Help empower young women who have experienced abuse
For the month of March, local skincare brand Sigi Skin will donate 10 per cent of their proceeds for the month to HSCA Dayspring Residential Treatment Centre. The centre helps young teenage girls who have suffered from abuse to successfully reintegrate into their families and schools by providing them with a safe and caring environment where they can heal. Sigi Skin products are available here.
Buy a drink at 7-Eleven
Feeling thirsty? From now until 16 April, buy selected products from convenience store 7-Eleven and the company will donate part of their sales to Daughters of Tomorrow as part of their “Celebrate The Power Of Pink” initiative. Daughters of Tomorrow is a non-profit organisation that supports programmes and services for women from low-income families. Items include Yeo’s Bandung Soya, Chun Cui He Rose Honey Milk Tea and Blackmores Women Vitality Multi vitamins, and more. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Purchase Net-A-Porter’s limited edition tees
Flaunt your girl power in any of these six exclusive t-shirts designed by six female designers: Victoria Beckham, Isabel Marant, Ellery, Rosie Assoulin, Alexa Chung and Perfect Moment. Not only will you look fab, you’ll also be helping vulnerable women as proceeds will go to benefiting Women for Women International, a non-profit organisation that helps women living in war-torn countries to rebuild their lives. Each t-shirt boasts a unique image or slogan that showcases the designers’ interpretations of women’s empowerment and courage. Victoria Beckham’s piece features her own handwriting and the phrase “I am her” to display concepts of sisterhood and compassion, while Isabel Marant’s vibrant and uplifting “You Go Girl!” encourages and applauds women. Get a piece for yourself, and your mum and gal pals while you’re at it. From $120, available here.
Write on Merci Marcel's "Notes to Women" wall
This International Women’s Day (March 8), encourage your fellow womenkind by penning inspiring and uplifting messages and posting them on a wall at French restaurant Merci Marcel. The multi-concept boutique-eatery, known for its breezy and gorgeous interior, will donate $3 to local gender advocacy group Aware for every photo taken of a note that is shared on Facebook and Instagram (remember to tag @awaresingapore, @mercimarcel and include hashtag #notestowomen). Bon appétit.
Merci Marcel is at #01-68, 56 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160056.
Spacebib’s IWD Online Race 2019
Get fit for a good cause? Sold! Run with your girl friends or family and colleagues — anywhere and anytime in support for International Women’s Day. Spacebib will be donating $1 and $3 to Aware for everyone that finishes the ‘basic’ and ‘classic’ categories respectively. Simply register for your preferred 3.8km, 10km or 21.1km distances, track your run or walk with a GPS-enabled running app or sports device during the event period. Your finisher medal and other race entitlements will be delivered to you after results have been submitted and validated by the organisers.
Registration ends on Mar 8, 6pm. Submission period is from March 8, 12am to March 17, 11.59pm. More info here.
Text: Joy Fang