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LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Carnivals 2014

Nov 17 2014 in Press & Speech Releases

At its LOO Carnivals & Exhibitions this year, RAS incorporated recognition of restroom attendants with close to $2,600 worth of grocery vouchers presented to more than 70 attendants for their strong commitment in maintaining the Happy Toilets. Games were conducted by volunteers to educate the young to keep Happy Toilets clean so as to lighten the attendants’ workload. In AMK Hub, volunteers also distributed educational tissue packets to patrons to show their kindness to the attendants. Donations contributed by kind-hearted souls via SG Gives web portal were used to purchase grocery vouchers and close to $4,500 worth of vouchers had been distributed in 2014 to more than 100 attendants including the three LOO Awards recipients. Banners were displayed at the carnivals & exhibitions to urge the public to donate selflessly.

The first grocery voucher distribution was done in July at a fund-raising carnival organised by a team of four passionate Dunman High students. In 2008, the son of a restroom attendant wrote to The Straits Times urging for higher wages. He shared that his father™s monthly pay of $700 in 1995 was barely enough to support the family and 13 years later in 2008, his basic pay was $750. The plight of many low-income attendants has prompted RAS to actively seek the public to support its noble cause by making a minimum donation of $10 online at SG Gives, a secured charity donation portal and tax deduction is available for all donations.