Our Campaign Storyends 19 Nov 2016, 11:59 PM
Each month A Better Tee features a new tee design to inspire you around a social issue. By wearing the tee, you not only look good but you're also doing good by helping to raise awareness on that issue. We limit each monthly edition of our tees to a specific sale period and a limited quantity, so once it's gone, it's gone. Once the sale period is over, we ship the tees and donate 30% of each tee sale to a relevant charity to supporting the social issue.
For this month's tee visit: http://www.beanidea.com/a-better-tee/
About The Charity
Founded in 2006, HealthServe, is an IPC registered charity that seeks to bring healing and hope to vulnerable low-wage migrant workers in Singapore.
There are close to 1 million work permit holders in Singapore. Access to affordable healthcare can be a problem for low wage migrant workers as foreigners in Singapore do not receive subsidies for healthcare at public institutions. By law, workers are supposed to be covered for both inpatient and outpatient treatment by their employers but not all do. In addition, fear of repatriation and cultural and language barriers also contribute to migrant workers not receiving proper treatment.
The more unfortunate amongst these workers get injured at work and may end up losing their jobs and suffering loss of pay for a protracted period. The wait for their work injury compensation application to be processed and resolved can take months or years.
From a single clinic providing GP services in Geylang to meet the needs of the workers, HealthServe has expanded our range of services to the provision of GP and specialist medical services, rehabilitation and dental services, injury and salary-related casework support, social assistance, counselling and mental health programmes.
We are very much a volunteer-run organisation. Our operations are run by a small staff team and hundreds of medical and non-medical volunteers and interns.