If you’re being a socially responsible citizen and keeping to the government’s latest circuit breaker measures, then you should be staying at home as much as possible now. But even as we hunker down in the safety of our homes, let’s not forget about the front-line workers and healthcare professionals that continue to work tirelessly to keep our nation fed and safe.
Hawkers, cleaners, drivers, nurses and doctors, as well as those from lower-income families, need extra protection. And you can help by donating your extra masks and sanitisation supplies to them.
Under the initiative, Contribute SG, people can visit various drop-off points around Singapore to donate surgical masks and N95 masks, along with sanitising items. These will then be given to those in voluntary welfare organisations, non-governmental organisations, medical institutions, and even hawker centres.
With fewer excuses to head out (and reusable masks distributed by the government), consider giving away the extra masks you have lying around to those that need it more. All you need to do is pack all unused masks in a clean zip lock bag (for hygienic reasons), seal it, and drop it off at one of these seven locations:
Singapore Kindness Movement
#04-12, Stamford Court
#01-04, Royal Group Building
Singapore Visitor Centre @ Kim Choo Kueh Chang (Katong & Joo Chiat)
111 East Coast Rd.
Home Nursing Foundation
#07-01, Toa Payoh Central Community Building
#04-01, Hougang Community Club
Kampong Kembangan Community Club
5 Lengkong Tiga
Kampong Ubi Community Club
10 Jalan Ubi
To date, the initiative has distributed some 30,849 masks, 210,330ml of disinfectant, and 1,934 bottles of hand sanitisers to various groups including those working at the Institue of Mental Health, Lion Befrienders, and Maxwell Food Centre.
Got some extra masks or hand sanitisers lying around? Share them with your fellow Singaporeans here.