IN­SPIRED TO PAY IT FOR­WARD?

Do your part in spread­ing some much-needed kind­ness at th­ese char­i­ties in Sin­ga­pore, which are all worth your time and sup­port

Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore) - - INSPIRE -

The Sal­va­tion Army

Hav­ing been in Sin­ga­pore since 1935, this or­gan­i­sa­tion reaches out to the needy in our so­ci­ety re­gard­less of race or re­li­gion. Ex­ist­ing pro­grammes in­clude aca­demic vol­un­teer­ing for chil­dren, rais­ing funds for aged res­i­dents who need nurs­ing care and or­gan­is­ing col­lec­tion drives. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.sal­va­tion­army.org/sin­ga­pore

Sin­ga­pore Coun­cil of Women’s Or­gan­i­sa­tions (SCWO)

The ven­er­a­ble Sin­ga­pore Coun­cil of Women’s Or­gan­i­sa­tions (SCWO) is the na­tional co­or­di­nat­ing body of women’s or­gan­i­sa­tions in Sin­ga­pore. It was founded in 1980, and rep­re­sents 58 dif­fer­ent or­gan­i­sa­tions for sup­port­ing and em­pow­er­ing women in Sin­ga­pore. Today, the SCWO sup­ports ser­vices like le­gal clin­ics and main­te­nance sup­port. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. scwo.org.sg

Will­ing Hearts

Op­er­at­ing a soup kitchen 365 days a year, Will­ing Hearts pre­pares, cooks and dis­trib­utes about 5,000 meals to the needy ev­ery day. Apart from a hand­ful of staff, the or­gan­i­sa­tion is wholly run by vol­un­teers, whom it re­lies on to help them with the prepa­ra­tion of meals, or with food col­lec­tion and de­liv­ery du­ties. Ben­e­fi­cia­ries in­clude the el­derly, low in­come fam­i­lies and the dis­abled. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. will­ing­hearts.org.sg

UN Women

Es­tab­lished in 2011, the Sin­ga­pore chap­ter of UN Women has worked for and achieved a manda­tory rest day for For­eign Do­mes­tic Work­ers, and were part of cre­at­ing Sin­ga­pore’s Na­tional Plan of Ac­tion against Traf­fick­ing in Per­sons. The or­gan­i­sa­tion also set up the Help Anna web­site, where vis­i­tors can en­cour­age vic­tims of abuse to break free from the cy­cle of vi­o­lence. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. un­women-nc.org.sg

Sin­ga­pore As­so­ci­a­tion For The Deaf (SADeaf )

SADeaf aims to help those de­prived of hear­ing achieve a bet­ter qual­ity of life, en­abling them to in­te­grate and con­trib­ute to so­ci­ety. Through com­mu­nity ser­vices such as fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance, coun­selling and em­ploy­ment ser­vices, the deaf are em­pow­ered to lead in­de­pen­dent lives. By vol­un­teer­ing, you’ll sup­port the deaf to reach their full po­ten­tial. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. sadeaf.org.sg

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