I just wanna ask, how are you doing?
For some of you, it must be hard trying to stay at home and for others, a proverbial walk in the park. As I'm writing this, we're well-into the second month of the Circuit Breaker and right now, we're seeing the easing of operations—barbers are opened, TCM clinics are ready to serve—the cogs of capitalism slowly turning.
But life isn't back to the status quo. We're still not out of the woods. But while we're serving out the rest of this sentence, consider brightening someone's day. Consider the care package.
It's a way of, not only, letting someone know that you're thinking of them but also to be of aid to someone. Maybe its that tin of milk that they needed or maybe it's a lunch box that they usually do without due to lack of finances. Care packages can also help the economy, especially with smaller local business.
It's like that maxim of having your cake and eating it—you can practice your social distancing while reaching out with a helping hand.
Here are several places that you can send a care package from (this list will update):
Organised by Anywhr, this trip planning company is casting its expertise to curating local products. Partnering with their local partners, Anywhr currently has two gift boxes: the standard Keep Singapore United Gift Box and the Keep Singapore United In Spirits Gift Box, which carries all things alcoholic.
If you're one of those who miss whiling your day at the coffee place while struggling to finish that Great Singapore Novel… this might be the next best thing.
Ranging from your Classic Cake & Coffee Care Pack (freshly baked cake loaf; cold brews; coffee bags or pods) to the Premium Cake & Chocolate Care Pack (cake loaf; Marou chocolate; hot chocolate), this would be perfect for that special someone who likes to park at a whole table and just nurse that coffee, sip by tiny sip.
The local creative marketplace has put together a Work From Home Care Package to spruce up your home space. This limited edition gift is particularly great to encourage your colleague to retain that work mindset while buoying his or her spirits.
The premise is simple: you pay SGD25 and a care package consisting of surgical masks; disinfectant spray and antibacterial soap, just to name a few, will be sent to a recipient on #SGPAYITFORWARD beneficiaries list.
They were in the hamper biz before the pandemic and they are still in the hamper biz during the pandemic. Having teamed with social enterprises like Stirring Hearts and Metta Café, Simply Hamper has added the Covid19 Care Pack that contains essential items like sanitisers, biscuits and organic beverages.
Like #SGPAYITFORWARD, WeCare Pack SG was formed during the pandemic and is a vehicle to show one's appreciation to your love ones, workmates and that needful stranger.