Kao Singapore volunteers get down and dirty to clean up rental homes for elderly

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A resident chats with Kao Singapore volunteer Jimmy Ong (centre) and his colleague as they cleaned his home.

Twenty-eight volunteers from Kao Singapore cleaned seven rental units at Bendemeer on Friday (7 Jun), as part of the YMCA Spring Clean programme, which aims to provide rental unit residents with a clean and safe living environment.

Kao Singapore, a steadfast partner of the YMCA of Singapore, had not only provided volunteers, but also much-needed cleaning equipment, to get the job done.

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Kao Singapore volunteers made sure every nook and cranny was cleaned.

The volunteers were fastidious. They scrubbed the toilets, cleaned the windows and even wiped underneath the beds. By the time they were through, the units were virtually spotless.

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After the spring clean, the residents also received packed food, and a gift bag filled with cleaning products from Kao Singapore.

“I am delighted to see our staff working so hard and enjoyed at cleaning! Every time, we have 30 over staff joining (YMCA Spring Clean), I believed they understand the meaningful activity. In my opinion, it Is of outmost importance to contribute to society!” said Atsushi Yoneyama, President of Kao Singapore (Consumer Products Division), who took the time to visit and personally hand out the goody bags to the residents.

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Mr Atsushi Yoneyama [right, in turquoise], President of Kao Singapore (Consumer Products Division), gave out gift bags filled with cleaning supplies to the residents.

Kao Singapore volunteer Jimmy Ong, said he enjoyed participating in Y Spring Clean although it can be tiring.

“We are all human beings. We will definitely feel a little bit tired after the cleaning session. But I enjoy it because I’m helping someone,” said Jimmy Ong.

“You cannot think of it as a chore, but a way to give back, to help out.”

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Contribute by Han Wei Chou