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ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR) has been arranging thousands of meals and providing care packs, data card top ups and essentials to tens of thousands of migrant workers the past few months since the Covid-19 outbreak began. IRR could not have done all this without help from our donors, partners, supporters and volunteers.
While there was an outpouring of aid during the peak of the crisis, some of their sources of funding are starting to run out. However, the heartfelt and in some cases heartbreaking needs in the migrant worker community remain. IRR needs your help to be able to continue to help our migrant workers.
Thank you as always for opening your hearts and minds to support our migrant workers in their hour of need. No amount is too small.
God bless you all,
Swee Chiow has completed cycling 8 rounds around Singapore! This was done between 14 to 30 June and the total distance covered was more than 1,000km. His efforts raised just over $23,000 for ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR). The funds were used to top up the mobile data cards for Migrant Workers. To date, over 1,400 top ups have been completed at $10 per top up.
After the success of Mr. Khoo’s fundraising for IRR, they have decided to expand their fundraising efforts to help more Migrant Workers. Ray of Hope will continue to assist IRR in raising funds to benefit their supported migrant workers by purchasing data top up, mobile phones and other essential items for the them.
Adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow, 55, plans to cycle around Singapore 8 times from 14 May till 1 June to raise monies for migrant workers supported by ItsRainingRaincoats.
He is making full use of this circuit breaker time when there is least traffic on the roads. He will start from his home in Punggol, going anti-clockwise and finishing at his home. Each round is 136km, total 1088km. He will begin each ride at 6.30am and rest 1-2 days in between each ride.
Swee Chiow is doing his part to help raise funds for our Migrant Worker Community. All proceeds from this campaign will go to procure data cards and essential items for the migrant workers supported by ItsRainingRaincoats.
Donate now to support his ride for hope!
ItsRainingRaincoats was founded by Dipa Swaminathan, a Harvard educated lawyer and Singaporean, in 2015. It is an initiative for the benefit of migrant workers. IRR aims to improve the lives of migrant workers in Singapore, and build bridges to strengthen their integration into our broader community by using imaginative, innovative, authentic and nimble strategies. The raincoat symbolises the protection IRR provides them from their metaphorical thunderstorms. IRR has won various awards including the President’s Award for Volunteerism and Philanthropy in 2017.
About Ray of Hope
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Phoenix 5K 4 Migrant Workers
Wan Xin Lee
Hi ItsRainingRaincoats! You are our store\'s chosen beneficiary for this month. Thank you so much for all the work you have been doing for migrant workers, especially during this pandemic. We admire all your hard work and we hope that this small token amount can contribute to helping our fellow migrant workers. Let us know if there\'s anything else we can do to help! -THREADLIGHTLY
Thank you for everything that you are doing! You guys are amazing. (:
If we have the ability to help, we should help.
Every little bit count. Together we can make a difference.
Thank you for working very hard. We appreciate what you have done for us. From: Oliver Chan, 7 years old.
Kok Wai Lam
All the best!
Thanks for your work
Small token to thank our migrant brothers for their hard work and sacrifices made. Stay strong and hope things will get better soon!
Please support those who have been so supportive to us!
Shu An Oon
Mandeep Singh Nalwa
A small token of gratitude to my Dear Friend Muralikrishnan Rangan on his Birthday today. Thank you for your friendship !!
We are humbled with your support 🙏
Heard a lot of good things being done by these guys. Keep it up 👍🏼.
Song Tau Chua
You are not alone. We will get through this together!
Keep fighting the good fight!
Suresh H Punjabi
I donate because IRR does not carry any costs, all our donations go direct to beneficiaries.
ItsRainingRaincoats is doing saintly work. Thanks for supporting the dignity of all.
Stay strong, healthy and safe. We thank you for your service to Singapore and we care for your well-being.
We are feeling for all the workers locked in the dormitories right now 🙏🏾
Hang in there and we\'re so grateful for your contribution (blood, sweat, tears) to Singapore <3
Thank you for everything you do
Our migrant workers are the beating heart of Singapore. They sustain this country. Without them we are nothing. I salute IRR for all they do to honour, support, nurture and show these workers they matter - to all of us.
With best wishes (On Behalf of Vidhya)
I\'m so inspired by your good work!
With best wishes
Love upon you all and keep up the good work. Happy National day!
Monisha R J
Appreciate that work done by you, your team and of course the migrant workers. Hope everyone have a good National Day! :)
Ling Ling Seah
BIG thank you for being a part of our community and building our homes. Stay safe and take care!
Thank you so much for all your efforts! :)
Honoring the people who built, clean and maintain this nation so that we don\'t have to...
To our unsung heroes thank you for everything !
Thank you IRR for all the amazing work you do. Really hope the situation improves for all the migrant workers very soon ♥️
Hui Jie Goh
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK, BOTH ITSRAININGRAINCOATS & OUR FELLOW MIGRANT WORKERS.
Yun Ning Lee
We are thinking of you and hope that you are healthy and soon will be able to resume your normal daily activities.
All the best IRR team! You are doing such selfless noble work. God bless!
Hope that the workers can get kettles
Yue Fan Chan
Thank you for this initiative. I\'m sure many of us care a lot about our migrant worker friends and, though unable to volunteer their time, are keen to help monetarily. This is a good platform for us to do so. Again, thank you, IRR.
