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Our 17th Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival.

1 Apr

w1It was a bright and sunny morning, we are honoured to have Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office as our Guest-of-Honour to join us in the walk. After the Zumba warm up lead by our Metta School teacher and students., we were off to walk the new route with less traffic, more greenery and cool breeze.

Our Metta building and Metta School was converted to trade, food and kids’ playground for a day.

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We have dances, live band, songs and even prata flipping demonstration at the stage.

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Our 2nd level was a art & craft heaven for both children and adults!

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Our basement was converted to a children’s playground for a day!

 

Click at our official facebook page for more photos we took during that eventful day! See you all again in Year 2015!

 

Metta Chariy Walk cum Family Carnival 2014

22 Mar

It is happening this Sunday, 23 March 2014, 9am – 5pm.

Come on down to Metta Welfare Association (32 Simei Street 1) for a day of food to eat, things to buy, games to play and performance to see!

For more, click on to http://www.metta.org.sg/mettacarnival2014/

12 Feb

Our updated Year 2014 Calender of Events. :)
Our coming event is Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival on 23rd March 2014.

http://www.metta.org.sg/mettacarnival2014/

The Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival 2014 has put together a carefully handpicked selection of treats and offerings that are “Made in Singapore” as its theme this year. Awaiting you are tantalising delights to taste, fashionable clothes and accessories as well as pocket-friendly electrical and household products to grab, plus attractive travel deals, artistic crafts, carnival games and many more! There is so much to see and do as you discover the best of our homegrown brands. Don’t miss the Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival as it will be a day packed with food & fun for all!

The event is organised by Metta Welfare Association (Metta) to raise funds for its less fortunate beneficiaries, while promoting family and community bonding and healthy living. Funds raised will be used towards supporting the development and enrichment of disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes that are provided by Metta Welfare Association.

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6 Feb

Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival 2014

7 Jan

Our first 2014 event of the year Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival 2014 is here again!

Date: 23rd March, Sunday, 9am – 5pm.
Venue: Metta Welfare Association building / Metta School
(32 Simei Street 1)

Guest-of-Honour: Mr Lim Swee Say. Minister, Prime Minister’s Office

The Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival 2014 has put together a carefully handpicked selection of treats and offerings that are “Made in Singapore” as its theme this year. Awaiting you are tantalising delights to taste, fashionable clothes and accessories as well as pocket-friendly electrical and household products to grab, plus attractive travel deals, artistic crafts, carnival games and many more!

There is so much to see and do as you discover the best of our homegrown brands. Don’t miss the Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival as it will be a day packed with food & fun for all! The event is organised by Metta Welfare Association (Metta) to raise funds for its less fortunate beneficiaries, while promoting family and community bonding and healthy living.

Funds raised will be used towards supporting the development and enrichment of disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes that are provided by Metta Welfare Association.

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For more details
http://www.metta.org.sg/mettacarnival2014/

To register for the Charity Walk
http://www.metta.org.sg/mettacarnival2014/?page_id=619

To purchase coupon
http://www.metta.org.sg/mettacarnival2014/?page_id=85

To make a donation
http://www.metta.org.sg/mettacarnival2014/?page_id=160

To donate coupons to low income family
http://www.metta.org.sg/mettacarnival2014/?page_id=85

To volunteer
http://www.metta.org.sg/mettacarnival2014/?page_id=94

To fundraise for us
http://www.simplygiving.com/event/mettacarnival2014

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Metta’s Got Talent 2013

9 Oct

Once a year, Metta’s Got Talent 2013, is coming this 16th November 2013. It is a competition organised by Metta Welfare Association in search of budding talents within Metta’s nine centres, to provide a platform for Metta’s clients and staff to showcase their talent and gain recognition on their performing arts abilities.

Come and support us on
Date: 16th Nov 2013, Saturday. 7pm
Venue: ITE College East, Auditorium. 10 Simei Avenue S(486047)

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Metta Charity Run 2013

27 Jun

Metta Charity Run 2013

The RUNNING begins!

This year’s Metta Charity Run 2013, we have taken our run to the picturesque Punggol Waterway Park also aptly nicknamed by some as the “Venice of Punggol” for its beauty and tranquility. Runners will be running on the scenic park connector alongside a landscaped waterway resembling that of a river making the experience delightful.

The Metta Charity Run is an annual community event organised by the Metta Welfare Association (Metta) to raise funds for the development and enrichment of its disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes in aid of some 1,000 beneficiaries from across various races and religions.

Symbolising the significance of journeying with the less fortunate, it is one way of giving a helping hand and supporting a cause that is close to your heart.

