Recently, Make The Change's very own Design For Good (DFG) initiative has been featured in an article on the Business Times on Thursday, March 25, 2021.
The "Big Four Christmas Charity Bazaar" held in December 2020 and hosted by Fairmarch, featured Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers which are the 4 top competitors in the arena of delivering accounting and other professional services.
However, they decided to collaborate together for this initiative, and combine their efforts for Social Good. This event that brought them together for the first time gathered a total of 43 merchants, which included social enterprises serving a range of beneficiaries.
Here is where Design For Good came into the picture. We had a range of tote bags, pouches and carpets designed by our beneficiaries such as Krafters to offer for sale. Those sold like hot cakes on a cold day, and eventually set a splendid new revenue record for DFG.
Our very own Changemaker extraordinaire, Pedro Aguirre, was interviewed by the Business Times and said: "Through the event, we made a few thousand dollars within a week for our three main beneficiaries - marginalised women, youth at risk and those with disabilities."
Like most other non-profit organisations, the coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for MTC and other charities to hold physical fund-raising activities due to social distancing measures. Therefore, it can be said that the bazaar hosted by Fairmarch came at an opportune time.
We shall look forward to the bazaar again in December 2021. In the meantime, let's all do our part to Take The Chance and Make The Change by creating an Impact in the community!