Working with the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN) on two charitable initiatives, Capella Singapore will be holding staycation auctions and a chance to be a Secret Santa to children at APSN Student Care Centre this holiday season.
In line with Capella Hotels and Resorts’ commitment to supporting local communities, mentoring youths and offering meaningful hospitality experiences, Capella Singapore pledges to create an environment that uplifts and embraces young people with disabilities. The luxury hotel offers curated mentorship opportunities, such as learning from the chefs, for with persons from APSN.
The first initiative from Capella Singapore is an online auction to raise funds for APSN. Guests can bid online until 30 November to win an exclusive one-night staycation package over the festive season.
Including seasonal epicurean experiences, the winners will be able to stay in a Capella suite on 24th December for the Christmas Staycation Auction Experience, or 31st December for the New Year Staycation Auction Experience.
Winners will also be treated to a feast, at the hotel’s contemporary Cantonese restaurant Cassia or Mediterranean-inspired The Knolls, that the hotel had prepared especially for the two holidays. Two suites are available per staycation experience, and bidding starts from S$3,000. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to ASPN.
In addition to the staycation auction, Capella Singapore will be inviting guests to play Secret Santa to the children at APSN Student Care Centre. To ensure the children receive a special gift this festive season, APSN will be preparing a list of gifts, which will be shared with Capella Singapore’s long-stay residents.
Stanley Tang, Acting CEO of APSN shares: “APSN is grateful to be an adopted charity of Capella Singapore’s social initiatives. Through our continued partnership with Capella Singapore, it is heartening to see our students with special needs being equipped with the necessary skills to work and lead meaningful lives, thus allowing them to be active contributors of our society.”
In addition to the charitable activities taking place on property throughout the season, guests can indulge in the island resort’s festivities from Christmas Eve through to New Year’s Day. Highlights include The Knolls’ four-course lunch and a three-course dinner on Christmas Day, as well as Cassia’s six-course dinner menu on New Year’s Day.
A social service agency providing special education for persons with mild intellectual disability, APSN’s Schools and Centres benefit over 1,300 people each year and seek to enable persons with special needs to be active contributors to society.