Join us for a great race on 7 September 2013!

click http://www.metta.org.sg/mettarun2013/ to register now!

Do you know you can donate groceries to us?

23 Apr

Steps to do an online donation of groceries through NTUC Fairprice.

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Make a donation today and help make a difference!

Revisiting Past Symbols of Prosperity

4 Feb

Metta’s earliest participation in the lunar 7th month charity auctions traced back to 1997. For every auction dinner or ‘getai’ the organisation attended, our representatives have to sit through the event to ensure the process of auctioning the item runs smoothly. Very frequently, the representatives from Metta have to facilitate the auctioning arrangements with the auctioneers and organisers, requiring them to think on their feet and react to unforeseen circumstances. In its early years, Metta’s President, Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, had taken upon himself to participate in the various charity auctions.

Today, Metta continues to inject a concerted effort to upkeep the participation in the lunar 7th month charity auctions in reaching out to a unique community who are regulars to these events. Participation in these auctions has in turn supported a large part of Metta’s fund-raising efforts.

Overwhelmed by nostalgia following our 20th anniversary celebrations, we uncovered some of the past auction items! As we aim to please, we are putting up the items on sale! If you are as much of a softie as we are, you may be interested to purchase these auctions items that are dated back to 1999. Contact Ms Jolyene Kor at 6580 4616 for sales enquiries.

Charity Banquet 2012, With Metta

24 Dec

President Tony Tan with Metta's president Venerable Shi Fa Zhao President Tony Tan with Metta' president Venerable Shi Fa Zhao

Saying the event was spectacular was an understatement. After months of preparation and anticipation to make Metta Charity Banquet 2012 a magnificent event, it was finally the day this significant event materialised. After a full day of pre-event set-up on 7 October, 2012, Sunday, our banquet doors at Raffles Town Club were finally opened and ready to receive our guests.

The evening commenced with photo taking at the backdrop we specially set up outside of the banquet hall. To create the right ambience, we also got smartly-dressed hotel attendants weave in and out of the crowd serving cocktails comprising of fresh strawberries and sparkling drinks. Soothing jazz music played in the background to perfect the mood.

At 7pm, guest-of-honour President Tony Tan and the first lady arrived, and children from Metta Preschool scurried to escort them in their safari get-ups as they have previously rehearsed. This grand entrance marked the commencement of the charity banquet.

A Moment Like This

Subsequently it was the launch of our 20th anniversary commemorative book. In conjunction with Metta’s celebration of its platinum 20th this year, we decided to launch our second commemorative publication featuring a series of its significant milestones during the charity banquet. Completing the book were snippets of interviews of our beloved stakeholders, who made up key scaffolds of Metta’s development. This official launch was certainly a proud moment for us.

Programme Highlights        

Following the book launch was one of the main highlights of the evening – screening of an original video production we filmed specially for the event. In preparation for the banquet’s entertainment, we decided there is no better time to showcase our clients than a grand event like this. They are after all, our pride and joy.

Thus, prior to the event, we chatted up with two of our beneficiaries who very graciously agreed to be interviewed; Yong Qiao Qi and Shirley Heng. Through the filming of the interviews, we had the opportunity to know more about the two young lasses and even uncovered the unexpected side of them beyond their public personas.

Yong Qiao Qi, for instance, mostly appears to be reserved and shows unwavering focus when she is working at Arts@Metta, a sheltered workshop for Metta School graduates to further enhance their mastery of visual arts. However, there is more to the understated artist than meets the eye. She is actually an unabashed dance expert who will, from time to time, show off her grooves to her colleagues and instructors at her workplace. She is also a self-confessed tomboy who takes a keen interest in dinosaurs and playing soccer.

Although Qiao Qi is born with Down syndrome, the determined 21-year-old has never once been deterred by her disability to pursue anything she had her mind set on. She presently works as a visual artist, primarily in the area of batik painting, and also a full-time role model to youths like herself.

Another highlight of the evening was the sand art performance. We caught on the sand art fad and invited sand art artist, Ms Tan Sock Fong, to customise an elegant piece of performance for our audience’s viewing pleasure. For the next 10 to 15 minutes, the audience was spellbound by the beautiful performance. And it ended delightfully with roaring applauses.

Grand Finale

The evening continued with a series of diverse and interesting performances put up by our talented clients and staff. By the end of the dinner, all our guests had their fill of fascinating entertainment and delectable food. As for us, it was an extremely nostalgic evening to round up our 20th anniversary celebration. Every carefully planned detail we took for the event was reminiscent of the 20 years of effort taken to build Metta Welfare Association. Moving forward, Metta is ready to put in more effort than before to our beneficiaries and continue spreading our compassionate love.

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