About Campaign

ends 30 Nov 2020, 11:59 PM
Deepavali is a festive occasion celebrated in many South Asian countries. Usually, during this season, guest workers would be able to visit their families back home, and celebrate this special occasion with them. However, this year is especially different as the world battles COVID-19, with many travel restrictions and lockdowns. Thus, these guest workers may have experienced homesickness, particularly during a festive period like Deepavali.

To make the guest workers in our nation feel more at home, the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach - a movement of Hope Initiative Alliance - hopes to provide meals to about 6,000 guest workers on Deepavali at the cost of $4 per meal, as a way of celebrating the occasion with them. The meal comprises chicken biryani, kesari and yoghurt. The funds raised will also go to activities and prizes for the guest workers, and decorations for the dormitories.

We are glad to be partnering the Ministry of Manpower, the Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore and the Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle in this initiative.

We look forward to your partnership; your kind giving will enable us to help the guest workers feel like Singapore is their home away from home, especially during this festive season.

About the Charity

Hope Initiative Alliance is an inter-racial and inter-religious alliance of social service organisations, civil groups and corporations that seeks to eradicate social inequalities across various facets of society.

As an aggregator of support and services amongst our network of hundreds of partners and associates, HIA seeks to work closely with them to help the guest workers, homeless, elderly, people with disabilities, the poor and needy communities, especially amidst the COVID-19 situation.

The Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach (AGWO), a movement of the Hope Initiative Alliance, seeks to provide holistic care, medical assistance, distribute Care Meals and other essentials to the guest workers housed in factory-converted dormitories.

Apart from the guest worker community, rough sleepers are another group-at-risk during this trying period. We are working with our partners to advocate temporal Safe Sound Sleeping Place (S3P) throughout the circuit breaker period, or even longer. We are also looking at channelling a small allowance or ex gratia to sustain their needs. In-kind donations are also greatly needed to facilitate their needs in temporary shelters.

For more information, visit hia.sg and sowcare.sg


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