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Lazada 5ThingstoDoValentinesDay Hugging

1. Hug a Loved One

Why give only flowers or chocolates to your loved ones, when you can couple it with a hug too? Hugs are awesome as they naturally boost your happiness levels! Not only does giving hugs release oxytocin (that warm fuzzy feeling), a good hug also conveys love and care for your loved ones. So don’t be stingy and give hugs freely to everyone you care about!

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2. Pet a Stray

Who says Valentine’s Day only applies to people? You can show animals some love too! Most of us would have seen a stray animal from time to time but how many of us actually pay notice to them? Today is the day to declare your love for animals! Pet a stray to show them that they’re loved too.

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3. Help with Household Chores

It’s the one thing we all hate but somebody has got to do it. Show appreciation to your partner or parents for all that they've done by taking on the household chores for the day. Cook a meal, do the laundry, mop the floor or even better, clean the toilet!

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4. Make a DIY Gift

DIY gifts are precious as they can’t be bought from anywhere else. Frame up a treasured memory, make your own terrarium or simply create a handmade card. Not only are DIY gifts cost-effective, they are also chock-full of love from you!

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5. Give Love, Give Life

The greatest love you can give is to give life and it doesn’t have to be directed at someone you know. For all you know, the stranger that you’ve helped is someone else’s loved one too. Check out how Lazada does it with the blood donation drive they held on 12 Feb. They’re Giving Love, By Giving Life this Valentine’s day, and so can you! Find out more here.

Beyond international disaster relief, the Singapore Red Cross delivers a suite of services aimed to uplift the nation's vulnerable and to enhance community resilience. As the homegrown humanitarian organisation turns 70 in 2019, we are opening our doors for you to experience our rich heritage, learn first aid, ride on our ambulance, understand our local and global operations, and shop at our thrift shop! Come join us! One day only!

23 March 2019 (Sat)

15 Penang Lane Red Cross House Singapore 238486

OPEN HOUSE: 10am to 4pm

TOURS: 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm

Meeting Point: "The Red Wall" (Wall Mural outside Red Cross House)

Highlights

Join our 5-stop tour that brings you from 'the red wall' to an ambulance, the academy, the hall where community activities are abuzz, the heritage wall where a senior volunteer will regal with tales of yesteryears, culminating with a visit to the awesome thrift shop, where all proceeds go towards local humanitarian services.

A walk down memory lane

The Singapore Red Cross, with its contributions over the past 70 years, has a special place in local history and stands as a leader to communities and organisations with humanitarian objectives. The Red Cross House was officially opened in 1961 by Yang di-Pertuan Negara Yusof bin Ishak, who was then the Patron of the Singapore Red Cross. Red Cross House was originally a two-storey building designed by Dr Ho Kok Hoe, a pioneering architect who was also President of the Singapore Art Society. A third storey was added in the 1970s and the building was conserved in 2014. A community mural (‘the red wall’) was commissioned to amplify the good work the homegrown humanitarian organisation does for the city’s vulnerable, as it turns 70 in 2019.

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