At Neo Garden we are not just in the business of food catering, but also in the business of bringing people together; in making people happy. We believe in nurturing a culture of giving amongst our people, inspiring them to grow in their capacity to give back to the community that has helped us become who we are today. To challenge the mindset of giving, our contributions take on various forms – monetary contributions via Neo’s Seed, Product-in-kind donations, and Long-term corporate engagement. Every staff is also encouraged to volunteer at activities with the underprivileged, especially so during the festive periods. We hope that with us as example, more individuals and companies will join us in embracing the values of giving. After all, the smallest act of kindness can make a huge difference, it all begins with the love of giving. Here are some of #NeoGivesBack past initiatives and contributions:

Begin with Love (2017, 2016)

A good year begins with a good start. In 20016, Neo Group initiated an annual campaign to donate all its catering revenue on the 1st of every January for charitable causes. Over S$218,000 was raised on 1 January through this initiative.

Blood Donation Drive (2017)

Responding to a call for blood donors, Neo Group has hosted the Health Science Authority (HAS) since 2016 to transform its premises into blood donation centers. Neo Group gathered its staff from across all subsidiaries and departments as well as suppliers and customers to contribute towards a common cause. Over 700packets of blood have been donated from the past three donation campaigns.

Grocery Shopping with Seniors from Lion Befrienders (2017)

38 staff volunteers took their Sunday morning off to have a meaningful grocery shopping with 30 seniors from Lion Befrienders. Unlike the usual food sponsorship, this interactive session enable our volunteers & seniors to interact better over a fun grocery shopping session.

BB Cares with The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore (2017)

In support of BB CARES (Community Activities Rallying Everyone to Serve), Neo Garden sponsored $10,000 for BB CARES 2017 anchor event. It was a day of fun and meaningful community activities, involving over 1,000 BB boys, parents, beneficiaries and stakeholders.

Sian Chay Medical Institute (2017)

In support of Sian Chay Medical Institute’s Mother’s Day celebrations that was jointly organised with Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West Citizen’s consultative committees, Neo Garden sponsored $100,000 for the 217,000 pink carnations. These carnations were distributed to the public and our customers on Mother’s Day.

Handicaps Welfare Association (2017)

During Handicaps Welfare Association’s (HWA) 33rd Annual ‘Wheel, Walk or Jog 2017’ event Neo Garden donated $500 from our corporate Neo’s Seed to support their door-to-door transport services for People with Disabilities.

Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore (2017)

Three lucky draw prizes, worth $200 each, were gifted to Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore (RDA) at their 35th Anniversary Charity Ball to show appreciation for the creative work they are doing to serve and reach out to the special needs community. RDA is the only registered charity locally to offer therapeutic and rehabilitative horse-riding (hippotheraphy) sessions for those with special needs at no cost. In their 35 years they have helped over 6,000 beneficiaries, worked with more than 20 spec schools and VMOs.

Table Tennis Association for the Disabled Singapore (2017)

Neo Garden has pledged $12,000 as a contribution to TTADS’ operational and training expenses. This pledge comes as a continuous support for the sports and wellness scene in Singapore.

Singapore Polytechnic SPGG Endowment Fund, Dr Khoo Kay Chai Award (2017)

In remembrance of the contributions of the late Dr Khoo Kay Chai, Neo Garden sponsored $5,000 as a donor of the Dr Khoo Kay Chai Award. The award is given to students from humble backgrounds who require financial assistance.

Eye Am Aware (2017)

In support of the annual Eye Am Aware event organised by the Nanyang Technology University’s Welfare Services Club, Neo Garden sponsored the snacks for the participants. Eye Am Aware aims to raise awareness among the general public about Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) through interaction between public and the beneficiaries.

Cheng Hong Chinese New Year (2017)

Amidst the Lunar New Year festivities, 33 volunteers set out to spend the day with over 300 seniors in a CNY luncheon organised by Cheng Hong Welfare Service Society. Aside from the buffet spread and entertainment segments, these seniors also received red packets courtesy of Neo Garden. A total of $10,000 was donated for this luncheon.

Singapore Swimming Association (2017, 2016, 2015)

In support of Singapore’s aquatics scene and its champions, Neo Garden announced a year-long sponsorship of $120,000 with the Singapore Swimming Association in June 2015 as the official food and beverage sponsor.

In an interview with The Straits Time, Neo Garden’s founder, chairman and CEO said, “We define success as more than just making profit, but also being a socially responsible company to give back to a community that has supported us.”

