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AUCTION CLOSED!

(I have emailed all winners. Please respond!)

Give a Gift Charity Auction Round 3 (closes on 11th April, 12pm)

Give a Gift Charity Auction Round 3 (closes on 11th April, 12pm)

The Give a Gift Charity Auction is part of the “Let’s Care and Celebrate!” campaign, in aid of SCWO-Star Shelter. All auction winners will receive a $10 Joe & Dough voucher. Out of these winners, one lucky person will be randomly selected to win a Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultimate White Set. [Read more]

This is the last round of charity auction – starting bids of the items have been reduced. Do your part and touch some lives of the women at the shelter!

Bidding period: 5th April 2010, 12pm – 11th April 2010, 12pm.

How to bid?

  • Leave a comment on this post with the item code and your bid price. Eg, “C1 – $20″
  • Remember to leave a valid email address!
  • Only those residing in Singapore can take part in this charity auction.

How do I make payment?

  • I will notify the winner via email.
  • Payment can be made in the form of donation to SCWO – Star Shelter by:
    1) By cheque – Pls write the cheque payable to “ SCWO – Star Shelter” , include your name, address and NRIC/FIN numbers for tax deduction.
    2) By bank transfer
    Name of Organisation : SCWO – Star Shelter
    Bank & Branch Name : DBS Bank Raffles City
    Name of Account Holder : SCWO – Star Shelter
    Bank Code: 7171
    Branch code: 033
    A/c No to be credited : 033-021094-9 (DBS Autosave)
  • Winner need to provide me with a print screen of your bank transfer or scanned copy of your cheque as proof of payment.
  • I will mail the items out via registered mail within 1 week after payment is received.
  • Strictly no return or refund.
Give a Gift Charity Auction Round 3 (closes on 11th April, 12pm)
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Remaking lives of abused women (The New Paper, 6 Sep 2009)(This is an extract of an article published on The New Paper in 2009. It shows a case study of Mandy, a Star Shelter resident. Click on the link to read the full article)

WHEN Mandy, 39, smiles in front of the mirror, the missing tooth she sees is a reminder of the physical abuse she suffered from her husband.

But hopefully, in a few months, Mandy (we are not using her real name to protect her identity) will once again see her pretty face with a perfect smile.

That’s because Pacific Healthcare Group will start offering battered women like her free health services, including reconstructive surgery. Today, the group will officially adopt Star Shelter, a temporary refuge for women, babies and young children who are in abusive relationships.

Beaten, she lost a tooth

Mandy’s ordeal began five years ago when her husband of over 10 years began beating her. In an e-mail exchange with The New Paper, she said the couple had quarrelled when she found out he was having an affair. Furious, he started beating her.

Recalling the first beating, she wrote: ‘I didn’t expect him to lay his hands on me. My face was swollen and my back hurt.

“I cried and felt depressed. I kept questioning myself and wondered if I had done anything wrong.”

That was the first of many other ‘regular’ beatings for the housewife and mother of two school children.

In one of the worst beatings, her husband hit her so hard he knocked out a tooth, leaving her mouth bloodied.

Besides the physical abuse, her husband would also abuse her verbally, calling her a ‘pig’ and ‘ugly’.

Remaking lives of abused women (The New Paper, 6 Sep 2009)

Fortunately, Mandy was referred by a family service centre to Star Shelter this year. She has been living at the shelter along with more than 20 other women for the past five months. To ensure the protection of these abused women, the shelter, which is an initiative of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) doesn’t divulge its address.

The abuse has affected Mandy’s self-esteem.

She said: “I am not sure how the doctors can help me, but I do want to look prettier and do something about my missing tooth.”

Madam Azrahayu Ahmad Afandi, 30, the manager of Star Shelter, said the issue of image is especially important for these women. She said most of the battered women she sees don’t care how they look because they have low self-esteem after years of abuse.

She said: “Over here, I encourage them to dress up, put on some lipstick, because even that makes a difference to how they view themselves.”

“For me the most rewarding thing is to watch them grow, to realise their own potential and stand on their own two feet.”

Remaking lives of abused women (The New Paper, 6 Sep 2009)

Abuse cuts across all socio-economic sectors, she said, as she has seen all sorts of women who have been subjected to abuse. One common factor in the profile of these women, however, is that they tend to be giving and self-sacrificing. They also tend to be financially dependent on their husbands, may view divorce as a stigma and are worried about their kids growing up without a father, said Madam Azrahayu.

