Make a Date: The Change Movement Charity Pop-up

Mention Zouk and you’re probably thinking of music and drinks.

Come 30 November, their dance floors and lounges will convert to a charity fair, housing 50 vendors who congregate to do their part for a charitable cause. The Change Movement helms this event to raise funds on behalf of the Student Advisory Centre, a non-profit team dedicated to nurture and support underprivileged children and their families. Each of this 50 businesses will pledge a percentage of their proceeds to the Student Advisory Centre in a bid to help change someone else’s life for the better.

As an extension of the 50 for 50 fundraising community anchored by the SG50 project, and supported by the National Council For Social Service (NCSS), 50 changemakers – young, creative individuals below 35 years old – pledge to raise funds for 50 lesser-known charities. The mission: each changemaker needs to raise as much they can by 11.59pm, Dec 31st, 2014. A corporate donor will match funds raised by each changemaker dollar-to-dollar, and NCSS’s Care & Share Movement, led by Community Chest, will further match, dollar-to-dollar, the total amount from this charity drive. So for every dollar raised, $4 is donated to the Student Advisory Centre.

Make a date and swing by this fun-filled do-good event! With former 987fm DJs, Genevieve Lim & Chew Soo Wei hosting the event and so many exciting products and services to explore, there’s tons lined up for everyone:

Expect to treat your palates with nom-noms from 3 Bites Full, Ben & Jerry’s, Cocoloco, DessertGuroo, Eastern Granola, Elementary Co. x MLK Co. x Edible Co, Oriole Coffee, Sweet Bakes, Tea Traders Company, The blend&press co., Uncle G’s Handmade; Spinacas, Second Helpings, Infuusa, Fish Sch-nack, Flying Feline, MOFO Chilli;

bring out the shopaholic in you, or get Christmas shopping done with Cosset, Crown & Co, Epigram Books, Flying Feline, Greenie Genie, Happy Socks, Infuusa, Plume and Preen, Poppy & Co., Saught, Scenestealer, Stale & Co.,Status Anxiety, Stelliyah, Sundays, theKANG, The Lab, The Weave Co., TheBowerbirds, Theo10 Natural, Threadbare & Squirrel, DIY Culture, Vinylicious, Weekend Sundries, The Fingersmith Letterpress, Graphtik Watches, Kuin Studio, Musstard, Elliawrites, Ho5ana, Al et Clar, Palladium, Controlled Commodity, Art Loft;

beautify yourself with grooming services at Spa Esprit’s The Grand Beauty Hotel (they specially extended their run by another day just for this event!);

move those muscles at a pop-up yoga session (led by Shirlyn Tan – yes the girl who sings at Wala Wala) and a capoeira class ((Rebel FC fighter, “Mighty” May Ooi) by Brazilian Cultural Centre, a two-hour Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu open mat session by Trifecta Martial Arts

groove to live music from of the vocals of Iris Judotter & The Beats, Amanda Tee, Empat Lines

There’s something for the children too: Parents will love kids clothing brand, Cavalier, and while you’re busy sieving out some good buys, little munchkins can try their hands at the art class and capoeira class just for them! Kids will love the balloon sculpting and airbrush tattooing booths too!

Kids in full focus at a Capoeira class – a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Credit: Brazilian Cultural Center (Singapore)

The list is non-exhaustive; more partners are joining the bandwagon from now till the day of event. Visit The Change Movement’s website and follow them for updates and announcements.

WHEN: 30 November, Sunday, 2 – 7PM

WHERE: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St, Singapore 169420

WHO: The Changemaker
Co-founder and creative director of Trifecta Martial Arts, Grace Huang, has been selected as one of the 50 changemakers to be part of 50 For 50. Classically trained in all things design, she currently holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Contact Grace: grace@trifecta.com.sg

FOR: Student Advisory Centre
Dedicated to nurturing and supporting underprivileged children and their families, the secular Student Advisory Centre focuses on the relief of poverty and education advance- ment. Its philanthropic services include providing free food, financial assistance, counselling programmes, educational support, and home improvements to troubled and impoverished youths whose family income falls below $625 a month (or $20 a day). For more information, visit Student Advisory Centre’s website.

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Editor’s note:
We are excited to help spread the word for this charitable cause and even happier to support Grace in her initiative. She was an ex-KCian and this project pulls her together with fellow KC alumnus: Charmaine Seah (Elementary Co.), Charlene Yap (Shiok SG), Jun (Cocoloco), May Ooi (Capoeira) and Genevieve Lim as the emcee for this special event! Do show your support and help spread some cheer to the children at the Student Advisory Centre :)