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FairPrice Share-A-Textbook 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

 

 

About FairPrice Share-A-Textbook

 

Q:What is FairPrice Share-A-Textbook?

FairPrice Share-A-Textbook (formerly known as FairPrice Used Textbooks Project) is NTUC FairPrice’s signature community project that is held annually.

 

Q:When did NTUC FairPrice launch the project?

NTUC FairPrice first started the Used Textbooks Project in 1983. Pre-loved textbooks were collected and distributed for free to needy students. The project was rebranded as FairPrice Share-A-Textbook in 2010.

 

Q:What are the objectives of the project?

  1. Relieve the financial burden of families by providing free pre-loved textbooks;
  2. Encourage the value of thrift; and
  3. Promote a greener Singapore through recycling of pre-loved textbooks.

 

Q:What has the project achieved so far?

Over the past 36 years, more than 5.3 million textbooks had been collected to help over 260,000 students save on textbooks expenses.

 

The project received the PRISM (Public Relations in Service to Mankind) award from the Institute of Public Relations in Singapore for its significant contribution to mankind. It also received a Green Leaf Merit Award from the then Ministry for the Environment for its promotion of environmental friendliness through re-using and recycling waste. In September 2006, the FairPrice Used Textbooks Project was hailed as a Best Practice from Singapore for promoting environmental friendliness and human rights by the UN Global Compact, a United Nations organisation which champions corporate social responsibility.

 

Q:What is the mechanism of the project?

The project consists of:  (a) Donation period and (b) Distribution days.

 

Q:What and when is the donation period?

This year, members of the public donate their pre-loved textbooks for the project at:

  • 77 FairPrice stores island wide, including Warehouse Club, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, FairPrice Finest stores, selected FairPrice supermarkets, and FairPrice Xpress stores at Esso service stations. Please refer to Annex A for the full list of stores where you can donate your textbooks at.

 

The donation period is from 29th October to 30th November 2020. All books collected will be sent for sorting before distribution.

 

Q:What type of pre-loved textbooks can one donate?

We welcome all textbooks that are in the current syllabus and in usable condition (i.e. no torn / missing pages and no scribbling).

You may visit https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/syllabuses/approved-textbook-list for list of books in current syllabus.

 

Q:Will FairPrice take in assessment books, story books or encyclopedias?

Yes, we do. They will be sorted under the ‘Reference / Others’ category for collection..

 

Q:When is the public* distribution period?

Members of the public are welcome to pick up pre-loved textbooks from at Arena @ Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523.However, please pre-book your preferred date and time-slot before the distribution

* In addition to the above four days, students under the Priority Collection Scheme may also choose to pick up your textbooks on 12th December 2020. Please select your preferred time-slot for 12th December 2020.

 

Q:Why do I have to pre-book a time-slot? How do I pre-book a time-slot?

In view of the COVID-19 safety guidelines and to safeguard your well-being, the number of days for distribution has been extended to four for the general public. There are ten hourly time-slots per day for selection and each booking limits a total of two pax into the Arena for collection of textbooks. This is to allow our volunteers time to sanitise the collection zones and minimise crowding at the venue. You may scan the QR code below to pre-book your preferred date and time-slot. The booking platform will be open from 27 November 2020. Please email us at fptextbook@fairprice.com.sg should you require assistance in booking the time-slot.

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Q:Where is Our Tampines Hub?

 

Q:What are the things to note when you arrive on your selected time-slot to collect your textbooks?

bring along your own bags as they will not be provided on the distribution day. Also, due to safety measures in place, a maximum of two pax per booking may enter the collection zone during your selected time-slot to collect your textbooks.

 

Q:What happens to the textbooks which are not collected after the distribution drive?

Remaining textbooks will be sent for recycling.

 

Q:In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, what safety measures are in place for the distribution event?

In view of the COVID-19 safety guidelines and to safeguard your well-being, a series of safety measures will be implemented. These include:

  • Extension of public collection days from one to four; an additional day is made available for students under the priority collection scheme to choose from.
  • Ten hourly time-slots will be made available for booking per day. This is to minimise crowding at the venue and allow volunteers to sanitise the collection zones at the end of every time-slot.
  • Temperature taking and Safe Entry procedures are compulsory before admission into the collection zones.
  • You are required to bring along your TraceTogether token or activate your mobile application during the distribution drive.
  • A maximum number of two pax per booking will be allowed into the collection zone for a period of 30-minutes to select your textbooks.
  • There will be a maximum number of two volunteers per academic level to provide assistance where necessary.
  • 30-minutes will be used for sanitising the collection zones at the end of every time-slot..
  • A safe-distancing agent will be assigned at the collection zone to ensure the adherence to safety guidelines.
  • Should you feel unwell on-site, please approach our volunteers or safe-distancing agent for assistance.

