“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!
Dear friends and members of Tzu Chi,
In line with the precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus issued by the Ministry of Health, the Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) is implementing needed measures in its establishments, and regular programmes and activities.
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Let us all do our part in fighting the disease outbreak by being alert in our daily lives.
May everyone stay vigilant and sincerely pray for the virus outbreak to cease soon.
Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore)
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
Valentine’s Day arrived a week after Singapore raised its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level to orange. Tzu Chi volunteers visited three partner hospitals to send regards to doctors, nurses and healthcare workers fighting the virus
In the face of a virus outbreak, calming the public is equally important as preventing the spread of the virus. Unhindered by COVID-19 outbreak, Tzu Chi volunteers continue to show up sending love and blessings…
Tzu Chi’s Medical Home Care team conducts regular home visits to the homes of their patients and is available round the clock just like any convenience store. This is a story about the interaction between the medical team and one of their patients that ha
To help with fighting the rampant wildfires in Australia, Tzu Chi volunteers in Gold Coast raised about AUD220,000 for the purchase of a brand-new fire truck to be donated to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
“Tzu Chi came last year to hold a winter aid distribution, and they are here again this year. They have given us a lot of things, which are enough to last for two months. This reduces our burden greatly,” shared a happy, elderly villager in Northern...
“The first thing I want to do as soon as I get home is to pour the oil into a pan and start cooking,” exclaimed an impoverished villager in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, who had just received a bottle of cooking oil at a Tzu Chi food aid distribution.
Life can be so vulnerable and fragile. Yet, the beauty of a cultivated person can be so touching and dearly missed. My acquaintance with Sister Bi Lian began many years ago, but I only got to know her in 2011, when Tzu Chi Singapore started its first...
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...