30 ChariTrees line the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade thsi Christmas, each carrying a story of social service users who have been enabled and empowered to live a life of dignity. In its seventh year, the event raised $346,000 from through adoption of the trees and donations by corporate partners.
To extend the spirit of caring and sharing to the underprivileged, some of the corporate partners have also chosen to decorate their ChariTrees together with the social service users supported by Community Chest. For example, students from NUS Kent Ridge Hall adopted 6 ChariTrees and decorated the trees together with students with special needs from AWWA School. NUS Kent Ridge Hall has been volunteering at AWWA School since May this year – bringing the students with special needs on outings as well as acting as classroom support for their school activities.