Lets Share Festive Joy with the Elderly
by Lilin Wong
for Community Chest
Our Campaign Storyends 20 Jan 2016, 12 AM
$10, $50 .. whatever amount you would like to donate, I hope you can share some goodwill. The money will go towards sponsored festive items and necessities to the elderly community. If you can volunteer even better. Thank you!
Start your Lunar New Year with a meaningful donation to help Community Chest-supported charities care for Uncle Choon Teck and many more beneficiaries.
For a $50* donation, Community Chest will deliver a Fu Dai (Festive Pack) of fully sponsored festive items and necessities to the less fortunate.
(Updated 15 Jan 2016) Thank you for your interest and support for the community volunteering event to pack and deliver the Festive Packs. Registration is now closed. Please continue to support the lonely elderly with a donation!
*The $50 and other outright donations raised will be fully channelled for the operating needs of over 80 charities supported by Community Chest. All festive items in the Fu Dai (Festive Pack) to be delivered are made possible by in-kind sponsorship.
Fund-raising and other operating costs of Community Chest are also mainly covered by Tote Board and Singapore Pools, enabling us to avail every dollar raised to social service programmes under our care.
We are a fund-raising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). As such, our role and purpose are aligned with NCSS to ensure that every person has the opportunity to live a life of dignity to his or her fullest potential within our society. We raise funds to support social service organisations so that they can do what they are best at - caring for and serving the less advantaged.
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.
Social service organisations supported by Community Chest are then able to do what they are best at - providing critical social service programmes to help children with special needs, youths-at-risk, adults with disabilities, frail and lonely elderly, families facing difficulties and persons with mental health issues.
Over the years, Community Chest has built an enduring trust and partnership with many organisations, foundations and individuals and raised millions of much-needed dollars that enabled us to care for our beneficiaries.
At the heart of it all is our Patron-in-Chief, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who will be lending his support to our fund-raising social service organisations.