“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
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
From a housewife to a working mother, Lam Foong Kew had undergone many vicissitudes in life. Once, her marriage certificate was even torn into pieces during a heated conflict with her husband. “If what one does is the right thing, one must persevere in...
“Where does the meaning of life lie?” This was a question that Teh Soo Peng used to hold in her mind until she stepped out of her comfort zone and took on various life’s challenges. But has she really found the answer to her question?
As volunteers of Tzu Chi Singapore marked the NGO’s 26th anniversary, they renewed their vows and aspirations as well as strengthened their resolve and spirit to walk the Tzu Chi Path. And they did not forget to commemorate, with gratitude, the...
Tzu Chi held its fourth large-scale free clinic in Cambodia at the Battambang Province, where 80% of the population rely on farming for a livelihood. They also distributed aid items to 600 needy households in a local village at...
Cooking oil and soap are necessities that many needy locals in Zimbabwe are short of and thus, they greatly treasure these simple items. In September 2019, Tzu Chi volunteers in Zimbabwe distributed aid supplies, including household items to needy...
In September 2019, Serbia was experiencing late-summer heat. Many refugees in the camps there had lost touch with their family and friends; they were homesick and longed to contact their loved ones. But how were they going to have their wish fulfilled?
What reason would convince you to wake up in the wee hours of every morning? If I tell you that there is a group of people in Singapore who voluntarily get up at such an unearthly hour every day to listen to a Dharma talk, what would your first...
More than a month has passed since I completed my summer internship at Tzu Chi. Although I am already up to my neck in schoolwork, club activities, etc., the lessons that I had learned while serving as an intern in Tzu Chi are still as fresh on my mind...
During the latest Tzu Chi medical aid mission in Laos, I was asked to share my volunteering experience with Tzu Chi, and how I have tried to put my understanding of the Buddha’s teachings into practice. I hope that this sharing would encourage those who..