Is it okay to break the law when you’re doing charity?

TL;DR – Do good, but can do better?

The Lions Clubs organisation is an international secular, non-political service organisation founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. As part of their “international purpose”, members are to “take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community” which includes various charity activities.

One such activity is the distribution of fruits and vegetables for the elderly in Singapore.

Unfortunately, in the course of doing so, it appears that not only do they park their lorry in the motorcycle lots at HDB carparks, they also shift the motorcycles that were originally parked in these lots without permission.

Additionally, boxes and baskets (presumably used to store the fruits) are left scattered all over the place.

Facebook user Raz Lee shares the details,

In case you can’t see the post, it reads:

I dont really like to expose or viral stuff as it could backfire back to me. But in this case, i have no choice. My bike was seen shifted here and there several time by this organization named “lions club of singapore” whereby they will unload fruits and vegetables for the elderly so called charity. But this isn’t the way to deal with charity. Aren’t you guys professional enough to do it in a proper channel? Firstly, my bike was shifted away from the motorcycle lot, secondly their big lorry park in the lot where they shifted my bike and its illegal plus it’s not a loading/unloading bay. Causes obstruction to other vehicle. Thirdly, boxes and basket were seen scattered all over the places. And lastly, whatever happen towards my bike, are you guys going to be responsible? I doubt so. Confronted them once and yet they do it again. And so i personally emailed the organisation itself but there were no response. Emailed the town council, traffic police, lta but was told that they will refer to the authority in charge. Up till now nothing happen. Called the police but i think next year then they will reach to my location. I hope u guys will not be experiencing the same thing as me. Here are the proof of them doing their “charity” work

The post has since been shared over 1,000 times on Facebook.

What do you think? Is it okay to flout rules when you’re doing charity?



Author: The Editor

Either busy trying to save the world, or poking my nose into other people’s affairs.


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