“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
Medical Consultations & Treatments
at our Free Clinic
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) announces the merger of “Local Relief Fund” and “General Fund” with effect from 1 January 2019.
The new fund is known as “Charity Development Fund”, which encompasses purposes of both funds, enabling us to reach out to more beneficiaries in the community.
If you require more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June 2019 for clarification.
You may find more information at https://fundmerger.tzuchi.org.sg/. Your support for our fund merger is greatly appreciated.
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 70-year-old elderly lady has chosen to spend her golden years as a “white-collar worker” in the Finance Department of the Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore). Though an unpaid volunteer, her working hours are no different from those of the staff. She feels t
93-year-old Tzu Chi volunteer Lee Sam Moay often says that she is a bad-tempered person. However, in the eyes of fellow volunteers, she is an adorable and caring “grandma” who is actually very humble and willing to learn. Even at her advanced age, she vol
An educational, fun, and challenging activity was organised by the teachers of Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool to help young children master independent living skills. The teachers were also able to assess their lesson plans and teaching strategies, thus all
Since after Cyclone Idai brought catastrophic flooding to eastern Africa, Tzu Chi has been delivering emergency aid supplies to the disaster areas. The Foundation also hopes to rebuild the homes of the poverty-stricken victims in the soonest possible time
Tzu Chi volunteers from South Africa travelled some 2,400 km to Malawi to distribute corn flour to survivors of Cyclone Idai and to assist with the reconstruction of houses destroyed by the storm in a local community.
Tzu Chi Sri Lanka conducted two large-scale aid distributions in Hambantota and Colombo, respectively, where needy local residents received shopping vouchers instead of the usual relief goods. The vouchers allowed them to purchase the items they needed...
People can sense our thoughts and emotions when we speak. Hence, we should always be mindful of our thoughts and manage our emotions well.
“It’s been around 20 years since I last saw my only child; he should be more than 20 years old by now…” said a Tzu Chi dialysis beneficiary. Volunteers lent him a listening ear as he grieved over his unhappy past…
“Through dedicating ourselves to serving others, we witness the value and dignity of life.” This is a teaching (from Dharma Master Cheng Yen) that I always bear in mind when I do home care visits.