Mothers are truly one of the most important people in our lives. To celebrate and appreciate mums on Mother’s Day, volunteers from our Outreach Ministry reached out to single mothers and their children on 9 May 2015.
The event began with an ice-breaking session in which our volunteers and 20 beneficiaries formed teams and played a game together. Activities planned for the day also included a cosy lunch fellowship and a hands-on brownies-making workshop.
Another programme highlight was the apron designing competition where the children were encouraged to design a unique apron for their mothers. The children lovingly drew beautiful motifs like hearts and butterflies to show love and appreciation for their mummies.
While simple joys like spending time and eating out with family members may be the norm for many families, these bonding sessions are especially precious for the single mothers and their children.
“It was touching to see how much the children enjoyed spending time out with their mum who’s usually working,” said church member Jane Koh, who was volunteering at an Outreach event for the first time.
Preparing bite-sized food for the children during lunch. Children making yummy chocolate brownies for their mums. Our volunteer helping a young girl with her apron design.
Children creating bright-coloured motifs like flowers and butterflies on an apron for mummy dearest.