Donate To Make A Difference: 14 Charity Organisations In Singapore

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As we wrap up the year, take this moment to reflect on the impact you’ve made to your environment, community and those around you. If you think you’ve not made enough of a difference, it’s still not too late. End the year right by donating to the following charity organisations in Singapore to better someone’s life — however big or small.

1. Singapore Children’s Society

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Children are the future of our generation and often the apple of the eye to their parents. Unfortunately, there’s always a different side to everything in life. What about the children who are less fortunate or simply do not have a healthy environment growing up? Child abuse, youth delinquency and families facing financial hardships are some issues that are present in our society today.

Since 1952, Singapore Children’s Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions. The Society ensures that children receive the attention and love they need especially as they grow up. Today, the Society operates 12 service centres islandwide, offering 79 programmes and services. To ensure that the Singapore Children’s Society continues to reach out to children, youth and families in need, they will require the public’s support. Helping a child may not make much of a difference to you, but it makes all the difference to the child. Extend your support by volunteering at Singapore Children’s Society today!

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2. Club Rainbow

Posted by Club Rainbow (Singapore) – The Official Site on Monday, 12 February 2018

Reach out to families whose children are fighting various chronic and life-threatening illnesses when you donate to Club Rainbow. These young warriors battle tirelessly with long-term medication and endless hospital visits which have caused great distress to their lives in one way or another.

Established in 1992, Club Rainbow is one of the few charity organisations in Singapore that help provides emotional, educational, informational, social and financial support to chronically-ill children. As an independent non-profit organisation, Club Rainbow has helped more than 1,000 children and their families. You can play a part in widening their reach to those in need either by donating or by participating in their fundraising activities!

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3. Metta Welfare Association

Posted by Metta Welfare Association 慈光福利协会 on Wednesday, 21 March 2018

If you’re looking to better the lives of children and elderly in need, Metta Welfare Association is a good place to start! As one of the charity organisations in Singapore founded in the late 90s, Metta Welfare Association has successfully expanded into nine welfare centres islandwide to better cater to those in need. It’s a holistic organisation that not only provides child care services, but also special education, medical and disability care services.

Kindness knows no boundaries, Metta Welfare Association transcends beyond racial and religious barriers to ensure help and support is available to the less fortunate. Your donations, whether in cash or in-kind, will greatly assist in sustaining the services provided by Metta Welfare Association! Alternatively, you can contribute as a volunteer or start a fundraising activity.

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4. Hope Centre Singapore

Posted by Hope Centre (Singapore) on Sunday, 28 October 2018

End the year in an enriching manner by volunteering with Hope Centre Singapore, one of the non-profit charity organisations in Singapore. Since 1997, Hope Centre Singapore has actively serviced our community through meaningful programmes such as ‘Tuition With Love’. By providing dedicated mentoring for children from low-income families, Hope Centre Singapore aims to befriend our younger generation and uncover their potential.

Meanwhile, Hope Centre Singapore also reaches out to the elderly through the ‘Breakfast With Love’ programme, held on the first Saturday of every month. Not only will the elderly receive free breakfast, they also get to interact with the community through fun-filled activities and exercises! You can be part of these meaningful activities when you volunteer at Hope Centre Singapore! Alternatively, make a donation to help support their services for our community!

Make A Difference:

  • Donate to Hope Centre Singapore in cheque:
    466 Crawford Lane, #03-06, S(190466)
  • Donate to Hope Centre Singapore via and internet banking

5. Singapore Red Cross Society

Singapore Red Cross’ director of services, Sahari Ani speaks to a family of 11, as they were preparing to leave the…

Posted by Singapore Red Cross on Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Singapore Red Cross Society is no stranger to Singaporeans! Besides being the National Blood Donor Recruiter, the organisation also helps to provide emergency trainings and services for the disabled. Furthermore, the Singapore Red Cross Society is also actively involved in international services such as providing relief efforts for neighbouring countries!

