Stand Up for Down syndrome
Be the one who helps. Your gift can uplift the life of a child with Down syndrome and bring support and hope to their families. Meet the Haq family. When they heard that their child, Fazlul, has special needs, they were confused about how to raise him up and were worried about his future. The family is currently attending DSA's Infant Toddler Program which helps to support a child's early development and mentor parents to be confident nurturers. "ITP helped a lot. Especially in improving his motor skills, his communication skills, and now he will try to get involved in communicating with friends and neighbours. To the new parents who found out that their child has special needs, don't lose hope. There is a way to help the situation." Every dollar goes a long way in helping DSA support persons with Down syndrome and their families. Thank you!
Dont't Leave These Children Hungry
Firsts are important and essential moments. First year of school, first time travelling, first time bungee jumping. But we forget that our first meal of the day is the most important moment to start everyday anew. You can give a world of firsts to a vulnerable child by supporting our Kids Luv It Breakfast Pack! Families with 1 to 6 children or more, are surviving on monthly household incomes of between $800 to $1,800. Many are single parent, whilst others are awaiting the release of their imprisoned spouses. With these kind of demographics at hand, FREE FOOD FOR ALL launched the monthly breakfast for kids programme in rental blocks in Singapore. Adequate and regular nutrition is key for the children's healthy growth and development. We hope that these kids can be of healthier minds and bodies to study better, and help break the yoke of poverty for their families in the future. Not only are we feeding them, but we are giving nutritious food that they deserve for them to live life as they deserve! The breakfast pack for kids will comprise of Ready to Eat Meals such as chicken porridge, garlic fried rice, bubur pulut hitam and many more nutritious and delicious meals suitable for daily breakfasts for children to acquire their daily intake of nutritous meals for them to be able to function well in school and develop holistically. The recipients will be children between the ages of 4-12 years of age, in families with combined household income of less than $1500 per month. For JUST $1.00 a day per child with minimum 2 children per household, you can be part of our continued efforts to provide healthy, nutritious breakfasts to less privileged children. Our target is to raise $360,000 within the next 12 months to feed 500 households at $60 per month per household. Thank you so much for supporting our cause to help our next generation!
COVID-19 Ready-To-Eat Meals for the Needy
During this COVID-19, there are elderly who are feeling more isolated than ever, the low-income who are struggling even more than usual to make ends meet with all non-essential services being put to a halt and the homeless who face difficulties finding a resting place. Your help is needed to fill their stomach. Please feed those who are unable to cook for themselves and do not have the means to afford a freezer. BENEFICIARY PROFILE: 1. Low Income staying in Rental Units 2. Elderly 3. Non-Ambulant/ Long Term Care 4. Zero or Minimum Family Support 5. Homeless / Rough Sleeping FFFA will deliver Ready-To-Eat meal pouches which can be easily warmed up in the microwave or blanched in hot water to help last them through the difficult circuit breaker period. Flameless heaters will also be provided to those rough sleepers in need of a warm meal. Meal pouches menu is as follows: Garlic Fried Rice (V) Basmati Rice with Lentils (V) Vegetarian Briyani (V) Rice Porridge (V) Lemak Lodeh (V) Mushroom and Potatoes Stroganoff (V) Sambal Sotong Chicken Porridge Hainanese Chicken Rice Apricot and Blueberry Dessert Bars Charity donations are fluctuating but FFFA wishes to double up their efforts because there are more people who are in need of help right now. Your contribution is crucial to help them to continue serving. Kindly donate now.
Be a Singapore Red Cross Champion
Anybody Can Be a Champion! The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is a homegrown humanitarian organisation dedicated to relieve human suffering, protect lives and dignity and respond to emergencies since 1949. Our blood donor mobilisation programme, home for the disabled, transport aid, food aid, community led action for resilience, community first aid and training derive from our mission to serve the vulnerable. If you're a supporter of any of the above causes that the SRC contributes towards, keep on reading to find out how YOU can be a Singapore Red Cross Champion, and why exactly you should consider doing it. What does being a Singapore Red Cross Champion entail? Dear Friend, As a Singapore Red Cross Champion, you'll belong to a special group of Singapore Red Cross' most passionate and forward-thinking supporters. Your gift can help provide the sustained resources needed to accelerate the pace and scale of Singapore Red Cross' work. Here are some ways your donation is helping the less privileged: "The FoodAid service provided by the Singapore Red Cross is useful because the food vouchers enable us to purchase fish, meat and vegetables that we don't get much of as food rations from other organisations provide primarily dry and canned food like maggi noodles, which may not be healthy for my children over the long-term." - Mdm Tan Meang Hui, FoodAid Beneficiary "They are very good, very sincere and very helpful. Besides visiting me once a month, they would also call and check with me if I am doing well." - Mr De Silva Petiyaga, CLARE Beneficiary "Singapore Red Cross is known for its disaster relief, but the impact of its local services is much closer to home for us. The TransportAid service enables my mother to get to her medical appointments largely subsidized. I hope Singaporeans will continue to give generously to local causes." - Ms Choo Peck See, TransportAid Beneficiary Your charitable contribution is the easiest and most efficient way to support Singapore Red Cross and its beneficiaries. With your gift, you can make a powerful difference in someone's life today. Thank you for being a Champion!
Thank You For Helping Us Feed Them
One protein. Two vegetables. For many of these older folks hidden within our neighbourhoods, a bowl of rice and vegetables is considered a luxurious meal to them. Which is why, I think you can begin to imagine the smile shooting across their faces whenever they receive a warm packet of rice with one protein and two vegetables from the team at FREE FOOD FOR ALL. This heart-warming team of individuals have dedicated their time and resources to buy ingredients, cook, pack, and deliver them to the often neglected less fortunate individuals living here in Singapore. Poor souls who have been abandoned (or discarded) by their friends and family. Many of which are barely scrapping by on social assistance and their depleted savings. That's why FREE FOOD FOR ALL has been working hard over the last few years to give these folks something decent. Something tasty. Something warm. A simple meal consisting of rice with one protein and two vegetables. Sure, this might not seem like much to most of us… but to them, it is easily the best meal they have had all week. After all… it definitely beats nibbling on biscuits, buns, and almost expired food cans. But that's all they have to fight against the dreadful feeling of hunger lingering amidst their empty bellies. But that's where you can make a difference! You see, unfortunately, recruiting volunteers to prepare, cook, and deliver food just isn't enough. At least not with the escalating cost of living in Singapore. Ingredients cost money. The brown paper packaging costs money. And the entire delivery process costs money. Worse… it quickly adds up and very soon, their noble deed becomes an expensive affair. Instead with your help, we can help the team at FREE FOOD FOR ALL, persevere in their mission and perhaps do much more. All we're asking for is a small donation of $3.50 or any amount you're comfortable donating. Because with your generousity, we can buy at least one of them a decent dinner this evening. It may seem like a meagre thing to us, but this small act means the world to them… A rewarding meal packed with one protein and two vegetables. So, on behalf of the team, we thank you for your generous contribution, and for helping to feed these poor souls today. The Team Behind Free Food for All (FFFA) FREE FOOD FOR ALL was launched on 4 Nov 2014 when they started to distribute food twice weekly at the Darul Aman Mosque. Their first distribution consisted of 200 packets of nasi lemak, 200 pcs of otah and 40 kg of bananas. This effort soon spread to other communities in various parts of Singapore. Within three months of their first distribution, FREE FOOD FOR ALL Limited was incorporated (4 Feb 2015), and two months later, they obtained their charity status on 11 Jun 2015. Today FREE FOOD FOR ALL delivers an average of 500 free meals every day across the entire spectrum of communities in Singapore.
Help Shelter ALL's Rescues This 2021
"As we collectively struggle to adapt to a new norm, we once again reach out for urgent assistance to ensure that Animal Lovers League will not be forced to shut its doors." Dear friends, Your generous response to our last appeal had allowed us to substantially reduce our medical bills and ancillary charges. With an aging population of dogs and cats, we prioritize these payments to ensure that the animals under our care can receive prompt and necessary medical care. From something as simple as an abscess to critical illness such as cancer and tumors the welfare of these helpless creatures is foremost in our minds. However, as the ongoing pandemic has curtailed many of the conventional fundraising and adoption events that we were able to count on, we are once again in arrears on our rental payments. As we collectively struggle to adapt to a new norm, we once again reach out for urgent assistance to ensure that Animal Lovers League will not be forced to shut its doors. Our fervent hope is to raise a sum of $144,000 to enable us to meet our rental needs for 2021. Please treat this as an on-going appeal till we are able to meet our target. We are a no-kill shelter because we believe that every animal rescued should be given a 2nd chance at life and all in our care should be allowed to transition naturally. We hope that all of you will help us to start this new year with renewed hope and the faith that no matter how dark the night, the light of day will always be available to us and the helpless animals under our care.
