“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!
Kindly take notice of the change of our operation hours during the Chinese New Year period:
Jing Si Hall
Opening hours 10am - 2pm on 24 Jan ~ 28 Jan 2020
From 29 Jan onwards, operation hours will resume as per normal from 10am to 6pm.
Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool & Tzu Chi Great Love Student Care Centre
Closed from 25 Jan to 27 Jan; Centres resume as per normal from 28 Jan onwards.
Establishments/offices listed below will be closed on 24 ~ 28 Jan 2020:
Jing Si Hall Admin Office, Jing Si Book Hut, Jing Si Books & Café, Tzu Chi Free Clinic (Redhill), Lakeside Family Medicine Clinic, Tzu Chi Daai Gallery, Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre, Tzu Chi Day Rehabilitation Centre, Tzu Chi TCM Free Clinic (Khatib), Tzu Chi Seniors Engagement & Enabling Node (SEEN), Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre
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
At its annual Festive Charity Fair, Tzu Chi Singapore collaborated with a hospital and an international school to turn "useless" food waste into “useful” compost. Not only did the practice reduce the amount of waste produced, it also helped to protect...
“The journey of life is a natural course…… Master Cheng Yen says that if we are willing to accept our lot in life, we will suffer less,” said Tzu Chi volunteer Sim Siew Hong. A terminal liver cancer patient, Sim calmly accepted her condition upon...
At the annual pre-Chinese New Year celebration for Tzu Chi’s beneficiaries this year, volunteers and Chinese aid recipients staged performances together to usher in the Lunar New Year. Their gestures of gratitude and blessings for each other filled the...
To help with fighting the rampant wildfires in Australia, Tzu Chi volunteers in Gold Coast raised about AUD220,000 for the purchase of a brand-new fire truck to be donated to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
“Tzu Chi came last year to hold a winter aid distribution, and they are here again this year. They have given us a lot of things, which are enough to last for two months. This reduces our burden greatly,” shared a happy, elderly villager in Northern...
“The first thing I want to do as soon as I get home is to pour the oil into a pan and start cooking,” exclaimed an impoverished villager in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, who had just received a bottle of cooking oil at a Tzu Chi food aid distribution.
Life can be so vulnerable and fragile. Yet, the beauty of a cultivated person can be so touching and dearly missed. My acquaintance with Sister Bi Lian began many years ago, but I only got to know her in 2011, when Tzu Chi Singapore started its first...
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...