About Campaign

ends 31 Mar 2023, 11:59 PM
"I wake up daily longing for my children and grandchildren to call or visit me. They hardly do. I am now old and useless", lamented 88 years-old Mdm Kamsiah.

Mdm Kamsiah is just one of the many seniors in Singapore left behind by their own families. She once took up two jobs as a cleaner to raise her children and sent them to university. Today she is a widow living alone in a rented flat plagued by loneliness. COVID-19 pandemic has led her to feeling even more isolated and rejected.

When was the last time...
You appreciated your parents for their selfless sacrifices?
You thanked them for their unconditional love?
You said to them "I love you"?
You said to them "I am sorry, please forgive me"?
You bought them a gift or had a meal together?
You hugged them just like when you were young?
You called them and asked about their wellbeing?

Words cannot describe the width and depth of every parent's love. It is Priceless!

At Lions Befrienders, we make it our mission to reach out to socially isolated and lonely seniors like Mdm Kamsiah, to provide them with holistic care needed to lead happier lives. Today, Mdm Kamsiah found her family in Lions Befrienders Senior Activity Centre.

Give a Gift of Love in your parent's name Today! Your contributions are important for us to access resources and outreach programs to mitigate isolation and loneliness in seniors like Mdm Kamsiah.

About the Charity

Established in 1995, LB has more than 25 years of experience in befriending and caring for seniors in order for them to age in place in the community. Over the years, LB strives to address the varied needs of more than 86,000 seniors by adopting a senior-centric approach in its eldercare services. Leveraging on the support of some 1,000 regular volunteers, we actively engage more than 6,000 at-risk seniors via a spectrum of integrated eldercare service from preventive to intervention through comprehensive programmes, including social, emotional, mental and physical, to improve their quality of life.

Amid the challenges in the eldercare landscape, LB undertakes constant review and adjustment to its programmes and services. Under our Community Outreach arm, we currently operate 10 Active Ageing Centres, 3 Cluster Support, 2 Senior Group Homes and Home Personal Care services. Our Befriending arm extends island-wide befriending services to socially isolated seniors. For its exemplary disclosure and corporate governance practices, LB was conferred the Charity Transparency Award by the Charity Council in 2016 and 2017.

Lions Befrienders welcomes all donations. However, for administrative purposes, a minimum donation of $50 is eligible for tax deduction.


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