“Tzu Chi” (慈济 cí jì), which means “compassionate relief” in Chinese, is an international NGO that has provided humanitarian aid to the needy in over 90 nations worldwide, regardless of race and religion. The Buddhist spirit of loving-kindness and compassion is at the core of our work and Missions.
For more than 25 years, Tzu Chi Singapore has been providing direct aid and care to underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. Currently, we focus our efforts in the following key areas:
In Tzu Chi, there is no clear distinction between the giver and the receiver. Our volunteers call our aid beneficiaries “Households of Gratitude”, and are grateful to the latter for giving them opportunities to give and to cultivate gratitude. With such spirit of equality and respect, we seek to create a culture of humanistic care in the community.
Our volunteers personally visit our beneficiaries each month to deliver aid to them and offer them emotional support. Through sincere interactions with the latter, we can better understand and cater to their needs.
Besides providing aid and emotional support, we seek to inspire love and kindness in our beneficiaries by encouraging them to help others in need, so that they, too, may experience the joy and fulfilment of giving.
All our Missions are made possible by the selfless efforts of our island-wide network of volunteers. Coming from all walks of life, they share the common goal of working for the betterment of the community.
Charity Beneficiary Cases
Medical Consultations & Treatments
at our Free Clinic
You can help make a difference to the lives of the needy by volunteering with us or giving to where it is needed most. Join us in bringing lasting change to the underprivileged and experience the joy of giving!
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) and Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Organization (Singapore) Ltd. are not organising any street fundraising events (e.g. Flag Day). If you encounter such activities in the public, please be vigilant and call our hotline 65829958 for verification.
The recent fundraising activity, ‘Save For A Good Cause’ campaign, is to encourage the public to give rise to kindness and save a little each day in a Tzu Chi bamboo coin bank, to help those in need.
Please note that information on all our fundraising activities will be published on our official English and Chinese websites, and all our volunteers soliciting donations will be in full uniform, with a valid fundraising permit issued by relevant government authorities.
Inspiring news and stories about our Missions and volunteers
Tzu Chi Singapore held a gathering for the beneficiaries of its dialysis assistance programme, where the latter learned useful knowledge about kidney diseases and healthy eating habits. Volunteers also guided them through some relaxing exercises...
With the aim of spreading the Dharma through drama, the “Great Dharma Master Zhizhe” Charity Performance depicted the moving and inspiring life story of Zhi Yi, an eminent monk in ancient China. The Founder of the Tiantai tradition, the Dharma master...
Students from the Tzu Chi Parent-Child Bonding Class had an enriching and fun weekend with their parents as they explored the beauty of the mangroves and observed the flora and fauna that inhabit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
With the joint efforts of volunteers and generous donations from kind-hearted people in the community, the Tzu Chi Phoenix Service Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, has been providing free hot food to the homeless and destitute, serving more than 30,000 me
Tzu Chi volunteers in Argentina held a winter aid distribution to benefit impoverished residents in Cascallares, a community some 40 km away from the capital city. Their love and care warmed the hearts of the locals as winter approached the..
Tzu Chi volunteers in the city of Burnaby in Canada, held a heart-warming event for needy immigrant families. More than 100 people of different races speaking different languages gathered together for the joyous occasion, a scene resembling a...
People can sense our thoughts and emotions when we speak. Hence, we should always be mindful of our thoughts and manage our emotions well.
“It’s been around 20 years since I last saw my only child; he should be more than 20 years old by now…” said a Tzu Chi dialysis beneficiary. Volunteers lent him a listening ear as he grieved over his unhappy past…
“Through dedicating ourselves to serving others, we witness the value and dignity of life.” This is a teaching (from Dharma Master Cheng Yen) that I always bear in mind when I do home care visits.