Our staff and volunteers for the day (Julius, Jaypee, Henry, Casey, Sherry, Jia Huan, Benson, Sukhmeet, Tharshini, Xin Yi, Roda, Pooja, Khusaini, Audrey, Alex, Betty, Sam, Ian, Silsivia, Sharifah and Judy. Not in the picture: Amanda, Sabrina and Gerralyn).
24 members of our team came together on Saturday, the 23rd of March 2019, for a morning of volunteering in the soup kitchen at Willing Hearts – a secular, non-affiliated charity working to support those in need. It operates a soup kitchen that prepares, cooks and distributes close to 5,000 meals daily to over 40 locations island-wide. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, they do this 365 days a year.
The Helmi Talib & Co team donned their widest smiles and rolled up their sleeves (albeit, literally!) rolling popiah, cutting vegetables and washing dishes. With a 24-man strong team, the volunteers were feeling the team spirit [and thankfully no teen spirit!] as they supported each other through their goal of giving back to our community.
“It’s not as easy as it looks. But if your heart is in the right place, it’s no feat at all!” says Gerralyn, who has contributed her time at Willing Hearts three times over the years at Helmi Talib & Co.
Here at Helmi Talib & Co, we frequently volunteer our time to Willing Hearts. As a charity run by a handful of staff, they rely on volunteers to run as a well-oiled machine. Separate to its soup kitchen, the charity also provides dental care, traditional Chinese medicine treatments, optical care, legal aid, tuition services and bereavement services.
Those benefitting from the hard work of staff and volunteers at Willing Hearts include anyone and everyone in need of support such as the elderly, the disabled, low income families and migrant workers in Singapore.
Willing Hearts welcomes volunteers all year round and has a number of volunteer opportunities available.
Sign up HERE to be a volunteer!