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FairPrice Share-A-Textbook initiative adopts strict safety measures while providing support to needy families amidst Covid-19

Published on
29 October 2020
  • The 38th edition of FairPrice’s signature community initiative continues to provide needy students with access to educational resources
  • Members of public are encouraged to donate textbooks at 77 selected FairPrice stores islandwide including Warehouse Club, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, FairPrice Finest stores, selected supermarkets, and FairPrice Xpress outlets at Esso service stations
  • To ensure the safety of all volunteers and members of public, FairPrice will adopt strict safety measures, which includes extending the distribution period and allocating time slots for the collection of textbooks

SINGAPORE, 29 October 2020 – NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) today launched its signature community initiative, FairPrice Share-A-Textbook Project. As the Project enters its 38th year, it continues to stay relevant especially during these unprecedented times, to help reduce educational expenses for students from low-income families or families who have been financially affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It also rallies the community to do good and foster community spiritedness, while championing a sustainable environment by promoting reusing and recycling. This year, 77 selected FairPrice stores including Warehouse Club, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, FairPrice Finest stores, selected supermarkets, and FairPrice Xpress outlets at Esso service stations will serve as donation drop-off points from today to 30 November 2020.

Mr Seah Kian Peng, Group CEO, NTUC FairPrice, said, “Covid-19 has disrupted our economy and our daily lives, which has further impacted the less fortunate in our community. Despite challenging circumstances, we will continue with our signature community initiative, FairPrice Share-A-Textbook. Through this initiative, we hope to create a positive social impact by allowing students from less privileged background gain access to resources for their educational needs.”

The launch was held at Our Tampines Hub and officiated by Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Education and Foreign Affairs, and attended by Mr Seah Kian Peng, Group CEO, FairPrice Group, along with key community partners of the initiative.

Since the launch of the project, FairPrice’s Share-A-Textbook has collected, redistributed and recycled over 5.8 million textbooks. This year, FairPrice calls for the continued support from members of the community to donate their used textbooks at the designated collection points.

(For a full list of collection points, please refer to the Appendix below).

Strict safety measures in place to ensure the well-being of volunteers and members of the public

To ensure the safety of the public and volunteers, various measures will be introduced to adhere to safe distancing measures. Besides splitting into smaller teams to handle the sorting of textbooks, all volunteers are provided with care packs consisting of wet wipes, disposable gloves and hand sanitizer.

This year, the textbooks collection area will be divided into two zones with a cap on the total number of people – including beneficiaries, members of the public and volunteers – allowed into each zone at any given time. Forms for the pre-booking of collection time slots will be made available for beneficiaries under the priority scheme and the general public – a total of 10 collection time slots are available each day, and no more than 20 bookings of two persons each will be allowed for each time slot per zone. (For more information, please refer to or email High-touch surfaces within the collection zones will also be sanitised after the end of each session.

FairPrice will work with social service organisations and Community Development Councils (CDCs) to shortlist students from low-income families, or families who have been impacted by the Covid-19 situation, where they will be given priority to collect textbooks before access is given to the general public. The books will be available for the public to collect from 13 to 16 December 2020 at Our Tampines Hub. The number of distribution days will extend from two days in previous years to five days to facilitate collection of books in adherence to Covid-19 safety measures.


