How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Every $25 can help us bring a resident with mobility issues to his/her medical or HDB appointment and pick up keys to their new homes.
Every $100 can help us run our befriending and social programmes and benefit 50 elderly and low-income residents for 3 months.
Every $500 can help a low-income elderly or a person with mobility issues to pack, move and relocate from Tanglin Halt to Dawson
Every $2500 can help five low-income families, elderly residents or people with mobility issues to pack, move and relocate from Tanglin Halt to Dawson.
About Campaignends 23 Mar 2021, 11:59 PM
According to the Department of Statistics' Population Trends 2017, the proportion of older adults/elderly aged 55 and above in the affected estate is much higher than the national average of 28% in 2018. 43.1% of the residents in the neighbourhood are aged 55 and above and a sizeable 15.6% of them are aged 70 and above.
For many of Tanglin Halt's decades-long residents, relocation is a jarring and jittery experience. Besides feeling apprehensive towards being uprooted from a familiar environment, many elderly residents cannot follow the hodgepodge of regulations and processes due to illiteracy and are physically incapable of packing and moving.
In response to residents' needs, My Community are helping the elderly and underprivileged residents in Tanglin Halt in this relocation exercise.
Hello Dawson aims to:
(1) Assist the vulnerable (low-income, elderly and underprivileged) segment of the community in Tanglin Halt relocate to the new homes in Dawson;
(2) Ensure the psychological well-being of the residents through our befriending
(3) Connect residents to organisations that provide social assistance when long term care and support is needed.
(4) Ease the elderly into the new neighbourhoods
About the Charity
My Community is a non-profit organisation which conducts community-based participatory research and heritage assessments; establishes community museums, archives and libraries; organises participatory programmes and guided tours; and co-create community architecture and urban spaces. We seek to preserve our social memories, celebrate our shared culture and heritage and champion greater community involvement in cultural management and urban governance.