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About Project C.A.N.

Project C.A.N. stands for Project Collection in Aid of the Needy, and is one of the seven Special Projects under NUS Students’ Community Service Club (NUS CSC). It is an annual project started in year 2004. The aim of the project is to provide relief to the needy in the form of food rations, daily necessities and basic services. At the same time, we hope to raise awareness of the less fortunate in the community among the general public and the NUS population. Through this, we hope to encourage community spirit and giving back to the community.

Project C.A.N. XIV

2017 is the 14th year of Project C.A.N..

Our theme this year is "Healthy Living" and "Healthy Eating" as on top of collecting aid, we seek to encourage our beneficiaries to lead healthier lifestyles through the purchase of fresh foods.

Project C.A.N. XIV will have the usual 4 phases. You can learn more about each phase below.



8th & 9th July 2017

It is a full day event where volunteers will carry out door-to-door collection of canned food and dry rations from the residents in HDB areas. The Organizing Committee will distribute flyers to the residents beforehand to inform them about the collection dates. The collected items will help to alleviate the financial burden of underprivileged families who face difficulties fulfilling their daily needs.



15th & 16th July 2017

Donation booths will be set up at various NTUC Fair Price and Shop & Save supermarkets. Volunteers will be stationed at these outlets to encourage and ‘challenge’ shoppers to purchase and donate canned food and dried rations to our cause. Through this phase, we hope to collect lots of canned food and rations to benefit the needy as well as to raise awareness of community service among the general public.



22nd & 23rd July 2017

In this phase, the Organizing Committee will sort the canned food collected from the first 2 phases, according to the dietary needs and preferences of the beneficiaries. The food items will also be checked to ensure that all expired items are removed before distribution.



29th & 30th July 2017

For 2 days, volunteers will be visiting the beneficiaries in the residential areas and distributing the food packs to them door-to-door. We will also be interacting with the beneficiaries and assisting them with any housekeeping matters or chores should they require the help. This phase will be the most rewarding and engaging experience for the volunteers as you will get to meet and interact with the beneficiaries to bring fun and joy to their lives. Through this, we hope to increase awareness of the needs of the underprivileged as well as to promote volunteerism in our volunteers.


Contact us @ nuscsc.can@gmail.com for any enquires.


Formed in October 2002, the NUS Students’ Community Service Club (CSC) is one of the four non-faculty Constituent Clubs under the National University of Singapore Students’ Union. NUS CSC is committed to the idea that less fortunate members of our society should never be forgotten, and thus devotes continuous service to the community.

Since its inception, CSC has undergone rapid development with the establishment of 10 Regular Volunteering Programmes, 7 Special Projects, and 3 eXternal Partners. Opportunities are abound for NUS undergraduates, given the numerous programmes and projects, to serve the various needy groups in the society.

With an active membership of about 4000 students, NUS CSC is taking initiatives to promote volunteerism amongst the student population, as well as to raise awareness of our beneficiaries amongst the public.


Our Beneficiaries

Our team is currently working with Community Centres in the Toa Payoh-Thomson area to reach out to beneficiaries. Stay tuned for updates!

Our Partners

Updated as of 17 March 2015