Our Identity

We are the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

Our role and purpose are aligned with NCSS to ensure that every person has the opportunity to live a life of dignity within a caring and inclusive society.

We were established in 1983 with a simple yet vital mission: to raise funds for the nation’s many social service agencies so that they can do what they are best at - providing critical programmes and services for those in need. As the hallmark of care and share, we believe in uniting the community to care for the less fortunate.
This is why we have built collaborative and impactful partnerships with many organisations and individuals over the years - to empower our social service users to lead fulfiling lives.
Guided by the Social Service Sector Strategic Thrusts (4ST), a 5-year roadmap for the social service sector developed in 2017 by the NCSS and stakeholders in the social service eco-system, we work towards the vision to empower every person to live with dignity in a caring and inclusive society.
We support about 80 social service agencies in Singapore, allowing them to focus on caring for the disadvantaged. As our fundraising and operating costs are covered mainly by Tote Board Group, 100% of your donation goes towards empowering the lives of:

  • Adults with disabilities

  • Children with special needs and youth-at-risk

  • Families in need

  • Persons with mental health conditions

  • ​Vulnerable seniors


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