She said: “Family violence is usually about power and control. These men are violent because they want to show their authority. Sad to say, some might have come from violent families themselves, so it becomes a cycle.”

Victims of abuse can call the SCWO mainline at 68370611 or the Family Service Centres hotline at 1800 838 0100.

Pictures by Noemi Manalang

You can do your bit to help touch some lives of women in need by contributing to the Give a Gift Charity Auction, which starts on 5th April, 12pm. Find out more about “Let’s Care and Celebrate!” campaign here.

Remaking lives of abused women (The New Paper, 6 Sep 2009)
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AUCTION CLOSED! Keep a lookout for Round 3 on Monday, 12pm.

(I have emailed all winners. Please respond soon!)

Give a Gift Charity Auction Round 2 (closes on 4th April, 12pm)

Give a Gift Charity Auction Round 2 (closes on 4th April, 12pm)

The Give a Gift Charity Auction is part of the “Let’s Care and Celebrate!” campaign, in aid of SCWO-Star Shelter. All auction winners will receive a $10 Joe & Dough voucher. Out of these winners, one lucky person will be randomly selected to win a Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultimate White Set. [Read more]

Bidding period: 29th March 2010, 12pm – 4th April 2010, 12pm.

How to bid?

  • Leave a comment on this post with the item code and your bid price. Eg, “B1 – $110″
  • Remember to leave a valid email address!
  • Only those residing in Singapore can take part in this charity auction.

How do I make payment?

  • I will notify the winner via email.
  • Payment can be made in the form of donation to SCWO – Star Shelter by:
    1) By cheque – Pls write the cheque payable to “ SCWO – Star Shelter” , include your name, address and NRIC/FIN numbers for tax deduction.
    2) By bank transfer
    Name of Organisation : SCWO – Star Shelter
    Bank & Branch Name : DBS Bank Raffles City
    Name of Account Holder : SCWO – Star Shelter
    Bank Code: 7171
    Branch code: 033
    A/c No to be credited : 033-021094-9 (DBS Autosave)
  • Winner need to provide me with a print screen of your bank transfer or scanned copy of your cheque as proof of payment.
  • I will mail the items out via registered mail within 1 week after payment is received.
  • Strictly no return or refund.
Give a Gift Charity Auction Round 2 (closes on 4th April, 12pm)
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Kiehls set for the lucky one while all winners receive a $10 Joe & Dough voucherKiehl’s has kindly sponsored a Dermatologist Solution Ultimate White Set (worth $331) to be given to a lucky winner of the Give a Gift Charity Auction.

The set consists of:

1.      Dermatologist Solutions Ultimate White Brightening Cleansing Cream, 150ml
2.      Dermatologist Solutions Ultimate White Clarifying Whitening Toner, 250ml
3.      Dermatologist Solutions Ultimate White Darkness Diminishing Activated Eye Treatment, 15ml
4.      Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++, 30ml
5.      Dermatologist Solutions Ultimate White Intensive Whitening Essence, 50ml

From the pool of winners of all auction items, I will pick the lucky one via Random.org. It doesn’t matter if your item costs $20 or $200, you stand an equal chance of winning the Kiehl’s set!

Kiehls set for the lucky one while all winners receive a $10 Joe & Dough voucherIn addition, all winners of the auctions will receive a $10 Joe & Dough voucher. That is equivalent to 2 delicious cuppa joe! Do good, and feel good with a cup of good coffee.

What are you waiting for? Place a bid at the Give a Gift Charity Auction now! Round 1 of the auction closes on Sunday, 12pm. 100% of the proceeds go to SCWO-Star Shelter.

Thanks Kiehl’s and Joe & Dough for the support towards “Let’s Care and Celebrate!

Kiehls set for the lucky one while all winners receive a $10 Joe & Dough voucher
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AUCTION CLOSED! Check out Round 2 now!

( I have emailed all the winners, please respond to my email!)

Give a Gift Charity Auction (closes on 28 March 12pm)

Give a Gift Charity Auction (closes on 28 March 12pm)

The Give a Gift Charity Auction is part of the “Let’s Care and Celebrate!” campaign, in aid of SCWO-Star Shelter. All auction winners will receive a $10 Joe & Dough voucher. Out of these winners, one lucky person will be randomly selected to win a Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultimate White Set. [Read more]

Bidding period: 22nd March 2010, 12pm – 28th March 2010, 12pm.

