“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
Ke Xiu Yuan, a dedicated infant educarer at Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool was recently awarded the Outstanding Early Childhood Educarer Award. She has almost all the desirable qualities a parent could ever ask for in an infant caregiver, guiding very...
In June 2019, Tzu Chi Singapore opened two eldercare centres in the west district, allowing senior citizens to bond in friendship, and engage in leisure and health activities. One of the seniors shared, ”I would be staying at home all day (if there were..
Volunteers from Tzu Chi Merit Organisation held the Auspicious Seventh Lunar Month Prayer Ceremonies in various zones in the community to promote Right Faith, environmental vegetarianism, and the true meaning of “Por Dor” (i.e. relieving sentient beings..
Heavy rains caused serious flooding in Davao City in the Philippines, leaving piles of debris behind and covering roads with mud. After assessing the disaster situation, local Tzu Chi volunteers held a cash-for-work relief programme from 4th September...
A Tzu Chi medical volunteer team consisting of healthcare professionals from nine countries and regions travelled to a dam disaster region in Laos to conduct their first medical aid mission there. More than 3,100 patients from impoverished towns and...
Sierra Leone is hit by devastating floods resulting from continued heavy rains in early August this year. Tzu Chi volunteers in the country collaborate with Catholic NGOs and local authorities to provide relief to the flood survivors, with...
Many people do have compassionate hearts, and there is a need to create more opportunities to get those hearts into action! Volunteering in a street fundraiser is a meaningful way to realise this aspiration.
“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.