Giving Week 2017: The greatest giveaway yet

Giving Week 2017: The greatest giveaway yet

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Text: Kimberly Kiong

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With seven days' worth of activities, we've narrowed down the highlights for 5 different personalities

Unlike your run-off-the-mill giveaways with prizes to be won, The Great Giveaway as part of Giving Week 2017 encourages you to give back to the community. Best bit of this deal? There are no terms and conditions; anyone can be part of it. Join homegrown talents – mandopop phenomenon Stefanie Sun, entertainer Kumar and Power 98 DJ Hanli Hoefer, alongside the influential voices of Tracy Phillips, Royston Wee, Aarika Lee, Charmaine Seah-Ong and many more in the spirit of giving.

Artists, shopaholics, athletes, nurturers and explorers alike, start trending those hashtags (#GivingWeek, #GivingWeekSG and #TheGreatGiveaway) proudly in your Instagram captions.

The Artists
Bit by the creative bug? Head over to Artify Studio for an art jamming session and have your pieces auctioned off for charity. Add on to the festive warmth by making knitted squares for those in need and design your own eco-friendly tote bags with Junior Art Lab ($10 will be donated to the Singapore Children's Society with every sign up). Speaking of eco-friendly, botanical artist Lucinda Law will be hosting an Art & Dine workshop at COMO Cuisine Restaurant.
Artify Studio Giving Week
The Shopaholics
Make purposeful use of your plastic wads of cash at Singapore's inaugural upcycling market. Anticipate all things upcycled-related from knick-knacks to art installations to workshops. On the last day of Giving Week 2017, wind down and get your Christmas shopping done at Deutsche Bank's Christmas Charity Bazaar – a galore of handmade gifts and goodies.
the mindful company
The Athletes
With all proceeds from Superfly Monkey Dragons' Parkour workshop going to the Yellow Ribbon Project, try your hand at this urban craft. Too intense? Swing by selected Orchid Bowl outlets for a leisurely afternoon of strikes and spares. Thirty cents will be donated to Singapore's Children Society with each game booked. Remember – little drops make a mighty ocean.

The Nurturers
One bag can save three lives. Make three people's TGIF happen by participating in the Blood Donation Drive this Friday. If you're itching to help beyond our borders, learn how you can participate in humanitarian work at Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF)'s Mapathon 2017.

The Explorers
Traverse Singapore's culturally rich neighbourhoods through Little India, Jalan Besar, Dakota and Geylang and uncover social issues and stories only insiders would know. With 12 other selected walking trails, LocoMole is giving this a tech twist by getting participants to go on an Augmented Reality (AR) journey.
Dakota Crescent
Giving Week 2017 runs from 28 November till 5 December 2017. Find out more details about Giving Week 2017 here.