“Tzu Chi” (慈济 cí jì), which means “compassionate relief” in Chinese, is an international NGO that has provided humanitarian aid to the needy in over 90 nations worldwide, regardless of race and religion. The Buddhist spirit of loving-kindness and compassion is at the core of our work and Missions.
For more than 25 years, Tzu Chi Singapore has been providing direct aid and care to underprivileged and disadvantaged communities. Currently, we focus our efforts in the following key areas:
In Tzu Chi, there is no clear distinction between the giver and the receiver. Our volunteers call our aid beneficiaries “Households of Gratitude”, and are grateful to the latter for giving them opportunities to give and to cultivate gratitude. With such spirit of equality and respect, we seek to create a culture of humanistic care in the community.
Our volunteers personally visit our beneficiaries each month to deliver aid to them and offer them emotional support. Through sincere interactions with the latter, we can better understand and cater to their needs.
Besides providing aid and emotional support, we seek to inspire love and kindness in our beneficiaries by encouraging them to help others in need, so that they, too, may experience the joy and fulfilment of giving.
All our Missions are made possible by the selfless efforts of our island-wide network of volunteers. Coming from all walks of life, they share the common goal of working for the betterment of the community.
Charity Beneficiary Cases
You can help make a difference to the lives of the needy by volunteering with us or giving to where it is needed most. Join us in bringing lasting change to the underprivileged and experience the joy of giving!
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) and Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Organization (Singapore) Ltd. are not organising any street fundraising events (e.g. Flag Day). If you encounter such activities in the public, please be vigilant and call our hotline 65829958 for verification.
The recent fundraising activity, ‘Save For A Good Cause’ campaign, is to encourage the public to give rise to kindness and save a little each day in a Tzu Chi bamboo coin bank, to help those in need.
Please note that information on all our fundraising activities will be published on our official English and Chinese websites, and all our volunteers soliciting donations will be in full uniform, with a valid fundraising permit issued by relevant government authorities.
Inspiring news and stories about our Missions and volunteers
A senior leader of Tzu Chi’s charity home visit team, Willy Ang recalled his first experience of visiting a needy household—though the aid recipient was born on the same day in the same year as him, their life journeys were drastically different. Ang...
Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre, the first of its kind in the world, has been officially inaugurated. The centre is a multifunctional learning platform for modern youths and offers a wide range of holistic programmes and activities to help young people...
Tzu Chi’s TCM doctors and volunteers regularly visited the home of a stroke patient to give him acupuncture treatment as well as emotional support. With their continued care and love, the patient is finally able to stand up on his own.
Laos was affected by severe flooding during the rainy season in August this year. After conducting disaster assessment in September, Tzu Chi held aid distributions in the disaster areas in November, handing out five months of aid supplies to...
Wulan, who came from an impoverished family had no other wish except to find a job and help support her family after graduating from a vocational high school. Through Tzu Chi’s bursary programme, she was able to further her studies in a nursing college...
With the help and support of Catholic NGOs and local charity groups, a team of Tzu Chi volunteers from Taiwan teamed up with their counterparts from the United States to distribute clothing and blankets to impoverished residents in two locations in...
What reason would convince you to wake up in the wee hours of every morning? If I tell you that there is a group of people in Singapore who voluntarily get up at such an unearthly hour every day to listen to a Dharma talk, what would your first...
More than a month has passed since I completed my summer internship at Tzu Chi. Although I am already up to my neck in schoolwork, club activities, etc., the lessons that I had learned while serving as an intern in Tzu Chi are still as fresh on my mind...
During the latest Tzu Chi medical aid mission in Laos, I was asked to share my volunteering experience with Tzu Chi, and how I have tried to put my understanding of the Buddha’s teachings into practice. I hope that this sharing would encourage those who..