People’s Association recognizes the organization’s work.
Contributed By Tan Chi Ying
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City Harvest Community Services Association was conferred the Outstanding Community Partner Award by the People’s Association on August 12, 2009. This is the first time the People’s Association had expanded the PA Community Spirit Awards to include partners that have supported grassroots organizations and Community Development Councils’ 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.
Said Toh, “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.”
The PACS awards ceremony held at the Meritus Mandarin Hotel was graced by prominent political figures including Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Teo Chee Hean, the governing People’s Action Party Chairman, Mr. Lim Boon Heng, and Minister for National Development, Mr. Mah Bow Tan.
The Staff Of CHCSA And The Passion Behind Their Hard Work
“True happiness is being able to touch hearts and change lives.”
Tizanne Koh, CHCSA Administrator
“Ignite passion within a youth to see a vision for his future and he will run with that vision throughout his life.”
Alvin Low, POD Program Executive
“To have the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life once in a while is a precious gift; to be given this opportunity to do this every single day is an awesome privilege!”
Darryl Loh, CHCSA Executive Director
“Everyone has a story to tell. I can help others today because somebody extended kindness to me when I needed it.”
Irene Ho, COPE Program Manager
“In a dynamic organization like CHCSA, I’m constantly challenged to see things from a different perspective.”
Victoria Yee, CHCSA Senior Social Worker
“I once received a heart-felt “thank you” note from a dying client. That has been, and will always be one of the biggest motivations for me.”
Jonathan Goh, POD Program Manager
“It’s an honor and a privilege when the youths open up their hearts and look to you for advice. These are the future leaders of society.”
Shalynne Pek, POD Administrator
“What keeps me going is knowing that I am extending God’s love to people in their time of need.”
Grace Lim, POD Operations Supervisor
“I started out as a volunteer with CHCSA. The passion for the underprivileged I’ve witnessed here impacted me and led me to join the organization full-time.”
Eden Sim, CHCSA Assistant Social Worker
“Being in the midst of a loving and dedicated people who strive for excellence, spurs me on to do more for the society.”
Valerie Lim, CHCSA Intern
“Like what Edward Everette Hale says, ‘I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something.”’
Sheryl Lim, CHCSA Social Worker