As Singapore battles the Covid-19 outbreak, community groups and companies are keen to show their appreciation to the healthcare workers who have been working round-the-clock at the frontlines.

Starting from February 2020, North East Community Development Council (NECDC) has called for donations for preparing “Thank You” hampers to be gifted to medical staff in both Sengkang General Hospital and Changi General Hospital. This initiative is done with the intention to show their collective appreciation as well as to encourage healthcare workers of their unwavering frontline contribution during this challenging period.

Inside each hamper, it will contain Heart Bakers’ cookies and other food necessities. This is also a platform, which allows the stay-home mothers to earn some income through the baking of cookies via the North East Heart Bakers programme. They are aiming to give out $6,000 worth of hampers, and would like to invite companies to contribute towards this cause. Interested companies can contact Nicholas Khoo from NECDC at

Meanwhile, Xilinx has raised about $5,500 from their staff and packed around 500 “goodie bags” with hand sanitizers and energy bars for the frontline medical staff at Changi General Hospital. “Our staff felt good to be able to help and share appreciation even in such a modest way,” said David Ferguson, Vice President of Production Operations and Site Director of Xilinx Asia Pacific.

Staff of Xinlix packing and sending the gift packs to the frontline medical staff at Changi General Hospital