2020 has definitely been hard on all of us - with a pandemic going on. And in tough times like these, all of us need a helping hand, some more than others. Whether it is by donating or volunteering physically or online, a little help goes a long way. So here are some ways you can help the community - even if it is just by a little bit.
Food From the Heart
Food From the Heart is an independent non-profit organisation with a vision to be the leading charity in Singapore that is devoted to “alleviating hunger through efficient distribution of food”, as stated from their website. They pride themselves on efficiency, transparency and self sufficiency to help the needy in Singapore.
They offer many different ways to help - both online and in person - by either donating money or donating dry food. They are also transparent with where your money and donations go as they have annual financial reports, which can be found on their website.
Address: 130 Joo Seng Rd, #03-01, Singapore 368357
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Contact: 6280 4483
Did you know it is predicted that this generation of youths will make up 40% of the global population by 2028? Halogen Foundation recognises this and has made it their mission to inspire and influence this young generation to be future leaders. They weave inspiration, education and action into their events to help these youths learn more about entrepreneurship.
Volunteer at Halogen by mentoring youth and sharing inspiring stories to them. Visit their website to learn more about how you can help!
Address: 336 Smith St, #07-303, Singapore 050336
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Contact: 6509 6700
Good Hood SG
Good Hood SG started by a bunch of friends in 2019, with the intention of people closer together. This initiative is motivated by bringing back the kampung spirit in Singapore.
Good Hood SG is an app that allows you to not only give, but also request for help from others. You are able to give back to the community easier, especially for those who are busy and may not have time to commit to long term volunteering. Check out their website and download their app to try it out for yourself!
AWWA was created by a group of volunteers who had a vision of empowering the disadvantaged and maximising their potential. Today, they serve over 16,000 people across different life stages - from 6 months old to senior citizens. You can help by either volunteering or donating to their causes. Funds donated will go towards providing essential services to the vulnerable in Singapore. Check out their website to learn more about the areas you can volunteer in!
Giving.sg is a Singapore platform where you can donate, volunteer and fundraise for multiple non-profits. Their vision is to build a City of Good - where everyone is able to come together and help each other. Giving.sg has more than 500 non-profits for you to help out in - from animal welfare to social services. Check out their website to find out more about their different non-profits!
Since the COVID-19 breakout in Singapore, there has been an increasing 112% spike in domestic violence. This has been found through a campaign in collaboration between Luxequisite and Sinfonia Ristorante - to raise S$100,000 for AWARE.
AWARE, the Association of Women for Action and Research, is a leading women’s rights and gender equality group in Singapore. Their mission is to remove gender-based barriers and allow individuals to fully develop their potential.
You can volunteer in AWARE both online and physically in a variety of fields, from help liners to HR.
Address: 5 Dover Cres, #01-22, Singapore 130005
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Contact: 6779 7137