Communities

Ground-up efforts across ten offices

GIC staff give back to their local communities by volunteering and engaging directly with non-profits. GIC actively supports these efforts through donations, matching schemes, and a formal Volunteer Leave provision.

With Love, GIC

With COVID-19 affecting communities globally, GIC volunteers are leading and participating in ground-up activities to support those in need. These include putting together and distributing food, healthcare supplies and other essential items, enabling online learning for students, and helping our charity partners extend their outreach and capacity.

Since March 2020,

38

projects completed

110+

GIC volunteers

10,000+

beneficiaries reached

#GICCommunity

Since the #COVID19 🦠outbreak, many GICians have led and participated in ground-up activities to support our local communities during these challenging times. One such GICian is Han Hwee Chin who rallied a group of @gicsg volunteers to pack and deliver care packs to beneficiaries of AMKSFC Community Services (AMKFSC), before the circuit breaker was implemented in 🇸🇬. Together, they purchased, packed and delivered necessities like hand sanitizers, hand wash and Vitamin C to low-income families identified by AMKSFC. The @gicsg team also packed a “Happy Face Stress Ball” in the care packs in the hope that they would bring cheer to the families. ⠀

“There was such tremendous support and collaboration among GICians, especially when we had to move things quickly, due to implementation of the safe distancing and ‘circuit breaker’ measures. I’m so glad that our joint efforts have helped families in need.” - Han Hwee Chin, @gicsg Project Lead ⠀

AMKFSC is a community-based social service agency which provides a holistic range of services to support children, youths, families and seniors at multiple touch-points across 🇸🇬. Tap the link in bio to find out how you can help. ⠀

#gic #gicsg #giccommunity #community #sgunited #singaporetogether #singapore #igsg
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At #GIC, our #community programmes seek to build more confident and inclusive #communities where individuals can act boldly and create a brighter future.⠀

Launched this year, GIC X Change is a #mentorship and #volunteering programme where GIC #mentors and youth mentees come together to develop community service projects that are asset-based and build on the community’s strengths. ⠀

GICians Sharon Koh and Ong Chuon Yan, together with their three mentees from the GIC X Change programme, packed and delivered kits to migrant workers living in two factory-converted forms during the circuit breaker period. ⠀
Although their group activities had been shelved due to #COVID19, they found a way to make a meaningful contribution together. All in all, 300 kits comprising items such as calling cards, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs and razors, were delivered to migrant workers. ⠀

Sharon found it meaningful to be able to contribute towards the workers’ well-being - “We depend greatly on these workers to keep Singapore running and I hope our small gifts will help to lift their spirits during this difficult time.” ⠀

Chuon Yan was similarly glad to be able to make a difference - “We we’re glad to be able to provide support and make a small difference. It was also a great opportunity to connect with our mentees, see them step up in these unprecedented times, and work together to give back.” ⠀

Tap the link in bio to learn more about how we put our values into action through our community initiatives. ⠀

#gicsg #giccommunity #finance #investing #investments #singapore #igsg ⠀
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Just before the shift to full Home-Based Learning (#HBL) in 🇸🇬 on 8 April, there was (and still is!) an urgent need to provide 💻 and accessories to children from low-income families. In support of the “Computers Against COVID” initiative by @engineeringgood, GICians Charles Lim and Desmond Soh led a team to help Engineering Good’s beneficiaries. ⠀

“In these trying times, we all play a part to keep #SGUnited. @engineeringgood greatly appreciates GIC’s donation which will streamline our processes and also greatly ease the burden on our beneficiaries who will need them during this month (or more) or HBL.” - Johann Annuar, Executive Director, @engineeringgood ⠀

“I’m really glad for the opportunity to contribute in a purposeful manner for those in need, during these challenging times.” - Desmond Soh, @gicsg Project Lead ⠀

@engineeringgood is a 🇸🇬-based non-profit organisation that empowers disadvantaged communities by improving their quality of life through sustainable engineering solutions. To find out how you can be involved, tap the link in bio ☝️for more details.

#gic #gicsg #giccommunity #community #sgunited #singaporetogether #singapore #igsg
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GIC has been named a Champion of Good 2020 by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (@cityofgoodsg). This is a national framework that recognises organisations that are exemplary in doing good, and have also been a multiplier by engaging partners and stakeholders on a collaborative journey. ⠀

“We are honoured to be recognised as a Champion of Good 2020. The award is a testament to our passionate #community partners and staff who continue to volunteer their time and effort to create positive change. This is in addition to our global #investing activities which support many enterprises and add value to many #communities.” - Lim Chow Kiat, CEO, #GIC ⠀

Tap the link in bio 👆to find out how we seek to build more confident and inclusive communities. ⠀

#ChampionsofGood #CompanyofGood #OrganisationsofGood #CityofGood #gicsg #singapore #igsg #giccommunity
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In the spirit of giving back, GICians have been leading ground-up projects to support communities affected by #COVID19. GICian Tham Yan Ping partnered @sg.beyond to arrange the procurement and distribution of grocery packs to over 150 low-income families supported by Beyond. Each pack is expected to last for one month and contains necessities such as cleaning products and food, which were selected in consultation with the families.
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“We hope that the grocery packs will provide some degree of food security to families in need during these difficult times. A big thank you to our community partner, @sg.beyond, who ensured the packs were distributed safely and efficiently during the circuit breaker period.” - Tham Yan Ping, Project Lead, @gicsg
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@sg.beyond is a 🇸🇬-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping less privileged children and youths break away from the poverty cycle. To get involved, tap the link in bio 👆 for more details.
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#gic #gicsg #giccommunity #community #communityfirst #sgunited #singaporetogether #singapore #igsg⠀
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