Volunteers from the IT management software and solutions company CA Technologies hosted 49 children aged six years and under from disadvantaged backgrounds at their Collyer Quay office during the festive season.
The preschoolers were from Beyond Social Services, a partner of CA Technologies' social initiative, Mainly I Love Kids (MILK).
According to the tech company, volunteers worked overnight to transform the premises into a fairytale carnival with different game stations featuring child slides, child-sized cars, a ball play pen, handicrafts and creative balloon art. The children were also treated to a festive lunch.
"Every year, staff at CA Technologies offices around the world make the commitment to come together to make a difference to the lives of those who are less fortunate," said Lionel Lim, president, Asia Pacific, CA Technologies. "I was delighted that so many of our team members were able to take time out from their busy schedules to give their undivided attention to the children from Beyond Social Services. Money can buy many things, but it cannot buy the time and thoughtfulness of our employees in bringing a little happiness into these children's lives this festive season."
"We thank CA Technologies for being with our children and creating a memorable day filled with interesting activities," said Gerard Ee, executive director, Beyond Social Services. "Much thought had gone into organizing the event, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves."
The company also invited staff to "grant" the children's wishes which had been hung on a "Wishing Tree" placed prominently by their reception area. All the children's wishes have been fulfilled.
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