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ST Engineering's Volunteerism Day

5 December 2022

This International Volunteer Day was certainly a milestone for Xin Yuan in all our 17 years in Bishan-Toa Payoh. President Halimah Yacob was the Guest of Honour and ST Engineering generously presented a cheque for $22,000 to Xin Yuan in support of its operations.

Close to 300 ST Engineering employee volunteers packed goodie bags and about 70 onsite volunteers engaged our seniors in origami folding, performed a mini concert and served our seniors with a sumptuous buffet lunch! In the afternoon, more volunteers assisted in games and karaoke session.

President Halimah Yacob said, “For Singapore to thrive and stay socially cohesive, it is important that our community looks out and cares for one another. ST Engineering fully embodies this year’s International Volunteer Day theme – ‘Solidarity through Volunteering’ by forging stronger bonds internally with its employee volunteers and externally with its charity partner, Xin Yuan, via its community outreach initiative and unwavering support for President’s Challenge.”

Vincent Chong, Group President & CEO, ST Engineering added, “We advocate and support in-person volunteering to give back to the community. This year, our employees have worked in food kitchens, initiated and participated in donation drives, helped to clean facilities and befriended those in need of companionship. With Xin Yuan, they have gone all out to ensure a memorable time for its beneficiaries and in the process, build all-important connections and camaraderie. We are very heartened by our employees’ commitment and efforts to serve and uplift those in need, and will continue to contribute to such meaningful endeavours while maintaining our strong support for President’s Challenge.”

President Halimah Yacob said, “For Singapore to thrive and stay socially cohesive, it is important that our community looks out and cares for one another. ST Engineering fully embodies this year’s International Volunteer Day theme – ‘Solidarity through Volunteering’ by forging stronger bonds internally with its employee volunteers and externally with its charity partner, Xin Yuan, via its community outreach initiative and unwavering support for President’s Challenge.”

Vida Ortiz, Executive Director, Xin Yuan Community Care shared, “Today is a historic day for Xin Yuan to have close to 350 ST Engineering volunteers onsite and behind the scenes, the biggest corporate volunteer group we have engaged to date, touching the lives of our 280 beneficiaries, and more. We are deeply encouraged to experience first-hand this movement of hearts epitomised by the team from ST Engineering. The impact of today’s event along with the President and ST Engineering’s support will be remembered by our beneficiaries and staff for years to come. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to President Halimah Yacob and to ST Engineering for the immense contribution to our social cause.”

This year’s International Volunteers Day and the friendship we forged with ST Engineering will certainly be one that will remain in our hearts for years to come.