March 2017
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Dear <<First Name>>,

The successes of 2016 have paved a promising start to 2017. In these three months that flew by, Heartware Network has been reveling in the expansion of programmes, and establishing felicitous collaborations with distinguished partners. On top of augmenting our well-known youth development programmes such as National Day Parade Hospitality Management, Tuition Programme, and Support Our Pioneers, we are also thrilled to be supporting the upcoming Home Team Festival and Parade 2017 in May, and matching job placements for our youth through Youthbank

Things will get busier in upcoming months, but here are some events worth noting:
Event Highlights!

SIM-UOL Transformers: Fundraising to Transform Lives

Singapore Institute of Management-University of London (SIM-UOL) Student Representative Council (SRC) Transformers collaborated with Heartware Network for a Rag and Bone event that raised funds for a children’s outing and house refurbishment. These efforts were directed towards assisting underprivileged beneficiaries.

The fundraising event was held in Redhill and Tiong Bahru on 5 November 2016, with the help from SIM’s student population and the public. Unwanted household items and newspapers were collected from the residents in these areas, and sold to waste recycling merchants. It was a resounding success, as SIM-UOL managed to clear all the clusters they targeted, totaling to an estimate of 32,000 units! Read more...

A  Smile Can Bring You Closer to Me
One of the best things about Support Our Pioneers (SOP) is to witness the smiles on the elderly’s faces, knowing that our volunteers have helped brought on this joy. The elderly is usually painted as dependent and moody, but all our volunteers needed to do was to appear at their doorstep with an open mind and heart, and share the elderly's joy during conversations and activities that relate to their interests. The magic continues...

"Volunteering exposed me to the lives of the elderly. Listening to their stories gave me a glimpse into the lives that they lead, making me realise how privileged a lot of us are."

- Kelly Siah, SOP 2016 Volunteer
How to Win Hearts
A good number of our volunteers have never volunteered before, much less interacted with the beneficiaries they are about to connect with. A good reality check never hurts for these new volunteers who may need to recalibrate their perspectives and expectations. To prepare them for their volunteer endeavours, Heartware Network provides interactive training sessions that focuses on teamwork and honing leadership skills. We can expect our volunteers to carry more confidence and feel a sense of ownership as they begin volunteering in the coming weeks and months. 
Say Hello to Home Team 2017!

This year, Home Team celebrates their 20th Anniversary along with the 50th year of National Service! Like the National Day Parades, our volunteers will be involved in hospitality management in a series of parades and festival that will happen from 3 to 7 May 2017. 10 youth have gathered to form the Youth Planning Committee - a team that is in the midst of training other leaders while concurrently developing themselves in terms of leadership and character. Look forward to how this event unfolds in time!

Spreading the Joy of Volunteerism...

Our most heartfelt gratitude to these schools for allowing us the opportunity to share our volunteer programmes with their students. We look forward to developing our youth to be community champions and leaders of today!
It costs close to S$800 000, about $10 an hour, to run our youth development programmes for one year, but seeing lives transformed is truly priceless. Your generous support will enable our charity to develop more youth through our

Youth Development, Youth Leadership, & Youth Entrepreneurship
programmes and develop a community spirit that seeks to give and not receive. 
Heartware Network has an Institution of Public Character status under the Commissioner of Charities and has achieved higher transparency by giving donors like you real time online access to our financial records.
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