Let's Support Sian Chay Medical Institution 善济医社
Sian Chay Medical Institution was established at Victoria Street in 1901 to provide free medical treatment and medicine for the poor. For over a century, Sian Chay Medical Institution has been providing free medical care and medication to the poor and needy in the community regardless of social status, race or religion. In this respect, Sian Chay Medical Institution has earned the recognition, praise, support and trust from all sectors of the community. 新加坡善济医社是在卫生部注册的福利慈善组织。自1901年，善济医社不分种族和宗教，为社会大众提供免费传统中医诊断及低收费的治疗。 Every $10 donation will support one patient from the low income family to receive free TCM consultation and medicine; thus relieve from suffering and pain; and extend their life expectancy. By doing so you are helping the whole family as well as promote a blissful family life. 您的$10爱心捐款可以惠及来自低收入家庭的一个病患人次到善济医社问诊、拿药完全免费。为病患者减轻病痛，保健养生，延年益寿，同时也等于帮助了这个家庭全部的成员，让他们离苦得乐，创造幸福美满家庭！ Thank you in advance for your generosity! 提前感谢你的支持！
Can You Help Our Local Elderly During This COVID-19 Situation?
Dear Friend, The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is bringing a series of aid aimed at providing support and relief for the local vulnerable amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Aid valued at $768,000 will be delivered to local vulnerable Valued at $768,000, the aid will be delivered in the form of customised care packages and psychosocial support calls for seniors living alone, sanitation kits for on-ground volunteers and staff. We can't do this without your help, and need immediate assistance to raise funds to aid our beneficiaries. Here's what your donations will be doing for the elderly: - Acceptance of new referrals by agencies that have suspended their services - Befriending of 100 high-risk / high-isolation seniors with no kin or family - Provision of customised care packages for 1,000 seniors under our care Please continue reading for more details on the care packages. How your donation will help 1,000 seniors Slated to be distributed over the next three months from April to June, the care packages will benefit 1,000 seniors across SRC’s ElderAid, Medical Chaperone / TransportAid, and Home Monitoring and Eldercare (HoME)+ services. In consideration of the varied needs of its beneficiaries, the care package will comprise a mixture of food, medical, hygiene and household items. Contents of each package have been carefully curated based on beneficiaries’ feedback, and are customised for each elderly to cater to their most immediate needs. To ensure all isolated seniors have access to aid, the SRC will receive new referrals, particularly from agencies that have suspended their services. Volunteers are pressing on with fortnightly home visits and weekly befriending calls to these seniors. To safeguard all 2,000 volunteers, fundraisers and staff who are actively serving the community across a spectrum of essential services, the Singapore Red Cross will also provide sanitation kits to each of them. During these challenging times, the Singapore Red Cross is providing psychosocial support to its beneficiaries through home visits and telephone calls, and would extend the helpline service to all its volunteers within the month. “These are extraordinary times, and it is critical that we intensify efforts to uplift the most vulnerable in our community, the hardest hit. We are immensely grateful to our volunteers and fundraisers for standing by us, keeping their spirits high and working with pride, whilst complying with preventive measures, such as social distancing,” said Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General / CEO, Singapore Red Cross. Can you please help a local elderly today? We hope you will support us in our cause to help local elderly by making a donation. Donating is really simple and secure. The money will directly go to Singapore Red Cross. Your donation is also 250% tax-deductible. Thank you. P.S. Any unutilised funds after COVID-19 is over will be channelled towards the Singapore Red Cross's local programmes
KS Charity work hard each year to serve thousands in need.
KS Charity work hard each year to serve thousands in need. With the onset of COVID-19, our charity had to reduce and even cancel some of our fundraising activities. We desperately need funds to support our community and charity activities. Many beneficiaries rely on our community services and support at our Elderly Care Centre, Child Care Centre, Student Care Centre, Mobility Aids, Free TCM Services, and Support for People with Chronic Illness. TESTIMONIALS The many people who have come to Kampung Senang to experience our warmth and compassionate care. Foo Sey Thong Cancer Survivor “Willingness by the participants at the retreat to share selflessly of their experiences and reflections was very useful and helped to shorten my learning curve in understanding about detox, emotional control, and mindfulness. All of these intimately connected to maintaining physical health.” Alex Low Support Scheme Beneficiary “My advice to anyone wanting to understand and learn more about complementary therapies is to visit Kampung Senang Member’s Day. I highly recommend people looking to manage chronic conditions to become a member and take advantage of the resources and therapies in Kampung Senang.” Peter Lim Cancer Survivor “In 2012, my relative recommended Kampung Senang to me after I had undergone radiation and chemotherapy for nose and throat cancer. I have been coming here since to do therapies such as the torsion field, hydro-bath, and qigong. I feel blessed to have work with the wonderful people at Kampung Senang.” Jenny Ng, Cancer Survivor SURVIVING CANCER FOR TWENTY YEARS Twenty years ago, I was diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy. Upon the advice of a trusted friend, I switched over completely to a plant-based diet. When Kampung Senang came into existence, I started coming to its educational talks, workshops, and seminars, and to borrow its collection of books on dealing with cancer holistically. The knowledge and experiences I gained gave me the reassurance and confidence that changing my diet was the right thing to do. My lifestyle today incorporates natural therapies and TCM. Ever since I have had no reason to visit my oncologist. In the past year, I discovered Member’s Day at Kampung Senang and have been coming to this event regularly. It gives me a reason to exercise, do qigong, yoga, torsion field therapy, and participate in sharing sessions to experience lots of interesting therapies. There are talks on enzymes, juicing, diet. It is all very empowering. Peter Lim, Cancer Survivor RECOVERING FROM CANCER In 2012, my relative recommended Kampung Senang to me after I had undergone radiation and chemotherapy for nose and throat cancer. I have been coming here since to do therapies such as the torsion field, hydro-bath, and qigong. My wife and I have attended an excellent healthy diet and cooking classes, and, as a result, have transformed our eating habits. Today, my health is good. My taste buds are back and my doctor is very impressed with my health. I feel very blessed to have been able to work with the wonderful people at Kampung Senang. Alex Low, Compassion Support Scheme Beneficiary LEARNING ABOUT COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES I have tried various therapies as many of these therapies are free of charge. My advice to anyone wanting to understand and learn more about complementary therapies is to come to Kampung Senang Member’s Day. I would recommend people looking to manage chronic conditions to become a member and take advantage of the resources and therapies in Kampung Senang. Foo Sey Thong, Cancer Survivor SHARING KEY TO LEARNING A willingness by the participants (at the retreat) to share selflessly of their experiences and reflections was very useful and helped to shorten my learning curve in understanding detox, emotional control, and mindfulness. All of these intimately connected to maintaining physical health. Mr. Leong Yoke Fah, an elderly resident of one-room rental flat MOBILITY AIDS SERVICES AND TRAINING CENTRE Kampung Senang has been repairing my wheelchair for the past few years. This wheelchair faithfully brings me to my medical appointments in Tan Tock Seng Hospital as I have pneumonia and high cholesterol. A 13-year old student, two years with SCC STUDENT CARE CENTRE I wanted to stay in Kampung Senang Student Care because most of my friends are in this center and it is near my school. The center organized interesting activities during the last school holidays. The teachers engaged K-pop dance instructors to choreograph and train us to perform a dance which we showcased at the Day Care Centre for the Elderly. It was a great time to bond. The teachers use creative and innovative ways to teach us values and how to be a good student through games. An 8-year old student, two years with SCC I enjoy vegetarian food in the center. We have a chance to play games and relax during the school holidays. I like the companionship of my friends, and the teachers help us with our school homework. I had a lot of fun during the excursions. My favorite excursion was to the National Museum of Singapore because I liked the exhibitions. It was an eye-opener for me. Mdm Becky Cheng, on how WCNC provides a positive learning environment WHOLE CHILD NURTURE CENTRE The school provides a positive learning environment for my son. I know he can develop and grow here. My son enjoys the classes a lot. I’m glad the school has great teachers who care and model manners. In the past year, my son’s speech has improved tremendously. The teachers are patient with the kids and encourage them to learn from mistakes. Mr. Chen Cheng, on how WCNC teachers educate and care for the children My daughter has been with WCNC for four years. The school provides organic vegan food and cultivates good eating habits for her. She learns not to be picky about food. The school applies the Waldorf philosophy to educate my child to have fun while learning. The teachers love and care for the children in their daily routines and help them cultivate good habits. We are very happy with the school and teachers. Mdm Diana Chai, on the meaningful and unforgettable experience during WCNC’s Graduation Concert We attended the “Arts Appreciation in Early Childhood Education” workshop. I loved it. It gave me the chance to do things with the kids in a small group with their teachers around. It allowed me to see how well my child behaved in school and how confidently he communicated with his friends and teachers. Mdm Grace Tan, on the benefits of WCNC’s workshop I was mesmerized every time I witnessed children serving tea to their parents at graduation I found it a very meaningful and emotional moment. This year, I was a participant in the tea ceremony myself when my son graduated. It was such a beautiful and unforgettable experience.
