Our Campaign Story

ends 27 Mar 2020, 11:59 PM

I'm turning 21 in about one month. I've been considering how I would like to spend my 21st and I very quickly eliminated the idea of holding a big party to celebrate my existence .

Rather, this 21st birthday, I'd like to celebrate my birthday by thanking the people who've given my existence meaning because amidst the 7.53 billion people breathing on Earth, I'm really just a miniscule human being. I've been extremely lucky to have met people, be it adults or peers, who've really helped shape and mold me to become the 20-going-on-21 Jiayi/Alicia today.

So the first group of people on the list are the doctors and nurses who helped delivered me on the 27th of March 1999! I don't really remember who they specifically are but with the recent Covid-2019 outbreak, I can't help but think of our healthcare professionals who are sacrificing so much for us.

The Sayang Sayang Fund that I'm fundraising for is raising money to help send healthcare professionals home safely. I'm sure you've read/heard about the abuse our healthcare professionals have been facing on public transport. While I don't have the cure for the virus nor am I able to save lives, I want to do what I can to help those who are out there trying to solve this crisis.

Every dollar counts, even if it is just the price of your next cup of coffee or mcgriddles stack.

In advance, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

About Campaign

The Sayang Sayang Fund is a fund driven by the community to support vulnerable communities adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fund is managed by The Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS), who works with community partners and service agencies to identify these vulnerable communities and care recipients. CFS then endeavours to ensure that no one falls by the wayside during this challenging period, by:
1. Supporting community-based emergency response funds for marginalised communities adversely affected by the COVID-19 situation.
2. Providing innovation solutions and research to better combat COVID-19.
3. Building capabilities that support charities' operational and/or business continuity processes.

From small donations to large, whether an individual or corporate donor, it is your heart-warming outpouring of love that truly brings to life the community spirit of the Sayang Sayang Fund. As we slowly return to normalcy, we are keeping the campaign open for those who wish to help those vulnerable groups who still require help recovering from the challenges of the pandemic. And we thank you for your continuing support.

Please visit https://www.cf.org.sg/sayangsayangfund/ for more information on the Sayang Sayang Fund.

*We thank those who have supported us with their own campaigns for the Sayang Sayang Fund. To consolidate fundraising efforts, we will not be accepting anymore new individual campaigns for this Fund. Thank you.

About The Charity

The Community Foundation of Singapore is a non-profit organisation founded in 2008 to encourage and enable philanthropy in Singapore. We match donors' interest with causes and offer ways for them to make a greater impact through their charitable funds. We also collaborate with charity partners to identify programmes that support diverse communities. Our purpose is to create real and meaningful change while building a philanthropic culture in Singapore. CFS is a registered charity with Institution of a Public Character status.