The difference Maybank has made
Chinese New Year Outing for Elderly
On 3 February 2013, some Maybank staff and management brought a group of 30 elderly from Happy Lodge to visit the S.E.A Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa’s Marine Life Park. The elderly were each assigned to one staff volunteer, who took special care of them throughout the day.
After the tour, everyone enjoyed a lively ‘Lou Hei’ session, followed by a sumptuous lunch featuring signature dishes from the Malaysian Food Street! To end off the event, our CEO Pollie Sim and management presented red packets and mandarin oranges to the elderly to ‘bai nian’.
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Christmas Party for Underprivileged Kids
200 underprivileged children had their wishes fulfilled this Christmas, at a party organized by Maybank Singapore. Each child was asked what they would like to have as a present, and volunteers adopted their wishes as Secret Santas by shopping for them personally.
The kids and their families were also treated to a highly entertaining ventriloquist act, as well as a Christmas Sing-a-long led by volunteers and management.
The children were referred by Care Corner Family Service Centre (Toa Payoh), and the event was held in partnership with Central Singapore CDC. More than 100 staff from Maybank Singapore, Maybank-Kim Eng and Etiqa Insurance were involved in the event.
The Bank also tapped on its social media network by getting fans to support the cause on Facebook, and help spread the message of giving joy to the underprivileged during the festive season.
Charity Car Wash
On 4 November 2012, about 60 Maybankers spent their Sunday getting their hands dirty washing cars to raise funds for MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled).
More than $25,000 was raised through this event, to fund MINDS’ Training and Development Centres (TDCs), to equip intellectually disabled adults who require specialized intervention with daily living skills.
Hari Raya Haji – Distribution of Meat to the Poor and Needy
Following the tradition of Hari Raya Haji, Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice halal animals such as sheep, and distribute the meat to the poor and needy.
This year, Maybank Islamic Banking donated 18 sheep, which were slaughtered and distributed to three Muslim children’s home – Jamiyah, Pertapis and Muhammadiyah.
Maybank Singapore volunteers also visited Pertapis and Jamiyah children’s homes on the day of Hari Raya Haji on 26 October 2012, to personally distribute the sacrificed meat to them.
Central Singapore Corporate Appreciation Awards 2012 - Excellence Award
Maybank Singapore was conferred the Excellence Award for the Central Singapore Corporate Appreciation Awards 2012.
This is the second time that we have received this award from Central Singapore CDC, in recognition of our efforts and contributions towards helping needy families through the Maybank Family Fund.
Global Corporate Responsibility Day 2012
Maybank Singapore participated in the Maybank Group’s Global Corporate Responsibility Day on 22 September 2012, by holding a Charity Sports Carnival to raise funds for Special Olympics Singapore.
This was done in partnership with Maybank-Kim Eng and Etiqa Insurance, which are subsidiaries of the Maybank Group, and with the support of Special Olympics Singapore and Singapore Sports Council.
Special Olympics Singapore is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing sports training and competition for persons with intellectual disabilities. All donations went towards supporting Special Olympics Singapore' National Games, which will be held in June 2013.
Funds collected were channelled to Special Olympics Singapore via SportCares, a newly-launched initiative under Vision 2030, which aims to use sport as a force for social good. Through SportCares, the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) had committed to provide dollar-for-dollar matching for funds raised by the Bank, bringing the total sum raised to S$240,000.
Maybank Breadwinner Protection Programme
Maybank Singapore and Central Singapore CDC launched the Maybank Breadwinner Protection Programme for 180 residents in the Central Singapore District. Under this initiative, needy residents who are working are given free personal accident insurance for five years. The maximum pay-out for accidental death is up to S$50,000 under this programme. Maybank Singapore is committing S$150,000 to pay for the premiums on behalf of the beneficiaries. Through this programme, dependents in low-income families have a safety net in case the breadwinner is incapacitated for work.
Central Singapore CDC’s Free Kicks programme beneficiaries invited to meet Man Utd ex-players
20 underprivileged children from the Balestier Khalsa Football Club, who are beneficiaries of the Central Singapore Community Development Council’s Free Kicks programme, were special guests at Maybank Singapore’s launch event of the Maybank Manchester United Platinum Visa Card. Maybank Singapore invited the children to meet with Manchester United star ex-players who were on a promotional tour in Singapore. The Bank wanted to share the opportunity to meet legendary football role models with these young footballers and hope to spur them on in their pursuit of the sport.
Maybank Singapore had previously donated SGD4,000 worth of vouchers and soccer boots to 40 children from the Tanglin-Cairnhill Free Kicks Club.
Maybank Get-to-School Transport Grant
The Get-to-School Transport Grant, a three year collaboration between Maybank Singapore and Central Singapore CDC, was launched by Minister of State for Transport and Finance Mrs Josephine Teo on 3rd March 2012. This S$100,800 grant will benefit some 280 needy secondary school students in the Central Singapore District. They will each receive S$360 in transport subsidies.
Project We Care
Maybank CEO Ms Pollie Sim was invited by the People’s Association Project We Care to be one of 40 companies helping to host a Garden Party at the Istana for 1,500 beneficiaries. 18 Maybank staff formed her team and spent a Sunday afternoon (8th January 2012) taking care of children from Beyond Social Services. As part of the day’s events, beneficiaries were also served colourful rice balls handmade by Ms Sim.
