Community-led Hari-Raya Celebration
Humans are social beings. We often find ways to safely extend our thoughts and warmth to others, despite the limitations during this pandemic. Just last month, our 323 FnN Ambassadors collaborated with Teck Ghee RC Zone J, to distribute food packs consisting of briyani, marble cake, and mango pudding to the Muslim neighbours residing in Blk 323 on Hari Raya Puasa on Sunday, 24 May 2020.
The Hari Raya distribution was coordinated by our FnN ambassador, Vanessa, who shared that she wanted to do something for the Muslim neighbours to lift their spirits during this Hari Raya period. Being aware of how the circuit breaker measures affected employment and source of income, she also wanted to take this opportunity to create income avenues for the residents in home-based businesses.
With those in mind, Mdm V had reached out to Indian Cooked Food Catering Service for sponsorship after seeing their efforts to support those affected by the circuit breaker measures. Besides, she also supported orders of Marble cake from fellow FnN member Mdm S and another resident/client for mango puddings who also lived in 323. She also worked together with client/FnN Mdm J. The latter has worked closely with RC members, including Mdm F, to collate Muslim residents' names in Blk 323.
Our staff, Lynn, Celestine, and Nadiah, helped coordinate the door-to-door distribution arrangement with the Teck Ghee Zone J new RC chairman, Ms. Margaret, given the safe distancing and other restrictions during this circuit breaker. The FSC also helped to check-in with mentioned residents/clients/FnN members on their capacity to carry out the tasks such as delivery, baking, and packing. We also needed to iron out administrative matters such as payment and our involvement.
The FSC is proud to say that the F'n'N members, residents, RC members, and staff managed to conceptualise and execute the event in 1 week, in time for Hari Raya.
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