Qixi Fest is working with SGCares to reach out to 1,000 beneficiaries (seniors, youth/children) for our 1,000 Wishes programme!
Beneficiaries from Volunteer Welfare Organisations (VWOs) will get to customise crochet Magpie plushies as part of our festival. In addition, they will get to learn about the festival and its cultural origins, over Qixi pastries and tea. The programme will be tailored to beneficiaries’ needs and VWO requirements.
The completed plushies will form a “Magpie Bridge” as part of Qixi Fest’s community art installation at the event’s finale carnival on 19-20 August at Smith Street in Chinatown. The customised magpies will be returned to beneficiaries thereafter.
The "1,000 Wishes" programme for beneficiaries entails:
A sharing on Qixi Fest and its origins
Qixi pastries and tea
A facilitated “1,000 Wishes” workshop by vendor Tiny Rabbit Hole where beneficiaries will get to customise a crochet Magpie plushie.
To help make this programme possible*, individuals are welcomed to support the programme at $77.00 per beneficiary. You can make your sponsorship right here on our website via the "View Details" link above.
For sponsorships with a value of $1,000.00 and above (as an individual or a corporate sponsor), or any queries about the "1000 Wishes programme", please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Administrative fees and logistics costs, for matters such as engaging professional engineers and craftsmen to construct the “Magpie Bridge” display, are absorbed by Qixi Fest.
*Please note that “1000 Wishes” is a separate programme from the “Make a Wish Magpie” public programmes (Beginner Crochet Workshop and Intermediate Crochet Kit) in the festival calendar.