Thank You to all the migrant workers!
Khee Hwee Chan
Please continue to have hope that you will overcome all these trials. There are so many of us wishing and trying to do the best for you. Many thanks to IRR for all your good work and dedication. Godbless!
Thanks for all the good work and keep at it!
This is such a wonderful organisation to support. Thank you for everything you do.
Great work IRR!
We care about you! Please stay safe, healthy and happy :)
Love what you do! Thank you for taking care of our migrant workers. God bless you with loads of happiness and prosperity!
Thank you for the work you do, rain or shine!
Please keep up the good work and stay safe!
Hi there... thank you for all that you have done for our country! Take care and stay strong!
Thank you for looking after the migrant workers 💕
Thank you to all the migrant workers who have sacrifice so much here and work tirelessly to help build Singapore into a beautiful nation. Singapore would not be how it is currently without all of their contributions.
What a great fundraising effort! Thank you so much for this opportunity
All the best!
Thank you for all that you do. Praying for you!
Thank you to all the migrant workers who have sacrificed a lot to be here and work tirelessly to help build Singapore. Singapore would not be how it is today without you guys...
Stay safe and take care of yourself
Thank you for your efforts, thoughtfulness and compassion towards migrant workers - an important workforce for our country!
Thank you for helping the people who do hard work to help build our nation. Their work is noble, and thank you for your kindness.
Carry on the good work
Hi brothers： Just want to let you know that we care about your lives! We thank you for all the contributions you made for Singapore. We wish you and your family well and is praying for your safety and wellbeing! God bless!
Never give up! You\'re doing an amazinh job
With every hardship, comes ease. Hang in there; we see you.
Thank you as always for supporting out beloved foreign workers, who do so mich for us to live comfortably! ❤️
Migrant workers need our help
Together, we will be able to beat this! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Thank you for your commitment and dedication towards nation building.
Thank you for all that you do for the workers and thank you for educating us! Keep on shining!
Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd
Thank you for what you do. Team Meep Meep from WarnerMedia
From Rishi, Dhruv, Oscar, Chris and Julien
Come on,those guys make this town happen!The salt and earth of Singapore Maybe one day another Khoo Swee Chiow will emerge from their ranks!:)
Great initiative and I am happy to contribute to this cause.
Siok Hui Low
May all be well and happy.
Kian Hong Teh
Kheng Ling Lok
Swee Hock Lim
Let\'s do our part to help our migrant worker friends in this trying period.
What an amazing and kindhearted thing to be doing for the migrant workers in our community. Cheering you on from the sidelines!!!
Good luck with your cycle. I made and sold face masks and I\'m donating the proceeds to your fundraiser.
Thanks for doing what you do!
Li Chieh Hsu
Stay safe and stay strong!!
Koh Shu Yong
from Jean-Luc, enjoy the ride!
Virginie De Busscher
Thank you for everything you do!
Chung Heng Wah
Great work Swee Chiow! Stay safe & best wish 👍
Kok Wai Lam
Well done! Keep it up.
Thanks for the privilege to be with you even a short while.
We can do it together!
Thank you Mr Khoo for this fund-raising effort; and to our migrant workers who leave your families to come help build our country. Stay well and safe!
Too Voon Tang
Tan Lye Woo
Well done. Keep it up.
well done Swee Chiow! great to have collaborated this mornin to do something for a really great cause!
STAY STRONG! Mr. U from CPF/French School.
Great work guys! God bless your good hearts always!
Tze Boon Ong
Good job Eugene Foo! Good for you to support a good cause.
Wong Lian Foo
Let us make it a brighter day with all of us contribution.
Chan Sou Tong
Hi, Hope my little contribution helps you to get through this difficult time. Stay safe and healthy! Warm regards, Timo Vanmolkot Class CPE - International French School
Thavy de Monteiro Jolly
HENG Sin huat
William Wei Hai Liu
Very Noble effort Swee Chiow! To our hardworking workers, keep up with the good efforts! We can all ride this out! Take care and keep well! Bill Liu
Zhi Yan, Amanda Lim
We are behind you Brother! Be Safe and enjoy the ride! Cheers! Gooday!
Poh Min Lam
We wouldn\'t have been possible without you!
With every crisis, there will be an end; lessons learnt and new opportunities. Keep fighting and stay strong!
Well done Swee Chiow ! Thank you for championing this cause and showing us the way !!
Lim Chin Chuo
Thank you for all your hard work
Jiayou Swee Chiow!
Stay safe and fill your hearts with hope!
Chia Fong Long
Stay strong, stay healthy!
Nigel and the boys at The Salvation army Ipoh Boys Home
Stay strong and positive! We are praying for you! We appreciate your contributions to our countries! We are grateful and thankful to each and every one of you!
Jia you! Wonderful you are cycling for a good cause :)
Happy to contribute
Stay strong, stay safe!
SIEW PUN CHUI
Way to go ! Thanks for the effort !
Thanks for Mr Khoo to help us to support migrant workers.
All the best Mr Khoo
Tong Mui Yue
Showing care during challenging times make the challenges less hard to bear.
Raj Mohan Ramasamy
You are really great and inspiring. God bless you Sir ❤️❤️❤️
Hwee Ling Aw
Way to go Swee Chiow. Jiayou!!