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ends 10 Aug 2020, 11:59 PM

For my birthday (27 July) this year, I wish for my friends to donate to HOME, an NGO working on migrant worker issues. I care deeply about migrant worker issues, and HOME is an NGO close to my heart.

During these Covid times, HOME is providing migrant workers with (1) humanitarian assistance including counselling, supplies to smaller accommodations, and financial emergency assistance for immediate basic needs like food and shelter; (2) case work support including advice on salary issues and other employment disputes, and mediation with employers; and (3) advocacy to improve legislation and policies affecting migrant workers. They need your support to better help migrant workers.

Your contribution is especially important now because many migrant workers have been under lockdown for a long time. Some may not be paid properly and for many, their mental wellness must surely have taken a toll. It is also unclear how long migrant workers continue to be plagued by the uncertainty of the Covid spread in dorms and of their employment, considering how Covid has hit the economy hard. For some domestic workers, they may not be able to go out freely due to restrictions imposed by their employer.

This is a great time to make a donation, as the government will match your donation dollar for dollar. In addition, transaction fees on giving.sg are waived, meaning all of your donation will go to HOME.

Please consider donating to HOME. Any amount will help. Thank you very much!

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.

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