We’ve previously chronicled how some Singaporean businesses are banding together to make our little red dot a better place; Colin Chen is easing the plight of delivery drivers while the good people behind Kinetic are putting a smile on their faces.
This time around, it’s homegrown fashion label IN GOOD COMPANY who has formed a sextet of small independent businesses (the list includes Birds of Paradise, Books Actually, Edith Patisserie, Mud Rock Ceramics and Petit Pain) in a fund-raising collective named A Little Community of Good to support HealthServe, an NGO that serves disadvantaged migrant workers.
While the fund-raising campaign had an initial target of $60,000 that was met within six days, A Little Community Of Good has continued to let it run till 30th June 2020.
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We asked. You answered. Together, we’ve reached our fund-raising targets of $30,000 for @healthservesg. All within 6 days. THANK YOU! A Little Community of Good will match this to $60,000 within the week. It doesn’t end here. We can do more for our fellow migrant workers. The fund-raising campaign continues till 30 June – let’s share. Make a donation or Pledge your Frequent Shopper Vouchers towards: Bit.ly/a_little_community_of_good on Give.asia.🔝Hit the link in profile to learn more. #IStandWithHealthServe #aLittleCommunityOfGood #IGCasia #bopgelato #ireadbooksactually #edithpatisserie #mudrockceramics #petitpainsg
“The aim of this campaign is not to sell as we usually do, but to raise funds for HealthServe, whose experience, knowledge and connections allows them to serve our migrant worker population in a way that we can’t.”
“We have all been hit hard individually in our businesses by the effects of COVID-19, and certainly Circuit Breaker. However, we still felt it was important to give back what we can as for-profit businesses, and to rally the power of numbers behind our communities to do the same.”
“Simultaneously, we also hope this campaign will create conversations and awareness of the migrant community’s circumstances and that our collective voices will effect change in improved conditions for all migrant workers – now, and for the future.”
Every donation to A Little Community Of Good will be met dollar for dollar and passed to HealthServe — an organisation that directs resources like medical and dental care, counselling, casework and legal support on employment-related issues, social assistance, and other support services.
This includes offering subsidised health services to injured migrant workers who lack health assistance from their employees and the providing of mobile health screening clinics at various dorms throughout the island annually.
Make a donation today to A Little Community Of Good at https://give.asia/campaign/alittlecommunityofgood.