a series of activities such as tuition, mentoring and sharing, art and craft lessons, indoor and outdoor games, outings and camps. TYA runs these activities on Saturdays at 10 centres in Bedok, Bendemeer, Clementi, Hougang, Marine Parade, Mountbatten, Queenstown, Serangoon, Tampines and Yishun. Some of the children who were in the pioneer programme some 15 years ago have returned to the club as volunteers to mentor the younger ones.
This coming sunday, 14th Dec, TF.SG will be having a toy collection drive to collect toys for these needy children, estimated to be around 250-300 children and from the age range of 7 - 12 years old. Admin team members from TF.SG, including myself, will gather at Spinelli's Coffee at China Square Central, from 3pm to 4pm to collect all donated toys, so anyone who has playable toys in good used and unused condition that you no longer want, please be generous in coming forward to donate them. We will consolidate all the collected toys and pass them to the person-in-charge on the following saturday, 20th Dec. I would like to make an appeal to everyone to come forward to make this a special christmas for these needy kids. Thanks once again. :)