My Heartland   ·   04 Dec   ·   11:12 AM   ·   3 minutes Read

5 Local Charities To Share The Joys of Christmas

  
Source: The Boys’ Brigade Share A Gift and It’s Raining Raincoats

Christmas time is the season of giving. This is the time to give back to the less fortunate communities in Singapore by becoming a Secret Santa with local charities. Bring smiles to others during this difficult year with donations!

Many local charities in Singapore are offering the chance to be a Secret Santa to someone in need. This is a great way to brighten someone’s day during Christmas. Whether through cash donations or buying a gift, the donations made will make a big difference in someone’s life.

Here are five local charities that will make you feel like Santa Claus!

 

Pass It On – Grant A Wish
Source: Pass-It-On

Pass-It-On provides a meaningful way for the public to give useful items to the needy. The platform allows you to give your used or unwanted items, provided the items are in good working condition.

Voluntary Welfare Organizations that are registered with Pass-It-On can request items on the ‘Wish List’ on the platform. Additionally, the public can post their usable unwanted item for the Voluntary Welfare Organizations to reserve and arrange a direct collection.

Check out the wish list and grant a wish this Christmas!

 

It’s Raining Raincoats
Source: It’s Raining Raincoats

It’s Raining Raincoats is a simple initiative that spreads kindness to migrant workers in Singapore. They aim to improve the lives of migrant workers in Singapore while strengthening the relationship between Singaporeans and the migrant worker community.

This is the third year that It’s Raining Raincoats is organizing its annual Christmas Initiative. This initiative invites the public to gift wrapped presents, treats, or help deliver the gifts to the 750,000 migrant workers in Singapore.

To be a Secret Santa, all you have to do is fill up this form to donate gifts like toiletries, daily essentials, and even gift vouchers. Don’t forget to wrap the gift first!

 

Blessings In A Bag


Source: Blessing In A Bag

Blessings In A Bag is an organization that aims to help low opportunity, under-resourced youth. They provide a safe space and weekly programs for over 100 children of low-income families from vulnerable neighborhoods in Singapore.

There are two ways for you to donate to Blessings In A Bag. Firstly, you can provide cash donations that will help keep their safe space open for children and youths between the ages of 6 to 18. They are currently looking to raise $15,000 by 1 January 2021. Donate to their cause here!

Secondly, you can donate resources for the children to use in the safe space. Blessings In A Bag has provided an Amazon list of all the things they require. You can also check out their Instagram and Facebook for other items they might need.

Do note that you must book an appointment through email to drop off the item at the headquarters. Remember to gift with consideration and care!

 

The Boys’ Brigade – Share A Gift

Source: Boys’ Brigade Share-A-Gift

If you do not have time to shop for gifts, donate to The Boys’ Brigade as part of their Share-A-Gift initiative.

It benefits the less fortunate families in Singapore through donations and food hampers. Buy a $20, $50 or $80 food hamper for a family in need. You can buy the hampers here. Share the Christmas joy through food!

 

Children’s Wishing Well – Grant A Wish
Source: Screenshot from wishingwell.org

Children’s Wishing Well provides a wide range of services for children and youth from low-income families in Singapore. They focus on educational support, daily needs, and helping the children build a strong foundation for the future.

Help children get their daily necessities by donations! The Grant A Wish initiative currently features 5 different profiles about the children’s situation. Donate to help them get daily necessities such as school bags, shoes, and storage cabinets.

 

While we enjoy the festive season, let’s not forget about less fortunate families and migrant workers in Singapore. Spread the joys of Christmas with these local charities.