SingCham is a non-profit organisation established to champion Singapore's commercial interests in China. SingCham has also been actively involved in charity and community projects over the years. Most recently, the Singaporean community in Shanghai helped raise a record-breaking amount of S$90,862.50 at the National Day Dinner in Shanghai on 11 August 2018, for Community Chest Singapore.
“Alone we can do so little;
together, we can do so much.”
In conjunction with Singapore Day 2019 Shanghai, the Singapore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (SingCham), supported by the Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU), is proud to champion the President’s Challenge 2019 charity fundraising campaign by Singaporeans in China.
Hear from some members of the organising committee on why this project means so much to them!
“I have been in Shanghai for two years and this is the first time I am participating in the Singapore Day. Giving is not just about monetary donation. It is about touching lives and making a difference. I am glad to be part of this meaningful cause for our community.” – Esther Ang
“I have been in Shanghai for the past 18 years and to me, fundraising is another opportunity for caring overseas Singaporeans to contribute back to our homeland. I believe that meaningful projects can bring the community together – and I look forward to meet more Singaporeans at Singapore Day! A tip for Singaporeans new to China, do reach out to your fellow Singaporeans or join SingCham – we can definitely help you settle down as you begin your new adventure.” – Rock Loong
Funds raised will go towards the Empowering for Life Fund (ELF). ELF focuses on supporting customised, dedicated services to the most vulnerable groups and facilitate their integration into society through skills upgrading, capacity-building and employment. Specifically, the two benefitting beneficiaries are:
Centre For Seniors
Founded in 2006, the Centre For Seniors (CFS) is a non-profit, Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) committed to promoting the total well-being of older persons in Singapore, specifically their vocational, financial and psycho-social health. CFS manages programmes, activities, and projects that helps promote an active ageing culture in Singapore.
We are seeking support for CFS's Inclusive and Inter-Generational Work Team programme, which aims to develop sustainable employment for people with special needs, supported by trained seniors at workplace settings for targeted job opportunities. By pairing older workers with young adults with special needs in the workforce, the programme will create opportunities for these two groups of people that would not otherwise exist by allowing employers to focus on what workers with significant and multiple disabilities can do rather than penalizing them for what they cannot do.
Daughters Of Tomorrow
Daughters of Tomorrow complements and supports existing training and workforce related agencies by connecting volunteers and community resources to facilitate livelihood opportunities for underprivileged women and support them in building and sustaining financially independent and resilient families. Beneficiaries are women aged 20 to 60 from low income families, mostly living in government-subsidised rental flats, and facing multiple stressors in their families.
For more information, please visit www.pc.org.sg/EmpoweringForLifeFund.
Donations can be made on https://give.asia/campaign/singapore-day-2019-president-s-challenge
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