YMCA in the News

2020

1. 3 January 2020; Straits Times Life – “YMCA Charity Movie Night – Little Women (2019)”

2. 29 February 2020; Salt&Light – “Disabled does not mean unable: 10 persons with special needs ascend Mount Fuji” http://saltandlight.sg/service/disabled-does-not-mean-unable-10-persons-with-special-needs-ascend-mount-fuji/

3. 13 March 2020; Salt&Light – “He sold his companies, donated his assets and became a janitor: YMCA CEO Steve Loh’s headlong journey into missions” https://saltandlight.sg/service/he-sold-his-companies-donated-his-assets-and-became-a-janitor-ymca-ceo-steve-lohs-headlong-journey-into-missions/

4. 20 April 2020; Salt&Light – “Want to donate your $600 Here are some ways you can spread kindness” http://saltandlight.sg/news/want-to-donate-your-s600-here-are-some-ways-you-can-spread-kindness/

5. 27 April 2020; Sassymamasg – “Restaurant Deals & Food Delivery in Singapore: Let’s #SaveFNBSG” https://www.sassymamasg.com/food-delivery-singapore-online-app-takeaway/

6. 27 April 2020; Berita Harian – “YMCA  sumbang makanan kepada pekerja asing” https://www.beritaharian.sg/setempat/ymca-sumbang-makanan-kepada-pekerja-asing

7. 27 April 2020; Lianhe Zaobao – “小贩等捐食物水果 基督青少年会为客工送餐” (Hawkers donate food and fruits, YMCA delivers meals to migrant workers) https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20200427-1048635

8. 30 April 2020; Honeycombers – “Alternative food delivery platforms in Singapore where you can order directly from restaurants” https://thehoneycombers.com/singapore/alternative-food-delivery-services-singapore/

9. 4 May 2020; Salt&Light – “Hawkers and taxi drivers team up to deliver meals to needy, despite their own bills to pay” http://saltandlight.sg/service/hawkers-and-taxi-drivers-team-up-to-deliver-meals-to-needy-despite-their-own-bills-to-pay/

10. 7 May 2020; TODAYOnline – “Charities give workers and hawkers affected by circuit breaker a leg up with food delivery for the needy” https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/charities-give-workers-and-hawker-affected-circuit-breaker-leg-food-delivery-needy

11. 8 May 2020; TODAYOnline – “Charities give workers and hawkers affected by circuit breaker a leg up with food delivery for the needy” https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=670101256897192

12. 14 May 2020; Stomp – “Kindness shared is multiplied: Toa Payoh stall gives free egg and more meat in chicken rice despite poor business” https://stomp.straitstimes.com/singapore-seen/toa-payoh-stall-gives-free-egg-and-more-meat-in-chicken-rice-how-kindness-shared-is

13. 16 May 2020; MarketinginAsia – “Project Makan – Alvin Yapp Co-Founder of The Social Kitchen If you have seen hunger in the eyes of a child you know what it means to be hungry” https://marketinginasia.com/2020/05/16/project-makan/

14. 17 May 2020; 8world News – “【暖心驿站】善心人捐饭给医护和老人 鸡饭摊主加蛋加菜重现甘榜精神” (Kind stall owner donates rice to doctors, nurses and elderly, Chicken rice stall owner adds egg and vegetables to revive Kampung Spirit)  https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/poh-kee-chicken-rice-1134071

15. 29 May 2020; Channel 8 前线追踪 – “慈善团体上门送餐食   婆婆笑逐颜开!” (Charities deliver meals to doorsteps, aunty feels grateful) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z11OftrtV4

16. 31 May 2020; ONE FM 91.3 – BySGForSG and YMCA Wok the Talk

17. 1 June 2020; Straits Times – “Non-profit food delivery platform helps hawkers to go online” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/non-profit-food-delivery-platform-helps-hawkers-to-go-online

18. 1 June 2020; The New Paper – “Non-profit food delivery platform helps hawkers go online” https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/non-profit-food-delivery-platform-helps-hawkers-go-online

19. 2 June 2020; Kiss92 FM – BySGForSG and YMCA Wok the Talk

20. 2 June 2020; Sethlui – “Support Our Hawkers and and Aid in Charity By Placing Delivery Orders With BySGForSG” https://sethlui.com/bysgforsg-delivery-singapore-june-2020/#ixzz6OMPKk300

21. 3 June 2020; Business Times – “Citi’s Covid-19 relief efforts to aid marginalised, migrant workers” https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/citis-covid-19-relief-efforts-to-aid-marginalised-migrant-workers

22. 3 June 2020; Straits Times – “Citi announces 3 initiatives to help community Covid-19 relief efforts” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/citi-announces-3-initiatives-to-help-community-covid-19-relief-efforts

23. 4 June 2020; City Nomads – “A Guide to Hawker Stalls We Love With Islandwide Delivery in Singapore” https://citynomads.com/hawker-stalls-islandwide-delivery-in-singapore/

24. 6 June 2020; TODAYOnline – “Food, money, toiletries giveaways – businesses chip in to support charities as donations dry up” https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/food-money-toiletries-giveaways-businesses-chip-support-charities-donations-dry

