Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar. It is the time of the year when families do spring cleaning, shop for new clothes and visit their relatives and loved ones. Among the various traditions and activities that take place during the festival, reunion dinner is the most important one that many families hold dear.
It is a special time of togetherness where families bond through meals and those who are away from home will gather for the occasion to catch up with one another.
Imagine celebrating this special day alone and away from your family members.
At Singapore Children’s Society, some of our children in need do not even have the chance to spend time with their family, let alone receive ang pows (red packets) and purchase new clothes for Chinese New Year.
About Sunbeam Place:
Sunbeam Place began life as Convalescent Home along Changi Beach. It was established in 1955 as a place where sick children could fully recover after being discharged from hospital. Since then, the Home has evolved to embrace a much broader role.
Now located at Hong San Terrace, the Home – renamed Sunbeam Place in 2006 – is a residential home and gazetted place of safety for children who have been abused or neglected, and are in need of protection, or for those whose parents are unable to provide proper care. It recreates a home-like environment mainly for those aged between 2 and 21. Its ultimate aim is to ensure that children are able to reintegrate into their own homes and families after their stay.
Watch the interview video below and find out more from Rachel Tan, Director of Singapore Children’s Society Sunbeam Place.
How you can help:
While you look forward to the annual reunion dinner and enjoy the celebration, let us not forget those who are deprived of such chances. You can be their guiding light and give them a happier childhood that every child deserves because every child matters.
Make a small donation now and start impacting lives today!
*All proceeds will go to furthering Singapore Children’s Society’s mission of bringing relief and happiness to children in need at our 11 service centres. All donations are entitled to 250% tax deduction.
For more information, visit www.childrensociety.org.sg.