About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2021, 11:59 PM
The Society for WINGS, which provides a safe and conducive learning environment for women over 40, has had our activities curtailed due to Covid-19. Women have not been able to come to WINGS to connect socially, some out of fear and anxiety, with many staying home. Studies have found that seniors who are less digitally connected struggle with isolation and loneliness in this time and older women are more prone to depression than men.

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.

Visit wings.sg/gift-a-mask

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.

Our Vision
Ageing Well, Living Well

Our Mission
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.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Elderly
Social Service
Women & Girls
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