SINGAPORE – The Boys’ Town Blue Ribbon Project raised about $35,000 at the parishes in April. At Church  of St. Ignatius, 28 young people aged seven to 14, approached members of the congregation before and after each Mass on Saturday and Sunday, and raised over $7,000 for the project.

“We covered six Masses altogether and by the end of Sunday evening, I was really tired. But I also felt very satisfied that we had done something to help the kids in Boys’ Town,” said 14-year old Zachary Khoo.

Boys’ Town is a charitable institution that is dedicated to providing guidance, shelter, education, vocational training and practical living skills to youths. The Blue Ribbon Project has been established to help raise funds for the institution’s programmes and services. It is about making a difference in the lives of others, serving to remind us of the importance of caring for one another, especially those in need.

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