Covid-19 Donation Guide: Where to Donate? Who Are the Beneficiaries?
If you can donate some money to your favourite social cause today, which organisation would it be?
Singaporeans will be receiving their Solidarity cash payout today, as part of COVID-19 Solidarity Budget.
We are in the midst of a global pandemic and facing a collective problem as a nation. All of us can play a part in contributing to the greater good of emerging from this crisis as a stronger community.
A group of us who are in a better financial position might be looking to pay it forward by giving the money who to those who need it more.
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If you are looking for a list of charities to help those who need it the most during this period of time, we compiled a list for you.
Where Can You Donate Your Solidarity Cash Payout Money?
We compiled a list of COVID-19 Coronavirus related charitable campaigns and organisations if you wish to lend a helping hand.
|Campaigns||Where to Donate?||Where Will Your Donations Go?|
|The Courage Fund||https://www.comchest.sg/thecouragefund||Vulnerable Individuals and familes, including healthcare workers, frontline workers and volunteers, affected by the COVID-19 situation|
|The Sayang Sayang Fund||https://www.giving.sg/community-foundation-of-singapore/sayang_sayang_fund||Support the urgent and critical needs of the vulnerable communities, such as low-income families and seniors, who have been adversely hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.|
|Beyond's COVID-19 Family Assistance Fund||https://give.asia/campaign/covid-19-response-fund#/||To Singaporeans who have lost their jobs or suffered a severe loss of income due to COVID-19.|
|COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund||https://covid19responsefund.org/||Support World Health Organization's (WHO) work, including with partners, to track and understand the spread of COVID-19.
Fund also ensure patients get the proper care and arm frontline workers with essential supplies and information.
|Singapore Red Cross||https://redcross.give.asia/campaign/can-you-help-our-local-elderly-during-covid-19#/||Help local elderly in need during this COVID-19 situation with a care package that comprises of food, medical, hygiene and household items.|
|https://redcross.give.asia/campaign/help-vulnerable-families-get-rid-of-food-worries-this-april#/||A monthly FoodAid worth $250 to help bring food to the table of families in need.|
|https://redcross.give.asia/campaign/would-you-pledge-a-meal-to-our-nurses-and-care-staff#/||Pledge food for nurses and care staff in the Red Cross Home for the Disabled (RCHD)|
|Coronavirus Relief Fund||https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/coronavirus-relief-fund/||Donations will send doctors, nurses, and other front line responders to communities in need.
Funds are used to purchase masks, ventilators, and other lifesaving medical supplies to medical facilities. Essential items will be delivered to struggling families and older individuals in quarantined cities and refugee camps.
|Preetipls x UTOPIA for Migrant Workers NGOs||https://give.asia/campaign/preetipls-x-utopia-for-migrant-workers-ngos-433#/||Raise funds for two exisiting NGOs, HealthServe and TWC2. These services seek to meet the urgent needs of the migrant community in Singapore affected by COVID-19.|
|#InItTogether: Medical Help, Daily Essentials and Social Assistance for Migrant Workers||https://give.asia/campaign/raise-funds-for-sg-accident-help-centre#/||Emergency medical and financial assistance for migrate workers.
Giving out of COVID-19 protection packs such as face masks, hand sanitizers etc to migrant workers.
|City of Good||https://cityofgood.sg/sgunited/||Donation of food, cleaning supplies, IT equipment, temperature monitoring devices to communities that need it.|
Seedly Community Giving Campaign
During this Circuit Breaker, Seedly encourages our readers and community member to #PayItForward too.
We will help support your favourite social cause for Community members who are helping others in their financial journeys.
Simply, be active on the community by answering questions to gain points and move up a site-wide leaderboard. We will be donating $1,000 on behalf of the 1st place, $900 on behalf of the 2nd place and so on… 10th place gets $100, to a social cause of your choice.
The Courage Fund
Due to COVID-19, there are a group of Singaporeans facing a loss of income or families that are currently struggling with additional caregiving duties and additional expenses for essentials.
Established in the year 2003 during the SARS outbreak, The Courage Fund will channel the fund to those who were affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Sayang Sayang Fund
The Sayang Sayang Fund is a fund by The Community Foundation of Singapore. The Community Foundation of Singapore is a non-profit organisation founded in the year 2008 to encourage and enable philanthropy in Singapore.
They aim to match donors’ interest with causes and make an impact through their charitable funds such as the Sayang Sayang Fund.
Beyond’s COVID-19 Family Assistance Fund
Beyond Social Services is a charity dedicated to helping children and youths from less privileged backgrounds. They provide guidance and resources to enable families and communities to keep youth in school and out of trouble.
COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
The COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund will fund the activities of the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan. It is a fund to help the World Health Organisation (WHO) fight COVID-19.
A quick breakdown of some of the activities funded by this fund will be:
- Activities to track and understand the spread of COVID-19
- Ensuring patients get the care they need
- Equipping the frontline workers with essential supplies such as masks, gloves and protective wear
- Producing guidelines and making sure health workers and responders get the information
- Training of frontline workers to detect and treat affected patients
- Education the general public and for particular groups on measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
- Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.
Singapore Red Cross
The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is a local humanitarian organisation dedicated to protect lives, respond to emergencies and relieve human suffering. They have also kick-started many fundraising campaigns during this period of time to help the elderly and Singapore families who can use a helping hand.
Coronavirus Relief Fund
GlobalGiving’s Disaster Recovery Network is an organisation that connects nonprofits, donors and companies worldwide. They help provide funding, tools, training and various types of support to nonprofits.
The Coronavirus Relief Fund will fund the fight against COVID-19 in various ways, from the communities on the front line, and to protect the most vulnerable.
Preetipls x UTOPIA for Migrant Workers NGOs
Preetipls team up with UTOPIAto raise funds for organisations that provide urgent aid to the migrant workers during this period of time.
This fund will contribute to two organisations, mainly HealthServe and Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2).
Started in the year 2006, HealthServe is a non-profit IPC registered charity that believes in a society where migrant work lives a life of dignity. In response to COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore, HealthServe set up a fund to support low wage migrant communities. It has also launched a hybrid telemedicine service.
Launched in the year 2003, Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) promotes the rights and welfare of migrant workers in Singapore. It provides assistance such as topping up of prepaid SIM Cards to allow migrant workers to contact their loved ones. They also provide direct food and healthcare assistance to migrant workers.
#InItTogether: Medical Help, Daily Essentials and Social Assistance for Migrant Workers
#InItTogether is started by SG Accident Help Centre, a non-profit organisation that was started in the year 2017. It aims to provide social assistance, care and casework support to injured migrant workers who have sought assistance at their partner clinic, SG Physiotherapy Clinic.
With 20,000 migrant workers now quarantine in their dormitories, this fundraiser seeks to provide assistance in the form of medical and financial support to migrant workers.
City of Good
The City of Good reached out to charities to understand what are some of their needs during this period of time. Your donation in-kind will go a long way in helping community needs during this COVID-19 situation.
COVID-19 is an unfortunate incident that had befallen us all. It is only be staying united, we Singaporeans can emerge from this crisis stronger.