Lighting Hearts Lighting Homes as a ground initiative, hopes in its own small way to be able to spread cheer, love and respite from the daily humdrum and difficulties by visiting the underprivileged amongst us in the community during annual festivities.
- To create opportunities for people from all walks of lives to be able to give back to the community
- To bring festive joy to beneficiaries
- To ensure every single cent donated goes towards helping the beneficiaries
- To further support individual beneficiaries in need of more assistance
- To raise awareness and in the short run facilitate in improving the beneficiary’s life
A Greater Impact Every Year
2020 is LHLH’s 8th year, since its humble inception in 2013. This ground up movement has slowly grown to reach out to more underprivileged individuals and families. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without love, believe and kind assistance from our family, friends, volunteers, supporters and well-wishers from the community. To us, this is a true testament of how every ONE of us could make a difference in our own way and shares the joys of giving to a total stranger, and reinforces the positive affirmation that to give is indeed to receive.
This year, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has resulted in tremendous social challenges. The struggles of vulnerable families like our beneficiaries have been further exacerbated by the pandemic. In these turbulent times, more than ever, your donations and support for this year’s outreach is crucial.
Details on 2020 Outreach
As per the safe distancing measures and restrictions, there will be some limitations and changes as to how we will operate this year.
Outreach. We are planning to outreach to more families this year, and we will be gifting them with a $100 to $120 festive angbao per family (depending on how much we are able to raise), alongside a set of 2 goodies – Suji biscuits and Murukkus. Please note that there will be no rations packing or distribution this year.
Cookies. As per our practice in the past years, we welcome you to bake simple Suji biscuits for our beneficiaries. The goodies are to be dropped off at Sree Narayana Mission from 28 OCT to 1 NOV 2020.
Delivery. Similar to the previous LHLH events, we will also require volunteer drivers to deliver the angbao and cookies from 1 to 10 NOV 2020.
Registration to deliver the ration packs has not been open yet.
- 2019 – $207,203.85
- 2018 – $186,507.50
- 2017 – $120,356.81
- 2016 – $102,971.85
- 2015 – $82,002.51
- 2014 – $35,000
- 2013 – $13,500
Beneficiaries & Partners
We have gained some momentum over the years with the out-pouring of support and trust from well-wishers, family and friends. This enabled us to reach out to more beneficiaries
The beneficiaries for each year’s initiative are selected in consultation with municipal help agencies, Family Services Centres and Voluntary Welfare Organizations at each vicinity island wide. Most of our recipients are elderly or disabled persons living alone, single parents and other deserving households through referrals.
For 2018, we have found new friends in this endeavor. LHLH is partnering with Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) – SNM, an Institute of Public Character (IPC) UEN No: S48SS016D. This partnership will not only allow us to hopefully cast a wider net to help more people in need, but to also hopefully assist our beneficiaries in a more consistent manner throughout the year. We will now be able to point them towards appropriate programmes and schemes which they may not be aware of or have access to.
As we are partnering SNM this year, all donations above $50 will be entitled to 2.5x tax exemption. Hence we are fortunate to be able to reach out beyond our family and friends but also to individuals, corporates and organisations to raise funds which is tax deductible.
Please contact us for information on how to donate and sponsor items for the festive packs.