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Every ONE Can – The Numbers Are In!

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The FoodXervices’ Team at Every ONE Can

Every ONE Can was a whopping success this year! More products, more purchases at wholesale prices and donations for Willing Hearts that filled a truckload! In a nutshell, products purchased have a wholesale value of more than S$17,000. However patrons actually spent about S$13,000, because of the discounts offered on the day of the event. This is actual savings as opposed to retail prices where they would have spent at least S$19- 20K!Willing Hearts

Among the items purchased for donation: cranberry juice, chilli garlic sauce, rice, noodles and much more. We filled up a truck and then some. Charles Liew of Willing Hearts says the donation would probably last two weeks if used all at once, but since the organisation has other ingredients in stock as well, it “will use some items now and others later.”

Willing Hearts prepares and delivers meals to some 2500 people everyday. Unfortunately the number of people needing assistance keeps growing. When ONE (SINGAPORE) first met Willing Hearts at the beginning of the year, it was serving about 1500 people a day.

Several partner organisations — Gift & Take, Hummingfish Foundation (Ai-Funan), Mother and Child Project, TWC2 and Willing Hearts — set up booths at Every ONE Can to raise awareness of their causes and funds for disadvantaged groups. So in addition to grocery shopping, customers also had the chance to look for that”one of a kind” item during the event and show their support for these awesome boutiques. Among the items for sale by the social enterprises, there were organic soaps made by East Timorese women, candles, children’s books, t-shirts, unique eco-friendly gifts and handicrafts.

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We would like to express our heartfelt THANKS to FoodXervices, as well as the partners and patrons who made Every ONE Can a fun and eventful day for all!

Every ONE Can feeds a hungry person. Every ONE Can Stand Up and Make a Difference. Every ONE Can Make Poverty History!

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Every ONE Can – March Proceeds and Photos

7 May 2010

Glenn Ong, Jean Danker, Vernetta Lopez and Lavinia Tan were just a few of the good folks who joined the team at FoodXervices for ONE (SINGAPORE)’s second Every ONE Can charity warehouse sale in March 2010 . . . this time in benefit of displaced Singaporeans.

The event generated food donations with a retail value of approximately S$8500. New Hope Community Services, which provides shelter and other services to homeless families and individuals, distributed the proceeds. NHCS also assisted Project Kyrie, which delivers food to people in need (among other projects). This was our second Every ONE Can warehouse sale and was held this time on a Sunday. Proceeds were not as great as the first time. Next time we’ll return the event to a Saturday afternoon, when there’s more foot traffic. Speaking of which, we’re targeting Saturday 16 October for the third installment.

Much thanks to FoodXervices and their great staff who came in to work extra hours to make this happen.
Thanks as well to our partners – the social enterprise Gift and Take as well as the Evercare Welfare Centre – who joined us. Gift and Take sells merchandise made by abused women in Singapore, landmine victims in Cambodia and low-income families across southeast Asia. The Evercare Welfare Centre is a dynamic grassroots organisation that provides crucial services to its community.

Take a look at some of the pictures on ONE (SINGAPORE)’s Flickr site and more pix here on Facebook.
Every ONE Can feeds a hungry person. Every ONE Can Stand Up and Make a Difference. Every ONE Can Make Poverty History!

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