On the morning of 24th Dec, the SG-based Movel AI Team met up in Toa Payoh, eager and ready to play Santa and Santarinas, bringing some joy to the needy local old folks staying in rental flats! Splitting up into groups, each team was assigned 10 households, to deliver goodie-bags which consisted of biscuits, bread, masks, sanitizers and grocery vouchers.
It was an eye opener for some of our colleagues, who have never been to these 1-room rental flats. Knocking on doors, shuttling between blocks. amidst the drizzle, we were mostly greeted by warm smiles from the elderly, who appreciated the goodie bags, but most importantly, enjoyed the brief visit from us. Though there was a slight language barrier, our colleagues tried their best to chat with them regardless, doing it with utmost sincerity!
From the warm smiles and even offers to "come back more often please", we knew we have made a small difference in the day of these recipients.
Note: Social-distancing measures were observed and masks were worn at all times during our brief visit to each household. Pictures with the elderly were taking with permission, which took only a few seconds, before everyone returned to their socially-distanced spots.