Our Campaign Storyends 04 Jun 2020, 11:59 PM
The frontline heroes of Singapore are tirelessly, and endlessly fighting the COVID-19 virus and to me, they are the real superheroes. Many Singaporean citizens and expats are being effected greatly by the virus and many families are vulnerable. Our Government and our superheroes have kept it under control and avoided the spread of the virus. I am a grade 10 student of Singapore American School and to spread awareness I am running 300 kilometers in 30 days to raise money for the people who are fighting the virus and the ones who are affected by it. This money will go to Community Chest which is the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). It will go to the "Courage Fund" which is targeted to help people most affected by COVID-19.
The evolving COVID-19 situation has affected Singaporeans in one way or another, including individuals who are facing loss of income or families that are struggling with additional caregiving duties and additional expenses for essential items.
The Courage Fund was first established in 2003 when Singapore was hit by the SARS outbreak. Fellow Singaporeans donated generously to the Fund to support those who were affected by the outbreak. In this same spirit of uniting the community to support one another through difficult times, Community Chest is rallying the community to provide relief and support to those affected by the current COVID-19 situation.
Where Will Your Donations Go?
Donations will go towards supporting and providing relief to vulnerable individuals and families, including healthcare workers, frontline workers and volunteers, affected by the COVID-19 situation. Find out more about The Courage Fund COVID-19 Relief Schemes and their eligibility criteria at https://www.ncss.gov.sg/thecouragefund.
For further queries on relief schemes, please contact us at [email protected]
For further queries on The Courage Fund, please contact us at [email protected]
Let us stay united in the face of this challenge and we will emerge stronger together.
About The Charity
Community Chest is the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), which is the national co-ordinating body for social service agencies in Singapore.
The National Council of Social Service (the "Council") was established as a statutory body on 1 May 1992 under the National Council of Social Service Act (Chapter 195A amended in September 2000) (the "Act") and is domiciled in Singapore. The registered office of the Council and principal place of operations is at NCSS Centre, Ulu Pandan Community Building, 170 Ghim Moh Road #01-02, Singapore 279621.
The NCSS Charitable Fund was established on 1 May 2003, as an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) under the Charities Act (Chapter 37) and comprises all the charitable activities of NCSS, including the Community Chest.