Please Support Sian Chay's Charity Show - Bonding With Love
Deeda is honoured to be able to support Sian Chay in their biggest fundraising event of 2019 - their inaugural TV charity show, Sian Chay Bonding With Love. This event will be televised on Singapore television on the 7th of July. For those who want to catch this ambitious fundraising event for themselves, do tune in to Channel 8 at 7PM, on the 7th of July 2019. JJ Lin has shown his support for the event as well! You’ll notice that Deeda’s QR code for this event has been included in the top left of this video, to make donating to Sian Chay’s event even more hassle-free. 《善济全民爱心夜》--------为善济乐 七月七日晚上七点，共同相约八频道。善济全民爱心夜，群星闪耀献才艺，爱的惊喜送给您。 善济医社118年来第一次举办电视筹款，善济医社赞助人，哈莉玛总统担任主宾。目前，翁倩玉、冯宝宝、罗时丰、林淑蓉、萧煌奇，曾國城，李伟菘、李偲菘，郑惠玉、叶良俊、董姿彦、洪绍轩、陈泂江、Rahimah Rahim，美心、芳榕、沈家玉、陈楚寰，何凌莹、翁清海，陈建彬、朱厚任、程旭辉、刘谦益、蔡沁凯、Pornsak、李国煌确认登台倾情演唱，还有多位老师待确认中。成龙、刘德华、林俊杰确认无法出席晚会，他们会录视频呼吁大家支持善济。 Deeda 很荣幸作为本次电视晚会的在线筹款平台，将与所有善心人士一起助力善济医社实现筹款目标。 日期：2019年7月7日（星期日） 时间：7:00pm-10:00pm 筹款目标：500万 主宾：善济医社赞助人 哈莉玛总统 About Sian Chay Medical Institution Sian Chay Medical Institution is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) charitable organization that provides 100% free TCM consultation and subsidized medicine and treatments for the community, regardless of race or religion. One may assume that most of their clientele is Chinese (it is Traditional CHINESE Medicine, after all), but they in fact serve a significant number of non-Chinese patients as well. With 15 branches located all over the island of Singapore, mostly in the heartlands, Sian Chay’s objective is to provide the low-income and elderly with an avenue to receive very affordable and conveniently-located medical services. Why Sian Chay is Raising Funds In recent years, due to an ever-increasing number of aged patients, Sian Chay’s operational and medicine costs rose rapidly. Sian Chay subsidises up to 80% of the cost of medicine, which allows them to dispense medicine at a very affordable price to their patients. Patients that are from the Pioneer Generation are eligible for full waiver of medical charges for consultation, medication and treatment at Sian Chay Clinics. Similarly, the clients of Silver Ribbon (Singapore) and senior volunteers of RSVP (Singapore) also benefit from the waiver granted under the community partnership agreement with Sian Chay Medical Institution. Those under the government assistance scheme or low income families can apply for waiver of medical charges. It is abundantly clear that Sian Chay’s goal is to make their TCM services as accessible to the community as possible. With a network of 15 clinics, as well as their ambitious plans to improve their facilities to increase their capacity to handle a growing elderly population, Sian Chay has embarked on a fundraising campaign to help them meet their financial goals. As a non-funded charity, Sian Chay relies heavily on contributions from members of the public to defray their costs. If your beliefs are aligned with Sian Chay’s vision and you would like to help them serve the community better, do consider making a contribution. It will go a long way in providing Sian Chay the financial support it needs to improve the lives of the elderly and low-income individuals in our community. 关于善济 善济医社(UEN S62SS0055D)成立于1901年，是我国历史悠久的施医赠药的慈善团体，也是获得新加坡公益机构（IPC）批准的卫生部注册的福利慈善组织 (HEF 0039G)。善济医社不分种族、宗教、和国籍，为社会大众提供免费传统内科问诊、低收费的药物、推拿理疗及保健护理服务。 2017年7月8日国会议长哈莉玛博士正式接受邀请担任善济医社的赞助人。 善济医社顾问为总理公署高级政务部长，惹兰勿刹集选区国会议员王志豪先生和马林百列集选区国会议员花蒂玛医生。 2008年善济医社只有4名员工在芽笼总社为看诊者服务。2名前台助理，2名医师。每天看诊人次大约为26人。 2008年至今第七十八届理事会成立，由主席卓顺发、副主席林雍杰、邱汉春、郭观华、总务张仰兴、交际主任蔡瑞华、财政郭来兴等领导的理事会及全体董事们，秉承着先贤们的宏愿，跳出传统的框架，与时并进，走入邻里社区，接二连三，开设分社，服务民众！ 善济医社目前拥有120位全职的中医师、推拿师、中医助理及总部职员在15间分社及总部为看诊者服务。 善济医社15间分社每天服务约1000位病患，4间善济资助的康乐中心，每年有上万居民到来进行各种有益身心的康乐活动。至2019年将扩展至16间分社，每天平均可为1500位病患服务。这将更好的为社会大众提供全方位的服务，尤其是让各地区年长者能及时和方便地就医治疗，同时认识不同种族的新朋友，大家彼此交流，共享资源。 在过去三年半里（2014-2017年6月），善济共服务了73万看诊人次，发出的药帖为156万帖。善济医社未来五年（2018-2022）的计划看诊人次估计将高达到250万人次，发出的药帖估计将高达到480万帖。我们的年度预算为500万元，善济将会继续举行筹款活动以筹集更多的资金，资助医社的营运费用。 建国一代看诊者享有在善济医社看诊领药完全免费的福利。同样的新加坡银丝带组织的病患者及乐龄义工组织（RSVP）的乐龄义工也享有豁免医药费的福利。受惠于政府援助计划或低收入家庭的人士可以向善济申请免付费医药治疗。善济医社和返老还童气功协会携手合作为社会大众创造幸福家庭生活，和谐社会，倡导拥有全面的健康生活方式。 2014年收到李氏基金捐赠一百万元，此善款用于设立“建国一代医疗基金”。于2016年1月1日正式推行，缴付建国一代就诊者全额医疗费用,估计10万人次受惠。2016年9月5日，李氏基金再次捐赠一百万元，将延续“建国一代医疗基金”，缴付建国一代就诊者全额医疗费用，估计10万人次受惠。今年李氏基金第3次捐赠一百万元。李氏基金在过去3年里捐献的300万元的“建国一代医疗基金”可资助30万建国一代人次至2017年底。 尊敬的信念、尊敬的方式、尊敬的态度、尊敬的行为、是慈善最好的尊重基础。善济倡导5大文化价值观：宽容、大爱、慈悲、感恩和祝福及善济的信念，有国才有家，家和万事兴。善与国同在，济与民同心。配合国家建设、创造和谐社会。取之社会，用之社会。 感恩大众对善济医社的支持，祝福！
The Sick and Infirm at Pets Villa Need Your Help
Animal Lovers League runs Pets Villa where the old, abused, and abandoned live their lives out for whatever time that is left for them. Of the many, Johnny Cash is a stray with a festering wound on his head for as long as we had been feeding him in the streets. We then decided it was time to bring him in. Numerous treatments thereafter by Vets revealed his wound to be cancerous. We are taking care and nursing him daily and his wound is significantly improving. This eighteen year old boy eats well and enjoys his walks. Ah Lian is the only surviving sibling of Ah Huey and Ah Beng. We found them in the monsoon drain 16 years ago just outside the shelter when we were still at Pasir Ris. They were only 2 months old then. She is now enfeebled by a geriatric arthritic condition. She still has her zest for life though. Lucy is a candidate of our "Trap, Neuter, Release" Project. She looked so pathetic, and still does, that our conscience didn’t allow us to put her back in the streets. Lucy is about 16 years old. She came to us emaciated and frightened. She now has cataracts and is slow but her energy, appetite and activity levels are good. Betsy looks older than her 12 years. Owner abandoned her because of her poor condition. She is blind, hairless and mostly recumbent. Now better with her movement and appetite. These are only a few of others that are more or less like they. They fare well when given their supplements and medical care for whatever that ails them. Medical bills can be daunting, and to date we have chalked up a sum of $33k. We seek your help to settle these medical arrears so that our work for these unfortunate animals can perpetuate. All excess funds will be utilised for their on-going medical needs. Cathy Mohan Animal Lovers League
Support RDSS Medical Intervention Scheme
Everyone faces difficulties in their lives at some time or another. Children with rare diseases need multiple therapies at an early age in order to improve their overall growth and development. Therapies will probably become part of their daily activity for life because intensive therapies will help them lead a normal life. Medical Intervention Scheme (MIS) offers a subsidy of up to $400.00 to every registered member who required physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language therapy, and swallowing clinic. The scheme also covers out-of-pocket medical equipment purchases, medicines, and medical-related consumables that the patients need. The medical cost has been increasing over the past few years and families are finding it difficult to cope with it. Therefore, RDSS hopes to support the families to ensure the child continues to receive more financial support. Your donation will help these children to lead a quality life!
