We held a special charity event for the members of Lunch Actually and Eteract.com today. Working together with the Boys' Brigade SHARITY Gift Box 2008, we flagged off 16 'couples' to deliver food packs to the needy, as well as fulfill a wish at the wish tree at TANGS Orchard. We are very happy to be part of this special project for the 2nd year running. And it is very heartwarming to see so many singles willing to come forward, sacrifice part of the Sunday to drive around Singapore delivering food packs, and also help to fulfill a wish of someone in need. It was also very fulfilling for me personally to bring like-minded singles together to widen their social circles and at the same time do their bit for charity. 🙂 Later in the evening, hubby, babe and I headed down to TANGS after dinner to choose a wish to fulfill. Jamie and I decided that we will choose an 'Elderly Wish' as I heard from the organiser that 'Children Wishes' are very popular among the corporates and would mostly be fulfilled. That is not the case for the 'Elderly Wishes'. I was looking at the wish tags, and there are so many wishes, and I really did not know how to go about choosing. Each tag will specify the person's name, age, the elderly home that he/she is from and the wish. For the elderly wishes, most of them are for apparel and electrical appliances. We decided to go with the item 'jacket', and from there we have to choose one of the tags that request for 'jacket'. As I was going through the many gift tags, I just couldn't help but feel sad. So many elderly folks out there are in homes, and they do not even have the resources to purchase a jacket or a track suit to keep themselves warm. And the sad thing is… I am sure that some of these wishes might probably go unfulfilled. After I chose a tag, I wished I did not need to choose, and I have the resources to fulfill all of these wishes. 🙁 I would like to appeal to my readers who are in Singapore. Please do take part in The Boys' Brigade SHARITY Gift Box project, and help to fulfill a wish. It would not take much of your time. My family and I took less than 20 minutes to choose a tag, purchase the gift and bring it back to the WISH Tree. And in terms of cost, the guideline for Children's Gifts and Elderly Gifts is approximately $60, but this is just a guideline. If you are able to find a gift that's lesser in monetary value but fulfills the wish, that's ok too. These are the locations of the trees… Allson Hotel, Ang Mo Kio HUB FairPrice Xtra (Entrance), Plaza Singapura (28th Nov to 4th Dec), Raffles City Mall (28th Nov to 4th Dec), Seletar Country Club, TANGS Orchard. I thank you in advance for your support. Let's all do our part to spread the Christmas Cheer!