“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!
Kindly take notice of the change of our operation hours during the Chinese New Year period:
Jing Si Hall
Opening hours 10am - 2pm on 4 Feb - 8 Feb 2019
From 9 Feb onwards, operation hours will resume as per normal from 10am to 6pm.
Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool & Tzu Chi Great Love Student Care Centre
Closed from 4 Feb to 6 Feb; Centres resume as per normal from 7 Feb onwards.
Establishments/offices listed below will be closed on 4 Feb - 8 Feb 2019:
Jing Si Hall Admin Office, Jing Si Book Hut, Jing Si Books & Café, Tzu Chi Free Clinic, Lakeside Family Medicine Clinic, Tzu Chi Daai Gallery, Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre, Tzu Chi Day Rehabilitation Centre
Due to festive season at the beginning of the year, which is packed with Tzu Chi’s major events, the schedule of monthly visits to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in January and February will be revised as follows:
Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Since November 2018, HCA Day Hospice Centre has moved from its previous location at Jalan Tan Tock Seng to Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital. Tzu Chi volunteers will continue to serve at the new venue.
New Address: 705 Serangoon Road Blk A #03-01, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, S328127
Due to operational considerations in the Hospital, Tzu Chi monthly visits to HCA Day Hospice Centre will be changed to every 3rd Monday of the month from February 2019 onwards; 1.30pm – 3pm
However, the January visit will be scheduled on 14 January instead.
Inspiring news and stories about our Missions and volunteers
Tzu Chi’s Year End Blessing Ceremony this year included a number of exhibition zones filled with interesting and interactive displays that allowed visitors to learn more about the humanitarian and environmental efforts of the NGO in Singapore and around t
Students from Tzu Chi Teenagers’ Class enjoyed a fun activity on the Henderson Waves Bridge during an excursion in the school holidays. They also bravely approached members of the public to promote environmental protection to them.
At the Seeds of Hope Meritorious Award and Bursary Disbursement Ceremony, a short skit about how student beneficiaries learned to do recycling was staged, to encourage more students to join the recycling movement.
As one of the participating NGOs of the COP24, the Tzu Chi Foundation plans to hold ten press conferences to share various topics with the global representatives.
Tzu Chi was one of the participating organisations at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions, where delegates from the Foundation gave presentations to share with other global representatives how it has been actively responding to climate change.
Typhoon Haiyan severely hit Central Philippines in November 2013, devastating much of Tacloban City. In the aftermath, Tzu Chi held a work relief programme to help the locals recover from the disaster. It has been five years since Haiyan struck the city..
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.