How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Basic healthcare: $50 will help 5 migrants to meet GP costs and ensure that in such times flu-like symptoms are not overlooked.
Emergency financial assistance: $250 will help cover the daily living expense for 5 workers who is unpaid to meet rent for shared accommodation, food and top up his phone
Housing, food and travel expense: $500 will help cover the housing, food and travel expenses of a migrant worker in distress for a month who is without a job
Housing, food and travel expense: $1000 will help cover the housing, food and travel expenses of 2 migrant worker in distress for a month who is without a job
Our Campaign Storyends 31 Aug 2020, 11:59 PM
Hi! My name is Divit Sheth and I am 11 years old. I will be starting Grade 6 in August this year.
My goal is to raise 5000 dollars in order to support the cause of migrant workers impacted by Covid-19. For this purpose, I have pledged to climb 5000 meters at Bukit Timah Hill over 5 days (July 29th to Aug 2nd). You can track my recent trainings and progress of this goal at the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/189250407@N05/
I seek your help in contributing to this cause.
The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected many in Singapore, and the community of migrant workers has not been spared either: it is unpredictable and constantly evolving, and has created pressure on everyone. The termination of employment, unpaid wages, as well as inadequate access to healthcare and medical aid, are increasingly common threats faced by the migrant community.
We want to help workers cope with the disruptions from the outbreak and to allocate resources to areas where it is needed most. HOME has ramped up our support services and would like to continue doing so in the months to follow. Your donations will help us:
1) Provide shelter for our Domestic Workers who are in distress and are unable to go home.
2) Provide financial assistance to all migrant workers, who are in need of urgent medical care.
3) Provide financial assistance for food, transport, and communication. Many of our beneficiaries are not allowed to seek employment.
4) Legal assistance and counsel.
5) Providing remote counselling and emotional support.
About The Charity
HOME (Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics) is a charitable organisation with Institution of Public Character status. Since 2004, we have been dedicated to improving the welfare and upholding the rights of migrant workers in Singapore.
Migrant workers play a vital role in contributing to Singapore. They take on low-waged jobs as domestic workers or in the construction, marine, manufacturing, service and conservancy sectors. Their work is often dangerous and precarious.
We assist migrant workers who suffer abuse and exploitation. Unpaid salaries, excessive working hours, work injuries, physical and psychological abuse are some of the common problems these workers face. Some of them may also be victims of human trafficking.
We run a shelter for domestic workers, helpdesks for domestic workers and male migrant workers. We also offer legal assistance, health education and vocational training to the workers. In 2016, over 2,000 migrant workers received assistance from us. And about 2,000 domestic workers have sat through our skills training courses.
HOME works with government agencies, civic groups, corporations and other community partners to realise our vision in creating an inclusive society that stands for justice, fairness and equality.