Appendix – List of FairPrice Stores for Donation of Textbooks

Warehouse ClubFairPrice Hub (1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 3, 629117)
FairPrice Xtra at AMK Hub53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #B2-40, Ang Mo Kio Hub, 569933
FairPrice Xtra at Changi Business Park8 Changi Business Park Ave 1, #01-51& #02-51, 486018
FairPrice Xtra at JEM50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-21/22 & #B3-01, 608549
FairPrice Xtra at Jurong Point63 Jurong West Central 3, #03-01, Jurong Point, 648331
FairPrice Xtra at Kallang Wave Mall1 Stadium Place Level 1, #01-29, 397628
FairPrice Xtra at NEX23 Serangoon Central, #03-42, Nex Mall, 556083
FairPrice Xtra at VivoCity1 Habourfront Walk, #B2-23/#01-23, VivoCity, 098585
FairPrice Finest (100AM)111 Somerset Road, #01-01/02, #01-21 – 30, 238164
FairPrice Finest (111 Somerset)111 Somerset Road, #01-01/02, #01-21 – 30, 238164
FairPrice Finest (Artra)12 Alexandra View, #01-18, 158736
FairPrice Finest (Bedok Mall)311 New Upper Changi Road #B2-60, Bedok Mall, 467360
FairPrice Finest (Bukit Panjang Plaza)No.1 Jelebu Rd #01-15 & #02-20, Bukit Panjang Plaza, 677743
FairPrice Finest (Bukit Timah Plaza)No.1 Jln Anak Bukit #B1-01 & #B2-01, Bukit Timah Plaza, 588996
FairPrice Finest (Changi Airport Terminal 3)65 Airport Boulevard, Basement 2 North, Unit B2LS2 – #B2-10, Terminal 3, 819663
FairPrice Finest (Changi City Point)5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #B1-09 to 11, 486038
FairPrice Finest (The Clementi Mall)3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, #B1-12/13/14, 129588
FairPrice Finest (The Funan Mall)107 North Bridge Road, #B1-10, Funan Mall, 179105
FairPrice Finest (Hougang Street 21)202 Hougang St 21, #01-00, 530202
FairPrice Finest (Junction 8 Shopping Centre)9 Bishan Place #B1-01, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, 579837
FairPrice Finest (Jewel Changi Airport)78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-205 to 208, Jewel Changi Airport, 819666
FairPrice Finest (Katong Village Hotel)30 East Coast Road , #01-06 to 09, Katong Village Hotel (428751)
FairPrice Finest (Marine Parade Central)No. 6 Marine Parade Central, 449411
FairPrice Finest (myVillage)1 Maju Ave, #B1-11 to # B1-K09, Serangoon Garden, 556679
FairPrice Finest (Paya Lebar Quarter)10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-09, Paya Lebar Quarter, 409057
FairPrice Finest (Scotts Square)6 Scotts Road , #B1-03 to 07 and #B1-10, Scotts Square, 228209
FairPrice Finest (Seletar Mall)33 Sengkang West Avenue, #B2-24, Seletar Mall, 797653
FairPrice Finest (Tiong Bahru Plaza)302 Tiong Bahru Rd , #B1-01/02, Tiong Bahru Plaza,168732
FairPrice Finest (Thomson Plaza)301 Upper Thomson Rd #03-37/38, Thomson Plaza, 574408
FairPrice Finest (Valley Point)491 River Valley Road, #01-14, Valley Point, 248371
FairPrice Finest (Waterway Point)83 Punggol Central, #B2-32 , Waterway Point, 828761
FairPrice Finest (The Woodgrove)30 Woodlands Ave 1, #01-11, The Woodgrove, 739065
FairPrice Finest (Wisteria Mall)598 Yishun Ring Road, #01-01, Wisteria Mall, 768698
FairPrice Finest (Yew Tee MRT Station)61 Choa Chu Kang Drive, #01-01, Yew Tee MRT Station, 689715
FairPrice Finest (Zhongshan Park)20 Ah Hood Road #02-01, Zhong Shan Park, 329984
FairPrice (Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6)712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #01-4056, 560712
FairPrice (Blk 355 Sembawang Way)355 Sembawang Way, #01-01, 750355
FairPrice (Bukit Merah Central)166 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3531 & #02-3531, 150166
FairPrice (Bedok North Street 1)212 Bedok Nth St 1, #01-147, 460212
FairPrice (City Square Mall)180 Kitchener Road, #B1-09/10, City Square Mall, 208539
FairPrice (Eastpoint)3 Simei St 6, #05-01, Eastpoint, 528833
FairPrice (Enabling Village)20 Lengkok Bahru, #01-13, Enabling Village, 159053
FairPrice (Hillion Mall)17 Petir Road, #B2-67, Hillion Mall, 678278
FairPrice (Joo Chiat Complex)2 Joo Chiat Road, #01-1139 / #02-1139, Joo Chiat Complex, 420002
FairPrice (Kallang Bahru)71 Kallang Bahru, #01-529 / #02-531, 330071
FairPrice (Northpoint City)1 Northpoint Drive, #B2-103 to 107, Northpoint City, 768019
FairPrice (Punggol Oasis Terraces)681 Punggol Oasis Terraces, #B1-01, 820681
FairPrice (Rivervale Mall)11 Rivervale Crescent, #03-01, Rivervale Mall, 545082
FairPrice (SingPost Centre)10 Eunos Road 8, #B1-101 to 107, SingPost Centre, 408600
FairPrice (Sun Plaza)30 Sembawang Drive, #B1-01/02, Sun Plaza, 757713
FairPrice (Tampines Mall)4 Tampines Central 5, #B1-12, Tampines Mall, 529510
FairPrice (Our Tampines Hub)1 Tampines Walk, #B1-01, Our Tampines Hub, 528523
FairPrice (HDB Hub)500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #B1-32/#01-33, 310500
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Ang Mo Kio Ave 33551 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, 569927
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Ang Mo Kio Ave 82225 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, 569810
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Bedok North99 Bedok North Road, 469677
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Bedok South799 Bedok South Avenue 1, 469335
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Bukit Batok813 Bukit Batok West Ave 5, 659084
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Choa Chu Kang Ave 350 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, 689858
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Chua Chu Kang Way31 Choa Chu Kang Way, 688786
FairPrice Xpress at Esso East Coast239 / 255 East Coast Road, 428932
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim302 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, 619594
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Jervois1 Jervois Road, 248992
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Jurong East150 Jurong East Avenue 1, 609787
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Lorong Chuan384 Lorong Chuan, 556810
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Macpherson110 / 114 Macpherson Road, 348501
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Mountbatten708 Mountbatten Road, 437733
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Pasir Ris61 Pasir Ris Drive 1, 519525
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Sengkang211 Punggol Road, 546673
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Sengkang West150 Sengkang West Way. 797622
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Tampines Ave 79 Tampines Avenue 7, 529619
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Toa Payoh Lor 2399 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 319640
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Upper Bukit Timah A213 Upper Bukit Timah Road, 588183
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Upper Changi North B955 Upper Changi Road North, 507662
FairPrice Xpress at Esso West Coast181 West Coast Road, 127373
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Woodlands Ave 150 Woodlands Avenue 1, 739066
FairPrice Xpress at Esso Yishun10 Yishun Avenue 9, 768888

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