Our Campaign Story

ends 08 May 2020, 11:59 PM

"There are many cockroaches in the kitchen and also in our rooms. The urinals in the toilets are overflowing with urine, and the workers step on the urine and then walk to their rooms," from https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/manpower/workers-describe-crowded-cramped-living-conditions

*UPDATE 25th April 2020*
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING OUR MIGRANT FRIENDS AND CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY!! We've managed to meet our initial goal of $1000 in 4 days! I've decided to increase the goal to $1500 to continue supporting them. Let's not stop now, KEEP THE KINDNESS GOING!!!

*UPDATE 29th April 2020*
WE'VE REACHED IT FRIENDS!! So blessed by all of you. Thank you for sharing kindness and love to those who need it. If it is on your heart, feel free to give despite reaching our goals :D

This year for my birthday (29 Apr), it would be the greatest birthday present if you could give a gift to the Migrant Workers' Assistance Fund. For the past few days, the COVID-19 imported cases in Singapore have been 0, while clusters are getting bigger locally, especially in worker dormitories. You can help improve their living conditions during this distressing season by giving a small donation.

Wondering how much to donate?
Every $10 donation enables Migrant Workers' Centre to provide 3 meals for 1 distressed migrant worker for 1 day.

There is an urgent need for support and the campaign ends on 8th May.

Thank you for making a difference today and helping me fulfil my birthday wish! :)

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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