StarHub believes in walking the talk and they did just that last Sunday morning at the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2013. Returning as a Presenting Partner, about 190 StarHub employees and their families and friends and took a stroll around scenic Marina Bay with 18 VIPs: beneficiaries from the Asian Women’s Welfare Association’s (AWWA) Teach Me programme and Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore’s (CPAS) Goodwill Rehabilitation & Occupational Workshop (GROW) programme.
Both AWWA and CPAS will each receive $100,000 of the $300,000 donation from the StarHub Sparks Fund, while the third beneficiary is SUN-DAC which provides day activity services for persons aged 16 to 60 with intellectual disabilities who cannot be placed in open or sheltered employment, or whose family members are unable to care for them during the day.
Some of the donations from StarHub will go towards assisting AWWA’s children with special needs gain admission into mainstream education, providing CPAS beneficiaries with the necessary skills for open employment and meeting the physical mobility and other therapy needs of SUN-DAC clients.
StarHub’s employee engagement of the beneficiaries is a reflection of the StarHub Sparks Fund’s support of the less fortunate through education, skills enhancement as well as the fulfilment of basic needs.