LEND A HELPING HAND
One of the best way to feel better during
a crisis it to help others. Here are some great ways to volunteer from home.
Getting Kids to Help
Why not get those bored kids to do something nice for somebody else? Scouting Magazine has some great suggestions!
Help Small Biz
Small business are in serious trouble because of the lockdowns across the globe. Here are some tips how you can help. In Singapore? Then check out this article. Also, in Singapore you can join the Singapore Restaurant Rescue Facebook page or buy gift certificates for Singapore stores to be used at a later date.
Often in times of crisis, the thing that's most needed is money. This links to the World Health Organization's fund, but if you are in the US, you can check this article out. In Singapore, look here for suggestions.
Many Malaysians work in Singapore but live in JB, and cross the bridge daily. The lock down forced them to choose between staying in Malaysia with their loved ones but being possibly unemployed, or crossing over to Singapore for the 2-week lockdown period without any housing or family support.
For Immigrant Workers
If you’re good with sewing and you want to make a difference in this time of crisis, here’s an initiative you can join! CYC Made to Measure is recruiting volunteers to sew and supply 300,000 pieces of cloth masks for migrant workers under a high risk of infection. You’ll be given the mask kits and clear instructions, including a step-by-step video guide.
Support the Arts
A huge number of theatre companies and other arts organisations are being very generous with their offerings during the COVID-19 crisis. If you enjoy something that you watch, please consider donating money to the company who produced it or to an organisation supporting the arts: like many others, arts companies cannot share their work in these difficult times and so cannot generate any revenue. Here are some potential starting points if you are looking to support the arts more generally:
Pay a Meal Forward
Do you know somebody who could use a lift? A friend who has also lost someone? A family having a particularly challenging time? If not, how about an organisation that works with the needy? Why not send them a meal? Help the restaurants and help your friends at the same time. It's a win-win!
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