How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$30 (1 mask for 1 recipient) can help WINGS develop and run digital literacy workshops to arm older women with digital skills so that they can remain socially engaged and connected in the new normal.
$60 (2 masks for 2 recipients) can help WINGS develop and run physical fitness programmes which help older women lengthen life expectancy and delay disability through regular exercise.
$90 (3 masks for 3 recipients) can help WINGS develop and run workshops which improve the emotional and mental well-being of older women so that they age well and live well.
$120 (4 masks for 4 recipients) can help WINGS develop and run financial literacy courses which equip women with essential skills to plan and build a secured retirement life.
About Campaignends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
The team at WINGS therefore decided to pull out sewing machines previously donated to the Centre for a mask-sewing project with a two-fold objective. One, to encourage the community to spread love and concern for women who may, in these challenging times, be in need of care and connection, and the other, to raise funds to support the Society's mission of helping women age well like learning digital skills to stay connected.
Hand-sewn with love, each mask is washable, made of three layers of beautifully patterned cotton fabric and shaped to fit ladies' faces snugly. We invite you to gift this mask to someone who may be in need of some encouragement. You may also include a personalised message.
Here's what you need to do. After you submit your donation, WINGS will send you an online form via email. Select a category of design, enter your message and recipient's name and address. The mask will be mailed out by local registered mail. Why wait? Help to spread the cheer and, at the same time, help women to age well.
About the Charity
Established since 2007, WINGS is the only non-profit in Singapore singularly focused on helping women through their later years by providing education and activities focused on our three pillars of health (physical and emotional), financial security and forming meaningful relationships with the community.
Ageing Well, Living Well
WINGS empowers women to age well, by staying healthy, being financially secure and staying socially engaged.
Why is our focus on women still relevant today?
1) The number of older women living alone has increased by 40% over the past 15 years.
2) Women outlive men by two to eight years on average with more illness and disability during those years.
3) The average female CPF balance is just 69% of the average male.
4) Women are caregivers to spouses, grandchildren and other family members. They sacrifice career for caregiving and have less money for retirement. The quality of care that older women can provide to others depends firstly on the protection of their own well-being.
5) According to the WHO, ageing & health programmes must be tailored for women to be effective.