Thinking of giving back to the community this Christmas? Here are six charities where you can help make a difference. Go on and spread the Yuletide cheer!
1. Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS)
Celebrate Christmas in Singapore (CCIS) is an organisation that fulfils the Christmas wishes of underprivileged children. This year, CCIS aims to fulfil the wishes of 1,000 children – each child has a budget of $50, which will usually be used to fund school essentials such as textbooks, shoes or bags.
Visit CCIS for more information
2. TOUCH Community Services
Having been a member of the National Council of Social Service for over 20 years, TOUCH Community Services has been helping families, youths, the needy and disadvantaged from all races and religions with the vision of caring generations and enabled communities in future. With a variety of services, such as counselling, TOUCH aims to provide a better quality of life for each individual and you can do your part to help them by donating to their fundraisers on their website, or even volunteer just to help out with the activities for the elderly.
Visit TOUCH Community Services for more information
3. Salvation Army Singapore
The Salvation Army Singapore is back with their yearly Christmas Kettling. Located at various shopping malls like NEX and [email protected], collect limited edition pocket calendar and magnifying cards when you make a donation in the kettle pots. The best part? The Christmas Kettling now has a cashless option which allows you to donate at the scan of a QR code, so let’s start spreading the Christmas joy today!
Date: Now to 24 December
Where: Various locations
Visit Salvation Army Singapore for more information
4. Blessings in a Bag
Blessings in a Bag (BIAB) is an organization supporting under-resourced youths in Singapore by giving them bags of donated items from the public. This year, Blessings in a Bag and The Toy Folks have collaborated to start a Christmas donation drive for toys and books for children up to 12 years old. Your donation entitles you to a five per cent discount off your purchase from The Toy Folks and a blessing bag to the less fortunate children who will make good use of your donations.
Date: Now to 31st December
Time: 10.30am to 7.30pm
Where: Forum The Shopping Mall
Visit Blessings in a Bag for more information
5. Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS)
Animals have wish lists too! From as little as $10, we can feed these shelter animals for a week, ensure they are fit and healthy and lastly, hope that they are able to find a good home. Christmas is all about giving and helping, so let’s all play a part in improving the lives of our fur-friends as they, like every living thing, deserve all the love and care they can get. CAS hosts an annual donation drive, CAS Animal Day Out, where volunteers help to raise funds for the shelter. If you’re an animal lover, do check out this year’s successful donation drive and sign up when it returns next year!
Visit CAS for more information
6. Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)
The spirit of giving extends to everyone, including our furry companions! SOSD’s Christmas Gift for a Cause encourages people to donate funds for over 400 dogs under their care, where a sum as small as $20 can help in maintaining a dog’s health and provide their meals for at least a week. Your donation not only saves lives, but you get a Christmas postcard that you can present to your loved ones if you really can’t think of anything to give them. Every donation counts, let’s make it a woof-derful Christmas for our fur-friends too!
Visit SOSD for more information