Fundraising Event

Care Corner Singapore’s 40 Days of Care (Travel concession for youths from challenging backgrounds)

  • 02/08/2021 - 10/09/2021
  • Singapore
SGD 25,769
128% Complete
Target : SGD 20,000

About Event

Care Corner Singapore celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To commemorate this milestone in a meaningful way, we are raising funds for five special causes close to our hearts. Join us in ‘40 Days of Care’ from 2 Aug to 10 Sep 2021. Let’s come together to forge new beginnings, give hope and bring care to our beneficiaries in a tangible manner. 

About the Cause 

Goal: Provide youths from low-income families with travel concession 

In our work with school-going youths, we realise many of them present various financial constraints, including insufficient transport money. This impacts their school attendance, participation in community programmes and ability to fulfil daily errands. 

A monthly $15 transport subsidy provided for youths under the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) helps to lighten some of the financial constraints low-income families face. Concession travel passes are also available at a monthly $43.50 and $54 for primary and secondary school students respectively. 

To further complement this available resource, we intend to provide youths with a 12-month travel concession pass. Just by increasing transportation accessibility, we can promote their social mobility towards resources that empower their personal development. 

Meet Eddie* 

Eddie (16) was a service user of our Youth Services’ school soccer programme. After his parents divorced, Eddie’s split living arrangement had him shuttle between two homes during the week. On one occasion, he turned up late for soccer. 

Due to insufficient money in his EZ-link card, he made a detour to a relative’s home to borrow some coins to make it for the session. To return home, he approached us quietly to borrow some coins. Youths like Eddie often need to borrow money to commute or scrimp on their allowance. 

Struggling to commute to school, enrichment programmes or leisure activities impact their morale and growth. We can help provide an EZ-link top-up. One youth at a time, one tap at a time. 

*Not his real name

Donations received from 2 August 2021 to 10 September 2021 will be eligible for matching fund by Tote Board, subject to approval.  Any unused funds will be going to Care Corner Singapore's youth reserve for other needs of the youths from disadvantaged backgrounds.