JUNE 2020 – To aid the needy during these challenging times, Elite Partners Capital, together with JMD Holdings, has donated a total of 25,000 face masks to Catholic Welfare Services, Gracehaven, Haven Children Home, Beyond Social Services, Mummy Yummy and Antioch Toa Payoh Outreach. While Singapore has moved on to Phase 1 of post-circuit breaker, face masks remain a primary need for both charity workers and the needy for daily activities and interactions.
Catholic Welfare Services (CWS) was founded in 1959 and runs three nursing homes, shelters and multiple community services for the needy and vulnerable of society regardless of race or religion. CWS currently runs six temporary shelters to provide accommodation for rough sleepers with nowhere else to go. The CWS Hub, which directly serves the poor and needy, is an essential service that remains open with minimum staffing to attend to any immediate needs.
Gracehaven is a residential home for children and youth who require care, protection and rehabilitation due to risk behaviours and a lack of parental supervision. The final aim of Gracehaven is to reintegrate these children and youth back into their families and society through a number of holistic programmes. A team of professionally trained social workers plan and tailor programmes to meet each individual’s needs and circumstances.
Haven Children Home is a residential home for children and young people who are unable to be cared for by their own families. The social workers and care staff work towards fostering close relationships with these children as friends, teachers and counsellors to help reintegrate them back into the community. Haven Children Home also provides a special hostel programme called Transitions@Haven for teenagers who require further assistance while pursuing post-secondary education.
Beyond Social Services is dedicated to helping children and youth from less privileged backgrounds break out of the poverty cycle. Its team provides guidance, care and special resources to enable families and communities to keep their youth in school and out of trouble. During the circuit breaker period, Beyond Social Services reached out to hundreds of families and to provide support in financial, food and even technological needs.
Local vegetarian hawker Mummy Yummy – located in the Central Business District – performs check-ups and provides free meals to the less fortunate and vulnerable, such as the elderly, lower income families, disabled, rough sleepers and frontline workers like cleaners and hawkers. During the Chinese New Year season, Mummy Yummy distributed clothing, biscuits and ang bao (red packets) to beneficiaries.
Antioch Toa Payoh Outreach reaches out to the poor, needy and elderly living in one-room flats in the housing estate of Toa Payoh. The team visits the homes of residents regularly, building relationships and delivering food and other basic necessities where needed.
Elite Partners Capital is honoured to provide assistance to the selfless contributions of these charities, especially during this unprecedented pandemic situation.