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,

31

projects completed

200+

hours committed

10,000+

beneficiaries reached

#GICCommunity

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.

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In the past week, our 🌎 teams have been supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in their local communities: ⠀

📍In the 🇺🇸, our New York team partnered with the Food Bank to help provide 500,000 meals for those in need. Our San Francisco team contributed to Give2SF, @GLIDESF and the @SFmfoodbank to alleviate #coronavirus-related issues such as food insecurity, and provide financial assistance to workers and small businesses, as well as essential services for the homeless population in the Bay Area. ⠀
📍In 🇧🇷, we are aiding Instituto D Or de Gestão de Saúde in their effort to construct a field hospital with 200 beds for COVID-19 patients.⠀

📍Our London team in 🇬🇧 is supporting the North Paddington Food Bank, Age UK and St Mungo Community Housing Association to alleviate food insecurity, help the elderly affected by COVID-19, and provide housing and emergency services to the homeless. ⠀

As a 🌎 investor, we will continue lending support to the communities where we live and work, during this challenging time. ⠀

#gic #gicsg #giccommunity #community #globalcommunity #globalcitizen #covid19relief #covid19
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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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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. ⠀

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Following the onset of #COVID19, GICians have been leading ground-up projects to support our local communities. One such GICian is Daniel Porto from our #SanFrancisco office. Together with Martin de Porres House of Hospitality (Martin’s), a free restaurant in downtown San Francisco, Daniel sourced and distributed 1,400 bottles of sanitisers to guests of Martin’s. ⠀

“The city lockdown orders have made life even more difficult for vulnerable groups in San Francisco. It was great to be able to supply hand sanitisers to those who need it, but do not have the means of acquiring it themselves. Many thanks to #GIC for supporting this project.” – Daniel Porto, Project Lead, @gicsg⠀

Martin’s is a free restaurant serving meals seven days a week to those in need, with the mission of serving in the spirit of compassion, understanding and love. To find out how you can get involved, tap the link in bio.⠀

#gicsg #giccommunity #community #communityfirst #globalcommunity #globalcitizen ⠀
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Following the onset of #COVID19, GICians have been leading ground-up projects to give back to local communities. One example is Deanna Ong, our Chief People Officer, who collaborated with @hia.sg to bring 500 care packs and meals to guest workers in #Singapore.

“Guest workers play an integral role in Singapore's economic development through building our infrastructure and contributing to essential industries. They are also a vulnerable group that has been significantly affected by the current pandemic. I hope that this effort can help to bring some comfort during this difficult time.”—Deanna Ong, Project Lead, @gicsg⠀

HIA is an inter-racial and inter-religious alliance of social service organisations, civil groups and corporations that seek to eradicate social inequalities across various facets of society. Deanna worked with @agwosg , a movement under HIA which supports guest workers housed in factory-converted dormitories. ⠀

Stay tuned for more stories on GICians making a difference in their #communities during this challenging time.

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