No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop, Greek Fable Writer
With the income from our members’ fees, and through generous donations from Scandinavian and local companies, and private individuals, we help some of the needy people in Singapore.
Helping families through The Breadline Group
We support families recommended by social workers in cooperation with the volunteer organisation The Breadline Group, a member of the National Council of Social Services. Our focus is to help families with children by giving financial support towards paying their rent or public utility costs, school fees or other costs. The SWA charity officers visit the families on a regular basis.
The Breadline Group is a community service comprising of volunteers, formed because of a shared concern for the welfare of the old and needy. The group has “adopted” more than 200 families, most of who are recommended by medical social workers.
Read more about The Breadline Group on http://breadlinegroup.org/
We give monthly donations to The Tent, which is a shelter for young girls, who have no support by their families.
The SWA charity group had the pleasure to visit The Tent on Tuesday the 9th of June. The Tent is a temporary shelter for female adolescents in need and the resident is helped towards a reconciliation with herself and family. We were able to donate 4500 SGD, which will be used for buying new mattresses and cupboards for the girls. The donation was received with gratitude and the SWA committee thank our sponsors and members for making it possible. http://www.thetent.org.sg/
SWA is supporting Boys' Town from first of December with 200$ every month.
Boys' Town is a Catholic charitable institution providing boarding and residential care for boys from the age of 10 to 21 years old. These boys are primarily from troubled and financially needy families. Boys' Town help the boys to develop educational, social and physical skills by providing them with counseling, leadership training, sports, drama, music and hobby programmes as well as moral/religious instructions as part of their daily life. Approximately 350 boys stays annually in Boys' Town and on a daily basis they have room for 60-80 boys.
Read more about Boy's Town on https://boystown.org.sg/home.html
Through SWA's two scholarships, The Scandinavian Women’s Association - Marit Thome Scholarship and the Scandinavian Women's Association Scholarship, we are able to support students through their education at the Republic Polytechnic.
One of the scholarships is founded to honour our founder and honorary chairman, Marit Thome.
If you have any questions about our charity work, please feel free to contact us.
Clearing out the closet?
You are more than welcome to drop clothes, smaller items or toys off at the following charity organisations: