How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Purchase one packet of 5 kg rice and 1 litre of cooking oil
Provides 1 month's basic groceries and toiletries for one beneficiary
Provides 2 months' basic groceries and toiletries for one beneficiary (or 1 month's basic groceries and toiletries for one family).
Provides 4 months' basic groceries and toiletries for one beneficiary (or 1 month's basic groceries and toiletries for two families).
Our Campaign Storyends 09 Mar 2017, 11:59 PM
This campaign supports the M.Y Big Sweep community service programme that aims to improve the living conditions of the destitute, elderly and needy families.
Due to physical disabilities or failing health conditions, most of whom require help are unable to maintain basic home cleanliness.
In collaboration with Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges in Singapore, the programme covers approximately 30 to 40 homes monthly in neighbourhoods such as Eunos and Macpherson. Mostly one-room and rental flats, volunteers carry out simple home cleaning and refurbishing for these residents. Not only providing them a better place to live in, many volunteers forged long-lasting and close relationships through the process.
Your contributions will certainly support the logistical purchases as well as bringing love and warmth to those in need.
About The Charity
Metropolitan YMCA (MYMCA) leads positive community transformation with a special focus on children and youths. We nurture our children and work with our youth to identify their aspirations and amplify their efforts to reach the community for positive transformation.
Apart from our community and youth impact efforts, we are also a social enterprise, providing affordable F&B and hospitality services. All net surpluses from our F&B and hospitality businesses contribute to our M. Y programmes which reach out to impact the community positively.
The first YMCA was set-up by a group of youths led by George Williams in 1844 London to counter social ills resulting from the Industrial Revolution.
Likewise, in post-war Singapore, Dr Chen Su Lan, a medical practitioner who fought the wide-spread use of opium, saw the need for youths to be engaged in wholesome activities. He formed the Chinese YMCA in 1946, catering to the Chinese-speaking community which made up more than 75% of the resident population in Singapore.
The Chinese YMCA offered skills, vocational and recreation courses and attracted wide support from the community.
In 1974, the Chinese YMCA changed its name to Metropolitan YMCA and set up a new building for headquarters at 60 Stevens Road largely through the generous support of the Lee Foundation and Shaw Foundation.
We are registered as a Society (UEN No. S63SS0006B), gazetted as a Charity (Charities No. 0089), and recognized as an Institute of Public Character (IPC No. 000433).
Our subsidiary, MY World Preschool Ltd, provides infant and childcare services.
Locally in Singapore, we are a member of the National Council of Social Services, a corporate member of the People's Association, an associate member of the National Youth Council, the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre, and the National Council of Churches in Singapore.
Internationally, we are part of the World Alliance of YMCAs, Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs, as well as an active member of the YMCA World Urban Network.