Photo (from left): THKMC CEO Mr Lum Hon Fye, THKMS CEO Mr Lawrence Ng, MCCY Deputy Secretary (Special Duties) Dr Ang Hak Seng, THK Chairman Mr Lee Kim Siang, Adviser to Boon Lay Grassroots Organisations Mr Patrick Tay at THK Family SMILES Carnival
Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities (THKMC) was appointed by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) to operate the SG Cares Volunteer Centre @ Boon Lay to help build volunteer management capabilities, and breed a strong volunteering spirit in the Boon Lay community.
On 7 December 2019, Adviser to Boon Lay Grassroots Organisation Mr Patrick Tay was invited to launch the SG Cares Volunteer Centre @ Boon Lay, Aviators @ Boon Lay. In conjunction with the launch of the volunteer centre, THK also organised the THK Family SMILES Carnival to engage residents in the Boon Lay community.
More than 4,000 turned up at the THK Family SMILES Carnival over the weekend. The residents came together to paste photo prints on a 3D structure in the neighbourhood, resulting in a beautiful collage of smiles. While there were bouncy castles and game booths by ActiveSG to engage the little ones, a volunteer recruitment booth was also set up.
The idea of a great smile is associated with healthy teeth; hence, representatives from the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) came onboard to promote tips on oral health. Fresh fruits were sponsored by Satoyu Trading Pte Ltd to promote healthy living while residents also received dental kits kindly sponsored by Colgate.