Tree of Life @ Queensway and Piece of Mine

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The Tree of Life Project was started in 2007. It empowers our clients, individuals with intellectual disability, to be green ambassadors.

Our green ambassadors are given opportunities to teach and demonstrate to the public, how ordinary milk bottles can be recycled into art. They also visit students in mainstream schools to inspire them to recycle and care for the earth.

Since the start of 2008, they have reached out to students in more than thirty schools from primary to tertiary levels. They have also worked with corporate partners like PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Singapore Zoo, impacting the general public as well.

The most recent event was a charity auction organised by Piece of Mine to raise funds for COH where one of the recycled art pieces, a chandelier crafted from used plastic bottles by our very own green ambassadors, was auctioned off for $500.

Nearing the end of 2009, COH had another opportunity to display and demonstrate this unique form of recycled art when the Shekinah Assembly of God organised an event at the Queensway Shopping Centre with the aim of increasing public awareness raising funds.

Conducted over 4 weekends including Christmas eve, shoppers had the opportunity to interact with our clients and try their hand at recycled art.

COH is grateful for all the love, help and support it has received from the many volunteers as well as Shekinah Assembly of God and management of Queensway Shopping Centre.

First published in the Courier of Hope 2010

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