People’s Association raises funds to buy food and daily necessities to benefit more than 150 single-parent families – Lianhe Zaobao
6 September 2020 • 4 mins read
The civil organization Singapore People’s Association yesterday distributed food and daily necessities to 101 families at the basketball court near the Jurong Community Club in Daman, including white rice, cooking oil, laundry detergent, etc., and a 40 yuan supermarket shopping coupon. (Photo by Chen Laifu)
配合创会56周年，新加坡民众协会（Civilians Association of Singapore）自6月起在网上筹款平台Giving.sg举办筹款活动，希望为156户单亲家庭提供价值150元的食物和日用品。
Single-parent families who were struggling to live in the first place were even more troubled by the coronavirus. Local non-governmental organization organised fund-raising activities to purchase food and daily necessities for more than 150 needy families, which were generously donated by well-meaning people in society.
To coincide with the 56th anniversary of the foundation, the Civilians Association of Singapore (Civilians Association of Singapore) has organized fundraising activities on the online fundraising platform Giving.sg since June, hoping to provide 156 single-parent families with food and daily necessities worth 150 yuan.
The fund-raising activity, which will end at the end of this month, reached the target earlier. As of yesterday, more than 23,450 yuan has been raised. The association will continue to raise funds according to the original plan, and use the excess funds to purchase daily necessities, which will be given to more families in need.
The association packed and distributed the first batch of supplies to 101 households at the Dammam Jurong Community Club yesterday. The remaining beneficiary households are expected to receive daily necessities by the end of this month.
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister of State Coordinator and Social Policy Coordination, was invited to attend the event. He is also a member of the Jurong GRC who is responsible for the affairs of Dammam Jurong.
Mr M.P. Sellvem, chairman of the association, pointed out in an interview that some members of the association come from single-parent families and can experience the impact of the epidemic on families in need.
Each beneficiary family received daily necessities such as 10 kilograms of white rice, five liters of cooking oil, instant noodles, condensed milk and laundry detergent, and a supermarket shopping coupon worth 40 yuan.
She revealed that her son who had just started elementary school suffered from eczema, asthma and bronchitis. In addition, because her son’s neck lymph nodes swelled and needed to drink milk powder specified by the doctor, she would spend more than 160 yuan a month on milk powder alone. As a full-time caregiver for her children, she cannot go out to work and relies on government assistance of 750 yuan a month. She would go to her sister’s house to help with the children several days a week, and her mother would also help her from time to time.
Nur Humaiza revealed that the child’s father visited his home three months ago, but he did not expect to be diagnosed with coronary disease a few days later. She and the child almost fell into a dilemma while fulfilling the home notification. Fortunately, a charity organization delivered instant meals. Point, three meals a day.
She expressed gratitude to the association for donating food and daily necessities, and said that these materials are sufficient for at least one month.
Published originally from: Lianhe Zaobao, 6 September 2020
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