We are now in the third year of our sponsorship with the team at Singapore Swimming Association.

爱心72小时 Hearts and Hugs (2016)

Together with the team at Mediacorp and other partners, Neo Garden answered the call for help to raise funds for a stroke victim. A total of 400 bentos produced at our kitchen, and sold at One Raffles Place. In another episode, it was our pleasure to provide a Christmas spread for the participants of a one-day farm tour. Proceeds from the day’s activities went to helping an elderly couple with their daily and medical expenses. In addition, one year’s supply of groceries was donated to 13 beneficiaries selected by the Hearts and Hugs team.

Fundraising for Zelle Lee’s rare leukemia disease (2016)

A donation of $50,000 was made to Zelle Lee, who suffers from a rare type of leukemia disease that required a bone marrow transplant. Funds raised were used to offset the hefty hospital bills and used for future treatments that she may require.

Ren Ci Visitation (2016)

To encourage volunteerism amongst the staff, the Seed Fund committee organised a visitation for the 200 residents at Ren Ci @ Bukit Batok which saw a total of 40 staff volunteers. Residents were treated to a buffet lunch, performances by the staff and a magic show to round up the event. Volunteering was a first for many, but definitely not the last.

Happiness is Homemade (2015)

A one-day Mother’s Day and Father’s Day event was held in collaboration with Singapore Kindness Movement to celebrate family togetherness and to encourage children to appreciate their parents. Families were given the opportunity to have a family portrait taken instantly for their keeping. The event was also a fund-raiser for Melrose Home Children’s Aid Society, seeing a total of $2,850 being donated.

Amitofo Care Center (2015)

$50,000 was donated to the Amitofo Care Center in support of the ACC’s adoption & caring programme and activities which includes operating on dormitories for children and youth, preparatory school, kindergarten, a medical center and vocational training centre to list a few. Staff were also given the opportunity to adopt a child on their own.

Singapore Table Tennis Association (2015, 2014 & 2013)

Neo Garden signed a 3-year long sponsorship agreement worth $300,000 with Singapore Table Tennis Association. As part of the agreement, we fed the guests and participants at the Official Opening of the TTADS@YSC Para Table Tennis Training Centre. Present at the event were Singapore’s national paddlers, Feng Tian Wen, Isabelle Li, Clarence Chew and Chen Feng.

Fundraising For Nepal Earthquake Relief Work (2015)

In view of the earthquakes that hit Nepal in early 2015, management and staff raised a total of $20,000 to aid relief works.

SEED Fund: MINDS (2014)

Our friends from MINDS were invited to perform at our annual Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations held on 23rd September 2014. To assist the organisation’s expenses, $10,000 was donated from the SEED Fund.

Lianhe Wanbo 'Make A Wish'

Neo Garden helped fulfilled the wish of a Lianhe Wanbo reader to sponsor a buffet birthday party for her 15 year old daughter suffering from Crohn disease. It is our privilege to be able to bring joy to both hearts and tummies.

I Love My Mum (2014)

Neo Garden celebrates mothers with 1,000 pictures, 1 buffet party, 1 worthy cause in the ‘I Love My Mum’ campaign. We took to Orchard Road to encourage children to show acts of appreciation to their mothers through hugs, kisses and words, and capturing these moments in pictures. With 1,000 pictures garnered, Neo Garden will donate a buffet party to appreciate Single Mums. This campaign was held in partnership with Singapore Kindness Movement.

Spectra Secondary School (2014)

A sponsorship of $12,000 was given to Spectra Secondary School for their Student Activity Centre. At Spectra Secondary School, the aim is to equip students with technical skills for employment by engaging them in a safe and caring environment.

DSA Buddy Walk & Carnival (2014)

Neo Garden took part in DSA Buddy Walk & Carnival on 21st March 2014 which is also known as World’s Down Syndrome Day. The event aims to build stronger team cohesiveness and foster relationship between persons with Down syndrome and the community. $5,000 was also donated to the organisation, all the proceeds go to providing educational, social and developmental programmes for persons with Down syndrome and assistance for their families.

Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic (2014)

Neo Garden made a donation of $5,000 to the Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic (SBFC). The SBFC provides free medical services to the sick and needy to aid in relieving their suffering on illness.

Love Link (2014)

Supporting the causes of Love Link Singapore, a sponsorship of $5,000 (silver sponsorship), and another $2,000 in red packets to celebrate Chinese New Year with the elderlies, was donated.