Together We RISE (I'mPossible to fight Covid-19)
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the socio-economic situation globally and in Singapore. It is common for many to feel isolated at home, deprived from dining out, or feeling anxious for their well-being. Our service users, who are the disadvantaged and marginalised group in our community, will face even greater challenges as the situation escalates to be more challenging. It is our vision to provide Care to every corner in Singapore, to reach out to the vulnerable and needy in spite of all the constraints and uncertainties. Your generous donation will support families that are struggling to meet their daily needs, children with learning challenges, individuals with mental health challenges, and youths-at-risk especially during this difficult time. Everyone can do their part to extend a helping hand by donating generously to help the community we serve. About Care Corner Singapore Established since 1981, Care Corner Singapore is a non-profit organisation that has 33 service centres island-wide. For more than 39 years, the organisation has been serving the isolated and disadvantaged in Singapore through our extensive services, such as helping families in need, youths at-risk, special needs children, children from low-income families, seniors and counselling needs. In FY2018/2019, Care Corner Singapore supported 14,486 direct service users and reached out to over 30,600 individuals through our various programmes and community outreach with the help of our 1,750 selfless and amazing volunteers. Care Corner Singapore received the Charity Transparency Award from 2017 to 2019 and Charity Governance Award in 2017 from Charity Council. For more details of our service pillars and programmes, click for further information
Love in the World Fine Arts Charity Drive Category C-E 爱在人间精品展 筹款
"爱在人间”画中秋 Love in the World Charity Arts Exhibition 轻安村书画艺术精品公益筹款展 画展内容：书法、字画、精品、 展期：15 September - 10 October 2020/ 2020年9月15日至10月5日 时间：10am-7pm 地点：Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre/轻安村身心灵健康与环保中心 Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205 S380106 电话: 6749 8509 All donations to Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation will be used to sustain our care and share community services through the 7 existing centres. Kindly call us at 6749 8509 if you would like to find out more details about the art exhibition To make a donation and take home an artwork, you may donate via Deeda with Credit Card, PayNow (UEN: S99SS0044C) or cheque payable to Kampung Senang Charity Education Foundation. All donations will be entitled to 2.5x tax deductions. -- **Please note that there is an optional tip, ranging from 3% to 10% when you are making the payment. The tip go to Deeda.care which is a free platform raising fund for Kampung Senang Charity Education Foundation. Deeda solely relies on your generosity to run its operations and marketing. However, this tip is totally optional, you can always edit to opt out.
Our 6 Rescued Dogs Need Your Support
Joy, elation, jubilation, euphoria… these words can be used to describe how we felt when we finally managed to secure the wounded female dog, “Baby”, whom we have been tracking ever since we were sent some horrifying photos of her injuries late Monday night. This was the photo a cyclist had sent to us after spotting ‘Baby’ at a secluded area in Chestnut Nature Park The next day, one of our volunteers headed down to the area first thing on Tuesday morning to find her, but he was unsuccessful. That evening, another volunteer tried his luck. And he struck gold! He not only managed to locate the pitiful dog, but he also discovered she had a litter of 3 puppies with her. This made the case more complicated than we imagined. As he did have enough manpower with him and the light was failing fast, he assessed it was best that we revisit this case the next day. On Wednesday morning, a small team of our volunteers arrived at Chestnut Nature Park with trapping equipment. The closest available car park was at a HDB in Bukit Panjang, more than 1km away. From there, we hiked into the forest. It was a bit of a trek in, but luckily our perseverance paid off when “Baby” appeared in our midst. Baby lying down some distance away during one of our recces We got to work in coming up with a plan to trap her. However, we realised that the task ahead was not going to be easy. None of our usual trapping methods would work in the heavily wooded environment, and she was wary of our presence. She barked at us and kept her distance while we fed and played with her puppies. At one point, she even bolted when one of our volunteers stretched out his hand towards her. While we were there, we also found 2 other adults dogs living in the area, though similarly as wary. We stayed for a total of 2 hours exploring the surroundings and brainstorming the best approach to trap them. During this time, we noticed empty food and water containers strewn on the forest bed and surmised that this pack had a regular feeder. In the end, we figured it would be best to locate the feeder whom we hope the dogs trusted enough to approach. Another difficulty was getting the dog(s) back to our vehicles at Bukit Panjang. It would be an arduous undertaking to carry several heavy crates over such a distance and on such an undulating terrain. We then decided to contact the National Parks Board (NPark) to seek permission to drive a vehicle in and transport the dogs out once we had trapped them. However, they told us that we had to give them at least 3 days advance notice before we could do so. In the meantime, we desperately tried to locate the feeder by reaching out to all our contacts. Once again, we got lucky. A feeder from another location had her contact and passed us her number! One of our volunteers, Fanzhe, decided to meet her and ask for her help in executing the plan the next morning. It was providence that all 3 dogs appeared when Fanzhe and the feeder went into the forest. As we had suspected, the dogs greeted her familiar face with waggy tails. Getting the injured dog medical treatment was the top priority. As such, Fanzhe decided to seize the opportunity and secured her with the help of the feeder. He also proceeded to gather the pups, as he did not want them to be left behind without their mother. Not wanting to waste any more time waiting for NPark’s approval, Fanzhe placed the heavy crates on a trolley and push them all the way back to the carpark, carefully avoiding rocks and tree roots along the way. Thereafter, he went back up again to secure the other 2 adult dogs for sterilisation and medical check-up. Present Situation The injured dog has been affectionately christened Baby by the feeder whom she has been feeding for around 10 years together with the other 2 adults: Laokow (male) and Lucky (female). We have also named Baby’s 3 pups Chevy (male), Chaz (male) and Carly (female). The whole pack is now safe at our kennels. Laokow Lucky Baby's adorable pups (from left to right): Chevy, Chaz and Carly Baby has since been treated for her wound at the vet. Both her and Laokow have also been diagnosed with heartworm disease. We have since started them on the necessary treatment. Baby happy and relieved to finally get her wound treated We further intend to sterilise her and the other 2 other dogs and assess if they can be rehomed. However, we have been informed by NParks that we would not be allowed to release them back at Chestnut Nature Park. We are very disappointed with this stance. From our experience, the puppies can be re-homed, but it would be difficult to do the same for adult dogs. As much as we would like adult strays like Baby, Laohow and Lucky to go into homes, they may be too feral. Hence, the only alternative would be to release them back to their habitat, instead of letting them languish away in a kennel. After enjoying years of freedom, kennels would be perceived as a prison cell to them. When the 5-year nationwide trap-neuter-release-manage (TNRM) was launched in November 2018 to humanely reduce the stray dog population, we were overjoyed. To show our commitment, we have been actively trapping and sterilising strays since the start of the programme. To date, we have already trapped more than 170 strays and rehomed almost 50% of them. However, we also have had to release many dogs back to their original habitat, especially when we do not have the space or the resources to house them for the rest of their lives. Not having this option weighs heavily on us. How You Can Help The upfront expenditure for each TNRM dog can amount to $350 or more. This equates to more than $10,800 to take care of Baby, Laokow and Lucky for the rest of their lives. Although the Animal Veterinary Service (AVS) will reimburse us for the cost of sterilisation and some other medical procedures, we still have other expenses to bear, namely transportation, trapping equipment, and medical treatment and boarding for sick or injured dogs. Baby, Laokow and Lucky costs will be substantially higher as we needed to treat Baby's injuries and provide long-term medication for her heartworm disease along with Laokow. Furthermore, we now have to bear their food and boarding expenses indefinitely. These expenses are not reimbursed by AVS. Hence, if you would like to support our efforts, please click on the ‘Donate Now’ button below to make a donation. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. As always, 100% of your donation made on Deeda will go directly to ASD. We do not take any fees.
Will You Help Provide Free, Healthy Meals for Our Elderlies?
Food is such a basic necessity sometimes we don't even realize how hard it comes by. Our elderlies are facing various health conditions, financial and personal affliction which make it hard for them to buy or cook healthy food. 46% of your donations will go to beneficiaries over 60 years old. It is important for us to take into consideration their dietary needs. This is so that, with your help, we are able to serve them with the best and most suitable meals. With Arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes being the most common few dangerous medical conditions face by our elderlies, some affecting up to 20% of our population, they are the ones who need healthy food the most. 1) Arthritis: Affects 20% of population Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. 2) High Cholesterol: Singapore's 2nd major cause of death This is when fatty substances are stored in the blood vessels, blocking the arteries which will then lead to chest pains and heart attack. 3) Diabetes:1 in 9 Singaporeans have Diabetes The blood-sugar level is too high in the body system. (FFFA would like to thank the students of Temasek Polytechnic School of Humanities and Social Services for the research and information:Tan Jie Ying, Nur Amirah Bte Mohd Sabanni, NurFarahin Bte Jasmani, Sharifa Iman, Sarah Lim Yee TingBte Mohd Sabanni, NurFarahin Bte Jasmani, Sharifa Iman, Sarah Lim Yee Ting) Drops of water make an ocean, have you played your part? Let's make an ocean of hope together for the elderlies.
