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Restoring Smiles to Those In Need

The senior management swopped their profession from being dentists to food handlers during their volunteering stint at Willing Hearts.

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Work at the soup kitchen began at 6.30 am on Saturday, 23 November. Our team of 23 leaders helped with the preparation of lunch boxes, which were distributed to 5,000 beneficiaries over 40 locations island-wide. They include the elderly, disabled, low-income families, children from single parent families or otherwise poverty stricken families, and migrant workers in Singapore.

Our senior management then helped with the cleaning and washing of the kitchen, and prepped the ingredients that were needed for the next day.

“I find it meaningful to be able to contribute to the less fortunate in this manner and will continue to help out in my personal capacity”, Dr Yang Jingrong, Head, Geriatric Special Care Dentistry Unit, Department of Restorative Dentistry.

“It was an eye-opening experience of how strangers from different walks of life can come together and seamlessly infuse themselves into various processes of this massive “production line” to serve those in need”, Dr Qian Li, Head, Dental Officers Advanced Practice Programme.

Willing Hearts is a charity run mainly by volunteers and operates a soup kitchen from 5.00 am to 4.00 pm, 365 days a year. If you are interested to be involved in their cause, please visit their website www.willinghearts.org.sg.