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W. Atelier Launches 40th Anniversary Campaign With Donation To Awwa

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W. Atelier will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a donation to AWWA, beginning with the installation of 61 Ecowashers by TOTO at the AWWA Senior Community Home. A series of philanthropy and volunteer efforts will follow for the next few months leading into 2020. This includes a company-wide volunteering event with the seniors of AWWA Senior Community Home and the gifting of Vitra’s Eames Elephant to 40 selected designers who will be invited to pay it forward.

Since it was established in 1979 as the exclusive distributor of TOTO, W. Atelier has rapidly expanded to carry 20 global brands and currently has three showrooms in Singapore. To commemorate its 40 years, W. Atelier partners Community Chest to support selected charitable programmes under AWWA that are serving vulnerable communities in need. All proceeds from the fundraising efforts will go to AWWA in a cheque handover ceremony in 2020.

Mr Gani Atmadiredja, Managing Director of W. Atelier, shares: “W. Atelier’s approach to corporate responsibility is in line with its belief in continuous improvement and raising the quality of life. For our 40th anniversary, we have chosen to donate to AWWA to support various life-changing programmes that will empower persons with disabilities, families and vulnerable seniors. Besides involving all staff in our volunteering efforts, we hope to spread the awareness of AWWA’s causes to our network of influence that encircles partners, designers, and clients to maximise our positive impact on society.”
Ms Charmaine Leung, Managing Director of Community Chest, says: “We are heartened to partner W. Atelier for the first time in dedicating funds raised from their 40th anniversary to AWWA. They have made a difference in the lives of the social service users whom we serve by empowering them with opportunities to improve their quality of life. I hope this initiative will inspire more partners to support Community Chest through its resources to provide help to those in need as we build a caring and inclusive society together.”

Connecting with Seniors from AWWA Senior Community Home
The Ecowasher by TOTO was designed to improve the quality of life and it has found its way into the AWWA Senior Community Home for the benefit, comfort and ease of 150 seniors. Spreading across senior rooms, nursing stations, laundry room, counseling room, the senior recreation room and senior TV rooms, 61 sets of TCW07S Ecowashers are now installed which will be especially beneficial for seniors with mobility issues due to its bidet functions and easy operation. It ensures a high level of hygiene during and after use, all while saving energy and water as its Clean Technology does not require electricity.

"AWWA believes in empowering our seniors to live dignified and independent lives to the best of their abilities. We are grateful to W. Atelier for supporting us in this mission through the donation of the TOTO Ecowasher devices, which will go a long way towards supporting the independence of over 150 seniors and contributing to their overall wellbeing, while making our senior community home more comfortable,” shares Mr Ng Herk Low, Director, Health And Senior Care, AWWA.

W. Atelier will be devoting one full day on Tuesday, 22 October 2019, to spend time at a volunteering event at Hai Bin Prawning (Punggol). Over 80 staff from W. Atelier’s three showrooms and warehouse will be joined by 60 seniors from the Senior Community Home for a day of prawning and interactive activities as part of W. Atelier’s efforts to foster a closer relationship with the seniors besides the donation of Ecowashers.

Gifting of 40 Eames Elephant by Vitra
As a nod to its 40 years, W. Atelier will be personally presenting 40 selected designers with a Vitra Eames Elephant designed by Charles and Ray Eames. This is to recognise the local designers and homegrown talent who have contributed to the field of design in Singapore. W. Atelier hopes that this act of goodwill amplifies into bigger support for AWWA as these designers will be informed and encouraged to contribute to W. Atelier’s fundraising efforts at the same time.

Pay-It-Forward with W. Atelier
Across all of W. Atelier’s 40th Anniversary initiatives, communications containing a QR code will be provided to make a donation to W. Atelier as part of its efforts to benefit AWWA and its list of supported charitable programmes which serves over 16,000 persons across life-stages. From education and disability support for children and adults with special needs to low-income families and vulnerable seniors, any donation in kind will go directly to AWWA to empower these communities.

For the list of supported charitable programmes under AWWA, please refer to:
www.awwa.org.sg

To access the donation page, please refer to:
www.comchest.com/watelier

Official hashtags for W. Atelier’s 40th anniversary campaign:
#payitforward
#socialgood
#social
#givingback
#community
#watelier
#homedecor
#interiordesign
#igdaily
#igsg
#homedesign

About Community Chest
As the hallmark of care and share, Community Chest has been uniting the community to fundraise and serve those in need since 1983. In 2019, as Singapore reflects on its progress and milestones since its founding 200 years ago, Community Chest aims to highlight the importance of community giving and how it has been integral to the success of Singapore since its early days.

Under the Bicentennial Community Fund, the Government will provide dollar-for-dollar matching for donations to Community Chest, up to 20% of the total funds raised from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Through this, Community Chest hopes to encourage the community to give and maximise the impact to enhance the sector’s capabilities, create impactful partnerships and make caring a part of our everyday lives.

Community Chest supports about 80 social service agencies to meet underserved, critical social needs. As fundraising and operating costs are covered mainly by Tote Board Group, 100% of contributions go towards empowering the lives of:
• Adults with disabilities
• Children with special needs and youth-at-risk
• Families in need
• Persons with mental health conditions
• Vulnerable seniors

www.comchest.sg

About AWWA
AWWA is a social service agency, serving over 16,000 persons across life-stages yearly. Services include early intervention for pre-schoolers, education and disability support for children and adults with additional needs, assistance to low income families, caregivers, and health and social assistance for vulnerable seniors.
www.awwa.org.sg

About W. Atelier
W. Atelier is a purveyor of luxury home furnishings and accessories in Singapore. This homegrown brand has a history dating back to 1979 when it was first established as the exclusive distributor of TOTO, a household name in sanitary ware and bathroom fixtures. W. Atelier enabled Singapore homeowners to experience innovative Japanese bathroom technology through signature TOTO products such as the Washlet, an electronic toilet seat with a water-cleansing system. Since 2010, W. Atelier rapidly expanded to include an international array of home furnishing products from Italian furniture to German kitchens and Scandinavian furnishings to Spanish lighting. With an eye for detail and design, W. Atelier prides itself as a curator of fine objects that are richly steeped in history and tradition yet timeless and elegant. As such, every addition to W. Atelier’s portfolio is carefully selected, making it possible for customers to own some of the most iconic products in design history – products that have shaped the very history of design and will continue to set trends in time to come, such as the Egg chair from Fritz Hansen and the Sacco easy-chair from Zanotta.

The expansion of W. Atelier’s offerings from the bathroom to the rest of the home is borne of the Japanese philosophy of “Kaizen” or continuous improvement. In line with W. Atelier’s commitment to improvement and quality, every brand added to its portfolio is a recognised leader in its respective industry. Ultimately, the wide selection of products from W. Atelier provides consumers with the convenience of furnishing their homes from a single location. To date, W. Atelier proudly carries more than a dozen global brands for a variety of products that include bathroom suites, system kitchens, furniture, lighting, and accessories. By leveraging on over 30 years of experience and carrying such prominent brands, W. Atelier is the expert in providing friendly advice and top recommendations to suit any customer’s style, be it classic, contemporary or minimalistic.
www.watelier.com

Visit W. Atelier showrooms at:
Main Showroom: 201 Henderson Road, #01-01 and #03-01, Singapore 159545 Tel: +65 6270 8828 Fax: +65 6270 0020

Find W. Atelier online at:
Website: www.watelier.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WAtelierSG
Instagram: www.instagram.com/WAtelier

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