December, 14th 2015, By MS Googler at 03.55 pm
Mind Stretcher was invited to be a part of the FairPrice Share-A-Textbook programme for the third year running to encourage people to donate used textbooks. Now in its 33rd year, the objectives of the programme are to help ease the financial burden of underprivileged families, to recycle and protect the environment, as well as to encourage thrift.
Launched in 1983, the FairPrice Used Textbooks Project has helped more than 165,000 needy students through the collection of over 2.4 million textbooks. The previous year’s month-long collection drive saw 400,000 used textbooks being collected and distributed to low-income families.
Mind Stretcher Founder Principal Miss Kristie Lim with Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO of NTUC FairPrice
From 16 November to 6 December this year, all Mind Stretcher centres, alongside all FairPrice stores including FairPrice Finest supermarkets, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets and FairPrice Xpress outlets will be acting as collection points for used textbooks.
Miss Kristie Lim with Mr Chan Chun Sing, Secretary-General for the NTUC and Minister for Prime Minister’s Office
The public will be able to pick up used textbooks from 13 December 2015 onwards, between 9am to 3pm, at Warehouse Club, Gan Eng Seng School and Yio Chu Kang Secondary School.