FairPrice 39th edition of Share-A-Textbook returns, donate preloved textbooks at 81 selected FairPrice stores islandwide till 30 Nov

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Starts26 Oct 2021 (Tue)Ends30 Nov 2021 (Tue)
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In its 39th year, the project returns with the aim to help low-income families alleviate their financial burden by providing free pre-loved textbooks.

Besides reaching out to needy families which is even more crucial during unprecedented times, it also promotes environmental sustainability through reusing and recycling of textbooks.

This year, 81 selected FairPrice stores including Warehouse Club, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, FairPrice Finest stores, selected supermarkets, and FairPrice Xpress outlets at Esso service stations will serve as donation drop-off points from today (26 October) to 30 November 2021

Over 2,100 volunteers from community partners and schools, along with FairPrice staff and members of the general public, have also signed up to assist in collecting, sorting and organising textbooks. This is the highest number of volunteers the project has attracted since it was introduced 39 years ago – a 20 per cent increase compared to last year which saw the participation of over 1,800 volunteers.

Since its inception, FairPrice Share-A-Textbook has collected, redistributed, and recycled over 6 million textbooks. This year, FairPrice is calling for the continued support from members of the community to donate their used textbooks at the designated collection points. (For a full list of collection points, please refer to the Appendix below).

Strict safety measures in place to ensure the well-being of volunteers and members of the public

To ensure the safety of the public and volunteers, various measures will be introduced to adhere to safe distancing measures. These measures include safe entry for contact tracing, checking of vaccination status, regular temperature taking, providing gloves and hand sanitizers to volunteers, limiting the number of volunteers per area, and implementing a booking system of time-slots to facilitate the collection of books.

This year, the textbooks collection area will be divided into three zones with a cap on the total number of people – including beneficiaries, members of the public and volunteers – allowed into each zone at any given time. Forms for the pre-booking of collection time slots will be made available for beneficiaries under the priority scheme and the public – a total of 10 hourly collection time slots are available each day, and each booking limits a total of two pax for collection of textbooks. (For more information, please refer here or email fptextbook@fairprice.com.sg). High-touch surfaces within the collection zones will also be sanitised after the end of each session.

FairPrice will work with social service organisations and Community Development Councils (CDCs) to shortlist students from low-income families, or families who have been impacted by the Covid-19 situation, where they will be given priority to collect textbooks before access is given to the general public. The books will be available for the public to collect from 11 to 15 December 2021 at Our Tampines Hub. The number of distribution days will extend from two days in previous years to five days to facilitate collection of books in adherence to Covid-19 safety measures.

What and when is the donation period?

This year, members of the public donate their pre-loved textbooks for the project at 81 FairPrice stores island wide, including Warehouse Club, FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets, FairPrice Finest stores, selected FairPrice supermarkets, and FairPrice Xpress stores at Esso service stations. Please refer below for the full list of stores where you can donate your textbooks at.

The donation period is from 26th October to 30th November 2021. All books collected will be sent for sorting before distribution.

What type of pre-loved textbooks can one donate?

All textbooks that are in the current syllabus and in usable condition (i.e. no torn / missing pages and no scribbling).

You may visit https://www.moe.gov.sg/education-in-sg/approved-textbook-list for list of books in current syllabus.

Will FairPrice take in assessment books, story books or encyclopedias?

Yes. They will be sorted under the ‘Reference / Others’ category for collection.

When is the public* distribution period?

Members of the public are welcome to pick up pre-loved textbooks from 12th to 15th December 2021 at Arena @ Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523. However, please pre-book your preferred date and time-slot before the distribution

* In addition to the above four days, students under the Priority Collection Scheme may also choose to pick up your textbooks on 11th December 2021.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, what safety measures are in place for the distribution event?

