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7 Ways To Donate & Support Causes Close To Your Heart, Get A Head Start On 2024 Resolutions

Charity donation in Singapore


It’s the season for giving, and we don’t just mean presents for your family.

Out there, charities and social service agencies are looking for a helping hand to provide support for families, seniors, and children in need. So if you’d like to take your seasonal giving to the next level, participate in these worthy causes with SG Cares Giving Week and donate to those close to your heart. Here are ways to support charities and get involved right now.


1. Donate Shopee coins to support children with critical illnesses


One of the most charitable moves you can make is probably to turn a child’s dream into reality. By donating to Make-A-Wish Singapore, you can do exactly that.

The charity, which supports children with critical illnesses, pulls funds to make their wishes come true. These wishes range from visiting attractions in Sentosa and meeting a personal hero to having their bedrooms painted. 

If putting a smile on a child’s face is high on your agenda, simply donate your Shopee coins on the Shopee app to Make-A-Wish Singapore.


2. Get your gifts wrapped by Love For A Dollar volunteers


Don’t settle for an average wrap job. Instead, take it up a notch and bring the fam’s Christmas prezzies to the charitable gift-wrapping booth at City Square Mall

Image credit: City Square Mall

Run by a team of volunteers from Love For A Dollar between 15th and 24th December 2023, the booth guarantees your presents will look as great on the outside as they are inside. At $2 per gift, it’s definitely a steal. Plus, 100% of the proceeds will go to help people in need under Care Community Services Society.

Address: 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6595 6595


3. Donate $20 to receive a knot bag illustrated by cancer survivors


During an Art Therapy session, the cancer survivors at Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) have designed reversible festive knot bags for the holiday season.

The therapeutic OpenHeART Studio art programme allows patients to relieve stress & express themselves through art.
Image credit: @sgcancersociety via Instagram

To get your hand on one of these bags, all you have to do is donate a minimum of $20 at either Metro outlets in Paragon and Causeway Point or the information booth at The Clementi Mall from now till 31st December 2023. All funds raised will go directly to the organisation to support cancer patients and their families. Plus, because you needed another reason to buy more bags.

Donate to Singapore Cancer Society.

*No tax deduction will be issued for donations through this initiative.


4. Raise funds for underprivileged families


In December 2023, donors have the opportunity to contribute cash donations to support the beneficiaries under Care Community Services Society (CCSS).

Image credit: Care Community Services Society

For every donation you make, CCSS will be able to provide children with nourishment, organise activities for youths, offer counselling sessions for families, and arrange music therapy for seniors.   

Donate to Care Community Services Society.


5. Convert EZ-Link points into donations for seniors


If you have some EZ-Link reward points to spare, convert them into cash donations for seniors at Aces Care.

Having been around since 2019, the organisation aims to help seniors feel less isolated and lonely. It does so by providing them jobs, learning opportunities, and wellness programmes. If you’d like to get involved, simply flick your EZ-Link app open and redeem points. For every 500 EZ-Link reward points, you’ll get $0.50 which can go straight to the nonprofit.

Donate via EZ-Link.


6. Buy a pudding at Paris Baguette to help children


Pastries powerhouse Paris Baguette pledges to give 10% of its Magical Berry Royal Pudding sales to grant sick children’s wishes. 

Image credit: Paris Baguette Singapore

It’s a great excuse to stuff yourself with multiple puddings because technically, you’re doing a good deed while also eating good. The fundraising event is happening across all Paris Baguette outlets, so come have a pudding and make the world a better place.


7. Donate to WWF by buying an eco-friendly gift


Known for their eco-friendly gifts for mums, babies, and families, Hello Little Chompers is the perfect place to shop at for the little ones in your life. 

Image credit: hello.little.chompers via Instagram

Better still, the company uses clean and recycled materials for its packaging and donates $0.50 per piece of packaging saved to fund the sustainable projects at WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). As well as doing good, the stuff from Hello Little Chompers looks good. Their handmade baby clips and plush toys will make great gifts.

Donate to WWF via Hello Little Chompers.


Donate to charities in Singapore


Giving back to the city you call home is one of the best ways to show your local pride. So, use this time to contribute and make a difference in the lives of those in need by supporting a cause that’s close to your heart.

Beyond the charities above, you’ll be able to find plenty of other ways to donate and do good through the SG Cares Giving Week. Held annually from 1st-7th December 2023, the movement celebrates the spirit of giving and seeks to make giving a part of everyone’s life. 

Organised by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), SG Cares Giving Week – which is in collaboration with SG Cares Office and National Council of Social Service (NCSS) – aims to inspire the community to support a good cause by contributing their time, talent, treasure, and voice. 

Apart from fundraising campaigns, you can also take part in a slew of Everyday Giving activities and Giving Hub that are listed on givingweek.sg website. Other partners participating in this year’s SG Cares Giving Week include: 

  1. Playeum
  2. Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore)
  3. XCL American Academy
  4. XCL World Academy
  5. Elite Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd.
  6. SG Cares Volunteer Centre @ Bedok operated by Filos Community Services
  7. SG Cares Volunteer Centre @ Kreta Ayer operated by New Hope Community Services
  8. Aetos Communications Pte Ltd
  9. TPSC Asia Pte Ltd
  10. Discover Tanjong Pagar

So, go on and give fellow Singaporeans who are in need of support your money, time, and resources. See how far your donations can go. Just Give Lah.

Find out more about charity donation in Singapore via SG Cares Giving Week


This post was brought to you by SG Cares Giving Week.

 

Samantha Nguyen

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