Monthly Groceries for Cancer-Stricken Families
The story of Mdm Noor Hasnah Adam is not one of defeat, nor is it one of surrender. It is a tale of hope, courage and conviction. Mdm Noor, a mother of 4, as well as an avid motorcycle enthusiast, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2018. Upon hearing the devastating news, instead of being dejected, she decided that it was now or never. Back in 2012, she had planned a route that would take her from Singapore, all the way up to China. This journey would take a total of 5 months by motorcycle, and would bring her through countries like Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, and many more, en-route to China. Mdm Noor hopes to seek alternative medical treatment in China, a land that is reputed for their traditional medicine. She also will be doing charity work in some of the countries that she is passing through. We wish her all the best and a safe journey to China and back to Singapore in her search of hope and happiness. Free Food For All will be providing $100 in monthly food support to cancer-stricken families, and we will greatly appreciate your generous support. The monthly food support includes Ready to Eat Meals,Frozen Protein packs, as well as other goodies.
Support for Captain Hook and his 500 rescued furfriends #15Shorts
We are grateful to filmmakers Eric Khoo and Jerrold Chong for creating the short film "The Brown Dog", part of NVPC and Blue 3 Asia's 15 Shorts film anthology. Inspired by Cathy Strong in the 15 Shorts film "The Brown Dog"? Support Animal Lovers League (ALL) by donating to the care of Captain Hook, their three-legged mascot, featured in this film along with his fellow 500 rescued animal friends who are under the loving care of ALL. Registered in 2002 by Cathy Strong and Mohan, ALL carries out tasks such as care giving, feeding and treating of the homeless and sick animals. ALL's daily tasks include conveying sick and injured animals for veterinary treatments as well as having them neutered/sterilised and vaccinated against illnesses. In addition, ALL also feeds hungry strays on the streets. ALL also rehomes rescued animals and encourages the public to adopt instead of buying and endeavours to rejoin the animals at ALL with loving and committed families everywhere. ALL's background and history was featured in this project to provide an alternative perspective to the nation-building narratives of the era. Animals were, too, a part of the big Singapore Story. Together, let's build a City of Good!
Aerospace Community Help Dreams Take Flight #CerebralPalsySG
The Aerospace Partners Golf Tournament (APGT) committee has been supporting CPAS for many years through their annual August APGT event. Apart from funding the essential CPAS programmes and services through this event, there is an annual trip for the CPAS children and caregivers in vintage and classic cars to see the Christmas lightings along Orchard Road. This year's August APGT event has to be cancelled due to the COVID situation. However the APGT committee wanted to show that our aerospace community here in Singapore (in conjunction with Institute of Engineers and Association of Aerospace Industries Singapore) will continue to provide support for our community even in these most difficult economic times. Hence the annual trip will still take place with changes in compliance to the social distancing measures. APGT committee has arranged with CPAS for a Christmas lightings bus trip with Santa for some of the CPAS children and caregivers on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 to mark the start of a year-end donation drive for CPAS. The aerospace community in Singapore has been severely impacted by COVID but we can still show our determination to support our wider community. We are seeking support (small $ value) for this donation campaign from the people in our aerospace community. We thank everyone in advance for your generosity and support to make this sharing season a fulfilling one for all! Funds raised will be channeled directly to Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) and will be utilized for events, equipment and program needs as required. Tax-exemption All donations will qualify for tax-exemption up to 250%. Please kindly key in the UEN (for corporate tax-exemption) and NRIC (for individual tax-exemption) when you make the donation. Did you know... that only donations made to an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC) qualifies for 2.5 times tax deduction? Not all registered charities are approved IPC, you may search for the organisations IPC status via Charity Portal to ensure that your donation is eligible for tax deductions. CPAS is a registered charity since 1984 and has approved IPC status from 1 Dec 2019 – 31 May 2022. In order for your donation to qualify for tax deduction for the Year of Assessment (YA) 2021, make a donation with your NRIC/UEN details by 31 December 2020. About CPAS Established in 1957, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) was formerly known as The Spastic Children's Association of Singapore (SCAS). Currently, CPAS serves over 700 children and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. Our fully-integrated programmes and services cater to the developmental needs of persons with the condition and maximise their functional independence at every stage of life. CPAS provides persons with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities with early intervention, special education, rehabilitation services, day activity centre programmes as well as vocational training and gainful employment in Singapore. Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is caused by illness or injury to the brain before or during birth, or early in life. Cerebral palsy is not curable and affects different parts of the body.
Treasure the Forgotten Seniors!
Do you know how our parents or grandparents lived through World War 2? Do you know how they suffered hardships and made sacrifices for you? As their children, we tend to be SO BUSY with our commitments, and we often FORGOT they are getting older each day. Sadly, most of us FORGET everything that we received from our parents or grandparents. Without them, we wouldn't even get an education and what we've achieved in life today. In Singapore, many seniors are left alone by their families. At Lions Befrienders, our goal is to reach out to these socially isolated and lonely seniors, to provide them with holistic care needed to live a healthy, active and happy life in the community. Treasure the Forgotten Seniors Today! Let's take care of their essential needs so that they can live in their golden years of happiness.
Help These Dogs Find A Forever Home
They may not be purebred, but these dogs are just as worthy of your love. Singapore has an estimated population of 10000 stray dogs. Out on the streets, these strays survive in harsh and difficult conditions, and are constantly at risk of injury from traffic, starvation and disease. Their lives are a daily struggle; a far cry from the many lucky dogs who have been fortunate enough to have a loving home. This is where Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) comes in. Established in 2000, they are considered one of the most active dog welfare groups in Singapore. ASD’s mission is to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore, with a strict no-kill policy. How your contribution can help In order to provide a loving home for these dogs, ASD established the ASD Adoption Rescue Centre (ARC) in 2007 to provide a safe and stable sanctuary for the many sick and injured dogs to recover fully before finding their forever home. The ARC currently houses 100 dogs. A conservative estimate of maintaining a rescued dog at a shelter is $200 per month. This includes the basic necessities of food, boarding, and tick, flea and heartworm prevention. As ASD is a non-profit organization, a substantial amount of monetary and manpower resources are required to keep the facility running smoothly day to day. Thus, if you believe in ASD’s cause and would like to support them in their tireless (and often thankless) endeavour, do consider making a donation to help out. Your generosity will go a long way.
Natural Medicine for Elderly
Help Us Continue Our TCM Treatments! We rely on public donations for our continue services to those who truly need us and the general public can seek our assistance. With our lack of funds, we may need to stop our TCM treatments. We need your donations to continue our free TCM services to the Elderly community in Tampines. Mr. Steve Fang, our registered TCM physician, provides (over 100 different) Herbal medicine, Acupuncture services, and Cupping Therapy. Our services are free for the elderly in our care centers and those-in-need. Please donate!
Help the Vulnerable & Disabled Residents of RCHD
The Red Cross Home for the Disabled (RCHD) cares for Singaporeans who are both physically and mentally challenged. We operate a home at Bukit Merah for 100 full-time residents and a Day Activity Centre (DAC) in Jurong West St 51. Singapore Red Cross operates the Red Cross Home for the Disabled (RCHD), the nation's only residential home for those with severe physical and intellectual disabilities. We care for those who cannot care for themselves around the clock. With therapeutic and recreational activities that stimulate the residents' body and mind, we take care of their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. For those who only require care during the daytime, we offer half-day or full-day programmes at our Day Activity Centre for the Disabled (DAC). Both facilities are supported by a team of dedicated nursing professionals, therapy and healthcare aides, physiotherapists, as well as occupational and speech therapists. We need your assistance to help raise urgent funds to keep the home operational during the Novel Coronavirus. Your donation will be matched 1 for 1 by the Government's Community Silver Trust. In addition, your donation will be eligible for 250% tax exemption. Thank you for your support during this time of great need.
