How to tackle homelessness in SG? Hear from HeartBeats’ conversation with Solve n+1, that encourages Singaporeans to open their homes for zero rent.
Online Event: Let’s explore how to address homelessness in Singapore
Thursday, 23rd September 2021
8.00pm – 9.00pm
If you wonder, “Are there homeless people in Singapore?” you might say no. The situation in Singapore could be rare, but it is not as uncommon as you might think. According to a nationwide study done by the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in 2019 there are about 921 to 1,050 homeless people in Singapore.
So what can we do to help?
Hear from HeartBeats’ conversation with Solve n+1, a social enterprise that helps to provide a safe haven for Singaporeans who do not have a roof over their heads.
Via the Open Home Network initiative, the enterprise seeks out host families to open up their homes to people in need.
If you would like to attend the session, please email HeartBeats at firstname.lastname@example.org
HeartBeats is an online platform that engages with organisations and individuals in lively conversations on stories, projects and tips on starting initiatives in the social space.
About Solve n+1:
Solve n+1 is a Community-Based Management Consultancy (CBMC), specialising in research, ideation, project management, and corporate governance. Solve has been in community building since 2018 and has been serving the vulnerable communities, mostly within S.E.A and Central Asia region.
Sweat for A Cause is an online fitness campaign to get active and raise money for the beneficiaries at CampusImpact. 100% of funds received will go to ensuring the continuity of CampusImpact. Through this campaign, participants get to exercise not only to get fit or for their health, but for the younger generations of Singapore. The campaign include exercises and activities to foster a healthy lifestyle and also allows the participants to try something new.
Organised by CampusImpact, the organisation runs many programmes that provide holistic care to youth that are undergoing a transitional phase in their lives and are beginning to define who they are. CampusImpact was founded to address the needs of youths beginning to define who they are as they go through transitional phases in their lives.
About the Beneficiaries
Parents: CampusImpact helps parents resolve parent-child issues through counselling services. Additionally, they receive community support through a networking group which aims to impart effective parenting skills & knowledge.
Children: Youths from primary & secondary schools receive academic assistance, counselling & mentorship sessions. CampusImpact is where they pick up important life skills, build healthy relationships and seek support in tumultuous times.
Families: Families facing various parent-child challenges are supported & benefitted by CampusImpact’s face-to-face counselling services. Moreover, family-bonding programmes provide them the opportunity to practise positive communication within the family through activities.
To find out more and how you can help, do visit: https://linktr.ee/sweatforacause.sg
CampusImpact website: https://www.campusimpact.org.sg/
The COVID-19 Taskforce for Non-Profits is a ground-up initiative that seeks to support Non-Profits through pro-bono consulting projects. The group also collaborated with the National Volunteer & Philanthrophy Center (NVPC) and Lien Center for Social Innovation on a thought leadership piece, highlighting its perspectives on the future of beneficiary, donor and volunteer engagement.
The group is excited to launch the publication at its upcoming webinar, and are proud to have Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin as its Guest-of-honour to share his perspective on what makes a future-proof non-profit.
If you are interested to find out more about the social sector, or are curious as to how we can all do our part for the social sector, join today!
Date: 29 October, Thursday
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/socialsectorpanel2020
Organised by Running Lab, Project Love Sneaker is back to serve the running community’s desire to recycle their “retired” running shoes that are still in good condition. Started in 2010, this shoe-donation drive is now in its 8th year running and will be held from 1 to 30 April 2018 at all Running Lab stores.
Project Love Sneaker has increasingly gained traction and interest not only within the running communities but the general public over the years. Running Lab has been dedicated and committed to reaching out to a wider audience to spread the meaningful notion behind this campaign and this year is no different.
In line with the Running Lab concept and what it stands for, the shoes will be donated to social service organisations supported by Community Chest to help those in need.
How It All Started
Running Lab is a specialty running store retailing technically advanced running apparel, accessories and footwear. Staffed by sports trainers and experienced runners, customers are assured of the right expertise recommending the right pair of shoes for their foot types. The objective is simple – maximise performance, reduce the risks of injuries.
More than just a business venture, Running Lab not only promotes fitness and a healthy lifestyle, it is also in the DNA of Running Lab to give back to the society.
It has been observed that regular runners replace their running shoes after clocking in certain mileage, typically 600 to 800km. Most of the time, these shoes are still in relatively good condition and it will be a waste to dispose them. That’s why in 2010, Running Lab decided to provide an avenue for runners to give a second life to these used running shoes. To donate the used shoes for a worthy cause and make a difference to the lives of the less fortunate.
All shoes will be donated to social service organisations supported by Community Chest, such as AMKFSC Community Services LTD, Montfort Care @27 Family Service Centre, Kreta Ayer Family Services and many more.
Donate your used running shoes in clean and re-usable condition during the donation drive and receive a $50 voucher which you can use to buy yourself a new pair of running shoes.