5 Charity Events in 2019 to Show Your Support to

1. Black and White Tour 2019

Date: 24 April 2019

The Black & White tour by Executive Homes returns this year! Get up close and personal with the colonial Black & White buildings that are historically significant for Singapore. Enjoy a guided private viewing and find out the architectural and historical ins and outs of the buildings, as well as the differences between them. All proceeds from the tour will go towards the Netherlands Charity Association*. Save the date! For more information, visit NCA.

*Not IPC-registered

2. Beautiful Mind Music Academy Concert 2019

Date: 27 April 2019

Love music deeply? Share your love with the less privileged around the world! Organised by Beautiful Minds Charity Singapore, the fifth edition of the “Beautiful Mind Music Academy Concert” will be staged on Saturday, 27 April, 2019, 5:00 pm at the SOTA Concert Hall. The performers – all with beautiful minds – include 15 BMMA students, the Beautiful Mind Singapore (BMS) Ensemble, and 3 guest musicians from BMC Korea! Join BMC Singapore for an evening of beautiful music as it celebrates another year of achievement. Public parking facilities are available at SOTA, The Cathay, PoMo, SMU and Hotel Rendezvous.

3. Aidha Tour de Singapore 2019

Date: 12 May 2019

Here’s a charity opportunity for cyclists! Aidha’s Tour de Singapore is your opportunity to raise funds and support Aidha’s life-changing financial education programmes for foreign domestic workers and other low income women in Singapore. Aidha will be entering a team in the 42km Sportive Ride in OCBC Cycle Singapore 2019 in the early morning of Sunday 12 May, starting and finishing at the Singapore Sports Hub. Put your helmet on (or not) and #RideForAidha! To register, sign up here.

4. VSA Charity Bowl 2019

Date: 16 March 2019

Got some bowling skills up your sleeve? What if you could raise funds with it? Roll into the spirit of charity and visit VSA to register now!

 

5. Metta Charity Carnival 2019

Date: 24 March 2019

Don’t miss out on this melting pot of games, delicious food and entertainment for the whole family! Join Metta for a day of fun frolicking in kiddy games, fascinating stage highlights, finger-lickin’ snacks and vegetarian delights and an exciting lucky draw all at the Metta ‘Airhub’. Proceeds raised will go towards supporting the development and enrichment of disability care, medical care, special education and early intervention programmes that Metta Welfare Association provides. We hear there’s a 3km walk too! For more information, click here!

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Origins of the Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore)

1966 was the year when Taiwan had experienced 20 years of poverty and received 15 years of US aid after the Second World War. Tzu Chi was established by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in Hualien, a town located in the impoverished and remote east coast of Taiwan. Together with her monastic disciples and a group of housewives, she started the groundwork of helping the poor and relieving suffering.

While visiting the homes of the impoverished, they witnessed the suffering and hardships of the sick and the poor, and provided them with empathic care and much needed aid. Being the first to reach out to the needy and committed to helping them till the end, Tzu Chi volunteers accompanied and cared for the aid/care recipients until they became independent or departed. This spirit of compassionate great love soon became the hallmark of Tzu Chi’s mission of charity.

Since 1987, Tzu Chi has been providing emergency assistance and long-term aid to needy households in Singapore. Volunteers have also been making regular visits to nursing homes to give care and emotional support to the sick and lonely elderly.

In 2008, the effects of the global financial crisis landed on the shores of Singapore, and pushed many families over the edge. The following year, Tzu Chi set up the Seeds of Hope Financial Assistance Scheme, which provided meal and transport allowances to students from needy families. The Foundation is also one of the few charities that provides prenatal check-ups, hearing aids and AIDS medication subsidies to permanent residents, to help them tide through difficult times.

Today, more than 3,000 Tzu Chi volunteers contribute to the betterment of society, and they are an integral part of the life, spirit, and work at Tzu Chi Singapore. For more information on volunteering opportunities, please visit Tzu Chi Foundation.

 

Note: Title image grabbed from www.tzuchi.org.sg.

Volunteer Tutors Needed: Family LifeAid

Have you heard of FoodAid?

Well, the Singapore Red Cross has expanded this initiative to Family LifeAid!

Family LifeAid aims to build social, emotional and financial resilience of vulnerable families in Singapore through a holistic network of programmes, with a strong focus on children.

If you love teaching, interacting with kids, and watch them learn, the Singapore Red Cross is currently recruiting committed volunteers for a TUITION PROGRAMME that will provide weekly tuition for children aged 9 – 12 (Primary 3 – Primary 6). The aim of the programme is to give vulnerable children a leg-up in life with quality tuition based on a structured curriculum.

Here are the details:
Role: To conduct tuition (English, Mathematics, and Science) to Primary 3 to 6 students
Commitment: One hour every week for a year (Mar to Nov 2019)
*Volunteers who have experience in teaching preferred

To register, kindly RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/HunUUBsZC7ETUEGB3

For more information, please visit the Singapore Red Cross.

 

(Note: Photo & video screen grabbed from the Singapore Red Cross website)