Shop for a good cause to help end violence against other women

There's nothing quite like women coming together to protect other women in need. Find out how your shopping dollars can turn into an act of charity

The Buy to Save charity fashion sale is back in Singapore for its eighth year. Expect to shop the best of pre-loved designer handbags, clothes and accessories in support of initiatives by the Singapore Committee for UN Women and other similar projects around the region.

Shoppers at Singapore Committee for UN Women's Buy to Save charity sale in 2013.
Credit: Singapore Committee for UN Women

Since the event's launch in 2006, the Singapore Committee for UN Women says it has raised over $280,000 to support women and young girls in Singapore who are exposed to violence, abuse and exploitation.

The pre-loved wares are donated through a Club21 Cares initiative called Style It Forward, and will be on sale over three days from November 7 to 9, 2014, at Forum The Shopping Mall.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Singapore Committee for UN Women's "Help Anna" campaign and support the immediate needs of women in the Karenni refugee camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border.

"Research shows that on average one in three women will experience a form of violence in their lifetime," said Trina Liang-Lin, president of the Singapore Committee for UN Women. "Through 'Help Anna', Singapore Committee for UN Women promotes awareness and public education about violence against women, which is a vital aspect in being able to support women locally and around the region.”

MasterCard will also donate $5 for every MasterCard transaction at the sale, through their MasterCard Purchase with Purpose initiative.

The event details:

Date: Friday-Sunday, November 7-9, 2014
Time: 10am to 8pm
Venue: Forum The Shopping Mall, Basement Atrium, 583 Orchard Road
Members-only preview sale: Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8, 2014, from 9am-10am