Singapore Pools to close outlets for half a day on 9 May for community event
This is only the second time it is closing outlets during regular hours due to a community outreach program
SINGAPORE — Singapore Pools, the city-state's legal lottery operator, has announced the closure of all its branches on Tuesday (9 May) for half a day, so that its employees can participate in a community event.
This will mark only the second time the operator has closed its outlets for half a day during regular hours of its operation to facilitate a community programme.
However, the closure will not affect authorised retail outlets, Livewire venues, and online account services, the operator said on Friday (5 May).
Singapore Pools gives back
The Singapore Pools Community Day 2023 event will take place at the Gardens by the Bay, with about 340 company volunteers on hand to assist close to 300 beneficiaries from social service agencies.
The social service agencies include: AMKFSC, Filos Community Services, Metta Welfare Association, Society for the Aged Sick, NKF, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities, and Loving Heart.
Singapore Pools said that this initiative supports its commitment to the Digital for Life movement, as it seeks to encourage the beneficiaries, particularly seniors, to embrace technology.
The event, which also coincides with Singapore Pools' 55th anniversary, will be attended by Josephine Teo, the Minister for Communications and Information.
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