The Apex Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly was set up as a pilot project by the National Council of Social Service in 1980. It was adopted by the National Association of Apex Clubs of Singapore and assisted by Sisters from the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary. We provide services and care to the frail and disabled elderly as well as their carers and family members. With the continuing support from both the government, many generous benefactors and volunteers, we’ve expanded our services to include the Apex Rehabilitation Centre.
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CIP hours* / Letter of Appreciation will be awarded.
*Extra CIP hours will be awarded for
Please have you meal before your shift and do bring some snacks along! Thank you and hope to see you there! =)
You can adopt a “ADRC Flag Day 2018” donation tin at a minimum amount of $50 per tin.
Your name / your organization's name will appear on the tin as an acknowledgement of contribution.
A volunteer will solicitor for donations on 28 April 2018 using the tin with your name / your organization's name marked on it!
1) By Cheque
All crossed cheques to be made payable to "Apex Day Rehabilitation Centre For Elderly"Indicate the following on the reverse side of your cheque:
(a) ADRC Flag Day 2018
(b) Your name,
(c) Your NRIC / FIN / UEN,
(d) Your address and
(e) Your Contact No.
Apex Day Rehab Centre
Blk 119 Bukit Merah View #01-85
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Flag Day - an event that most students experience at some stage of their schooling days.
For the onlookers, the activity does seem interesting, even fun, to walk around town, seeking donations from friendly passers-by. Yet for those who have been there and done that, flag day is not as simple as it seems. Much stamina is needed to trek through the trails of Orchard Road; and smile with subtlety at would-be donors. While we have heard of friends who receive fifty-dollar donations easily, the rest of us just have to continue to work for at least half the day.
Hence, we have collated a list of advice to help you with this meaningful mission.
By the way, if all else fails, and people still say “Sorry, I don’t have coins”, just answer, “It’s okay. We accept notes too.”
Filling up the tin: hot tips on flag-selling!
When you think positive, you are most confident and charming! No one will be able to resist you…
Remember: you are here to help the needy. Do not lose heart even if people ignore your pleas.
The Saturday sacrificed WILL make a difference to the orphans, elderly and sick. Your conviction is contagious—people will want to donate!
Greet them (“Good day!”); and end with ("Thank you, enjoy your day!"). Courtesy does wonders to your image.
Show that you are sweating your guts out for this -- people do donate because they see you working so hard for a good cause.
It is a must to know basic information about the organisation you are helping (e.g. its name, beneficiaries). Donors want to know where their money goes to.
Do not all flock to one location, and flood the area.
No point standing at a busy site where everyone is rushing at light-speed to run errands. They will not even look at you, much less take out their wallets.
Position yourselves at strategic points nearby such that people will have to donate to either of you.
Approach passers-by; extend your can. It is hard to refuse someone right in front of you.
People will rather donate some money than have someone bugging them all the way.
First impressions count, and directly affect your intake of donations.
Direct eye contact shows your sincerity.
Have a sparkle in your eye. Keen facial expression and body language guarantee increased willingness to donate.
It puts people off! After all, why should they care, when the volunteer is not even bothered?
Donors avoid sloppy dressing and untidily dressed people.
Last but not least... Have fun and good luck!