Category Archives: 2014

Feast of Giving

In partnership with J’s Restaurant & Happy People Helping People, we are planning a celebration for up to 200 elderly individuals who make their living by collecting cardboard or live in one-room rental flats.

We hope to give each of them a $20 NTUC voucher. Click here to pledge $20.

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The ONE Food Drive 2014, supported by Gold 90FM

The ONE Food Drive 2014

On Saturday 20 December, please join ONE (SINGAPORE), Gold 90FM and Willing Hearts for the third annual ONE Food Drive, supported by Gold 90FM. Bring noodles, cooking oil, sugar, spices, canned items – any food that won’t spoil. Willing Hearts will turn your donations into hearty meals for our neighbours-in-need. Willing Hearts prepares & delivers meals and provides provisions to nearly 5000 low-income Singaporeans every day.

Please bring your donations to Willing Hearts on Saturday 20 December from 10am – 3pm. Willing Hearts is located at the Kembangan – Chai Chee Community Hub at 11 Jalan Ubi, Block 6, #01-51.

Please note that we accept both bulk items — which are great for use by the soup kitchen —as well as smaller items that are better for individual use.

Donation Wish List

Oil 1. Canola Oil
2. Sesame Oil
3. Soyabean Oil
4. Sunflower Oil
Condiments / Others 5. Chicken Stock (Low MSG Preferred)
6. Coconut Cream
7. Corn Flour
8. Plain Flour
9. Curry Powder – Fish
10. Curry Power – Chicken
11. Dry bean curd sticks
12. Fermented Bean Paste for cooking kangkong
13. Garlic Powder
14. Ground Pepper – Black or White
15. Salt (Pan Salt or Sea Salt Preferred)
16. Sugar (Raw or Brown Fine Sugar Preferred)
17. Wet beancurd sauce in cubes for frying sambal kangkong
Condiments – Sauces 18. Black sweet sauce (Kichap Manis)
19. Char Siew Saurce
20. Chicken Marinate Sauce
21. Chilli Sauce – 5 Litres
22. Dark Soya Saurce (Reduced Salt Preferred)
23. Fermented Black Bean Sauce
24. Fish sauce
25. Hoi Sin Sauce
26. Light Soya Sauce (Reduced Salt Preferred)
27. Mayonnaise
28. Oyster Sauce (Vegetarian Option Preferred)
29. Teppanyaki Sauce
30. Teriyaki Sauce
31. Tomato Ketchup – 5 Litres
32. White Vinegar
Condiment – Premix Paste 33. Assam Fish Premix Paste
34. Maggi Chicken Rice Premix Paste
35. Pineapple Rice Premix Paste
36. Soya Bean Paste
Dried Foodstuffs
and Staple Foods
37. Dried Mushroom
38. Dried Shrimps
39. Ikan Bilis
40. Staple foods, particularly noodles of any kind
Canned Foods 41. Baked Beans (Vegetarian Preferred)
42. Chicken Luncheon Meat (Halal)
43. Corn Kernel
44. Mushroom – Sliced
45. Sardines
46. Vegetarian Mock Meats and other Canned Vegetarian Foods
Cleaning Supplies 47. Disinfectants
48. Hand Wash Refills (Anti-Bacterial Preferred)
49. Hand Wash with Pump (Anti-Bacterial Preferred)
50. Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges
51. Kitchen Clothes
52. Multi-Purpose Cleaners (Anti-Bacterial Preferred)
Beverages and Breakfast items 53. 3-in-1 coffee and tea sachets
54. 500ml bottles of mineral water, iced lemon tea and green tea
55. Milk
56. Milk Powder
57. Breakfast Spreads like peanut butter, jam and kaya

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Every ONE Can 2014

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A very simple concept that goes a long way to lend a helping hand to those in our community who need it. Every ONE Can is a grocery warehouse sale with a difference. Patrons can shop all they want at wholesale prices, but first, they must make a purchase for donation.
“JOY IN A BUNDLE” – an initiative launched by The Food Bank Singapore in 2013 – provides donors an opportunity to purchase food hampers for low-income families. Each hamper contains a balanced mix of carbohydrates, vegetables, oils and protein. Joy in a Bundle comes in three size options.

This is how it works:

  • Join us on Saturday 24 May from 10am – 3pm at GroXers.com to purchase a Food Bundle for donation to The Food Bank Singapore. The bundles come in 3 sizes: SMALL ($10), MEDIUM ($30) and LARGE ($50). We are targeting to raise 1000 bundles that will be nicely packed and delivered to those in need.
  • You get to shop at our grocery sale, and enjoy selected products at warehouse prices, courtesy of GroXers.com!
  • If you can’t come down for the event, you can still show your support by going online to purchase the food bundles for donation from 8 – 31 May.

