“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
Volunteers from Tzu Chi Merit Organisation held the Auspicious Seventh Lunar Month Prayer Ceremonies in various zones in the community to promote Right Faith, environmental vegetarianism, and the true meaning of “Por Dor” (i.e. relieving sentient beings..
Geared up with gloves and trash tongs, a group of tertiary students participated in a cleanup activity at East Coast Beach. Soaking in sweat under the scorching sun, the youths painstakingly picked up the trash they spotted. During the process, many...
Tzu Chi Singapore held a gathering for the beneficiaries of its dialysis assistance programme, where the latter learned useful knowledge about kidney diseases and healthy eating habits. Volunteers also guided them through some relaxing exercises...
Continued heavy rains inundated the Bago Province, and Mon and Karen states of Myanmar. Tzu Chi volunteers in the country worked with local officials, police and military personnel to distribute aid to 275 affected households, helping the latter tide over
Ecuador was shook by a devastating earthquake in April 2016, which displaced more than 200,000 people. In the disaster aftermath, Tzu Chi kick-started its relief efforts to help the quake survivors rebuild their lives. Besides distributing aid materials..
Tzu Chi volunteers in Cambodia distributed aid vouchers to impoverished households in two communities before conducting an aid distribution event. Some of these families were “represented” by children as the adults had gone out to work. The volunteers...
Many people do have compassionate hearts, and there is a need to create more opportunities to get those hearts into action! Volunteering in a street fundraiser is a meaningful way to realise this aspiration.
“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.