IJ Home to hold charity dinner to raise $1.5m for upgrade
For the first time in a century and a half, the Infant Jesus Homes and Children's Centres (IJHCC) is on a large-scale fund-raising campaign.
It has already collected $3 million of the $4.5 million needed to upgrade the IJ Home in Ang Mo Kio Street 13.
To be renamed IJ Village, the former orphanage will not only house elderly residents, but also function as a residential and crisis shelter as well as provide learning support programmes for at-risk children and teenagers.
Among the elderly orphans who have spent more than 50 years at the home is Ms Teo Poh Choo, who has been living there since she was abandoned by her parents when she was in her teens.