Contributed by Tan Chi Ying
City Harvest Community Services Association (CHCSA) was conferred the Outstanding Community Partner Award by the People’s Association on 12 August 2009. This is the first time the People’s Association had expanded the PA Community Spirit Awards (PACS) to include partners that have supported grassroots organizations and Community Development Councils’ (CDC) key activities.
President of CHCSA, Eileen Toh, accepted the award for the organization’s support in numerous CDC projects such as the “Go Green” initiative launched by Dr Amy Khor, mayor of the Southwest Community Development Council. Other award recipients included private and public organizations such as Nestle, Credit Suisse, Philips Electronics and Mapletree Investments.
Toh said, “We are happy that community workers have been recognized for their efforts. This event also provides an opportunity for us to get to know fellow community partners, government bodies and business executives who share a similar passion and vision to make a difference in the community.”
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The PACS awards ceremony at Meritus Mandarin Hotel was graced by prominent political figures including Deputy Prime Minister, Teo Chee Hean, the governing People’s Action Party Chairman, Lim Boon Heng, and Minister for National Development, Mah Bow Tan.