Glyph Community joins Amazon Singapore's
growing list of nonprofits as part of the Amazon X Shop for Good wishlist initiative – a campaign that helps
nonprofits meet their exact needs
To deliver smiles and support to
underprivileged children in Singapore, Amazon Singapore will match customer
donations made via Glyph Community's wishlist, donating up to SGD10,000 in cash
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 December
2021 - (NASDAQ: AMZN) - This holiday season, Amazon
Singapore ("Amazon") is expanding its Delivering Smiles wishlist initiative to
support a total of 16 local nonprofit organisations (NPOs) in Singapore and
help them get the items they need. This includes matching customer donations of
up to SGD10,000, made between 1 and 31 December 2021, to the wishlist of Glyph
Community to help underprivileged children in Singapore.
local charity to join the Amazon X Shop for Good wishlist initiative, Glyph Community helps underprivileged children develop through
activities such as field trips, arts and crafts classes, and creates
opportunities for them to apply learnings from the classroom.
Delivering smiles with customers through the
wishlist initiative, started locally in 2020, makes giving and doing good
hassle-free for customers. As customers shop on Amazon for their holiday plans
and celebrations, they can simply click to purchase items via the wishlist of
NPOs to support causes they are most passionate about.
wishlist is a depository of items their beneficiaries need the most in
real-time and is updated regularly by the organisation. As such, through the
wishlist, consumers can see the exact items and quantities the NPO needs,
purchase them as if shopping for themselves, and have the donations delivered
directly to the NPO's preferred location. While donating via the NPO's
wishlist, customers can enjoy the same low prices and convenient shopping
experience they have come to expect from Amazon.
As of today,
16 local NPOs are part of the Amazon x Shop for Good wishlist initiative: Arc
Children's Centre, Beyond Social Services, Blessings in a Bag, Children's
Wishing Well, Club Rainbow (Singapore), Engineering Good, Fei Yue, Glyph
Community, New Hope Community Services, Singapore Red Cross, SHINE, Singapore
Children's Society, The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf), SOSD, The
Food Bank Singapore, and Willing Hearts.
Between June 2020 and November 2021,
participating NPOs received over 3,640 items through the wishlist initiative – including
necessities such as milk formula, oscillation fans, air purifiers, canned food –
amounting to over SGD$19,600 in value. These donations have helped more than 6,000
beneficiaries across Singapore.
join Amazon in its season of giving by shopping for an NPO's wishlist via amazon.sg/shopforgood
"Our wishlist initiative has grown extensively in the past two years
to support 16 local nonprofit organisations across causes – from helping
underprivileged children, low-income families, the elderly to animals in
Singapore. I'm humbled to welcome Glyph Community as part of the initiative and
look forward to collaborating with more local nonprofits to support
Singaporeans from all walks of life. Through the holiday season and beyond, we
hope this initiative continues to serve as a transparent and fuss-free way for
shoppers to come together and donate items that the nonprofits need, while we
safely deliver them to the beneficiaries," said Henry Low, Country Manager, Amazon Singapore.
continues to be challenging for us all, but we are not deterred from giving our
best for others. Instead, we are even more committed and motivated to uplift
those in need especially during this season of giving," said Tony Soh, Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre.
pandemic has been particularly difficult for children from disadvantaged
backgrounds as they adjusted to virtual classes and hybrid learning, and missed
out on bonding time with their classmates. Glyph is proud to partner with
Amazon on this meaningful initiative where we're excited to expand our reach
and support more children in Singapore. Regardless of their budget, members of
the community can conveniently donate everyday items via our wishlist that the
kids need to continue growing and learning, including batteries, painting and
colouring kits, books, and toys. Every donation will go a long way in helping
us curate development and enrichment classes to make learning fun, engaging,
and interactive for children," said Si
Hui Lim, Deputy Head (Corporate Sponsorships), Glyph Community.
Click here to view and donate items
via Glyph Community's wishlist, and here to catch a glimpse of the impact that your donations will bring to
organisations in Singapore keen to learn more about the wishlist initiative can
find more information here.
Appendix: List of nonprofit organisations with
Amazon.sg wishlists today
Arc Children's Centre
Children's Centre is an independent charity day care centre that supports
children between the ages of 3-18 years with cancer and other life-threatening
conditions. Founded in 2011, the centre's vision is to provide a sanctuary for
the children's continuing education, safety, and bonding.
