A former student of mine is doing volunteer work at Dignity Mama, a social enterprise which helps kids with special needs, and he reached out to me to help spread the word regarding the good work that Dignity Mama does. And since many households are doing their spring-cleaning ahead of the Lunar New Year, I believe it’s a great time to round up those books we have lying around at home collecting dust, and give them a new lease of life while helping the less privileged.
Your donated books will be sold at the Dignity Mama stalls manned by youths with special needs. My pal volunteers at the outlet in Ng Teng Fong Hospital and this stall sells used books and muffins. So do pop by if you live or work near the hospital and send them some love in the form of your used books, donations, or purchases of their muffins. 🙂 The outlet is located at Tower A of the NTFGH Clinics, at #02-10.
Mon to Fri 10am to 9pm
Sat 10am to 6pm
*They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Some background about how Dignity Mama started:
DIGNITY MAMA is a second-hand book store started in 2010 inside Dignity Kitchen by Mr Koh Seng Choon, founder of Project Dignity Pte Ltd. It aims to equip challenged young people and their parents with entrepreneurial skills to run and manage a stall within the public domain.
Their mission is:
“To build and return dignity to the disadvantaged and disabled through vocation with passion.”
The first outlet was a pushcart at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. This was followed by a stall at National University Hospital. The third outlet is at Ng Teng Fong Hospital.
All donated books are sorted and priced reasonably for sale to generate income.
So, instead of throwing away your used books, why not donate them to Dignity Mama? 🙂 And while you’re at it, you may even find some pre-loved books at low prices that you’ll want to bring home.
For more information, please visit http://www.dignitymama.sg.