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08 December 2011

NTUC FairPrice invites public to collect free textbooks on 11 December 2011

- Record number of books donated by the community: over 300,000 books collected

- Over 400 volunteers onsite to facilitate distribution of free textbooks

NTUC FairPrice Share-A-Textbook Project invites the public to collect free textbooks this Sunday on 11 December at four distribution centres - Yio Chu Kang Secondary School, Changkat Changi Secondary School, Jurong West Secondary School and Naval Base Secondary School.

This community project, now into its 29th year, received overwhelming support from the public and collected a record number of 320,000 books this year, after a collection period of three and a half weeks. This is about 40 percent more books collected compared to last year. The books collected include mainly primary and secondary school textbooks, as well as some storybooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias and assessments books.

"Since FairPrice Share-A-Textbook Project was first launched in 1983, it has grown year-on-year to provide free textbooks to more than 153,000 needy students with over two million books recycled. We are thankful that the community has continued to support this meaningful project. Not only will their action of sharing their textbooks help needy students to save on their textbook expenses, it will also help to save many trees for a greener environment", said Mr Seah Kian Peng, CEO (Singapore), NTUC FairPrice.

Over 400 student volunteers and volunteers from the project's Supporting Partners will be mobilized to facilitate the distribution of the recycled textbooks at the distribution centres.

Textbook Collection Details

The public is invited to visit the following textbook distribution centres to collect free recycled primary and secondary school textbooks on 11 December 2011, Sunday, from 9am to 4pm.

 

Yio Chu Kang Secondary School 

3063 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5

Singapore 569868

 

Changkat Changi Secondary School

23 Simei Street 3

Singapore 529894

 

Jurong West Secondary School

61 Jurong West Street 65

Singapore 648348

 

Naval Base Secondary School

901 Yishun Ring Road

Singapore 768689

 

For more information on the project, the public can contact the project hotline at 6424 7505 or email at fptextbook@fairprice.com.sg.

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