SINGAPORE - Miss Julie Tung may never have to pay for her caffeine fix again.
For a $2 donation, the senior financial consultant found herself the winner of a special giveaway which was part of the OWL-TNP charity drive.
The prize? 57 years of a lifetime supply of OWL coffee and 57 meals at the OWL Cafe at the Star Vista, all in celebration of OWL's 57th Anniversary.
Said Miss Tung, 36: "This is the first time I actually won something as big as this. I still can't really believe it."
Over two days, complimentary copies of The New Paper and boxes of OWL coffee were given away to members of the public.
In return, they were encouraged to donate any amount they wished into a donation box.
To mark OWL's 57th anniversary, one lucky reader will find a special token in the free OWL coffee boxes. Finding the token would mean they won the special giveaway prize.
The giveaway was part of the OWL-TNP charity drive, held on Monday from 11.30am to 3pm at the Raffles Courtyard, outside Raffles Place MRT station.
A second giveaway was held yesterday at the bus stop in front of the Merrill Lynch HarbourFront building and at Amoy Street Market from 11.30am to 3.15pm.
Miss Tung, who has been reading TNP since she was in polytechnic, said that she plans to share the prize with her family, friends and colleagues.
"It is all about the joy of sharing. My mother will probably be the happiest to receive this because she buys OWL coffee all the time," she said.
Miss Tung said she feels it is her duty as a Singaporean to help those in need, especially senior citizens.
"It is a blessing to be able to give. When we are able to give, it only means that we have a life full of abundance," she said.
It is OWL's third giveaway with TNP. Last year's event was held at Chevron House at Raffles Place.
OWL general marketing manager Sherie Koh said: "We are doing our part to the community by raising awareness to give to those who are in need."
Proceeds will go to Project Helping Hands, a joint charity project by TNP, Lions Befrienders Service Association and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, which seeks to help the needy elderly.
The drive is a joint project by TNP, Lions Befrienders and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
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