We had our second shopping trip with the residents from the Red Cross Home of the Disabled on 13 April 2019. A shopping trip to a shopping mall may be something we do weekly, but this is extremely rare for the residents. When we knew that the last time they visited a mall was a year ago when we brought them out, I know we have to do this again.
It took us quite a while to find a suitable shopping mall. The hypermart we went last year has closed down and it didn’t help when many malls we visited are not wheelchair friendly. Either the lanes are too narrow or there are steps. So thankful to have found Giant@IMM – really huge and spacious, with plenty of rooms to wheel the residents around.
After shopping at Giant hypermart, the residents get to explore IMM before they have lunch at Kopitiam foodcourt.
Kudos to all volunteers who contributed time and love to the residents from RCHD, without which this shopping trip wouldn’t have been possible. You know that you have made their day when there is endless chatters and laughters throughout the entire trip. The excitement that lit their faces is priceless when they got wheeled them around the hypermart.
Each resident is unique. One likes to draw and spent a long time at the stationery section. Another loves oranges, the volunteer got her laughing by placing 10 tangerines into her shopping basket (of cos we took out some at the cashier). Another only wants a watch – the volunteer got him one from Daiso and he was really proud of it… the list goes on..
Thank you Wee Yeap for liaising with the home and Wei Kai for designing the publicity poster.
“Together as one, we create love and greatness”.