Eden Care Fund
COVID-19 has threatened the livelihood of many individuals and compounded the suffering of a great number of families, especially those that have had loved ones lose their jobs. Liwei is 29 years old, and he is on the autism spectrum. Liwei, who attends Eden Centre for Adults, does not have any siblings and is raised by his elderly father after his mother's passing following a history of multiple medical conditions. As the sole breadwinner, Liwei's father, who used to work as a taxi driver, lost a significant portion of his income as a result of a drop in fares due to the pandemic. He eventually gave up his job as a taxi driver and switched to working as an attendant at a coffee shop. However, with the ban of dining-in at eateries during the Circuit Breaker period, Liwei's father had to stop work and currently has no means of earning a livelihood to meet the needs of his family. The Eden Care Fund can help Liwei and his father offset a part of their household expenses. You can help families like Liwei with your contribution to the Eden Care Fund. The Eden Care Fund helps needy clients to have access to transport services, learning materials, or to pay a portion of the monthly programme fees. The Eden Care Fund is also a quick financial aid to meet emergency household needs in terms of food, accommodation, electricity and water, medical expenses, transport, etc, when the families have no prompt access to other financial assistance schemes. Less
Support Children Living With Rare Disorders
About Carry Hope Run Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. This year, Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) would like to mark RDD 2020 by organising a CARRY HOPE RUN. However, due to the recent COVID-19 situation, the Charity has decided to postpone the actual run to next years 28 Feb 2021. Nevertheless, the organiser will still launch the campaign on 29 Feb 2020. In Rare Disorders Society (Singapore), there are over 100 beneficiaries who are immobile, and are fighting on in their own journey as a rare disorder patient. Some desire to lead a better life as they wait for any breakthrough in the medical treatments. And others, harbouring one hope which is to be able to express their thoughts and feelings to their loved ones, in their own unique ways. Through Carry Hope Run, RDSS hope you can become the "Hope" for our beneficiaries. "Hope" is our mascot, who carries the hopes and dreams of our beneficiaries, hoping to find a place where every child can be loved and offered a quality life regardless of their different needs. To provide them with the rights to live and be given the fair opportunity to grow and develop their abilities. To be Full of Hope, they need your support. Join the movement today by signing up for the run here or clicking on the Donate Now button. With every donation, a hope is given. With every hope, more patients gain access to sustainble treatment. (100% proceeds goes to our beneficiaries) From now until 31 December 2021, for every dollar of public donation, the Government will match $3, boosting the impact of the fund. Thank you for making them HopeFULL.
Will You Help Improve the Quality of their Daily Lives?
Numbness, fatigue, and pain. For most of us, these are just words with very little meaning behind them. Yet for people like Madam Lee, this is a day-to-day reality of suffering for them. Experiencing days where she could barely even walk. Not to mention the constant aches and pain throbbing at her side. And in the rare occasion we do experience a minor ache, we would rush immediately to one GP after another to seek a cure. But not Madam Lee. Not because she doesn't want to. But rather, because she can't afford to. After a couple of failed attempts, she had no choice but to "resigned to her fate". Resigned to living the rest of her life constantly in pain. Thankfully, a friend of hers told her about the charitable medical work Sian Chay Medical Institute gives to people like Madam Lee. They provide free medical consultation and treatment. Because at Sian Chay, their goal isn't just to heal and cure people. Their goal is to help the elderly folks who have no one else to turn to. It may not seem like much to us, but it has already given many of them… a much-needed relief. One person at a time. Unfortunately, the team is facing its own difficulties. Providing free medical treatments doesn't come cheap. Not with the amount of medication given out, the utilities to run the place, and hiring well-trained staff to help out. Made worse, as the cost of health care is always rising. And add in the fact many of these retirees don't have an active salary to pay for their treatments. But that's where you can help. A generous donation of $150 will go a long way to helping more elderly people in Singapore receive the treatment they need. In fact, your gift will help Sian Chay treat at least 5 persons suffering today. Naturally, how much you wish to donate is entirely up to you. Just know that every small bit helps and there's no amount too small. Once again, we want to thank you for putting people like Madam Lee in your thoughts. Your donation, no matter the amount, is life-changing for them.
Bring a Sense of Normalcy in Their Lives
Arthritis makes one’s joints inflamed, making it hard for sufferers to perform any form of physical activity and affecting their work, relationships and even the ability to carry out daily tasks such as eating and sleeping. Arthritis is also not a disease of the old. It can happen to anyone, especially those between 25 and 40 like Nina. Soon after the birth of her son, Nina discovered she had Rheumatoid Arthritis. "I could not even hold up a plastic bag of bread, I could not lift up a glass of water, the whole experience was him [her son] seeing me in bed most of the time in pain.'' She lamented, “I don’t have a lot of memories of doing a lot of things activities that mothers typically do.” Arthritis may also occur among those younger. Ryan, was only 18 when he was diagnosed. “I had about 10 months of pain in my wrists before I got to find out what it was,” he recounted, “I could not sleep. I was opening doors with my elbows”. However, many treatments options to alleviate the pain have severe side effects, as Ryan describes, “I was taking the same drug that you use for chemotherapy. It was giving me a lot of side effects like brain fog, I was having a lot of nausea, vomiting and I found it very difficult to cope.” Faced with this issue, An Na, mother of 9 year-old with arthritis, was worried for her daughter, “My biggest fear is that, what are the side effects of taking this strong medication? Effective treatment with minimal side effects is available for them, but it can come at a cost of more than $36,000 every year. However, for most families in Singapore, this is something they cannot afford, even with government subsidies like Medisave, Medifund, MAF and MAF plus. This is why our Patient Subsidy Care Fund supports arthritis patients who cannot afford it. For beneficiaries with more severe conditions, we also sponsor medical aids and equipment to facilitate their movements, and transportation arrangements to and from hospitals. In Singapore, over 45,000 people like Nina, Ryan and An Na’s daughter suffer from Arthritis, and we want to help many more in need. However, as a charity, our funds are limited. But you can help by contributing to our fund. As we are an IPC-status charity, you will also receive a 250% tax rebate if your donation is $50 and above. The monthly treatment of biologics for someone with arthritis costs $2000, but no amount is too small. Even $50 will help someone like Nina, Ryan and An Na’s daughter be one step closer to getting a sense of normalcy. Your gift will change the lives of many like them and help NAF further its objectives in fighting arthritis. “During that time where she was taking steroids before the biologic agents, I was like going through a dark tunnel that we don’t know how long the tunnel was and see the bright…*voice cracks*. It is a miracle for her. She is now like any other normal girl, and we are thankful for that." - An Na, mother of a 9 year-old with Arthritis Thank you in advance for your generosity.
You're The Difference Between An Empty Stomach And a Filled One
“The monthly FoodAid worth $250 from the Singapore Red Cross benefit me and my family a lot because it enables us to have fresh food products, and my children can grow up healthily,” - Safri Bin Salleh Dear Friend, When life deals you a bad hand, it is easy to plunge into the depths of despair. But not for Safri Bin Salleh, 43. He used to be an avid weightlifter who was also actively involved in contact sports like soccer, rock-climbing, skydiving and touch rugby. His active life came crashing down after two falls, and a diagnosis of bone marrow cancer. The Turning Point In April 2013, Safri dozed off after returning from his night shift. When his wife woke him up, he couldn’t move and was paralysed from below his neck. He was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer Stage 3 (Bone marrow cancer). “All my organs gave way. I had liver cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), heart ameroid, diabetes, high blood pressure, acute kidney injury, and chronic gout where my joints were inflamed and swollen, and the pain was excruciating. I had to go for dialysis and was bedridden. My doctor said if I did not go for any treatment, I only had six months to live,” he explained. Yet, he did not let thoughts of fear or worry seep through his mind. “My wife was worried. But I told her not to worry as I will seek treatment. I was determined to get better,” said Safri. Since then, his wife has been his full-time caregiver. His family relies on various financial assistance schemes from various organisations. Focusing on His Diet Safri’s cancer was a jolt out of the blue. It reminded him that he has to take care of himself before he can take care of his family. He decided to put in more effort in ensuring that he and his family have a balanced and healthy diet. “While I did not care for my body previously and instead abused it through the supplements I took, I decided to take better care of my health. While I did not care about what I ate before, now I take better care of my diet. The monthly FoodAid worth $250 from the Singapore Red Cross benefit me and my family a lot because it enables us to have fresh food products, and my children can grow up healthily,” he explained. Safri hopes his life story will inspire others facing challenging times. “Everyone has problems. It is important to have a positive attitude. I see problems as challenges. Whenever there is a problem, there is always a solution. No matter how big your problem is, face the problem. I faced my problems one at a time; be it for my debt, or my medical condition. You can’t solve all the problems yourself. Ask for help. The world is not a bad place, good people come to help. Just as Red Cross did,” affirmed Safri. Many of our FoodAid recipients are like Safri. How You Can Help, and What Your Gift Will Do With your gift, you can help people like Safri and his children get rid of food worries, and they’ll be able to buy and enjoy healthier food as a beneficiary of FoodAid. If you divided the $250 worth of food vouchers that feeds a family of four each month, it means less than $9/day for their meals… Probably lower than the cost of a large-sized cup of premium coffee that many of us enjoy regularly. While you don’t have to give up the little treats in life, you’ll likely find it more enjoyable and satisfying to gift a mere $3/day to families like Safri’s. If you can encourage 2 or 3 of your friends to join you in monthly gifting together, then it means a family of four will not have food worries for each month that they receive your support. I’d like to ask you for your help with giving the gift of FoodAid to such families. Your gift of $3/day will help them with a meal for a month. Together with 2 or 3 of your friends gifting $3 (or more, if you can, please) each per day, you can help a family with all their meals each month. You can help support 40 families We’re looking to support 40 families for the next 1 month, and have set a modest goal of $10,000 for this. With your generous help and support, Singapore Red Cross and I hope to benefit 40 families, bring food to their tables, and get rid of their food worries for this month at least. On behalf of Safri and our beneficiaries, I thank you in advance for your generous gifts. Yours sincerely, Mr Benjamin William Secretary General/CEO, Singapore Red Cross How Your Contribution Helps For the sake of transparency, as well as to help you realise the impact of your contribution, we’d like to share how your donation will help. S$25 will gift a family of four FoodAid vouchers to buy food for about 3 daysS$50 will gift a family of four FoodAid vouchers to buy food for about 6 daysS$100 will gift a family of four FoodAid vouchers to buy food for about 12 daysS$250 will gift a family of four FoodAid vouchers to buy food for a full month Your generous donation will help provide a family with sustenance and security. In a first world country like Singapore, nobody should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. P.S. Please do leave us your best email address so that my colleagues and I can at least show our appreciation and thank you for your kind donation.
