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More books needed for Share-A-Textbook project to help 25,000 needy students 

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  • Textbook donations accepted at all FairPrice stores and collection will be extended till Wednesday, 7 December 2022
  • This year’s Share-A-Textbook Project aims to collect more than half a million textbooks to benefit about 25,000 underprivileged students between seven to 16 years old – 70 percent of the target number of books reached so far. 

SINGAPORE, 24 November 2022 – In the spirit of giving back to the community and promoting sustainability through reusing and recycling, NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) is inviting members of the public to come together in a final push to support its annual FairPrice Share-A-Textbook project by donating pre-loved textbooks in good condition at all FairPrice stores islandwide. This signature community initiative has since collected 350,000 pre-loved textbooks over the past three weeks and is 30 percent short of its target to collect half a million textbooks to benefit about 25,000 underprivileged students this year.

In an effort to collect more books, the donation date has been extended from 30 November to 7 December to allow more time for donors to drop off their books at all FairPrice stores. This includes FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, FairPrice Finest stores, Warehouse Club, and FairPrice Xpress outlets at Esso service stations – totalling 177 outlets in multiple retail formats spread across Singapore.  

About 25,000 students, between seven to 16 years old, who were shortlisted from various social service organisations and Community Development Councils, will be given priority to collect textbooks on 10 December before access is given to the general public from 11 to 12 December. Since the launch of the project 40 years ago, FairPrice’s Share-A-Textbook has collected, redistributed and recycled over 6.8 million textbooks.

Booking of collection slots to commence on 26 November 2022.

To safeguard the well-being of the public and volunteers, pre-booking of a collection time-slot will be made mandatory. Forms for the pre-booking of collection time slots will be made available for beneficiaries under the priority scheme and the public where there are 10 hourly collection time slots are available each day, and each booking limits a total of two pax into the Arena for collection of textbooks. Booking of collection time-slot for the public will commence on 26 November 2022. 

For more information, please refer to www.fairpricegroup.com.sg/do-good/faqs/#share-a-textbook or email fptextbook@fairprice.com.sg). 

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