Habitat Singapore is a charity organisation that works alongside low-income families to improve their living conditions. Their programmes and projects are centred around the belief that “Everyone deserves a decent place to live.”
Those who also share in their thinking can contribute towards their cause through the various initiatives that they organise.
Project HomeWorks by Habitat Singapore
Locally, Habitat provides intensive home-cleaning for vulnerable individuals and families under “Project HomeWorks”. This aims to give vulnerable members of the community a safe and sanitary place to call home.
The programme was started in 2006 and is driven by Habitat’s belief that no human being should live in unsafe, unhygienic or undignified environments.
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Many of the vulnerable individuals that are supported through Project HomeWorks typically have little financial means, social support or both, as well as mobility issues that make it difficult to care for themselves, let alone their homes.
During a Project HomeWorks session, volunteers make homes safer by decluttering items that pose as fire hazards or potential obstacles.
Volunteers also improve the health and well-being of these families by repainting stained walls, discarding expired food items or any pest-infested furniture and more.
UnLitter Red Dot by Habitat Singapore
Another programme run by Habitat Singapore is UnLitter Red Dot, a meaningful family- and child-friendly community clean-up programme. The programme aims to nurture a culture and society that is more civic-minded and considerate.
Volunteers participate in a two-hour community clean up session, focusing on residential estates, especially rental flat neighbourhoods that may need more help. Volunteers as young as kindergarten children are welcomed, accompanied by teachers or parents.
Members of the community can also participate in a variation of Unlitter Red Dot called “BlockWalk”.
BlockWalk is Habitat’s new monthly virtual volunteering opportunity for participants to clean up their neighbourhood or favourite green space. Members of the community can take part in a virtual zoom call every last Saturday of the month before heading out to clean up their own surrounding neighbourhood. Read more about this project here.
How to help Habitat Singapore
Those who wish to support Habitat Singapore’s vision of “a world where everyone deserves a decent place to live” can do so by contributing monetarily or with their time.
They can also volunteer to participate in any of the ongoing projects. Those who are interested can keep up-to-date by visiting Habitat’s website here or their various social media platforms.