Its that time of the year again where friends, family, and loved ones are exchanging gifts, and spending the year end season celebrating and relishing the year’s significant events. Be it at a bar, in a restaurant, or just at a small poolside gathering with a couple of drinks, hot topics that never go out of date would surely resurface. So let us look back at the wonderful things that have happened for us; here at Lush Singapore, and give thanks where thanks is deserved.
As this would be the last entry of 2015, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our lovely customers who have journeyed through with us and showering us with unfailing support for our cause and passion. Our success in 2015 would not be achievable if not for you, yes you. You have our utmost appreciation for your patience, direction, and love.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy
Next, we would want to thank our awesome staff here in Lush Singapore for their unwavering commitment and passion, to our customers. Your patience, and diligence has created an everlasting ripple effect in the hearts of many of our supporters and this will definitely return in favor for everyone in the Lush Singapore family. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed and your creative input and cooperation is greatly appreciated! Your expressiveness, personality, and enthusiasm is a character trait that cannot be shown on paper qualifications, it is a skill that can not be taught. Thank you for being the life of Lush Singapore.
As we come to the end of 2015, let us look back to this years’ happenings and a small insight of whats to come in 2016.
Our Charity Pot campaign has had tremendous success in providing for their respective causes. One of the campaign collaborations with Lush Singapore was with the Happy People Helping People Foundation beneficiary, which is a Non-Profit Foundation that provides assistance to the financially disadvantaged, not only in Singapore, but also in our neighboring countries, Malaysia and Indonesia. Our charity pot campaign has raised over $3000 for the foundation to use in funding their projects such as “Extend the Feast” to help reach out to more needy people in the heartlands, and bigger operations such as the construction of homeless shelters in Bandung, Indonesia. This campaign collaboration with Happy People Helping people created positive awareness to many Singaporeans who had no idea of the realistic social issues within our domestic borders. It opened our contributors’ perspectives to the lives of welfare dependent individuals who have trouble living today, and struggling to have hope for tomorrow. Many elderly people in Singapore are subjected to hard work under the toiling sun by collecting heaps of cardboard, drink cans, and/or anything of value to make measly living. And many of these golden veterans of Singapore suffer from backbreaking postures which would break the hearts of the compassionate. No one would be able to understand the hardship that they are in. This is why we are happy and proud to have raised both funds and awareness for Happy People Helping People’s cause.
Another beneficiary of our Charity Pot campaign is Oogachaga. This collaboration with Oogachaga is to support their operating expenses and training funds that will be used in 2016 for their employees. Oogachaga is a counselling and support organisation that provides services to individuals facing issues ranging from diversity and sexuality, to domestic and home violence. This campaign comes strongly tied in with our direction where support is given to small, grassroots sized beneficiaries that may be overlooked and would face trouble raising funds. Oogachaga’s efforts on supporting human rights caught our attention and we unhesitatingly proceeded with the collaboration and raised more than $8000 within a short span of 4 months. (June 2015-Sept 2015)
Another important milestone for 2015 was Lush Singapore taking in the Oxford Street Range of products and it is currently in our stores here in Singapore.
We have also opened a new outlet at Great World City Level 1, and it is our 4th successful opening. Renovation plans went out and construction went underway, and opened in August. We are positive about this years expansion and next year’s outlook.
We are looking into more charity collaborations next year to offer support and funding for more foundations in need of help and would be giving our flagship outlet at Wisma Atria a new makeover. If you have any suggestions, or would like to reach out to us for future charity collaborations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org