SINGAPORE – Around 7,000 households will receive vouchers worth $30 during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The vouchers are part of the Blessings to All initiative by charity group Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation (RLAF). Volunteers will visit homes to distribute the vouchers – which can be used at major supermarkets – to needy beneficiaries identified by RLAF’s partner organisations. They will also be distributed by the Malay Activity Executive Committees through their initiatives such as house visits, Buka Puasa events and care pack distributions throughout the month of Ramadan.
The initiative, which began two years ago, is supported by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, the People’s Association Malay Activity Executive Committees Council, M3@Towns, Harmony Circles and religious organisations. It will involve about 200 volunteers.
RLAF on Tuesday described it as a “meaningful effort to rally the community to share the blessings of the month of Ramadan with vulnerable families and individuals regardless of race, faith or background”.
The charity aims to raise $240,000 for the vouchers.
Donations can be made until April 21 – the eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri – through national charity platform Giving.sg at giving.sg/rlafoundationsg/blessingstoall2023. Interested donors can also make donations through PayNow, bank transfer and cheques.
Correction note: This article has been updated following clarifications by Muis on how the vouchers will be distributed.