25. 8 June 2020; Straits Times – “Inclusive model hunt goes online amid safe distancing measures” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/inclusive-model-hunt-goes-online-amid-safe-distancing-measures 

26. 10 June 2020; Business Times – “Citi partners YMCA to support vulnerable groups in Singapore” https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/citi-partners-ymca-to-support-vulnerable-groups-in-singapore

27. 15 June 2020; Straits Times IN – “Students go virtual to further their social causes” 

28. 22 June 2020; Straits Times – “Artists’ work on sale to raise funds for charities of their choice”  https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/artists-works-on-sale-to-raise-funds-for-charities-of-their-choice

29. 31 July 2020; Straits Times – “Cloud kitchen to offer jobs to vulnerable groups, help food heritage brands survive” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/cloud-kitchen-to-offer-jobs-to-vulnerable-groups-help-food-heritage-brands-survive

30. 6 August 2020, Business Times – “New relief fund and pledge of 1,000 jobs extended to hospitality and F&B workers” https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/new-relief-fund-and-pledge-of-1000-jobs-extended-to-hospitality-and-fb-workers 

31. 6 August 2020, Travel Weekly Asia – “Relief fund to support Covid-affected tourism workers” https://www.travelweekly-asia.com/Travel-News/Bits-and-Bobs/Relief-fund-to-support-Covid-affected-tourism-workers 

32. 6 August 2020, Hotel Mag – “The ‘Uplift Fund’” https://www.hotelsmag.com/Industry/News/Details/93637

32. 9 August 2020, Lianhe Zaobao – “世代承诺 恪守信约 援助小贩并惠及他人” (A promise between generations – Supporting hawkers and helping others) https://www.zaobao.com.sg/zlifestyle/powerup/story20200809-1075543

33. 13 August 2020, The Business Times, Pg 22, “Giving back to communities”  https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/company-of-good/giving-back-to-communities

34. August 2020, Burpple, “New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars in Singapore: August 2020” https://www.burpple.com/list/533373/new-restaurants-cafes-bars-in-singapore-august-2020

35. 13 August 2020, Salt and Light, “Cloud Kitchen launched at YMCA employs the needy and helps Singapore food heritage brands” https://saltandlight.sg/news/cloud-kitchen-launched-at-ymca-employs-the-needy-and-helps-singapore-food-heritage-brands/

36. 13 August 2020, Capital958FM, 730pm, “Singapore’s first social enterprise cloud kitchen: The Social Kitchen”

37. 21 August 2020, The Edge Singapore, “Exciting new eats”                                                                          https://www.theedgesingapore.com/options/things-do/exciting-new-eats

38. 27 August 2020, Capital958FM, 12pm, “How the Uplift Fund is making an impact”

2019
  1. 24 February 2019; CNA Insider – “‘We’re passing them hope’: The ITE student who found her purpose uplifting others” https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/ite-student-elevate-digital-animation-volunteer-singapore-11282442  

  2. 21 May 2019; Lianhe Zaobao – “青年行善活动公益赛第17次举办400人竞逐” (Citi-YMCA Youth For Causes organised a programme for 400 participants for 17th time) https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20190521-958099  

  3. 15 June 2019; Straits Times – “Citi Singapore raises more than $102,000 for ChildAid” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/citi-singapore-raises-more-than-102000-for-childaid  

  4. 23 July 2019; 8world.com – “义安理工与e2i联办新课程 助学生托管中心人员掌握相关技能” (Ngee Ann Polytechnic and e2i launched new course to assist Student Care Centre’s staff to develop skills) https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/ngeeann-e2i-875971

  5. 24 July 2019; Lianhe Zaobao – “义安理工与职总推出新课程 提升学生托管服务人力素质” (Ngee Ann Polytechnic and NTUC launched new course to improve quality of after-school) https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20190724-974978

  6. 24 July 2019; Lianhe Zaobao – “义安理工与e2i联办新课程 助学生托管中心人员掌握相关技能” (Ngee Ann Polytechnic and e2i launched new course to assist Student Care Centre’s staff to develop skills)

  7. 29 July 2019; Straits Times – “Siblings invent walking stick holder to give away to seniors” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/siblings-invent-walking-stick-holder-to-give-away-to-seniors

  8. 3 August 2019; Lianhe Wanbao – “给她一个赞”(Vertical Marathon Emily) https://www.facebook.com/lianhewanbao/posts/2374232832646096

  9. 5 August 2019; Lianhe Zaobao – “自闭症双胞胎随父 成功完成57 楼垂直马拉松” (Visually impaired twins followed their father and completed 57 floors of vertical marathon) https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20190805-978276

  10. Shin Min Daily News – “自闭症双胞胎挑战征富土山” (Visually impaired twins challenge Mount Fuji)

  11. 22 August 2019; Channel 5 News 5 Tonight – Pre-Trip Coverage

  12. 22 August 2019; CNA Singapore Tonight – Pre-Trip Live Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc87kaW2OZI

