Our Campaign Story

ends 13 Jun 2020, 11:59 PM

Hey Everyone,

This year around the sun has been a strange one, to say the least. It's been a testing time for many. Usually, I would celebrate by making some of you a massive meal, and having another bunch of you stay out with me drinking and dancing until 6 in the morning. However, this year is different in so many ways. There are people in need.

Every year I get a bunch of messages from people on my birthday saying 'I'll buy you a drink when I see you'. This year I am definitely not going to see you. More often I don't get bought that drink (liars!) or I don't collect.

This year, I'm here to collect! Instead of buying me a drink, I would like you to pay it forward and buy 3 meals for a distressed migrant worker. They have been the backbone of Singapore and have made the city what it is today. It's time to take care of them. We have turned a blind eye too long. No one should be wondering where their next meal is coming from especially in places as wealthy as Singapore.

Every $10 donation enables Migrant Worker Centre to provide 3 meals for 1 distressed migrant worker for 1 day.

If you don't donate - I will take it as a strong indication that you don't love me. I will regard it as a personal attack and hold a grudge against you for life. I will also remember if you ever ask me to be on the guestlist.

Jokes! I love you all the same. If you have a minute to donate it will mean the world to me.

Love you all. Hope you're all safe and sound.


About Campaign

Our migrant workers have been affected by COVID-19. In response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases among the migrant worker community, MWC has started the "Migrants We Care" fundraising campaign for our migrant worker brothers and sisters in Singapore.

1) Ex-Gratia
During the month-long "circuit breaker" period in Singapore, all workplaces except for those providing essential services and those that are able to operate remotely will be suspended to stem the spread of COVID-19. In the unfortunate event that some migrant workers are displaced, a token amount will be given to these affected workers who are unable to recover their salary.

2) Food and Accommodation
Most airlines have ceased operations due to COVID-19. Migrant workers might have to stay in Singapore for an extended period because of flight cancellations. To help our migrant workers cope in this period of uncertainty, part of this fund will be used to provide affected migrant workers with food and accommodation.

3) Daily Necessities
To provide daily necessities like bathroom essential and items to workers who are required to stay in.

About The Charity

The Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund (MWAF) is the humanitarian charity of the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC). MWC assists migrant workers redress employment disputes and furthers education and awareness among them of their employment rights. MWC also promotes migrant workers' social integration as well as their harmonious co-existence with Singaporeans at the workplace and beyond. As case assistance for migrant workers is frequently accompanied by follow-on issues with housing, food and other subsistence costs, the MWAF was set up in 2012 (IPC-certified in 2014) to fund all humanitarian and emergency assistance rendered to MWC case clients - if their employers fail to discharge the duty to care for and protect their own workers. The MWAF allows the MWC to cover and protect vulnerable workers up till their outstanding matters are resolved and concluded, and is a key resource for the MWC in providing proper and adequate help to distressed and victimized migrant workers in Singapore.

*Please note that donations made after the second week of December may cross to the next year and tax exempt receipt may be issued the next year.

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