9th March 2016 marks the grand opening of Swensen’s in Bugis Junction. As part of their innovative corporate social responsibility plan, their partners were encouraged to donate to Metta Welfare Association instead of sending congratulatory flowers. Swensen’s matched dollar for dollar for every amount raised and the donation drive raised $10 000 for Metta Welfare Association to benefit needy students.
20 Metta students who are on financial assistance were invited to attend the grand opening. They were treated to a delectable meal and were given the opportunities to choose from Swensen’s wide selection. For many students, this was their first time eating in a restaurant and they were excited about the experience. One of the student mentioned, “Eating in Swensen’s is like eating a Lunar New Year reunion dinner, the food is so yummy!’’
We would like to thank Swensen’s and their partners for raising funds to help support the less privileged students.