How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$10 will help subsidise a dental treatment for a migrant worker.
$50 will help cover the basic medical costs of a migrant worker in crisis.
$100 will help empower a migrant worker through skills training for 6 months.
$250 will help house a migrant worker at the HOME shelter for one month.
Our Campaign Storyends 03 Feb 2018, 11:59 PM
Hey guys! So I'm turning 30 this year and while I don't think birthdays are that big a deal (I mean what did I do?! My mum did ALL the work), 30 is still a milestone.
Friends have asked me what I want to do or what I want, and when I really took time to think about it, I felt everything was a little too self-indulgent and self-glorifying. (Not a way I wanted to usher in 30, maybe I'll do it for the big 4-0. ;)) So I did some research and here I am writing to you from the comforts of my bed in my own room, in a home that keeps me safe and protected. Not many people have this luxury, in fact some don't even have space to call their own.
Another reason why I selected this particular organisation is that I've always felt like this part of society, especially in Singapore, has been completely ostracized. Even on their day off, they are frowned upon as unbeautifying the surroundings. Guys, this is literally their only day of freedom, and they're saving money for their families. Where can they go?! These people have literally built up Singapore - brick by brick, they have educated and brought up our young - meal by meal, hour by hour; day by day. To think there was a time in primary school where I told my mother, I don't want to be Filipino cause I don't want to be a domestic helper (kids in school were making fun of my heritage). Today, I'm proud to be half Filipino, I'm proud that we are a caring, kind and happy lot.
So in lieu of gifts, please donate to this heartfelt cause.
HOME (Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics) is a charitable organisation with Institution of Public Character status. Since 2004, we have been dedicated to improving the welfare and upholding the rights of migrant workers in Singapore.
Migrant workers play a vital role in contributing to Singapore. They take on low-waged jobs as domestic workers or in the construction, marine, manufacturing, service and conservancy sectors. Their work is often dangerous and precarious.
We assist migrant workers who suffer abuse and exploitation. Unpaid salaries, excessive working hours, work injuries, physical and psychological abuse are some of the common problems these workers face. Some of them may also be victims of human trafficking.
We run a shelter for domestic workers, helpdesks for domestic workers and male migrant workers. We also offer legal assistance, health education and vocational training to the workers. In 2016, over 2,000 migrant workers received assistance from us. And about 2,000 domestic workers have sat through our skills training courses.
HOME works with government agencies, civic groups, corporations and other community partners to realise our vision in creating an inclusive society that stands for justice, fairness and equality.