Loving Heart (2014)

A sum of $2,500 was donated to Loving Heart, a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) that serves the residents and community of Jurong Central Constituency, to aid in the running of their services and programmes.

Inmates’ Families Support Fund (2013)

A donation of $1,000 was given to provide basic support for the families of the inmates.

Singapore Red Cross Society – Typhoon Haiyan (2013)

Neo Garden raised a total of $20,000 in a fund-raising drive internally. All donations went into helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Talcoban to rebuild their homes and recover from this devastating disaster.

Autism Resource Centre (2013)

Neo Garden supported the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) by donating $5,000. The Autism Resource Centre aims to provide resources for autistic individuals, as well as highlighting the need of these resources in our community.

Monthly Healthy Bento Distribution With SilverAce @ Taman Jurong (2013)

We are delighted to have sponsored monthly healthy bento lunches to the elderly living in Taman Jurong under NTUC Eldercare. It is also a chance for all the elderly to gather and partake in activities.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund (2013)

$5,000 were donated to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund, which provides financial support for elderly needy patients and their families. A previous donation of $1,000 was given in 2012.

Singapore Children’s Society (2013)

We pledged a total of $20,000 during Singapore Children’s Society’s inaugural Charity TV Show. The TV Show’s proceeds will help to fund Children’s Society’s 68 programmes and services, which benefited about 72,000 children, youth and families in 2013. A previous donation of $2,000 was made in 2012 also.

Promisedland Community Services - Lifeblood Centre & Education Foundation (2013)

We donated $4,288 and $2,400 to Promisedland Community Services' Lifeblood Centre and Education Foundation respectively. Lifeblood Centre’s purpose is in helping Thalassemia and cancer patients. This enables them to continue providing ferry services, food rations and medical subsidies for the needy patients. Educational Foundation aims to help children and needy families with pocket money, student centre programme subsidies, scholarship bursaries, textbook grants and sports programmes.

NTUC U Care Fund

Neo Garden Catering sponsored $12,000.00 to NTUC U Care Fund to support low income families, youths, children and elderly. The U Care Fund helps the needy family to subsidise the hefty cost of education with back-to-school vouchers and more.

RSVP Singapore (2013)

We donated $2,000 to RSVP Singapore. RSVP Singapore is an organisation that believes strongly in active ageing, and is dedicated to providing opportunities for seniors to serve the community through purpose-driven volunteerism.

National Kidney Foundation (2013)

Sponsorship of $1,000 in support of kidney patients with financial needs.

Singapore Association for the Deaf (2013)

Sponsorship of $3,000 for the beneficiaries at Singapore Association for the Deaf.

Thank You, Missy (2013)

In appreciation for the unsung heroes in this selfless profession, nurses who have been relentlessly helping others and supporting the overall well-being of the nation, Neo Garden visited Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Singapore General Hospital (SGH), where we distributed 1200 heart-shaped cookies for the nurses to appreciate their heart and hard work for the community.

Early CNY Lunch For Elderly with Silver Ace @ Taman Jurong (2012)

Neo Garden sponsored an early Chinese New Year buffet lunch for approximately 80 elderly living in Taman Jurong. Apart from a delicious lunch and the tossing of Yu Sheng, they were also treated to plenty of performances by the organiser.

Bag of Love (2012)

Neo Garden Catering sponsored school bags filled with stationeries to a group of students facing financial difficulties. NTUC vouchers were also given to their families to help them with their daily lives.

Life Community Service Society (2012)

A donation of $1,000 was given to assist with the organisation’s vision of enriching and improving the lives of the children under their care.

Hair for Hope (2012)

Donation of $1,000 during Children’s Cancer Foundation annual fundraising event.

CNY & Valentine's Day Home Visit (2011)

Neo Garden visited the elderly at Kheng Chiu Loke Tin Home. Each elderly received a rose and a bag of mandarin oranges since Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day fell on the same day. They were also treated to a performance by our staff and a CNY buffet and Yu Sheng where everyone took part to Lou Hei.

Jurong Spring Caring & Sharing Night (2011)

Neo Garden Catering was delighted to sponsor a buffet dinner for the elderly at Jurong Spring. After a delicious dinner, they were treated to a series of activities and performances by the organizers.

Jurong Central Spring Festive Dinner (2010)

Neo Garden sponsored a Chinese New Year buffet dinner and Yu Sheng for the elderly residents at Jurong Central. Every resident participated in Lou Hei and enjoyed the lion dance performances and many more.