Visit to Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital and Nursing Home
On Thursday, 19th January 2012, 75 Maybank staff visited the Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital and Nursing Home to provide some festive cheer to its 332 elderly residents. The afternoon event saw Maybankers entertaining the beneficiaries with new year songs, and presenting them with mandarin oranges. A Maybank staff also dressed up as the “God of Prosperity” to give out red packets to every elderly resident, including those in the wards.
Christmas Party for Kids
On 18th December 2011, Maybank staff threw an early Christmas party for 50 underprivileged kids from Beyond Social Services. During this party, the children received new schoolbags filled with stationery items for the new school year. They were also treated to a Build-a-Bear workshop, a movie, and lunch. Staff carolers were around to sing Christmas songs, and 2 staff’s children also turned up to perform on the drums and guitar for the kids.
A total of 50 Maybank staff were involved on the day, whilst another 50 staff sponsored the schoolbags, stationery and Build-A-Bear workshop.
S.W.I.T.C.H with Maybank
On 5th November, Maybank Singapore, NEA and Central Singapore CDC launched a 3-year partnership to help over 4,000 low-income families to switch to energy-saving lightbulbs. This is targeted to help them collectively save S$160,000 in utilities bills.
Global Corporate Responsibility Day 2011
Maybank Singapore participated in the Maybank Group’s Global Corporate Responsibility Day on 1st October 2011, by organizing a massive collection of recyclable materials. This was done in partnership with National Environment Agency (NEA), and Kim Eng Securities, a subsidiary of the Maybank Group.
The event was graced by Assoc Prof Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts. In one morning, over 400 staff from Maybank and Kim Eng contributed 4 tonnes of recyclable glass, metals, paper, plastic and old clothing.
Central Singapore Corporate Appreciation Awards 2011 - Excellence Award
Maybank Singapore was conferred the Excellence Award at the Central Singapore Appreciation Awards 2011.
Mid-Autumn Celebration for Elderly
For Mid-Autumn Festival, Maybankers brightened up the morning for 40 elderly beneficiaries who live alone by taking them to nex for festive celebrations. The elderly were treated to stage performances, lunch, handicraft activities and a box of mooncakes for everyone.
On 25th September 2011, 20 Maybank staff showed up at Radin Mas to help 240 low-income families change lightbulbs into energy-saving ones. This was funded by money raised from an ongoing campaign in which Maybank pledged $1 for every customer who switches to e-statements.
Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards 2011 - Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program Award (Silver)
On 20th July 2011, Maybank received the Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program Award (Silver) at the Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards 2011.
CATS Car-nival Fundraising CampaignAt the CATS Car-nival 2011, amidst exhibitions of new and used cars, 30 Maybank volunteers spent the day selling bottled water and donation flags to help with transport costs for needy students. In total, S$22,000 was raised for the Maybank Family Fund to help subsidise 60 students’ transport costs for a year.
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People' Association Community Spirits Awards 2011 - Excellence Award
Maybank Singapore was the only Bank to be conferred the Excellence Award (Corporate Partner) for the People’s Association Community Spirit (PACS) Awards 2011.
C.A.S.H UP for Low-Income Families
Singapore’s first matched savings programme for low-income families was jointly launched by Maybank Singapore and Central Singapore Community Development Council (CS CDC). The programme is known as “C.A.S.H UP (Cultivate A Savings Habit)”, and is the first major programme to be funded by the Maybank Family Fund. S$200,000 has been set aside for this initiative, which can help up to 190 families. The event was graced by Guest of Honour, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.
Soccer boots for Tanglin-Cairnhill Free Kicks Club
40 children from low-income families of the newly formed Tanglin-Cairnhill Free Kicks Club received vouchers to buy soccer boots, sponsored by Maybank Singapore through the Maybank Family Fund. The club is part of the Central Singapore Free Kicks Programme, which aims to promote community bonding through sports.
These children from low-income families recently joined the Free Kicks programme, but were not able to afford the proper soccer gear. Maybank Singapore’s sponsorship of the soccer boots helped to level the playing field for them to excel in the programme and increase their self-confidence.
Induction Cookers Project for Elderly
Over 80 elderly underprivileged residents in Toa Payoh, many of whom live alone, were presented with new induction cookers for cooking. These are deemed to be safer than gas stoves. More than 60 Maybank volunteers took part in this activity. This pilot project was organized by the Central Singapore Community Development Council and funded by the Maybank Family Fund.
Chinese New Year Fundraising
During the Lunar New Year festive period, Maybank ran a nationwide campaign to donate S$0.08 for low-income needy families for every transaction made at Maybank Branches. The total amount to be donated was capped at S$16,888 which was given to the Maybank Family Fund.
During the Lunar New Year period in 2011, Maybank Singapore launched a festive islandwide campaign in all its Branches to raise funds for the Maybank Family Fund.
For every banking transaction conducted at Maybank Branch counters in Singapore, Maybank Singapore donated S$0.08* to the Maybank Family Fund. A total of S$16,888 was donated by Maybank Singapore.
About the Maybank Family Fund
The Maybank Family Fund was established in July 2010, and is administered by the Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC). Its purpose is to address the needs of low-income families in Central Singapore. For more information, please click here.