How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$10 can ensure that a senior is meaningfully engaged through befriending services for a week.
$40 can provide half a day of special education for a student with moderate to severe intellectual disability from 7 to 12 years old in a special school.
$100 can provide a family with 2 days of case management, information and referral services.
$200 enables an adult with disability to attend 5 days of pre-vocational training in a sheltered workshop.
Our Campaign Storyends 31 May 2017, 11:59 PM
The Singapore Power Heartware Fund (SPFH) supports over 24,000 beneficiaries through more than 20 senior programmes under Community Chest. These include befriending; home help services, such as meal delivery, assistance with medical appointments; caregiver support; and community homes. Your donation to the SPHF will help many seniors in need, like Mr Toh Heok Khin, age gracefully in the community.
EXTEND A HELPING HAND
When cysts started growing on his nose some 20 years ago, Mr Toh Heok Khin became self-conscious of his appearance. He would avoid eye contact when out in the streets. Overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness, the retiree kept to himself, not knowing who to turn to.
Help came along when Lions Befrienders volunteer Mrs Linda Koh knocked on his door. Over many visits, Linda struck up a friendship with Mr Toh and was eventually able to arrange for his cysts removal at a hospital.
Mr Toh's life is now changed. Inspired by the difference Linda made in his life, 86-year-old Mr Toh has been a senior helper with Lions Befrienders ever since. Together with Linda, they regularly distribute food to lonely and frail seniors in the neighbourhood.
Lions Befrienders extends a hand of friendship to seniors like Mr Toh. Their services like befriending, running of Senior Activity Centres and monitoring of vulnerable seniors, enable many of them who live alone to cope with daily activities and live independently in their own communities.
About The Charity
Community Chest is the fund-raising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). This year marks 35 years since we first set out to empower lives with care and unite the community in trust, to serve those in need. With the aim to enable every individual to live with dignity within a caring and inclusive society, we support about 80 social service organisations to meet underserved, critical social needs. As our fundraising and operating costs are covered mainly by Tote Board Group, 100% of your contributions goes towards empowering the lives of those we serve.
Community Chest was established in 1983 with a simple yet vital mission - to raise funds for the many social service organisations of the nation. It is about raising funds from the community for the community in need.
Over the years, we have built an enduring trust and partnership with many organisations, foundations and individuals, enabling and empowering the social service users under our care to lead fulfilling lives.