14 Jun 2014
Jalan Kayu Heartstrings Event
Held on 14 June, the event aims to help 150 needy families living in the Jalan Kayu area lighten their financial burden. With the help of the MDIS Angel Hearts Club, MDIS Photography Club and the MDIS Dance Club, each family received $180 worth of supermarket vouchers as well as $20 worth of groceries including cooking oil, oats and biscuits in the hopes that this would help defray their household expenses.
As the founding sponsor, MDIS has contributed a total of S150,000 to this annual event since it started four years ago. This year, two other local brands – Killiney International and Neo Group Limited – has also pitched in by contributing white coffee and rice respectively to these needy residents.
The event was graced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Members of Parliament from the Ang Mo Kio GRC as well as respective grassroot leaders from the neighbourhood. Many recipients were noticeably moved as they came forward to receive their vouchers and groceries, but thanks to the game booths and dance performances, the atmosphere was a cheerful and upbeat one.
All in all, it was a most memorable and eventful day for everyone, and the MDIS staff and student volunteers, though exhausted, all went home with smiles on their faces. We were pleased to have been able to take part in this event, and are proud to be part of an institution that takes its corporate and social responsibility so seriously.