Family LifeAid

With the burden of bills and living expenses, Suria and her three young children often had difficulty making ends meet — they couldn’t afford fresh foods from time to time, and ‘ayam’ (chicken) was a treat. With support from Red Cross’ Family LifeAid, Suria’s family now enjoys nutritious food everyday.

Family LifeAid aims to build social, emotional and financial resilience of vulnerable families in Singapore through a holistic network of programmes, with a strong focus on children.

WHAT WE DO

Our volunteer befrienders not only provide food vouchers for families to put nutritious food on the table, they also provide weekly quality home-based tuition based on a structured curriculum for children aged nine to 12 to provide them with the opportunity to advance in life. Besides that, our volunteers also offer home-based storytelling for children aged four to eight years old to enhance their literacy and confidence in the English language during their formative years.

WHO WE HELP

Singapore Red Cross focuses on supporting those who may have fallen through the cracks of social services such as:

  • Families that require urgent, immediate assistance
  • Skipped-generation families (grandparent-headed households)
  • Single-parent families
  • Working poor families (especially low and lower-middle income)
  • Families with persons with disabilities

HOW WE HELP

Identified households receive food vouchers every month.

Our volunteers also provide beneficiaries with supplementary support, such as storytelling, tutoring young children, mentorship and enriching holiday programmes.

In addition, periodic reviews and assessments are carried out to monitor improvement or change in the family’s conditions, and to ensure that the direct needs of the families are met with our programme.

Even as Singaporeans become more affluent, there are still people struggling to get by, with minimal or no family and/or community support. The Singapore Red Cross has identified about 200 families every year who can benefit from a sustainable programme that aims to give every member of the family a leg-up in life. With your help, we can do more.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Donate regularly to help support the beneficiary families. $20 feeds a family of four for 2 days; $50 feeds a family of four for 5 days; $90 feeds a family of four for 10 days; $250 feeds a family of four for 1 month! Your contribution makes a real difference.

Befriend, collect and deliver food vouchers and nutritious food to a family monthly, for six months. Volunteer will collect and deliver food vouchers, as well as befriend underprivileged families.

Provide weekly tuition in English, Mathematics, Science for children aged nine to 12, for at least one year. This provides the vulnerable children with the opportunity to advance in life with quality tuition based on a structured curriculum.

Provide home-based storytelling for children aged four to eight years old for at least one year. This enhances the children’s confidence in the English language during their formative years.

Fundraise to help sustain and expand the Family LifeAid programme so that we can serve more people.