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
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!
Our Monthly Recycling Day is now renamed as Environmental Sustainability Day and is still suspended without a definite date for resumption. Meanwhile, you may drop your recyclables at our Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre.
Necessary adjustments have been made at Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre to comply with the gradually lifted preventive measures. Hence, we urge for cooperation from the public to sort their own recyclables at home before dropping them into the right containers at the centre. Please refer to our website on what can and can’t be recycled: www.tzuchi.org.sg/en/our-missions/environmental-protection/recycling-points#recyclables
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Currently, Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) and Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Organization (Singapore) Ltd are not organising any online and street fundraising events (e.g. Flag Day). If you encounter such activities in social media or public, please be vigilant and call our hotline 65829958 for verification.
The only ongoing fundraising activity is ‘Save For A Good Cause’ campaign, where we 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. As for donations via online medium, the official platforms are Giving.sg, GIVE.asia and Benevity.
Please note that information on all our fundraising activities are published on our official English and Chinese websites, and all our volunteers soliciting streets and doors to doors donations will be in full Tzu Chi uniform, with a valid fundraising permit issued by relevant government authorities.
Inspiring news and stories about our Missions and volunteers
When daily interactions become difficult, the Open Day for the “Stay Home Quilt” community art project is held over 4 weekends to create a platform for people to express themselves through art and be heard by each other.
As Singapore moved into phase two of reopening after Circuit-Breaker, Tzu Chi Collegiate Youth Association (Tzu Ching) planned for a second mentoring programme called “Mentoring With Love 2.0”.
Yong Puay Woon has been listening to Wisdom at Dawn regularly during the pandemic. During the early morning dharma session, she often heard Master Cheng Yen appealing to everyone to adopt a vegetarian diet. One day, Yong accidentally cut her finger while
Tzu Chi volunteers help Tuk-tuk drivers whose income has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tzu Chi Perth volunteers took to the streets to hand out blankets to the homeless for the first time since its establishment 22 years ago.
A disaster relief mission that took place in Anhui, China to distribute aid supplies to the affected villagers had touched and inspired both flood victims and volunteers.
This is the first time that I organised a donation drive which involved the whole school. From this activity, I could feel that we were all (as a school) working hard together to do something good for the society.
It's been a great time composing and producing an MV with a group of young music enthusiasts to show our appreciation to the medical frontliners amid a pandemic.
The help and support given by Tzu Chi has not only aided Shanger and his family financially, it has evolved them into positive and happy people, who are now keen to do their part to give back to society.