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World Humanitarian Day: Here’s how you can give back to our frontliners

Big or small—we invite any kind of support you can give!

Written by: Dr. Nijam

August 21, 2020

In commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day, we thank all the humanitarian workers that have fought, despite all odds, to protect us, and the people most in need. While we do our part and practice physical distancing to flatten the curve, our fellow frontliners have been working tirelessly to keep us safe, protected, and well-fed.

A big ‘Thank You’ to all the frontline essential workers. If not for their sacrifices, we would not have made it this far. And in this trying time, we believe that any small act of kindness can help brighten someone’s day. So, here we have shortlisted a few charity organisations which you can help support and give back to our frontline workers:

WHYQ Gift-a-Meal

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Credit: WhyQ

The WhyQ Gift-a-Meal initiatives let you sponsor meals for our healthcare heroes working at Singapore’s public general hospitals, and more recently, they started supporting migrant workers and nursing homes too. To donate, all you need to do is visit their website, choose how many meals you would like to donate, be it 1, 4,10, 50 or as many as you wish, and WhyQ will deliver it for you. Each meal only costs S$5 and will not be subjected to delivery charges and other fees.

“By gifting 1 meal, you have sponsored 1 Hero’s meal”, so let’s help our heroes do their job with a full stomach and an even fuller heart.

SGH Health Development Fund

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Credit: Melvin Lim

SGH Health Development Fund needs your help to continue supporting SGH healthcare workers to serve and care for the elderly and the more vulnerable. During this Covid-19 pandemic, the SGH healthcare workers have been doing home visits to help patients-inneed, especially those with severe or multiple health conditions. They provide services such as doctor visits, medical support to reduce readmissions, and nursing services.

To support this cause, you can donate to SGH Healthy Communities Fund via giving.sg. Your donations will be used to acquire necessary medical devices for these patients. A 250% tax deduction will be eligible for all donations until December 31, 2020.

Contribute.sg

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Credit: Contribute.sg

Donate any unused surgical masks, N95 masks or sanitising items that you don’t need to any of Contribute.sg’s drop-off points by courier service. Contribute.sg will give out your donations to those in the Voluntary Welfare Organisations, NGOs, and medical institutions within Singapore. Furthermore, Contribute.sg will also give out your donations to healthcare staff and drivers along with homebound patients and lowerincome families.

For hygiene reasons, remember to pack your unused masks in a zip lock bag or in the original box which it came with. You can find the drop-off points here and donate anytime from Monday to Friday, between 8am to 5pm.

Workout for Courage Singapore

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Credit: Workout for Courage Singapore

Make a change to the communities around you and your lifestyle. Join Workout for Courage Singapore in giving back to those in need by working out. You read that right! Not only will your participation help fund the affected community, but you will also keep your health in check. Join any of the 400+ online fitness, yoga, and dance classes hosted by fitness leaders and celebrities for only $10 per 45-min workout session.

If you are a frontline worker reading, you can join for free too! All payments will be shared transparently daily on giving.sg, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards The Courage Fund. For more information, you can check their app WorkoutParty! or visit their website.

#HealthcareHeroes

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Credit: Healthcare Heroes SG

Besides donating money, there is another way of showing your gratitude—that is, showcasing your artistic talent! Dedicate your artwork as a tribute to our #HealthcareHeroes.

#HealthcareHeroes compile and collate all artworks ranging from drawings, paintings, illustrations, animations, calligraphic arts and doodles that deliver the message of well wishes and gratitude to our frontliners. To share your love, all you need to do is visit their website and upload your artwork.

“No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.” —Oprah Winfrey

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