If you’re unable to provide monetary resources but would still like to contribute to our community through one of the charity organisations in Singapore, you can do so at the Singapore Red Cross Society! Help patients survive through emergencies and medical conditions such as leukaemia by donating your blood. With more than 400 units of blood used a day, each blood donor plays a big part in sustaining the supply in our blood bank! Alternatively, you can take on the role of a volunteer blood ambassador to help raise awareness about blood donations, or help out at the Blood Collection Centres!

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6. SPCA Singapore

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Posted by SPCA Singapore on Friday, 23 November 2018

When it comes to making a difference in our community, we mustn’t forget about our furry friends! While many charity organisations in Singapore reach out to underprivileged children or elderly, SPCA fills the overlooked gap of animal advocacy. As an animal welfare charity in Singapore, SPCA aims to prevent cruelty to animals by promoting kindness and animal consideration. The Society provides services in the forms of animal cruelty and welfare investigations, emergency animal rescue, animal shelter and many more.

Every month, the Society receives about 100 animals in need of help, care and a new home. This is a great challenge for a not-for-profit organisation that relies solely on public donations and fundraising exercises. Reach out to these adorable animals either by volunteering or donating to SPCA! Also, an overcrowded shelter does not provide the optimal environment for younger animals or animals with health issue. You can help save a life by becoming a foster parent, or by adopting a pet from them!

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7. Blessings In A Bag

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Posted by Blessings in a Bag on Saturday, 2 May 2015

There’s talent in every individual — empower our youths and bring them to greater heights through Blessings In A Bag! As a volunteer-powered community, Blessings In A Bag extends its reach across Southeast Asia, delivering ‘blessings’ to underprivileged children. On top of that, Blessings In A Bag also host weekly programs (via Beyond Awesome) to help develop  literacy and social abilities among children.

Similar to other charity organisations in Singapore, there are many methods for you to play a part in helping the community. Aside from monetary donations and donations-in-kind, the best way to help would be by volunteering your time at Blessings In A Bag! You can volunteer for their events or provide skilled services in terms of education, legal support or graphics designing.

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8. Breast Cancer Foundation

Posted by Breast Cancer Foundation on Thursday, 22 November 2018

Show us the dainty pink ribbon pin and we’d be able to draw an immediate relation to one of our charity organisations in Singapore — the Breast Cancer Foundation. This non-profit organisation aims to increase awareness about breast cancer with the ultimate goal of eradicating the life-threatening disease. In addition, the organisation works toward promoting early detection and providing support to those affected by breast cancer. To achieve these goals and provide necessary support to the community, the Breast Cancer Foundation provides meaningful services such as wig loan programme, befriending programme and support groups.

A great way to contribute is by sharing accurate information and promoting awareness for breast cancer among our own social groups. Additionally, you can help the Breast Cancer Foundation financially by purchasing their beautiful merchandise. Alternatively, help to organise fundraising activities or donate to the Breast Cancer Foundation now!

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9. Pass It On

Posted by Pass-It-On Singapore on Monday, 22 December 2014

Now is also the perfect time to declutter and make space for new beginnings! As the saying goes, ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. Don’t throw out your unwanted goods blindly, give them a new life by donating them to those in need instead! Do your part in speeding up the donation process by giving only products in good working condition to Pass It On.

If you have no idea where to begin, you can check out the Pass It On’s Grant A Wish list, which comprises a list of items needed by various Voluntary Welfare Organisations. Can’t find anything on the wish list that matches the product you want to donate? Why not snap a photo and list it down on Pass It On, where other welfare organisations can contact you directly when it matches their need!

10. Lions Home For The Elders

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Show compassion for the elders who have contributed their youth into building our nation by donating to charity organisations in Singapore that cater to the older generation! Established in 1980, the team behind Lions Home For The Elders have befriended numerous elderly and provided professional care and support. Thanks to the two nursing homes run by Lions Home For The Elders, seniors in need of support can seek professional help from nurses, doctors and therapists.

Similar to the other charity organisations in Singapore, you can help to better the lives of our older citizens either through monetary donations, donations-in-kind or by volunteering. Put a smile on the residents’ faces by paying the Home a visit! Simply offer your companionship or bring some entertainment to liven up the atmosphere — small acts like these really do make their day!

