How Your Donation Makes a Difference
A $20 donation will provide two days of nutritious food for one resident. We have 81 residents (Nov 2018).
A $50 donation will pay for the cost of overall support of one resident for a day, allowing them to age in comfort and dignity. We have 81 residents (Nov 2018).
A $100 donation will provide a day of counselling care for our residents. We have 81 residents (Nov 2018).
A $200 donation will provide one day's physiotherapy to promote active ageing for our residents. We have 81 residents (Nov 2018).
About Campaignends 31 Dec 2018, 11:59 PM
Since we opened in December 1958, God has blessed us with indefatigable volunteers, generous donors, dedicated staff and visionary leaders.
God has blessed us especially bountifully in 2018. We are able to house within our Home every resident in the four dormitories being demolished for the new building, more volunteers and good results from our physiotherapy and counselling programmes.
The heartwarming effort of 8 residents aged between 66 and 91 who mastered smartphones to make a fundraising video (watch: https://www.giving.sg/StJohnsHomeSg/SeniorsOnline2018) attracted the attention of President Halimah Yacob, who graced the Home with a visit on 27th September 2018.
Groundbreaking for the new building was on 1st September. We expect it to be completed by Christmas 2020.
Thank you for your support over the years. We need your support to continue caring for and bringing smiles to our elderly. May we again ask for your support.
Everyone of us in St John's Home for Elderly Persons wishes you and your family Peace, Joy and Happiness!
About the Charity
Established in December 1958, St. John's Home for Elderly Persons is a Sheltered Home for elderly persons who are ambulant and aged above 60.
Our Mission is to provide shelter and care to meet the physical and spiritual needs of elderly persons who have no home and no children or close relatives with adequate resources to care for them.
The Home is open to all regardless of race or creed.
We are not a government-subvented Home and depend largely on the public's generosity to enable us to continue our work as a Registered Charity.
Since the Home started operations in December 1958, we have been located at our present site at 69 Wan Tho Avenue. In 2015, the Government granted us a fresh 30-year lease on a reduced land area of 3,300sqm. Concurrently, we also entered into a three-plus-three year tenancy agreement on the remaining 8,924sqm land area that we are currently occupying.
We are now building a new 5-storey building on the 30-year lease land to maximise on the plot ratio of 1.4 prescribed for the land. When we move into the new building, we shall increase our licensed capacity to 150. Construction began in November 2018 with target completion in Dec 2020.
We appeal for your support of building a new Home, so our elderly residents will not be displaced.
Please donate generously. Thank you.
The Home is a recipient of the President's Award for Philanthropy 2014, the Charity Transparency Award (2019 and 2018), Community in Bloom Award 2014, 2016, 2018.