Our Campaign Storyends 17 Jun 2020, 11:59 PM
Turning 33 isn't exactly a major milestone, but I figured, hey, why should I wait for one of those before I did something special for myself AND for others.
I turned 33 this past Sunday (16 Feb), and while it was much like every other birthday - spent with my loved ones and my meows - i know it might not be the same for many people.
The ongoing COVID-19 situation has everyone riled up over what should or should not have been done. But in the midst of all that, I hope we remember that there are people, especially vulnerable individuals and families, who may be feeling the effects of the situation a lot more keenly than the rest of us.
It is thus my birthday wish that Singaporeans come together to support those who need it the most, and I hope you'll be able to contribute in whatever ways you can to The Courage Fund.
The Courage Fund was first established in 2003 when Singapore was hit by the SARS outbreak. In this same spirit of uniting the community to support one another through difficult times, Community Chest is once again helping to channel donations to The Courage Fund to enable those in need to tide through the current COVID-19 situation.
If you're my friend and want to give me a birthday present, give to the fund! If you're not my friend (yet!), but believe in the cause, do support (and I thank you very much for it!). Together, we will be able to emerge from these challenging times stronger.
'Wheel' you help me :D
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.