In view of the COVID-19 safety guidelines and to safeguard your well-being, a series of safety measures will be implemented. These include:

  • Extension of public collection days from one to four; an additional day is made available for students under the priority collection scheme to choose from.
  • Ten hourly time-slots will be made available for booking per day. This is to minimise crowding at the venue and allow volunteers to sanitise the collection zones at the end of every time-slot.
  • Temperature taking and Safe Entry procedures are compulsory before admission into the collection zones.
  • You are required to bring along your TraceTogether token or activate your mobile application during the distribution drive.
  • You are required to provide proof of your vaccination status. Unvaccinated individuals will be refused entry to the event venue.
  • A maximum number of two pax per booking will be allowed into the collection zone for a period of 30-minutes to select your textbooks.
  • There will be a maximum number of two volunteers per academic level to provide assistance where necessary.
  • 30-minutes will be used for sanitising the collection zones at the end of every time-slot..
  • A safe-distancing agent will be assigned at the collection zone to ensure the adherence to safety guidelines.
  • Should you feel unwell on-site, please approach our volunteers or safe-distancing agent for assistance.

List of FairPrice Stores for Donation of Textbooks

Warehouse Club (1)
FairPrice Hub1 Joo Koon Circle, Level 3, 629117
FairPrice Xtra (9)
Ang Mo Kio Hub53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #B2-40, Ang Mo Kio Hub, 569933
Changi Business Park8 Changi Business Park Ave 1, #01-51& #02-51, 486018
Hougang PointNo.1 Hougang St 91, #02-01 Hougang 1, 538692
Jem50 Jurong Gateway Road, #B1-21/22 & #B3-01, 608549
Jurong Point63 Jurong West Central 3, #03-01, Jurong Point, 648331
Kallang Wave Mall1 Stadium Place Level 1, #01-29, 397628
Nex23 Serangoon Central, #03-42, Nex Mall, 556083
Parkway Parade80 Marine Parade Road, #03-28, Parkway Parade,

