Friday, December 6, 2013

Spirit of Giving - Volunteerism and Philanthropy

Volunteerism and Philanthropy have always been considered altruistic activities, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, with the former done out of free will without motivation by financial or material gain. The latter being the act of donating money to support a socially beneficial cause, with a defined objective and with no financial or material reward to the donor.

Showcasing the art pieces of children on what and how they feel about the "Spirit of Giving", capturing the innocence, pure and true qualities of a child, an art competition was organized in 2010 by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, and the winning entries as well as the artworks of the winners are featured in this set of stamps.

In this competition, the children of age below 12 years old were challenged with how they feel about Volunteerism, and what makes Volunteerism the connector to the hearts of Singaporeans.

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