OUR COLLECTIVE ACHIEVEMENTS!
REDAS’ TRADITION OF GIVING CONTINUES…
Social contributions to society has been an integral part of REDAS’ corporate mission. Over the years, REDAS has successfully hosted golf tournaments to raise funds for the needy and the less privileged in society as well as investing in the education of our young through its REDAS Awards Scheme.
The Association’s concerted effort have benefited close to 30 beneficiaries, including welfare homes for the elderly, children and disabled as well as hospitals and other charitable causes.
Apex Harmony Lodge
ARC Children’s Centre Co. Ltd
Asian Women’s Welfare Association
Bizlink Centre Singapore Ltd
Bone Marrow Bank
Bukit Panjang CC – Elderly Visitation Programme
Canossaville Children’s Home
Child at Street 11 Ltd
Children’s Cancer Foundation
Christalite Welfare Home
Kidney Dialysis Foundation
Kim Seng Community Clinic
Life Community Services Society – Friends of Children
Mainly I Love Kids (MILK) Fund
Make-A-Wish Foundation ® Singapore
NTUC First Campus’s Bright Horizons Trust Fund
PERTAPIS Children’s Home
PERTAPIS Senior Citizens Fellowship Home
Red Cross Home for the Disabled
Samaritans Of Singapore
Singapore Polytechnic Welfare Services Club
Singapore Boy’s Home ‘A’
Singapore Dance Theatre
St Luke’s Hospital for the Elderly
Tampines 3-in-1 Family Service Centre
Tan Tock Seng Hospital Charity Fund
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
THE REDAS FOUNDATION
In 2013, REDAS stepped up its Corporate Social Responsibility programme and set up the REDAS Foundation as a charitable fund managed under the Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS). The Funds will be used towards community programmes and activities run by charities in Singapore to help the needy, in particular, the children and the elderly.
The Foundation is donating $150,000 each to ARC Children’s Centre and Alzheimer’s Disease Association in support of their customised arts and music programmes. More activities will be organised to raise funds for charitable organizations, in particular children's beneficiaries, where the monies go towards enhancing quality of life through education and training.
In 2014, the Foundation extended its programme to include community projects to help the less fortunate. The beneficiaries included “Bare Your Sole 2014’ event organised by Habitat for Humanity Singapore (HH). The funds raised from this barefoot walk will be channelled to the charity’s programme, Project HomeWorks where HH partner volunteers to clean up homes for the elderly and handicapped who live in one-room HDB flats.
Arc Children's Centre is a day-care centre for children suffering from cancer, and their siblings. It is the only child-care centre in Singapore solely dedicated to the needs of cancer sufferers, who have specific requirements such as more rigorous hygiene levels and medically trained nurses. It serves as a haven of comfort and support for both these children and their siblings (who though healthy themselves, often cannot attend regular pre-schools for fear of contracting infections dangerous for their unwell siblings).
The founding of Arc Children’s Centre was inspired by the dying wish of a little boy who himself passed away from cancer. He expressed the hope that sick children, like him, could have a warm and welcoming place to spend the day. Arc Children's Centre was founded in 2011 and currently provides day-care for approximately 70 children in all, ranging from the ages of 2 to 14 years.
REDAS Foundation’s donation will support customised programmes in the areas of arts and music where ARC will be able to increase the frequency of the sessions so that the children will get to enjoy more of these activities to brighten up their lives.
Alzheimer’s Disease Association – Family of Wisdom Programme
The Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) was formed in 1990 as a result of growing concern for the needs of people with dementia, and the needs of their families.
Currently, families of patients with dementia face long waiting list for at least 1 year or more at dementia day care centres. Elderly caregivers who wish to continue caring for their loved ones with dementia also find difficulty in having the required professional support.
To address the situation, The ‘Family of Wisdom’ (FOW) is set up to provide a continuum of community care for persons with dementia through the participation of caregivers in shared caregiving model. The donation from REDAS Foundation will go towards supporting activities through the FOW programme e.g. group exercises, baking sessions, arts & craft, playing mahjong, singing karaoke, painting and so on.
[ Updated : September 2014 ]