Singapore, 449269

VivoCity1 Habourfront Walk, #B2-23/#01-23, VivoCity, 098585
FairPrice Finest (29)
100 AM100 Tras Street , #B1-01, 079027
111 Somerset111 Somerset Road, #01-01/02, #01-21 – 30, 238164
Artra12 Alexandra View, #01-18, 158736
Balmoral Plaza271 Bukit Timah Road, Balmoral Plaza #01-08/08A, Balmoral Road, 259708
Bedok Mall311 New Upper Changi Road #B2-60, Bedok Mall, 467360
Bukit Panjang PlazaNo.1 Jelebu Rd #01-15 & #02-20, Bukit Panjang Plaza, 677743
Bukit Timah PlazaNo.1 Jln Anak Bukit #B1-01 & #B2-01, Bukit Timah Plaza, 588996
Changi Airport Terminal 365 Airport Boulevard, Basement 2 North, Unit B2LS2 – #B2-10, Terminal 3, 819663
Changi City Point5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #B1-09 to 11, 486038
The Clementi Mall3155 Commonwealth Avenue West, #B1-12/13/14, 129588
Funan Mall107 North Bridge Road, #B1-10, Funan Mall, 179105
Hougang Street 21202 Hougang St 21, #01-00, 530202
Junction 8 Shopping Centre9 Bishan Place #B1-01, Junction 8 Shopping Centre, 579837
Jewel Changi Airport78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-205 to 208, Jewel Changi Airport, 819666
Katong Village Hotel30 East Coast Road , #01-06 to 09, Katong Village Hotel (428751)
Le Quest4 Bukit Batok St 41 #01-91/92, 657991
Marine Parade CentralNo. 6 Marine Parade Central, 449411
myVillage1 Maju Ave, #B1-11 to # B1-K09, Serangoon Garden, 556679
Paya Lebar Quarter10 Paya Lebar Road, #B2-09, Paya Lebar Quarter, 409057
Scotts Square6 Scotts Road , #B1-03 to 07 and #B1-10, Scotts Square, 228209
Seletar Mall33 Sengkang West Avenue, #B2-24, Seletar Mall, 797653
Tiong Bahru Plaza302 Tiong Bahru Rd , #B1-01/02, Tiong Bahru Plaza,168732
Thomson Plaza301 Upper Thomson Rd #03-37/38, Thomson Plaza, 574408
Valley Point491 River Valley Road, #01-14, Valley Point, 248371
Waterway Point83 Punggol Central, #B2-32 , Waterway Point, 828761
The Woodgrove30 Woodlands Ave 1, #01-11, The Woodgrove, 739065
Wisteria Mall598 Yishun Ring Road, #01-01, Wisteria Mall, 768698
Yew Tee MRT Station61 Choa Chu Kang Drive, #01-01, Yew Tee MRT Station, 689715
Zhongshan Park20 Ah Hood Road #02-01, Zhong Shan Park, 329984
FairPrice Supermarkets (18)
Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6, #01-4056, 560712
Blk 355 Sembawang Way355 Sembawang Way, #01-01, 750355
Bukit Merah Central166 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3531 & #02-3531, 150166
Bedok North Street 1212 Bedok Nth St 1, #01-147, 460212
City Square Mall180 Kitchener Road, #B1-09/10, City Square Mall, 208539
Eastpoint3 Simei St 6, #05-01, Eastpoint, 528833
Enabling Village20 Lengkok Bahru, #01-13, Enabling Village, 159053
Hillion Mall17 Petir Road, #B2-67, Hillion Mall, 678278
Joo Chiat Complex2 Joo Chiat Road, #01-1139 / #02-1139, Joo Chiat Complex, 420002
Kallang Bahru71 Kallang Bahru, #01-529 / #02-531, 330071
Northpoint City1 Northpoint Drive, #B2-103 to 107, Northpoint City, 768019
Punggol Oasis Terraces681 Punggol Oasis Terraces, #B1-01, 820681
Rivervale Mall11 Rivervale Crescent, #03-01, Rivervale Mall, 545082
SingPost Centre10 Eunos Road 8, #B1-101 to 107, SingPost Centre, 408600
Sun Plaza30 Sembawang Drive, #B1-01/02, Sun Plaza, 757713
Tampines Mall4 Tampines Central 5, #B1-12, Tampines Mall, 529510
Our Tampines Hub1 Tampines Walk, #B1-01, Our Tampines Hub, 528523
HDB Hub500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #B1-32/#01-33, 310500
FairPrice Xpress @ Esso Stations (24)
Esso Ang Mo Kio Ave 33551 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, 569927
Esso Ang Mo Kio Ave 82225 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, 569810
Esso Bedok North99 Bedok North Road, 469677
Esso Bedok South799 Bedok South Avenue 1, 469335
Esso Bukit Batok813 Bukit Batok West Ave 5, 659084
Esso Choa Chu Kang Ave 350 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, 689858
Esso Chua Chu Kang Way31 Choa Chu Kang Way, 688786
Esso East Coast239 / 255 East Coast Road, 428932
Esso Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim302 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, 619594
Esso Jervois1 Jervois Road, 248992
Esso Jurong East150 Jurong East Avenue 1, 609787
Esso Lorong Chuan384 Lorong Chuan, 556810
Esso Macpherson110 / 114 Macpherson Road, 348501
Esso Mountbatten708 Mountbatten Road, 437733
Esso Pasir Ris61 Pasir Ris Drive 1, 519525
Esso Sengkang211 Punggol Road, 546673
Esso Sengkang West150 Sengkang West Way. 797622
Esso Tampines Ave 79 Tampines Avenue 7, 529619
Esso Toa Payoh Lor 2399 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 319640
Esso Upper Bukit Timah A213 Upper Bukit Timah Road, 588183
Esso Upper Changi North B955 Upper Changi Road North, 507662
Esso West Coast181 West Coast Road, 127373
Esso Woodlands Ave 150 Woodlands Avenue 1, 739066
Esso Yishun10 Yishun Avenue 9, 768888

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2 Comments on FairPrice 39th edition of Share-A-Textbook returns, donate preloved textbooks at 81 selected FairPrice stores islandwide till 30 Nov

  1. the jurong point collection area is wrong. just go straight to the NTUC outlet on level 2

  2. Sorry to hear that. Please feedback to [ fptextbook [at] fairprice.com.sg ] directly as the info from their page here.

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