At To Be Calm we not only love to provide you with beautiful fragrances but we do also like to 'give back'. One of the charity organisations that To Be Calm works very closely is with the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)
We have chosen to support them through their activities including World Autism Awareness Day which starts on 2 April annually.
This day was created to raise awareness and acceptance of people with autism, as well as to raise funds to support services that maximise their potential and abilities.
In July 2019, To Be Calm collaborated with The Art Faculty and two of their artists, to produce two gift boxes in the style of Singapore's most iconic scenery spots, the Singapore Skyline and the heritage shophouses. The artists earn a royalty fee for every gift box of their design that is sold.
For Christmas 2019, To Be Calm ran a series of candle making and gingerbread house making workshop with The Art Faculty. Each participant received a $10 voucher donated from To Be Calm to spend in The Art Faculty's in house shop, to help raise funds for the artists and awareness on autism.
In 2018, we collaborated with The Art Faculty and one of their artists, Gavin to produce a set of scented candles packaged in a sleek gift box embellished with a majestic ink drawing of Singapore's iconic Merlion. Artwork has been treated in Singapore Airline's gold and navy signature colours, accompanied with a stylish, understated watermark of SIA's batik motif.
The initiative is a collaborative effort by Singapore Airlines, SG Enable - an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities - and the Autism Resource Centre (ARC) which started the Pathlight School. It is part of SG Enable's i'mable campaign.
Singapore Airlines has launched KrisShop Cares to retail products and artwork by people with special needs. Nett proceeds will be go to The Art Faculty and the candles and other exclusive products can be found at Singapore Airline's KrisShop.
On 28 July 2018, To Be Calm was also delighted to sponsor 700 scented candles as game prizes for A Very Special Walk + Run 2018!
A Very Special Walk (AVSW) is an annual fundraising event of Autism Resource Centre (Singapore). Since 2005, there have been different renditions, ranging from walk, concert, carnival and movie treats.
In 2018, AVSW flagged off a run and a walk attracting more than 4000 people across Resorts World Sentosa and ending off with a carnival and concert. Over S$1,065,000 was raised through online donations, pledge cards and carnival coupon sales, exceeding the target of S$800,000.
The funds raised will go towards supporting adults with autism in the Employability and Employment Centre (E2C). The Employability and Employment Centre (E2C) was launched by ARC(S) in 2012. It aims to equip adults with autism with employability skills through essential job training and support to match and place them in suitable jobs.
It has been proven that with the right training, placement and support, people with autism can work and be productive. E2C has successfully trained and placed over 200 clients with special needs, with employment across various job sectors. E2C currently has over 30 clients being trained at its job sites partnered with employers like UOB, NLB, Eden+Elie and Tiong Bahru Bakery.
Join To Be Calm to support a worthy cause.
Donate or sign-up as a participant or volunteer at https://avsw18.autism.org.sg.
Employment training and job support services for persons with autism is a costly programme, but crucially needed. These adults are not adorable kids or vulnerable seniors who appeal to ready donors, so raising funds for them is challenging. Let's support them – having a job makes a huge difference for each of these adults and their families!