  13. 22 August 2019; Channel 8 狮城有约 – Pre-Trip Coverage

  14. 22 August 2019; Suria Berita – Pre-Trip Coverage

  15. 22 August 2019; Vasantham Seithi News – Pre-Trip Coverage

  16. 29 August 2019; CNA 938 – Halfway on Fuji

  17. 29 August 2019; CNA 938 – Live Day 1 Coverage At Resthouse

  18. 31 August 2019; CNA Singapore Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppw9T_rmyP0 

  19. 21 September 2019; Channel 8 News– YMCA Student Care Centres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfoPxJvn2o4  

  20. 21 September 2019; 8 World News – ““LIFE”乐翻教学项目 34所托管中心导师受训 学习创意教学” (‘LIFE’ Programme implemented innovative ways of teaching at 34 Care Centres) https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/student-care-centre-927811?fbclid=IwAR3jloHv4aSZKqobe_X_7roWUZBQT6d_bt_1oshpTrVRzTJtCfcgDyamGuY

  21. 21 September 2019; Straits Times – “Spotlight on depression at YMCA youth event” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spotlight-on-depression-at-ymca-youth-event  

  22. 21 September 2019; Shin Min Daily News – “患厌食抑郁症 女郎當義工走出阴霾” (After struggling with eating disorder and depression, she found her breakthrough through volunteering) 

  23. 21 September 2019; 8 World News – “患饮食失调忧郁症曾想自杀 大学生做义工改变人生” (Volunteering changed her life after struggling with eating disorder, depression and suicide) https://www.8world.com/news/singapore/article/depression-profile-ymca-927666

  24. 2 November 2019; Singapore Tatler – “The Scene, What To Do In November 2019” https://sg.asiatatler.com/society/what-to-do-in-november-2019-singapore-biennale-sweeney-todd-broadway-musical

  25. 8 November 2019; Berita Harian – “Program ‘LIFE’ beri murid kehidupan baru” https://www.beritaharian.sg/setempat/program-life-beri-murid-kehidupan-baru

  26. 2 December 2019; Singapore Tatler – “An Evening of Celebrating Inclusivity at The YMCA Giving Gala 2019” https://sg.asiatatler.com/events/ymca-giving-gala-2019-charity-silent-auction-parkroyal-at-pickering

  27. 2 December 2019; Straits Times – “New YMCA Charity fund to support those with special needs, youth at-risk and underprivileged families” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-ymca-charity-fund-to-support-those-with-special-needs-youth-at-risk-and

  28. 3 December 2019; Straits Times – “YMCA sets up fund to finance community service projects” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/ymca-sets-up-fund-to-finance-community-service-projects

  29. 28 December 2019; Lianhe Zaobao – “接受半年职能培训 抑郁辍学女生掌握技能重拾自信” (6 months of training developed her self-confidence) https://www.zaobao.com.sg/news/singapore/story20191228-1016490

2018

1. 25 January 2018; Asia Times – “Spurned by West, Myanmar’s Kachin look to China” https://www.asiatimes.com/2018/01/article/spurned-west-myanmars-kachin-look-china/

2. 26 January 2018; Yahoo News – “Late National Serviceman Gavin Chan honoured for volunteerism” https://sg.news.yahoo.com/late-national-serviceman-gavin-chan-honoured-volunteerism-124841380.html

3. 15 February 2018; Lianhe Zaobao – “回馈社会10年” (10 Years Contributing Back to Society) https://www.zaobao.com.sg/zlifestyle/powerup/story20180215-835565

4. 16 May 2018; What’s Next Straits Times – “Youth teams out to raise funds” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/whats-next-may-16-2018

5. 30 May 2018; Business Times – “Doing good, innovatively” https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/doing-good-innovatively

6. 6 July 2018; ST Life – “YMCA Proms @ The Park” https://www.straitstimes.com/sites/default/files/attachments/2018/07/06/st06-lif-004-00.compressed.pdf

7. 8 July 2018; Sunday Times – “Asean youth step in to forge friendship” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/asean-youth-step-in-to-forge-friendship

8. 10 August 2018; Everydaypeople.sg – “National Day 2018: 53 Heartwarming Pictures of Kindness that Make You Proud to Call Singapore Home” http://www.everydaypeople.sg/gallery/national-day-2018-53-pictures-kindness-proud-singapore-home/

9. 22 October 2018; Straits Times Online – “People with special needs host YMCA gala dinner to raise funds for others like themselves” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/people-with-special-needs-host-ymca-gala-dinner-to-raise-funds-for-others-like-themselves

10. 23 October 2018; Straits Times – “Special night for team with special needs” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/special-night-for-team-with-special-needs

11. 23 October 2018; Channel 5 News – YMCA Giving Gala 2018

12. 23 October 2018; CNA News – YMCA Giving Gala 2018

13. 26 November 2018; Straits Times – “ITE students turn $1,600 into $72,000 in fund-raiser” https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/ite-students-turn-1600-into-72000-in-fund-raiser

14. December; Channel 8 – YMCA Silver Fiesta