Beyond Social Services
Services is a charity dedicated to helping children and youths from less
privileged backgrounds break away from the poverty cycle. They provide
guidance, care, and resources that enable families and communities to keep
young people in school and out of trouble.
Blessings in a Bag
a Bag (BIAB) is a non-profit organisation that bridges the gap between
communities that have and those that don't. Through the 'Beyond Awesome'
programme, they support up to 90 children and youth from under-resourced
communities in Singapore, each of whom will benefit directly from receiving items
on the Amazon wishlist.
Children's Wishing Well
Wishing Well (CWW) is a non-profit organisation and fully-registered charity
founded in 2002. CWW's services support more than 1,000 children and youth from
disadvantaged backgrounds in Singapore, through their educational and daily
living needs, as well as equipping them with skills for their future so that
they can become useful members of society and escape the poverty trap.
Club Rainbow (Singapore)
in 1992, Club Rainbow (Singapore) (CRS) is a non-profit organisation and
charity with the mission to support and empower children with chronic
illnesses and their families. Armed with the firm belief that every child
deserves equal opportunities to lead a fulfilling and independent life, CRS
supports these children and their families through social work intervention,
therapy intervention, educational support, arts and vocational development.
Good is a Singapore based charity that works to empower inclusivity for all
through sustainable engineering and technology solutions. They focus on
supporting 2 key groups: Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) through engineering
Assistive Technology and Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Communities through
digital inclusion initiatives.
Fei Yue is a
not-for-profit voluntary welfare organisation established in 1991, with a
mission to effect life transformation through the provision of quality social
services, as one of the pioneers in counselling services.
Community is a charitable organisation that is changing the way children learn
& play through a proprietary developmental framework and a socially
connected community, where children are able to develop socially, culturally,
psychologically and intellectually. The Glyph experience is a learning journey
built through environment, field trips, and people. Every child in Glyph is
guided along a developmental framework as they grow from child to youth.
New Hope Community Services
Community Services is a social service agency and a member of the National
Council of Social Services. Its goal goes beyond providing temporary shelter to
the homeless in Singapore, seeking to infuse them with real hope to see their
lives changed. Formed in 2003, New Hope has steadily expanded to meet the
growing needs for temporary shelter in the community, running various services
and programmes that help its clients break out of the poverty cycle and achieve
long term financial resilience and independence.
Singapore Red Cross
Red Cross (SRC) is a homegrown humanitarian organisation serving the vulnerable
locally and internationally.
SHINE Children and Youth Services is a
registered charity and a member of the National Council of Social Service. It
has been empowering children, youth, and their families in Singapore since 1976
and remain committed to enabling them to maximise their potential. SHINE serves
around 5,000 students, aged 5-21 years old, each year.
Singapore Children's Society
Children's Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and
religions. In 2020, the Society reached out to 34,654 children, youth and
families in need. Established in 1952, its services have evolved to meet the
changing needs of children. Today, Children's Society operates 12 service
centres islandwide, offering services in the four categories of: Vulnerable
Children and Youth, Children and Youth Services, Family Services, and Research
The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf)
in 1955, the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) has been serving the
Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community for the past six decades. SADeaf is a member
of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), and is supported by the
Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Ministry of Education
SOSD is a
volunteer-run organisation dedicated to the welfare of Singapore's many street
dogs. Its mission is to eliminate cruelty to and abandonment of animals,
enhancing their welfare, and improving the lives of animals and humans, through
rescue, education and advocacy.
The Food Bank Singapore
The Food Bank
Singapore is a registered charity founded in 2012, with the mission to end food
insecurity in Singapore through redistribution of food to more than 360-member
beneficiary organisations. The public can deposit/donate their unused or
unwanted foods which will then be collected and allocated to the needy via
various channels through VWOs, Charities, Soup Kitchens.
non-affiliated charity, Willing Hearts is wholly run by volunteers, apart from
a handful of staff. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and
distributes about 10,000 daily meals to over 70 locations island wide, 365 days
a year. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low income families,
children from single parent families or otherwise poverty stricken families,
and migrant workers in Singapore.