Families For Life Council has launched a new Share-the-Care movement as part of the #SGUnited efforts. This movement encourages family members to bond with each other and also show support for others in the community.
As part of the movement, families can pick up a special “Share-the-Care” basket which contains a variety of games and activities which can be done at home.
Inside the basket is a DIY kit to make a simple Families for Life Share-the-Care red ribbon. Families can use this to show their appreciation to everyday unsung heroes in the community who keep the community clean and safe, such as cleaners and bus drivers.
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Also found in the Share-the-Care kit are five stones and paper ball traditional games, a tote bag, Ministry of Social and Family Development parenting resources and other materials from Dads for Life, People’s Association and National Library Board.
Families are also encouraged to “Share-the-Care” forward by filling up the red baskets with their own care items and gifting them to the everyday heroes or other families in need.
On Sunday, 1 March 2020, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee joined family volunteers to pack the “Share-the-Care” baskets.
He said, “This ‘Share-the-Care’ initiative is a meaningful one, especially at times like this during COVID-19. When families rally together, it is a recognition that no one is alone in this fight against the virus. Families can play a big part to bring our country through these uncertain times, together. When we are able to look beyond their own needs and care for others, only then will we truly be able to overcome any challenges. I hope many families will come forward and be part of SG United.”
Those who are interested to receive a Share-the-Care basket can head to go.gov.sg/fflsharethecaresg to find out more. They are also encouraged to post photos showing how they have been using the basket to bond during this time and how they have chosen to “Share-the-Care” with the hashtags #FFLSHARETHECARE and #SGUNITED.