About Campaignends 01 Nov 2022, 11:59 PM
We would be using all the giving.sg donations (100%) to buy pizzas to be distributed to the migrant workers. We need to raise as much as we can as we can then use matching contributions from the vendors to raise the total number of pizzas collected for the workers.
But why pizzas? This is because workers usually cannot afford pizzas and we want to break stereotypes by sharing a variety of foods with them! We also don't distinguish by race for our festive celebrations and pizzas are a great common yet delicious food to serve migrant workers of different nationalities: Indian, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Thai, Burmese, etc.!
There are close to 1 million migrant workers in Singapore and we hope to reach as many of them as we can. No amount is too small and we are grateful for all your help! :)
About the Charity
ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR) is an organisation that aims to improve the lives of migrant workers in Singapore, by building bridges to strengthen their integration into our community, city and country. We employ authentic and nimble strategies to help improve the quality of the workers' lives and make them feel valued, appreciated, safe and welcome in Singapore. Our raincoat emblem symbolizes the protection we provide them from their metaphorical thunderstorms.
Started in 2015, IRR was founded by Harvard-educated lawyer Dipa Swaminathan. She is supported by an amazing team of dedicated professionals who volunteer their time and energies in the name of a common calling.
We have come a long way since, with a huge team of over 500 volunteers and several awards. Behind us as the wind beneath our wings is a wide network of connections among migrant workers, employers, dorm operators, contractors and sub-contractors, government agencies, NGOs, the media and members of the public who collectively form the village that allows us to do what we do. We have a combined social media following of nearly 30,000 and growing. Our journey so far has been organic and when we are asked what our plans for growth are, the answer is simple: we will continue to evolve organically, extend our branches where the needs are and not be limited by a clinical blue print. The only constant is growth.