We will also be putting up our ONEderful Pop up Store, where we hope to raise funds to support our on going campaign of Making Poverty History and creating The World We Want. The ONEderful Pop up Store offers some awesome curated brand new and vintage items.

So come down for a fun-filled discounted grocery shopping experience. You can stock your own cupboards as well as support the good work done by our beneficiaries.  In addition, we’ll also have stalls from other charities and social enterprises with great gifts for sale.

Every ONE Can feeds a hungry person.
Every ONE Can Stand Up and Make a Difference.
Every ONE Can Make Poverty History!

Event Details

  • Date: 24 May 2013
  • Time: 10AM – 3PM
  • Venue: GroXers.com (39 Keppel Road, #01-02/04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark)

About the Food Bank
A Food Bank is a place where companies or people can come to deposit / donate their unused or unwanted foods which will then be collected and allocated to the Needy via various channels through VWOS, Charities, Soup Kitchens etc…

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Race and Xenophobia in Singapore: Does Discrimination Fuel Inequality?

Please join ONE (SINGAPORE) and SMU’s Wee Kim Wee Centre on Tuesday evening 25 March for this very important discussion on the intersection of race, discrimination and xenophobia.

  • Is there a correlation between income and race? Do Singaporeans ever face a ‘glass ceiling’ or overt barriers in business, the civil service or the military due to their ethnic background?
  • Do Foreign Workers and Foreign Talent take local jobs and drive up prices as well as inequality?
  • Does discrimination and racism even exist in Singapore?

Anti-foreigner sentiment has spilled over from chat forums to the news headlines. Anton Casey, the Curry War, Ferrari Crash and riot in Little India– race may or may not have been a factor in these events, but the public’s perception and reaction to them highlights issues of xenophobia.

Foreigners, who now account for more than 38% of Singapore’s population, are accused by some of taking local jobs, skewing wages, placing a burden on public services like transport and driving up rental and flat prices.

And while Singapore has a reputation for social cohesion, a significant proportion of minority populations feel that they face discrimination. According to a report published by OnePeople.sg, nearly 1 in 2 Malays say they face discrimination when applying for a job and more than 30% of Singaporeans believe that Malays and Indians need to work harder to obtain a top position in their organisation. By comparison, only 16% of Chinese say they face discrimination in the job market.

A UN Special Rapporteur – following a visit to Singapore in 2010 – noted that some government policies have an adverse impact on minority communities here, particularly in the areas of education, jobs and housing. He also noted that Singapore has not signed international agreements that address these issues. The government refuted many of the arguments in this report.

No question, race is a sensitive issue. The deadly 1960s race riots linger in public memory and have shaped government policy since independence. Sedition laws prohibit speech or the publication of any content that promotes “feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes”. The classification of every Singaporean as “Chinese, Malay, Indian or Other” is used to determine the distribution of housing, while obscuring differences within each category.

Issues of race, discrimination and anti-foreigner sentiment are set against a backdrop of rising inequality. While inequality measures dipped in 2013, the trend has been in the other direction.

Please join ONE (SINGAPORE) and the Wee Kim Wee Centre for a frank discussion, so that together we can identify and understand problems and seek solutions.

  • Date: Tuesday 25 March 2014
  • Time: Registration and refreshments from 7:00 pm
  • Where: Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business
  • Address: 50 Stamford Road Singapore (178899)

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Celebrate Int’l Women’s Day with a Great Lunch that Sponsors a Girl’s Education

Lunch For A Cause, Pay What You Want!

Eat your fill and pay what your heart wills.
Celebrate Int’l Women’s Day with a Great Lunch that Sponsors a Girl’s Education

In celebration of International Women’s Day, J’s Restaurant would like to invite you to lunch. In fact, lunch is on them! Pay whatever you’d like and all proceeds will be donated to ONE (SINGAPORE)’s MDG Fund.

  • Date: Monday 10 March
  • Time: Open for bookings from 11.30am to 2.00pmm
  • Where: J’s Restaurant
  • Address: 7 Purvis Street, #01-01 Singapore 188586.

This is the second year that J’s Restaurant is partnering with ONE (SINGAPORE) to celebrate Int’l Women’s Day (which officially falls on 8 March). Proceeds from 2013’s lunch were used to sponsor the education of eight girls in Nepal for one year, in collaboration with an excellent programme called The Little Sister’s Fund. We’ll be working with LSF again; let’s fund even more scholarships this year!

Educate a girl, you educate a nation. Without the support of the Little Sisters Fund which enables them to stay in school, the girls would be more susceptible to child labour, child marriage and human trafficking.

Watch a video from LSF here:

Additional Information

  • Learn more in episode 23 & 24 of “Poverty No More”.