Going The Extra Mile To Help The Elders
In 2014, I started losing control of my limbs and was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. I stayed at home more often as my family was worried that I might fall and hurt myself when I was outside alone. My life started becoming mundane as I would spend my time watching television all day. A relative introduced me to St Luke's ElderCare (SLEC) and the nearest centre was no further than 10 minutes from my home. When I started attending day care services at Kebun Baru Centre, there were only a few elders as the centre was new. Staying Home during Circuit BreakerInitially, I was upset about having to stay at home as I was unable to meet my friends in the centre. However, the care staff engaged with us three times a week through Zoom sessions. I was able to chat with my friends from the centre and participate in acitivities such as Bingo and Guessing Games. Jun Jie, Centre Manager of Kebun Baru Centre, even serenaded us with our favourite songs while strumming the guitar. Going the Extra MileLast year, during one of the sessions at the centre, I started feeling unwell. Jun Jie drove me home and ensured I was well taken care of despite it being a busy day for him. Though it was a short trip home, I truly felt the love and care from him. Please join me in supporting SLEC so that they can reach out to more elders like myself.
Here's My Cake and Gifts For Suzy #PledgeYourBirthday
Are you having your birthday in September and would like to do something meaningful? How about sharing your birthday cake and gifts to make a difference to the lives of over 700 children and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities? Rally your friends to donate to our cause on your birthday! Even if it is not your birthday, do feel free to donate as a gift to CPAS on behalf of all September Babies! If you are keen, you can even run your very own online fundraising campaign! Please write to Donate@cpas.org.sg to find out how you can do so! Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) has started a #PledgeYourBirthday campaign for donors to support Suzy, the Singaporean Icon that represents a girl with cerebral palsy. You may recognise her as she has been placed islandwide at various retail locations since 1984. Join Suzy in her mission to help children and adults with cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities. Did you know? Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong and non-curable condition? It is caused by illness or injury to the brain before or during birth, or early in life. Persons living with cerebral palsy often face limitations in their motor functioning, muscle control and may also lose associated functioning in common areas such as speech and hearing. Thank you for making a difference! Here's wishing all September Babies a Happy Birthday!
Support Our Community In Need
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to evolve, members of the community play an increasingly important role in bringing hope to vulnerable and isolated residents who may otherwise fall through the cracks. The four individuals above - Fazeli, Mdm Suriah, Mdm Rani and Ah Tham - are testament to this. While these four individuals come from different walks of life, they all have one thing in common - they are residents who are passionate about helping others in the community because of the support they once received. But they can't do it alone. That's why AMKFSC Community Services is appealing for your generous donation - to ensure that our community-based initiatives and hubs can continue to empower everyday individuals with the spaces, resources, and tools to support other vulnerable residents - physically, mentally and emotionally. In doing so, we hope to build more resilient communities that ensure at-risk groups in the community are not forgotten or left behind during this crucial period. If you'd like to play a part in inspiring more community advocates, donate to support them today!
Love in the World Fine Arts Charity Drive : Painting AA02 爱在人间筹款精品展墨宝AA02
This painting, Buddha (佛) by The Late Venerable Song Nian (See below for more information) is one of the pieces in our Love in the World Charity Arts Exhibition – an charity fundraiser for Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation. "爱在人间”画中秋 Love in the World Charity Arts Exhibition 轻安村书画艺术精品公益筹款展 画展内容：书法、字画、精品、 展期：15 September - 10 October 2020/ 2020年9月15日至10月5日 时间：10am-7pm 地点：Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre/轻安村身心灵健康与环保中心 Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205 S380106 电话: 6749 8509 All donations to Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation will be used to sustain our care and share community services through the 7 existing centres. Kindly call us at 6749 8509 if you would like to find out more details. To make a donation and take home an artwork, you may donate via Deeda with Credit Card, PayNow (UEN: S99SS0044C) or cheque payable to Kampung Senang Charity Education Foundation. All donations will be entitled to 2.5x tax deductions (kindly indicate upon checking out) 中秋佳节，邀您一起来赏画品书。挑选您喜欢的墨宝珍藏，奉献您的爱心捐赠。 您的捐赠将用来支援轻安村希望之轮 6 项慈善服务与教育工程。画展展出古画、书法、古玩、精品，及新加坡、中国、泰国等国际级书画家的作品。 您可在云端线上或者亲临轻安村认捐书画精品，所捐赠款项亦可获得2.5倍的所得税豁免。 -- AA02: 佛 – 松年长老墨宝 Calligraphy Painting – Buddha 画家/Artist: 松年长老/The Late Venerable Song Nian 尺寸/Size: 60cm x 122cm 建议捐款/Suggested donation: S$ 80,000 松年长老 简介 Brief Introduction to the Artist 松年长老，是一代艺僧，自号落拓头陀，又称“寒月斋”主人。他擅长诗词歌赋、书画金石等。他的字沉雄跌宕，蕴涵气势，端庄隐逸，一气呵成。他的墨宝曾多次作为新加坡国礼，赠送给友好国家的政要。 The late Master Song Nian’s great achievements in calligraphy and painting are widely recognised and praised in Singapore. His calligraphy and paintings are regarded as National treasures, with collections in the Singapore Museum. In 1986, former Prime Minister of Singapore Mr Lee Kuan Yew, presented the creative work of The Late Master Song Nian as official gifts to the Emperor and Prime Minister of Japan. The artworks of Master Song Nian encapsulated the essence of the Dharma and were equally treasured by former political leaders of China, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin. Apart from helping the devotees and propagating the Dharma, Master Song Nian was also a noble philanthropist. He organised many calligraphy exhibitions to raise funds for the Buddhist and Non-Buddhist communities. -- **Please note that there is an optional tip, ranging from 3% to 10% when you are making the payment. The tip go to Deeda.care which is a free platform raising fund for Kampung Senang Charity Education Foundation. Deeda solely relies on your generosity to run its operations and marketing. However, this tip is totally optional, you can always edit to opt out.
Centre of Excellence in Pandemic Preparedness
Fundraising for the Centre of Excellence in Pandemic Preparedness Dear Friend, In 1918 the deadly Spanish Flu epidemic led to the deaths of an estimated 50 million people including Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States. World history changed dramatically when President Wilson had to withdraw from the Paris peace talks after World War I. Today, we remain vulnerable to the ever-present threat of pandemics arising from emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. You and I cannot leave the fate of our loved ones and the fate of 600 million people in South East Asia to chance The certainty of a pandemic event is unavoidable in the near future. This is due to the highly globalized and interconnected environment which promotes rapid global spread of a highly infectious disease. Thus, the Singapore Red Cross is taking the lead by setting up the Centre of Excellence in Pandemic Preparedness to serve as a platform to Develop Conversations, Networks, Frameworks, Information Sharing and developing pandemic expertise. Your gift donation towards the Centre will enjoy 2.5 times tax exemption A Gift: SGD $100,000 to set up the Centre of Excellence in Pandemic Preparedness (URGENT NEED!) Thank you for your kind support to the Singapore Red Cross's Centre of Excellence in Pandemic Preparedness initiative. Effective, Responsive, Coordinated A pandemic situation is often unpredictable and calls for rapid responses to prevent further spread, treat the infected, and protect the healthy. In addition to the global threat, Southeast Asia faces health challenges from endemic infectious diseases, including malaria and dengue, which thrive in tropical climates. The diversity of human populations across the region with regard to economic growth, health systems, and regulatory structure also contribute to regulatory, business, and operational challenges for healthcare stakeholders looking to address the pandemic threat. Moreover, widespread antimicrobial resistance and a decline in new antibiotics research complicate eradication efforts against antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. You Can Help Develop Conversations, Networks, Frameworks and Information Sharing With your help of a gift donation the Centre is planning conferences and workshops sessions on various aspects of pandemic preparedness, touching on key components of an effective, responsive, and coordinated system that must respond quickly and facilitate timely access to an adequate supply of vaccines; personal protective equipment and quarantine protocols. Such a system is multifaceted, requiring effective coordination of multiple components. Make your gift donation towards the Centre of Excellence for Pandemic Preparedness today The Singapore Red Cross is taking the lead by setting up the Centre of Excellence in Pandemic Preparedness to serve as a platform to Develop Conversations, Networks, Frameworks, Information Sharing and developing pandemic expertise. Donating is really simple and secure. The money will directly go to Singapore Red Cross for the Centre of Excellence in Pandemic Preparedness. Your gift will enjoy 2.5x tax deduction. Thank you.
