Tech SG Covid-19 OutreachCampaign started on 27/04/2020
Raised of S$1,000,000.00
153Days to go
Together we can! Let’s bring hope to Covid-19 affected families
Over 24,000 households in Singapore have less than $1,000 monthly income*. This low income group is especially vulnerable during this Covid-19 outbreak as many households have lost their incomes or had severe reduction in incomes. Some of them are not eligible for government schemes or the schemes are inadequate for those who qualify. Many of these low income families are struggling to make ends meet or even to put enough daily meals on the table.
We are a group** of leading Singapore tech start-up Founders and Investors who have come together to do our part to help this low income group. We have benefited from what Singapore has given us. It is our turn to give back and help those who are financially vulnerable in this current situation. Our campaign, Tech SG Covid-19 Outreach, aims to raise $1,000,000. All the donations will go directly to Beyond Social Services to support its Covid-19 Family Assistance Fund.
We hope you can join us and generously make a donation. Those who are able to spare the $600 Solidarity Payment are encouraged to donate it to this cause. Every donation, regardless of the amount, goes a long way to help these vulnerable families to tide over this Covid-19 situation.
* Department of Statistics Singapore
** Core group comprising Individual Founders and Partners from the following companies.
About Beyond Social Services
Beyond serves over 3,000 families from low-income backgrounds. Most of Beyond’s members are employed in low-paid, precarious work; many are daily-rated, casual workers without benefits like paid medical leave. Many continue to struggle with work-care conflicts and disruptions. Many families who have never been on any financial aid schemes are now coming forward for support. Beyond recognises its members’ resilience but believes financial support is crucial during these exceptional times. As this crisis is expected to endure, Beyond continues to need more donations and intends to continue supporting families through the rest of this year.
Our FAMILY ASSISTANCE FUND will help families like June’s. A mother of seven children, she lost her cleaning job late last year when her contract was not renewed. Her husband, also a cleaner, is on medical leave. June is currently looking for work, and with no income, struggles to keep her children fed and occupied while schools are closed and they are all at home.
Dian, a mother of two, works as a school canteen assistant. She has lost her only source of income when schools closed. With her kids at home, they are consuming more (food as well as electricity), so costs have risen. She is already struggling with arrears for rent and utilities.
Mel has three kids in primary school. Her husband, a mover on a contract basis. lost his job when the company dismissed its contract staff because demand fell. While her husband looks for work, Mel is at home with her children as long as schools are closed. She is keen for food rations, but says that food distribution in her area has stopped for now. She has applied for government financial assistance, but requires some emergency funds urgently.
One member, a 23 year-old who works in a restaurant, is her family’s sole breadwinner: she supports her mother, her brother (who has special needs and requires milk and adult diapers), and her 5 year-old nephew. With the restaurant sector suffering significant drops in revenue, she recently had her pay cut by about 20%. There is an underlying fear that job loss may be imminent if business continues to dive.
100% of funds collected through our COVID-19 FAMILY ASSISTANCE FUND will go to affected families.
Who are the recipients of this fund?
Beyond is a charity dedicated to helping children and youths from less privileged backgrounds break away from the poverty cycle. These young people are from low-income families living in public rental blocks. We are currently working in 5 neighbourhoods reaching families in 63 blocks.
How will the funds collected be used?
All donations to this fund will go towards the families whose household income and employment have been affected by the crisis. We disburse it in the form of cash and food vouchers. We do not use these funds for our general operations. Depending on the size and needs of the families, we will disburse $300 to $500 per month for 3 months to up to 600 families.
We shall overcome this crisis. Never give up!
Thank you Singapore for keeping us safe and protected.
Soon Siang Yong
Meng Xiong Kuok
Su Ling Liew
Let’s stay safe and keep fighting!
Sheau Shuang Chan
Reduce the time and times of going out. Bath immediately after comming back from outside. Gambateh💪.
We should continue support each other in such tough times!
Hope everyone is safe, and we can get through this!
Yin Hoon TAN
Walter de Oude
Wishing everyone courage and patience during this time...
Siew Kim Teo
Xiao Yuan Ng
Let\'s do this together.
Let\'s all Keep the GOOD going!
Rui Min Ong
Lets support the not so privileged! Every $ counts!
Biao Da Foo
Keep up the good work!
Kheng Nam Lee
There is always light at the end of a dark tunnel, look up we will hold your hand as you walk along to the light. In spirits and soul we see and hear you.
Ser Siang Lim
Everything will be alright in the end so if it’s not alright it’s not the end! SGUNITED!
SOH WEN LOH
I hope all of us will emerge kinder, stronger and motivated to carry on with our life.
Lee Theng Kiat
Chua Kee Lock
Victoria Yue Xin Ting
Thank you, Singapore for all the help and support during these difficult times.
Every Dollar Counts. Stay Strong!
We need to come forward in our little ways to help those in need.
Hup Foi Tan
CHAY BUAY LEE
Very worthy cause in these difficult times. Proud to be associated
Thank you to all those people in the field helping this project .
Ying Lu Ng
Yen See Ong
Keep safe. Pray for ALL and with God blessings always. From Francis & Cillia
SG United ✊🏼
Beng Teck Ong
Thanks for setting this up Joo Hock!
Thoughts and prayers to all the families and children affected. Stay strong. 💪 #SGUnited #StaystrongSG
We will pull through this door difficult period, good time is on its way 😊
To the benefiaries, do not give up! To the donors, thanks for the good work you folks are doing.
Every dollar counts!
Boon Pin Lim
Jothi Packiam Solomon Nirmala Nathan
You are not alone. Stay strong. Have hope!
Together we ride through tides
Stay Strong! We are all with you
Joo Bin Chua
Hope this benefits all who need it in this difficult time
#SGUnited, lets fight CoViD together.
We are all in this together!! We shall overcome this
Just doing my part to help out 😃
#SGUnited!!! Let’s fight against COVID-19 together! 💪
Stay strong and safe , never lose hope
Stay strong and safe , never lose hope
Stay strong , healthy and safe. Never lose hope
Stay strong , healthy and never lose hope
As community we are stronger when we look after each other
Yong Li Lin
Seow Lan Pang
May u all stay safe Blessings 🙏
This little amount can go a long way im sure. Glad to be of some help in these times of uncertainity .🙏
Never lose hope ... we are always here for you.
hwee teen tan
Good work, hope to benefit all who need it in this difficult period!
Tough times don\'t last, tough people do!
Great initiative! Pls stay strong
We have benefited from what Singapore has given us. It is our turn to give back and help those who are financially vulnerable in this current situation. Let’s fight against COVID-19 together! 💪
Wai Hong Fong
Su Ling Liew
Let\'s stay strong together
Suat Ling Lee
Stay positive and look forward!
Di Kun Goh
Keith Zhi Qiang Chua
Kathleen Xiu Zhen Chua
Ee Ling Poh
We will get through this :)
Kevin Wei Qiang Chua
Cheng Hwa Liew
Paul Jesse Ortiz
Great initiative. Help the most needed!
Stay strong and everything will be fine.
Our hearts are with you, stay strong!
Hi, Please take good care of yourself and your family during this challenging period. Remain strong and stay healthy!
Best wishes always for the impacted families
Pui Yan LEUNG
Chee Wai Ho
Valmiki C Nair
Jing Shen Ng
stay together and stay safe
Keep up the good work. This is my small contribution
Keep shining your ray of hope!
Great idea!! All the best!!