How to bid?

  • Leave a comment on this post with the item code and your bid price. Eg, “A1 – $100″
  • Remember to leave a valid email address!
  • Only those residing in Singapore can take part in this charity auction.

How do I make payment?

  • I will notify the winner via email.
  • Payment can be made in the form of donation to SCWO – Star Shelter by:
    1) By cheque – Pls write the cheque payable to “ SCWO – Star Shelter” , include your name, address and NRIC/FIN numbers for tax deduction.
    2)
    By bank transfer
    Name of Organisation : SCWO – Star Shelter
    Bank & Branch Name : DBS Bank Raffles City
    Name of Account Holder : SCWO – Star Shelter
    Bank Code: 7171
    Branch code: 033
    A/c No to be credited : 033-021094-9 (DBS Autosave)
  • Winner need to provide me with a print screen of your bank transfer or scanned copy of your cheque as proof of payment.
  • I will mail the items out via registered mail within 1 week after payment is received.
  • Strictly no return or refund.
Give a Gift Charity Auction (closes on 28 March 12pm)
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Yes, how can I leave Only After Coffee out of this “Let’s Care and Celebrate!” project?

The band has kindly written and produced this song, “Love Thy Neighbour” for the campaign. The song urges us to spare a thought for everyone around us and be ready to give a helping hand. I also approached the very talented Noemi, who kindly agreed to draw for the music video. A blog artist based in Indonesia, she is really really talented and I hope more and more people will get to know her unique water-colour artworks.

Back to the music video, the key objective of SCWO-Star Shelter is to help women who have been abused. These women are usually referred by the Family Court, The Family Service Centres, the Police, hospitals and crisis helplines. Noemi illustrated various scenarios of abuse, such as a girl who was abused at home and silently crying for help. In addition, there was also a case of very bad verbal abuse, a terrified child and a broken-hearted girl who was abused by her boyfriend.

The reality is, some victims will hesitate to get help. Thus, it is important for us to show care and support to our close friends and if anyone of them shows symptoms of abuse, we are there for them. A study has shown that a growing number of educated women experience domestic violence, so there are reasons to believe that domestic abuse is more prevalent than we think.

Some helplines that we can call:
PAVe: 6555 0390
Samaritans of Singapore: 1800-221 4444
AWARE helpline: 1800-774 5935
Care Corner Counselling Centre: 1800-353 5800

Love Thy Neighbour – Song for Let’s Care and Celebrate!
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Give a Gift Charity Auction   here comes guilt free shopping!

Part of the Let’s Care and Celebrate! campaign, the Give a Gift Charity Auction is an opportunity to touch many lives through shopping!

There will be a series of fashion items available for bidding over a 2-week period. If you win the auction, you will make payment by donating the amount to SCWO (via DBS bank transfer or cheque payment) and I will mail the item to you! Kindly note that only Singaporeans or those residing in Singapore can take part.

I am really fortunate to have the kind support of several popular bloggers! They readily agreed to contribute to this event when I approached them! So, be prepared to see contributions from:

The auction will commence in 2 batches. The first batch of items will start to accept bids from 22nd March (Monday) at 12pm sharp, and this auction will end on 28th March (Sunday) 12pm. Similarly, the next auction starts on 29th March 12pm and ends on 4th April noon.

All winners will be notified via email and “payment” will be made by donating the amount directly to SCWO. Once I have verified that the donation is completed, I will mail the item out via registered mail to your address. Registered postage is on the house so 100% of your donation goes direct to SCWO-Star Shelter!

How can your donation help?

  • The money can be used for day-to-day operation at the Star Shelter. The shelter provides a temporary refuge to women and their children from family violence and operating costs is about $250,000 annually .
  • The donation will be used as part of a Rebuilding Programme – a financial assistance scheme that provides a one-time financial aid to assist victims to pay for transport expenses while looking for employment as well as a no interest home loan, which enables victims to setup a new home.

SCWO-Star Shelter also provides trauma/crisis counseling and legal counseling for the residents. Even after the residents move out of the shelter, the organisation will still provide after-care support by staying in touch with them and making regular house visits.

Keep a look out for my blog post on the first Auction on Monday, 12pm! You can place your bids by commenting on that post! Give a Gift Charity Auction   here comes guilt free shopping!

Give a Gift Charity Auction   here comes guilt free shopping!
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