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Donate Your Solidarity Payment. Be Our Beacon of HOPE.

Dear Friends of REACH Community Services,

 

We are in the season of disruption and uncertainty.

 

In troubled times like now, where Society is in turmoil, and the hearts of men are filled with fear, and minds are leaning towards anxiety and depression over the Covid-19 outbreak, the Social Service is on over-drive mode reaching out to people in need. Help us, so we can be resourced and better enabled to help others.

 

 

With the increasing number of Covid-19 cases daily in Singapore, many have stepped up to donate tangible resources to affected individuals and families including our foreign workers. However, stresses and strains brought on by Covid-19 are beginning to show up in local households.

 

 

Covid-19 has driven vulnerable seniors towards social isolation*. They are repeatedly reminded to stay at home as they are the most vulnerable group at risk of infected with Covid-19. The risk of depression and anxiety increases when these seniors begin to experience cabin fever.

 

 

Co-working space within home, coupled with home-based learning for children, can increase tension amongst troubled couples. Individuals and families who are impacted with loss of income become weary about their next meal. All these stressors will potentially lead to an escalation of family violence**.

 

 

Even as our shutters are down as part of the “Circuit Breaker”, our social workers, counsellors and youth workers continue their work with our clients remotely. We continue to innovate and find ways to connect with our troubled youth and our vulnerable seniors knowing they can still reach out to us and stay engaged.

 

 

However, this season also translates to extreme difficulties for us to raise much needed donations to support our essential services, as large-scale fundraising events such as our Charity Golf in coming May have been cancelled. As we continue to provide care and support to our clients, we need you to Be Our Beacon of Hope.

 

 

As announced on 6 April 2020, the Government is supporting all adult Singaporeans with a once-off Solidarity Payment of $600, which will be wired in on 14 April.  We would like to thank those who have kindly expressed interest to donate their solidarity payment to support our social mission. We are more than grateful for their unwavering support in such times. We will continue to steward these donations as follows:

 

  • To meet the physical and emotional needs of vulnerable seniors and youth in our community.
  • To enable distressed individuals, couples and families to receive counselling therapy.

 

 

As DPM Heng Swee Kiat has suggested in Parliament, while the payment will help all to attend to challenges brought on by the disruption, some need this support more than others.  For those who can manage on their own, he suggested that they consider channelling the support to others who may need it more.  We would like to suggest to you to consider channelling this to REACH Community Services.

 

 

Be our Beacon of Hope. Please render us your support and DONATE through Giving.sg by clicking this link: https://www.giving.sg/reach-community-services-society/beaconofhope   

Alternatively, you may also donate via the following channels :

1. PayNow : UEN: S98SS0144L (REACH Community Services Society)
[Please input your mobile number followed by your name in reference field for contact purpose ie 91234567JohnsonTan (max 25 characters)]


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2. Bank Transfer to OCBC Bank Account Number: 501-433239-001 Bank Account Name: REACH Community Services Society
[Please input your mobile number followed by your name in reference field for contact purpose ie 91234567JohnsonTan (max 25 characters)]


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3. *Cheque donation, please issue cheque to REACH Community Services Society and send to the following address:
Community Engagement
REACH Community Services Society
Block 187 Bishan Street 13
#01-475 Singapore 570187

*For individual donations, please indicate your name, email address, contact number and NRIC.

For corporate donations, please indicate company name, address, UEN, name and contact number.  

 

 

In view of the impact of Covid-19, Bi-Centennial Community Fund has also extended dollar for dollar matching for donations to Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs) to 31 December 2020. REACH Community Services will be eligible to apply for this matching grant and this means your donations will potentially help us to do more with this grant. Donors will also enjoy 250% tax deduction with minimum $20 donation.

 

 

Every donation will allow us to continue to bring forth hope to the Least, the Lost and the Lonely among us. 

 

 

Thank you for being our Beacon of Hope.

 

 

Warm Regards

 

Ho Siew Cheong

 

Chief Executive, REACH Community Services

 

 

 

Refer to original letter here