How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Give to sponsor a child for an educational trip.
Provide supplement nutrition (milk powder) for an infant/toddler from a low-income family for one month.
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 Jul 2018, 11:59 PM
A year ago, if you were to ask Mr H'ng Seng Huat about his bills, he would have been hard-pressed to tell you how much he owed. The odd-job worker was slogging more than 10 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In early 2017, MWS started to provide debt-matching help to Mr H'ng for his bills, milk powder for baby Isabelle, and monthly school support for school-going kids. He cleared his debt in May 2017 and progressed to savings-matching under the guidance of MWS Family Development Programme (FDP) volunteers.
Mr H'ng voluntarily exited the programme in Dec 2017. He had saved over $2,000 that he intended to use for his kids' education. "When I started on FDP, I told myself that it was a temporary solution and I needed to find my own way," he says.
A Home Of Her Own
For many years, single mother Mdm Ong MZ, who lives in a one-room rental flat with 3 daughters, felt downtrodden. She found it tough to get stable employment due to her low education, health problems and caregiving duties.
Things started to look up when the FSC serving her gave her a part-time admin assistant job in 2014. In 2016, her case-worker recommended her for FDP.
During the past year, many of her impossible dreams have materialised - her job was converted into a full-time position in April; she managed to save more. "Never in my life have I imagined that I could buy my own home, but now I'm applying for a three-room flat. I'm really proud of myself and grateful to MWS."
About the Charity
Founded 40 years ago in 1981 and registered as an Institution of a Public Character, Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) is a multi-service organisation that manages 20 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.