 

The donation period is from 29th October to 30th November 2020. All books collected will be sent for sorting before distribution.

 

Be a part and volunteer with us!

 

Q:How do I volunteer for this project?

The project will be launched on 29th October and lasts till 16th December 2020. Volunteers will support this project from 25th November over three phases.

Phase

Scope of work

Sorting

(1) Sort through donated books and categorise them into various academic levels and subjects

(2) Filtering of books to ensure that donated books are in line with current syllabus and in good condition

(3) Ensure that recipients are able to obtain relevant titles to meet their needs more accurately

Set-up

Wagons layout, queue management, stocking of wagons with books

Distribution

Queue management, replenishment of books, sanitising collection zones and assisting recipients with book search

 

Q:When is the latest I could register to volunteer for this project?

Please register online via this link https://forms.gle/zQrcvypUjqJKRTBP6 by 25th November 2020, 11.59pm.

As much as we would like to accommodate all requests, kindly note that volunteering slots are on a first come, first served basis, due to safety guidelines.

 

Q:What are the dates and time slots for volunteering?

We are recruiting volunteers for the following phases of the project:

Phase

Dates

Venue

Time

Sorting

25th Nov – 10th Dec

 

Our Tampines Hub,

1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523

AM: 9 AM – 1 PM

PM: 1 PM – 5 PM

FULL: 9 AM – 5 PM

Set Up

7th Dec - 11th Dec

AM: 9 AM – 3 PM

PM: 2 PM – 8 PM

Distribution

12th - 16th Dec

 

 

Q:Where can feedback or enquiries be channeled to?

Feedback and enquiries on FairPrice Share-A-Textbook 2020 can be channeled to our email at fptextbook@fairprice.com.sg.

 

 

 

Annex A: List of FairPrice Stores for Donation of Textbooks

 

Warehouse Club (1)

FairPrice Hub

1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 3, 629117

 

FairPrice Xtra (7)

Ang Mo Kio Hub

53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #B2-40, Ang Mo Kio Hub, 569933

Changi Business Park

8 Changi Business Park Ave 1, #01-51& #02-51, 486018

Jem

50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-21/22 & #B3-01, 608549

Jurong Point

63 Jurong West Central 3, #03-01, Jurong Point, 648331

Kallang Wave Mall

1 Stadium Place Level 1, #01-29, 397628

nex

23 Serangoon Central, #03-42, Nex Mall, 556083

VivoCity

1 Habourfront Walk, #B2-23/#01-23, VivoCity, 098585

 

FairPrice Finest (27)

100 AM 

100 Tras Street , #B1-01, 079027

111 Somerset

111 Somerset Road, #01-01/02, #01-21 – 30, 238164

Artra

12 Alexandra View, #01-18, 158736

Bedok Mall

311 New Upper Changi Road #B2-60, Bedok Mall, 467360

Bukit Panjang Plaza

No.1 Jelebu Rd #01-15 & #02-20, Bukit Panjang Plaza, 677743

Bukit Timah Plaza

No.1 Jln Anak Bukit #B1-01 & #B2-01, Bukit Timah Plaza, 588996

Changi Airport Terminal 3

65 Airport Boulevard, Basement 2 North, Unit B2LS2 - #B2-10, Terminal 3, 819663

Changi City Point

5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #B1-09 to 11, 486038

The Clementi Mall 

3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, #B1-12/13/14, 129588

Funan Mall

107 North Bridge Road, #B1-10, Funan Mall, 179105

Hougang Street 21

202 Hougang St 21, #01-00, 530202

Junction 8 Shopping Centre

9 Bishan Place #B1-01, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, 579837

Jewel Changi Airport

78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-205 to 208, Jewel Changi Airport, 819666

Katong Village Hotel

30 East Coast Road , #01-06 to 09, Katong Village Hotel (428751)

Marine Parade Central

No. 6 Marine Parade Central, 449411

myVillage 

1 Maju Ave, #B1-11 to # B1-K09, Serangoon Garden, 556679

Paya Lebar Quarter

10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-09, Paya Lebar Quarter, 409057