Swing Off Loneliness
'I have nobody except good old friends at the senior activity center. Lions Befrienders has been taking good care of me for many years now', said 69 years old anonymous Ah Gong with a grateful smile. Living in COVID-19 new norm might be easy for some of us, but it has been a STRUGGLE FOR SENIORS in the community who LIVE ALONE. While most of us are adjusting to this new lifestyle, seniors who live alone felt more socially isolated or lonely, especially with the COVID-19 heightened alert. WOULD YOU SHOW SOME CARE AND LOVE? They have nobody, but we have our friends and family. We are relieved to announce that we can resume one of our key fundraising events, Charity Golf 2021. Our aim is to raise at least $300,000 to provide integrated services and programmes to restore mental, physical, emotional, and social health in seniors. JOIN US OR MAKE A DONATION TODAY to SWING OFF LONELIENSS! at Lions Befrienders Charity Golf 2021! Whether you are a golfer or not, you can be part of this meaningful cause to create a legendary impact in the elderly community. What can you do to help? 1. Set up a fundraising campaign as an individual or corporate - We can support you with the materials needed. 2. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. On behalf of our seniors, we THANK YOU for your kind and generous support.
Love in the World Fine Arts Charity Drive : Painting A03 爱在人间筹款精品展墨宝A03
This painting，九节虾 by Wang Wen Pin (See below for more information) is one of the pieces in our Love in the World Charity Arts Exhibition – an charity fundraiser for Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation. "爱在人间”画中秋 Love in the World Charity Arts Exhibition 轻安村书画艺术精品公益筹款展 画展内容：书法、字画、精品、 展期：15 September - 10 October 2020/ 2020年9月15日至10月5日 时间：10am-7pm 地点：Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre/轻安村身心灵健康与环保中心 Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205 S380106 电话: 6749 8509 All donations to Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation will be used to sustain our care and share community services through the 7 existing centres. Kindly call us at 6749 8509 if you would like to find out more details. To make a donation and take home an artwork, you may donate via Deeda with Credit Card, PayNow (UEN: S99SS0044C) or cheque payable to Kampung Senang Charity Education Foundation. All donations will be entitled to 2.5x tax deductions (kindly indicate upon checking out) 中秋佳节，邀您一起来赏画品书。挑选您喜欢的墨宝珍藏，奉献您的爱心捐赠。 您的捐赠将用来支援轻安村希望之轮 6 项慈善服务与教育工程。画展展出古画、书法、古玩、精品，及新加坡、中国、泰国等国际级书画家的作品。 您可在云端线上或者亲临轻安村认捐书画精品，所捐赠款项亦可获得2.5倍的所得税豁免。 -- A03: 九节虾–齐白石大师画派Chinese Ink Painting 画家/Artist: 王文聘 / 尺寸/Size: 52″ x 21″ 王文聘/Suggested donation: S$ 20,000 王文聘 简介 Brief Introduction to the Artist 王老先生是国画大师齐白石的画格传承弟子，著名画家。擅花，鸟，草，虫见长。以个人情感熔人文意境与民间意趣。深受中外藏家珍藏。 自幼酷爱绘画，现年86岁。现为中国佛教文化书画研究院高级美术师。中国国画家，中国名家书画 院一级书画师。中国中外名人文化研究会特邀顾问。 先后毕业南阳师范学院美术系，河南大学的汉学研究。 80年代起在镇平县，南阳，湖北，成功推出了个人画展；广受好评，引起巨大轰动，作品常 被国内外知名人士和单位收藏。 2006年至2007年作品曾入编文化部文化艺术人才中心编辑出版《中华风骨●世纪名画》、《艺术中国》、《中国艺术大家》，中国中外名人研究会编辑出版的《中国书画30史志》、《一代大师》等。 至2007年7月周年香港的回归中国，全国书法国画大赛获一等奖，中国书画名家颁发了“金马奖”。 2007年9月受新加坡中华总商会邀请展，在新加坡共和国举办画展，受国际友人关注及收藏他的作品，被多国慈善机构，新加坡国立大学和各界著名人士收藏。 2008年4月10日上海市残疾人福利基金会特邀画家，并赠作品30幅。同年被评为“十大中国书画大家”。 2009年至2001年当选为 “中国书画形象大使” ；同年残疾日捐画60幅给残联，被邀 “国务院残联办” 特邀嘉宾画家。及选为 “感动中国艺术人物” 。 Mr. Wang was a disciple of the great traditional Chinese painting master Qi Bai Shi. A famous painter himself, he specializes in drawing flowers, birds, grass, insects. His works, which incorporates humanistic moods, emotions and day-to-day happenings of the common folk, are well-received by collectors all around the world. He has been an avid painter since youth. Now at 86 years of age, he is now the Senior artist of the Chinese Institute of Buddhist Culture, Painting and Calligraphy, Chinese traditional painting artist, first-class painter and calligrapher of Chinese painting and calligraphy institute, and an invited consultant of Chinese and Foreign Culture Research Association. Since the 1980s, he has held personal exhibits across China, and received critical acclaim and his work became the norm in the collections of public figures and organisations. His works also were featured in magazines by the Chinese ministry of culture between 2006 and 2007. Also, in 2007, he won first prize in the National Calligraphy and traditional painting competition and was awarded the “Golden Horse” award. In addition, his works were collected by National University of Singapore and prominent figures of various industries during his exhibit in Singapore, 2007. In 2008, he was anointed as one of the“Ten great Chinese calligrapher and painters of China”.From 2009, he was also chosen to be the image ambassador for Chinese calligraphy arts. -- **Please note that there is an optional tip, ranging from 3% to 10% when you are making the payment. The tip go to Deeda.care which is a free platform raising fund for Kampung Senang Charity Education Foundation. Deeda solely relies on your generosity to run its operations and marketing. However, this tip is totally optional, you can always edit to opt out.
Love in the World Fine Arts Charity Drive : Painting B02 爱在人间筹款精品展墨宝B02
This painting, 精气神 by Tian En Rong (See below for more information) is one of the pieces in our Love in the World Charity Arts Exhibition – an charity fundraiser for Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation. "爱在人间”画中秋 Love in the World Charity Arts Exhibition 轻安村书画艺术精品公益筹款展 画展内容：书法、字画、精品、 展期：15 September - 10 October 2020/ 2020年9月15日至10月5日 时间：10am-7pm 地点：Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre/轻安村身心灵健康与环保中心 Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent #01-205 S380106 电话: 6749 8509 All donations to Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation will be used to sustain our care and share community services through the 7 existing centres. Kindly call us at 6749 8509 if you would like to find out more details. To make a donation and take home an artwork, you may donate via Deeda with Credit Card, PayNow (UEN: S99SS0044C) or cheque payable to Kampung Senang Charity Education Foundation. All donations will be entitled to 2.5x tax deductions (kindly indicate upon checking out) 中秋佳节，邀您一起来赏画品书。挑选您喜欢的墨宝珍藏，奉献您的爱心捐赠。 您的捐赠将用来支援轻安村希望之轮 6 项慈善服务与教育工程。画展展出古画、书法、古玩、精品，及新加坡、中国、泰国等国际级书画家的作品。 您可在云端线上或者亲临轻安村认捐书画精品，所捐赠款项亦可获得2.5倍的所得税豁免。 -- 精气神Chinese Calligraphy 画家/Artist: 田恩荣/ 尺寸/Size: 4寸对开 建议捐款/Suggested donation: S$ 9,000 田恩荣 简介 Brief Introduction to the Artist 48年生，上海市人。 国家一级演员，教授，上海市国家非物质文化传承人。 中国教育管理科学人物奖。中国推动京剧昆曲特殊贡献奖。原上海戏剧学院戏曲学院副院长，上海戏剧学院附属戏曲学校副校长，上海京昆剧团副团长。 He is a national first-class actor, professor, and the heir of the National Non-Material culture of Shanghai. He once received China Education Management Science Person Award, Special Contribution Award for China's Promotion of Peking Opera and Kunqu Opera. He was also the FormerDeputy Dean of the School of Chinese Opera, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Vice President of the Chinese Opera School affiliated to Shanghai Institute of Theatre arts. -- **Please note that there is an optional tip, ranging from 3% to 10% when you are making the payment. The tip go to Deeda.care which is a free platform raising fund for Kampung Senang Charity Education Foundation. Deeda solely relies on your generosity to run its operations and marketing. However, this tip is totally optional, you can always edit to opt out.