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11. Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

Posted by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore on Friday, 11 May 2018

Cerebral palsy refers to disorder of movement, muscle tone or postures that are the results of damage caused by the underdevelopment of the brain. People with cerebral palsy experience impaired movements such as abnormal posture, involuntary movements and even eye muscle imbalance. This condition can even affect one’s intellectual capacity.

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) was established in 1957 to help better the lives of people with this unfortunate condition. Through early interventions, special education, trainings and even rehabilitation services, CPAS has successful helped numerous clients cope with their daily lives and realise their full potential. Catering to infants and even adults up to age 55 years old, CPAS extensive range of services are only sustainable with your help. Volunteer at CPAS today, or provide support for the organisation via donations!

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  • Donate to Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore by cheque:
    Cerebral Palsy Centre, 65 Pasir Ris Drive 1, S(519529)
  • Donate to Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore via GIRO,,, Give.Asia

Whether you’re donating or contributing your time for some volunteering work, make your year a more fulfilling one by warming someone’s heart! Don’t forget to extend your kindness to those closest to you. Alternatively, find out how your preloved clothes can make a difference for the society!

12. Children’s Wishing Well


Play a part in breaking the poverty cycle of disadvantaged children and youth by supporting their educational and daily living needs. Founded in 2002, Children’s Wishing Well is a non-profit organisation which provides a broad range of services, such as Grant-A-Wish, Fresh Groceries For Every Student’s Home (FRESH), Children Enrichment Programme and many more. By equipping them with skills for their future, Children’s Wishing Well focuses on ensuring that these children will be able to successfully contribute as useful members of society.

Help build a better future for these disadvantaged children by volunteering at Children’s Wishing Well. You can contribute by participating as a volunteer at learning journeys, providing homework supervision or tuition for the kids. Additionally, you can play a part by making monetary donations and sponsoring items for the organisation’s events. Your small act of kindness will make a big impact on these children’s lives. Start by making a difference today!

Make a difference

  • Sign up as a volunteer at Children’s Wishing Well 
  • Donate to Children’s Wishing Well via
  • Sponsor tutoring fees and items for Children’s Wishing Well events such as Grant-A-Wish, Birthday Celebrations
  • Donations-in-kind: Groceries 

13. Food from the Heart


As a vast amount of food is being wasted every day, this organisation channels surplus food from bakeries to those in need. Food from the Heart is a non-profit organisation that feeds the needy through its efficient food distribution programme. Contribute by making a difference in the fight against hunger and food wastage! 

You can participate in Food from the Heart’s Bread Run by collecting bread from bakeries or hotels and deliver them to their beneficiaries! You can also volunteer by assisting in the sorting of Community Food Packs and distribution of toys through Toys from the Heart. Start playing a part in these meaningful programmes and spread love to those in need! 

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  • Donate to Food from the Heart in cash or cheque:
    130 Joo Seng Road #03-01 Singapore 368357
  • Donate to Food from the Heart via Credit Card 

14. Habitat for Humanity


Help build decent homes and rehabilitate flats in Singapore for vulnerable families by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Many of these individuals have mobility issues and little financial support, which deters them from caring for themselves and their own homes.  Through Project HomeWorks, you can work with fellow volunteers to improve the health and well-being of our vulnerable elderly and families. Additionally, you can show your compassion by helping to clean up litter beyond the home!

You can do your part and help these families by volunteering and donating to Habitat for Humanity today! A small action of yours will transform many lives in Singapore. 

Make a difference:

  • Donate to Habitat for Humanity by Cash or Cheque: 56 Lorong 23 Geylang, Century Technology Building, #05-00, Singapore 388381
  • Donate to Habitat for Humanity via Give Asia,, GIRO

Whether you’re donating or contributing your time for some volunteering work, make your year a more fulfilling one by warming someone’s heart! Don’t forget to extend your kindness to those closest to you. Alternatively, find out how your preloved clothes can make a difference for the society!


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