Scotts Square 

6 Scotts Road , #B1-03 to 07 and #B1-10, Scotts Square, 228209

Seletar Mall

33 Sengkang West Avenue, #B2-24, Seletar Mall, 797653

Tiong Bahru Plaza

302 Tiong Bahru Rd , #B1-01/02, Tiong Bahru Plaza,168732

Thomson Plaza

301 Upper Thomson Rd #03-37/38, Thomson Plaza, 574408

Valley Point

491 River Valley Road, #01-14, Valley Point, 248371

Waterway Point

83 Punggol Central, #B2-32 , Waterway Point, 828761

The Woodgrove

30 Woodlands Ave 1, #01-11, The Woodgrove, 739065

Wisteria Mall

598 Yishun Ring Road, #01-01, Wisteria Mall, 768698

Yew Tee MRT Station

61 Choa Chu Kang Drive, #01-01, Yew Tee MRT Station, 689715

Zhongshan Park

20 Ah Hood Road #02-01, Zhong Shan Park, 329984

 

 

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FairPrice Supermarkets (18)

Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6

712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #01-4056, 560712

Blk 355 Sembawang Way

355 Sembawang Way, #01-01, 750355

Bukit Merah Central

166 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3531 & #02-3531, 150166

Bedok North Street 1

212 Bedok Nth St 1, #01-147, 460212

City Square Mall

180 Kitchener Road, #B1-09/10, City Square Mall, 208539

Eastpoint

3 Simei St 6, #05-01, Eastpoint, 528833

Enabling Village

20 Lengkok Bahru, #01-13, Enabling Village, 159053

Hillion Mall

17 Petir Road, #B2-67, Hillion Mall, 678278

Joo Chiat Complex

2 Joo Chiat Road, #01-1139 / #02-1139, Joo Chiat Complex, 420002

Kallang Bahru

71 Kallang Bahru, #01-529 / #02-531, 330071

Northpoint City

1 Northpoint Drive, #B2-103 to 107, Northpoint City, 768019

Punggol Oasis Terraces

681 Punggol Oasis Terraces, #B1-01, 820681

Rivervale Mall

11 Rivervale Crescent, #03-01, Rivervale Mall, 545082

SingPost Centre

10 Eunos Road 8, #B1-101 to 107, SingPost Centre, 408600

Sun Plaza

30 Sembawang Drive, #B1-01/02, Sun Plaza, 757713

Tampines Mall 

4 Tampines Central 5, #B1-12, Tampines Mall, 529510

Our Tampines Hub

1 Tampines Walk, #B1-01, Our Tampines Hub, 528523

HDB Hub

500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #B1-32/#01-33, 310500

 

FairPrice Xpress @ Esso Stations (24)

Esso Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

3551 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, 569927

Esso Ang Mo Kio Ave 8

2225 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, 569810

Esso Bedok North

99 Bedok North Road, 469677

Esso Bedok South

799 Bedok South Avenue 1, 469335

Esso Bukit Batok

813 Bukit Batok West Ave 5, 659084

Esso Choa Chu Kang Ave 3

50 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, 689858

Esso Chua Chu Kang Way

31 Choa Chu Kang Way, 688786

Esso East Coast

239 / 255 East Coast Road, 428932

Esso Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim

302 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, 619594

Esso Jervois

1 Jervois Road, 248992

Esso Jurong East

150 Jurong East Avenue 1, 609787

Esso Lorong Chuan

384 Lorong Chuan, 556810

Esso Macpherson

110 / 114 Macpherson Road, 348501

Esso Mountbatten

708 Mountbatten Road, 437733

Esso Pasir Ris

61 Pasir Ris Drive 1, 519525

Esso Sengkang

211 Punggol Road, 546673

Esso Sengkang West

150 Sengkang West Way. 797622

Esso Tampines Ave 7

9 Tampines Avenue 7, 529619

Esso Toa Payoh Lor 2

399 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 319640

Esso Upper Bukit Timah A

213 Upper Bukit Timah Road, 588183

Esso Upper Changi North B

955 Upper Changi Road North, 507662

Esso West Coast

181 West Coast Road, 127373

Esso Woodlands Ave 1

50 Woodlands Avenue 1, 739066

Esso Yishun

10 Yishun Avenue 9, 768888

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