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Project R.I.C.E.+ is an annual, nation-wide collection and distribution drive championed by youth leaders from Red Cross Youth Chapters to bring food and daily necessities to the vulnerable. Our beneficiaries include the skipped generation families, single-parent households and low-income households.

The project consists of two phases, the Supermarket Phase and the Distribution Phase. During the Supermarket Phase, Project R.I.C.E.+ mobilizes hundreds of youth and public volunteers to collect donations at our supermarket partner outlets. We work in collaboration with Sheng Siong to encourage the community to help those in need with household essentials of the public’s choice. At the Distribution Phase, our volunteers will pack and hand-deliver the hampers bought with your donations to the beneficiary families.

Check out the infographic and Project R.I.C.E.+ 2017’s flyer below to find out more about what we do!

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A high fever left him immobile when he was six months old. Bit by bit, Noor regained the use of his upper body, and learnt to move around his home on a wooden board with wheels. Now 70, Noor accesses medical appointments with the help of Red Cross’ TransportAid.

WHAT WE DO

Singapore Red Cross’ TransportAid service helps the elderly and disabled from low-income homes get to and from their healthcare service facilities, such as medical treatments, rehabilitation and day activity centres. For many wheelchair-bound patients, getting to and from their medical appointments can be challenging, because of their limited mobility. For those struggling financially, the problem is exacerbated as commercially available private transport services are not economically feasible for the long term. With the TransportAid service, those in need will be able to access their life-sustaining care and treatment, which they may otherwise be unable to get to. With your help, we can do much more!

WHO WE HELP

In 2014, TransportAid service made some 7,899 life-sustaining trips. Most beneficiaries are referred by medical social workers from public hospitals and welfare organisations. They are wheelchair-bound and have chronic diseases or other medical conditions for which they are required to go for regular treatments, therapy or check-ups. Currently, more than 90% of our beneficiaries leverage TransportAid service regularly for their medical appointments and treatments, and the rest, for ad-hoc check-ups and follow-ups.

HOW WE HELP

The TransportAid service is offered at subsidised rates, based on means testing results that are assessed by social workers. Currently, most of our beneficiaries fall into this group.

Today, more than 47,000 Singapore residents are aged 65 and above. Within the next ten years, one in five Singapore residents will fall in this age group. Another 200,000 residents, or 3 percent of our population, live with some form of disability. While healthcare may be covered by insurance or government subsidies, the high cost of transportation for the disabled makes it untenable for many to receive sustained care.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

In recognition that there are people with the financial means to meet their transportation needs, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) recently developed a social enterprise model specially catered for such individuals.

Advance notice required: 2 hours for ad hoc cases and 1 day for scheduled cases, subject to vehicle availability.

Response Time: 1 hour