“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread” ~ Mother Teresa. Help FIRSTHand make this happen.
This year’s Valentine’s Day is more than a celebration for couples and lovers. Benjamin Lim, a final year Real Estate undergraduate at the National University of Singapore, together with a few of his friends, will be spreading the spirit of Valentine’s Day to show love to the needy in the community.
Lim will be partnering with FIRSTHand volunteers to spread a little love by selling flower bouquets to benefit the terminally-ill at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Many of these patients are suffering from HIV or Aids.
FIRSTHand stands for Friends In Reaching and Serving the Terminally-ill and is a service arm of City Harvest Community Services Association. They conduct befriending and outreach programs through visitations, providing emotional support and a listening ear, food and groceries delivery programs, music therapy and touch therapy.
People with HIV or Aids often face rejection from the mainstream community due to stigmas related to their condition. It is Lim’s vision that this simple act of kindness and unconditional love will warm their hearts and energize their spirits.
“Through this simple gesture, I hope to be able to share the joy of Valentine’s Day and be a channel to express love to a group of people who do not often receive a genuine touch of love,” commented Lim.
Lim has also previously produced a CD compilation, If You Ask Me, consisting of six songs with self-written lyrics and personal music arrangement. Proceeds of the sales went toward World Vision to provide for a South African child from a low-income
family, sponsoring his primary school education and basic necessities like food, clothing and school textbooks over a period of one and a half years.
Through the sale of Valentine’s Day flower bouquets, Lim hopes to be able to contribute more to the charities and needy causes in the community.
Valentine’s Day Special: S$42
The Head-Over-Heels bouquet consists of three delicate roses representing “I Love You.” Each bouquet is surrounded with a splash of Baby’s Breath and a matching array of complimentary blooms and vibrant greens!
Valentine’s Day Special: S$99
The lavender rose blooms represent “Love at first sight and enchantment,” a perfect way to epitomize the magic of love. The gift of 12-rose blooms conveys your feelings of admiration and devotion.
Valentine’s Day Special: S$99
This romantic arrangement of 12 roses expresses your sweet thoughts to your loved one. Lined with pink roses representing grace and gentility, it contrasts with the color red, symbolizing sincere love and respect.
Love Actually Bouquet
Valentine’s Day Special: S$75
Send the heartfelt message ‘“I Want To Be Yours” with six crimson and champagne rose blooms encircled with ruffled organza.
Valentine’s Beauty Bouquet
Valentine’s Day Special: S$85
Share your love and devotion with your special Valentine and warm her heart with nine stalks of roses dotted with two-toned carnations and a sprinkle of Baby’s Breath.
Place your orders early! Contact Benjamin Lim at +65 9877 4453 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.