HEN (Helping and Empowering our Neighbours) was set up in March 2018 as a welfare organisation wholly run by volunteers who share the same drive and passion to help the underprivileged communities in Singapore to rise above their poverty.
We were officially registered as a society in Singapore under the Registry of Societies in Dec 2018 and have been registered as a charity in Singapore with the Charity Commissioners since March 2020.
Our Mission is to :
- Help low income families of single parent background in Singapore rise above their poverty with monetary assistance and
- Empower each and every member of the single parent family with life long skills
We would like to Transform Tomorrow Together Today!
There are more than 150,000 families in Singapore who earn less than $650 a month and they need our assistance.
Our donors and volunteers made it possible to continue helping these families throughout this year. To continue our important work in giving hope to the families, we seek your kind donations. It just takes $50 a month to buy food rations to help these families.
We have been featured in our national newspaper The Straits Times on 18th Dec 2019! What a great way for our efforts to get recognised.
Visit our Press Release page for more details!
We are currently assisting 50 single-parent families in different parts of Singapore with monthly NTUC vouchers worth $50. Our goal is to help a 100 families by year end and for that we would need your kind donation.
Visit our campaign at Giving. Sg https://www.giving.sg/helping-and-empowering-our-neighbours/Let_No_One_Go_Hungry to make a donation, today!
Our latest February 2021 issue of our e-newsletter HEN Heartbeat is out !!
Friends of HEN (FOH) EVENTS
For all our past events, please visit FOH Events page
Changi Boardwalk & Sunrise Hike
In support of International Women’s Day 2021, HEN volunteer Sujatha Pillai will lead a group of participants on a fundraising hike through Changi Boardwalk on 6 March 2021 to watch the glorious sunrise. All proceeds will be donated to MWS Girls’ Residence which looks after girls who need protective care.
One Million Trees Movement
The One Million Trees Movement is part of the Singapore Government’s efforts to restore nature back into our city through the planting of more than 1 million trees across Singapore over the next decade. On 12 March 2021, HEN volunteers will be part of this meaningful activity at Ang Mo Kio!
Volunteer Appreciation Day
On 27 March 2021, HEN will be holding a special event to show our appreciation and say Thank You to our very special HEN volunteers for dedicating their valuable time and effort to support our cause. Stay tuned for more details!
Cooking Class: Indo-Chinese Cuisine
HEN’s Head of Membership Rashmi Sharma led a cooking class on Indo-Chinese cuisine on 24 February 2021 to raise funds for HEN’s causes. It was a very mouthwatering session indeed! We’re planning to hold another cooking workshop, so watch this space!
Fundraising Harley Davidson Charity Ride
On 23 January 2021, 32 Harley Davidson riders rumbled through our highways on a Charity Ride organised by Nomadic Souls Motor Club. The proceeds of $3,100 were converted to $50 grocery vouchers and distributed to 62 needy families.
Walk for Rice
We had a good walk at the Botanic Gardens on 28 December 2020 in support of Southeast CDC’s annual Walk for Rice.
Decoupage sessions to raise funds for HEN
We learnt how to do beautiful decoupage from a cutting board with Lidya Chandiramani. Two sessions were conducted on 15 and 18 January 2021 and participants took home a beautiful decorative piece of decoupaged cutting board. More such sessions are in the works. Stay tuned!