How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Give to sponsor a 2 educational programmes on coping skills.
Help to match a low-income family's savings for 2 weeks.
Provide school-going support for two primary school and three secondary school children for one month.
Help to match two low-income families' clearance of debt of household consumption (e.g. utilities, telco and rental arrears) for one month.
About Campaignends 31 Jan 2020, 11:59 PM
Mdm Tan and her husband, Mr Lim, are on our MWS Family Development Programme (FDP). 2 years ago, they owed over $3,000 from items bought on instalment from an appliance store, and more than $1,000 of housing arrears, on top of their utilities, telco, and Town Council debts. Their younger daughter, Fen, suffered from meningitis when she was a baby, leaving her with health issues throughout her young life. The family of 4 survived on Mr Lim's monthly gross salary of $1,800 as a kitchen assistant. The young couple felt like they were drowning in debt, but the bills kept coming.
Today, they have cleared their debts and are finally saving. Mr Lim has also secured a better paying job. For the first time, the family has money left at the end of the month which they faithfully save in the bank. Each dollar saved is matched with $2 from MWS FDP, and they have also picked up some financial planning skills. This Christmas, these parents are finally able to afford gifts for their 2 daughters, Fen, now 4, and Lin, now 7.
Mdm Tan's family was given the reason to celebrate this festive season. The reason is hope.
Your giving can turn helplessness into hope. Thank you for your generosity.
About the Charity
Founded more than 30 years ago in 1981 and registered as an Institution of a Public Character, Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) is a multi-service organisation that manages 19 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.
Our belief is the enable all to have life to the full through reducing poverty, alleviating the strains and stresses of modern life, helping the elderly age in place and live with dignity, nurturing the potential of disadvantaged children and rehabilitating at-risk youths.