About Campaign

ends 28 Feb 2023, 11:59 PM
After selling her house to repay the heavy debts incurred by her ex-husband over twenty years ago, Madam Tan did not have much savings to live on. With chronic pain in her hands and a nerve issue that extends to her back and legs, Madam Tan was also unable to work in many jobs. Living with little to no income while raising young children, she felt stressed and helpless. Thankfully, with her neighbour's encouragement, Madam Tan turned to MWS Family Development Programme (FDP) in 2018 for help.

Through the programme, for every $1 that Madam Tan saved, MWS would match it with $2 which was covered by donations. She was also encouraged to save and guided on how to do so. These are small steps that Madam Tan is taking to improve life for her family.

These days, Madam Tan works as a part-time cleaner. She is also trying to spend more time with her children and even serve as a community volunteer. It is in facing difficulties in life that Madam Tan is moved to help others from befriending neighbours in need to coordinating distribution of donated goods to them.

"I am really so thankful for this MWS programme. I hope to use the money I've saved for my children's schooling next time. I am less stressed now and proud that I can support my children and other people," shared a beaming Madam Tan.

About the Charity

Founded 41 years ago in 1981 and registered as an Institution of a Public Character, Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) is a multi-service organisation that manages 21 centres and outreach programmes across Singapore.

We serve people in need regardless of their race and religion. Our critical services support low-income and/or distressed families, children from low-income families, at-risk youths, the destitute, sick and/or frail elderly, and the socially isolated.

We enable all to have life to the full by reducing poverty, alleviating the strains and stresses of modern life, helping the elderly to age in place and live with dignity, nurturing the potential of disadvantaged children and rehabilitating at-risk youths.


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