12 Ways & Places To Help Communities In Need This Ramadan In SG


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Mar 30, 2023

Fasting might be the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about Ramadan. However, Ramadan is also a good time to give back to the community. Whether it's going for terawih prayers, observing qiyamullail, or just offering a smile to a fellow Muslim, this month wouldn't be the special month all of us love & anticipate without our acts of worship. So if you're looking for ways to do just that, you've come to the right place. One of the best ways to observe the fasting month is to help communities and individuals in need! We've gathered these 12 ways and places to help communities in need in SG this Ramadan 2023. Check it out!

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1. Global Ehsan Relief Singapore

Global Ehsan Relief Singapore is a humanitarian organisation established in 2017, aspiring to make the world a better place for orphans, widows, persons with disabilities, and the needy. They’re also one of the first NGOs in Southeast Asia to offer an automated tool for donations during the last 10 nights of Ramadhan ?

Credit: Global Ehsan Relief Singapore

For Ramadan 2023, Global Ehsan Relief Singapore will be hand delivering Daily Iftar Mealboxes which costs $10 each and includes a bento set, porridge, fruits or dessert, and a packet drink. 150 Iftar Meal boxes will be delivered to a different neighbourhood every day, including York Hill; one of Singapore's poorest neighbourhoods.

Additionally, they have a Ramadhan Daily Giving platform where you can automatically make donations throughout Ramadan. If you’re late to jump on the bandwagon, you can choose to donate towards the Last 10 Nights! This may increase your chances of catching Laylatul Qadr ?

Credit: Global Ehsan Relief Singapore

P.S. They’re having a promotion where you can get a Limited Edition Ehsan Sunnah Box that comes with 8 premium sunnah items such as Ajwa dates, natural honey, and more for $65 ? Simply collect at their Ehsan Charity Shop or order two boxes and above to enjoy free delivery!

Address: Ehsan Charity Shop at 93 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-01


2. Alam's Giftbox

A way to continue their father's legacy, Alam's Gift Box's founders sell thoughtfully curated themed boxes, with 100% of their profits going to charities the Meqsud Alam Legacy Fund! The fund supports philanthropic causes such as sponsoring orphans, supporting children's education, and improving the livelihoods of those in rural communities ?

So if you're looking for a way to give back to society this Ramadan, you can support Alam's Giftbox and help them raise money in one of 2 ways: 1. Make a direct donation to the Meqsud Alam Legacy Fund. 2. Purchase their Exclusive Ramadan Box (100% of profits will be donated to this cause). Learn more about their cause from their Instagram or contribute directly here!

3. Ray for Hope

Ray of Hope is an organisation aimed at building and inspiring the community to give hope to those who have fallen through the cracks. Through crowdfunding charities and campaigns, 100% of their donations go to people in need ? This Ramadan, Ray of Hope aims to raise $23,513.60 for 114 adults and 35 children with their campaign #RayaforHope!

'Celebrating Raya with new clothes, decorated houses, a lavish spread, and a home full of loved ones is a privilege. For many of the families we serve, the festivities are just another bleak reminder of what could have been if they had a better financial situation, '' - @givehopesg on Instagram Last we checked, they need $10,000+ to reach their goal. Learn more about their cause from their Instagram or contribute directly!

4. ItsRainingRaincoats

ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR) is an initiative that benefits migrant workers in Singapore. Using the raincoat to symbolise protection from metaphorical thunderstorms, ItsRainingRaincoats provides migrant workers with meals, gifts, donations, and even companionship! So you know you're contributing to a good cause and an exciting one ? Learn more about their cause from their Instagram!

5. City of Good SG

Believe in Giving SG celebrates compassion, empathy & solidarity by actively lending a helping hand to those in need! Their volunteers have frequent conversations with the elderly, and clean spaces together ? They have a variety of donations including supporting children in need, lending a helping hand to your older or younger neighbours, and giving funds to help clean or rework facilities and environment! So, if you're interested in volunteering for someone in need, you have to check out City of Good SG ?

6. Smile Salam SG

Smile Salam SG is a group of passionate volunteers coming together to ''Do Good & Bring Smiles'' to their beneficiaries! Aiming to spread joy through volunteer work and acts of kindness, Smile Salam SG organizes donation drives, pop-up grocery runs for the less fortunate, and distributing ration packs! This Ramadan, Smile Salam SG aims to raise $15,000 for their weekly porridge & iftar meal distributions! As of 19 March, they're about $11,550 short of their goal, you can make an impact this Ramadan by donating to their cause ? Learn more about their cause from their Instagram or contribute directly here!


F-Fry SG is a social enterprise that advocates care for low-wage migrant workers by sharing food from their kitchen. And this Ramadan, F-FRY will be distributing iftar to the migrant workers located at the QBD dormitory and Recreational Centre every Sunday! You can help F-FRY support the migrant workers of Singapore by contributing to their #RamadhanWithBhaiya campaign or volunteer your time to help out with iftar distributions this Ramadan. Learn more about their cause from their Instagram!

8. SG Muslims 4 Migrant Workers

The Muslims 4 Migrant Workers association will be raising at least $60,000 this Ramadan 2023 to replenish TWC2 Standing Medical Fund, which was set up with donations in 2019 and has helped more than 100 migrant workers get medical care since; and (2) a new Fund for Bereaved Families so that Migrant Mutual Aid SG can more systematically undertake the great work they’ve been doing supporting the widows and families left behind when a migrant worker passed away from illness or injury. If you wish to help them out, you can find out more about their Instagram or contribute directly here!

9. RLA Foundation SG

The Rahmatan lil Alamin (Blessings to all) Foundation (RLAF) is a foundation that supports the less fortunate by providing households with supplies, grocery vouchers, and items for personal hygiene and health care. They also provide support and empowerment to persons with disabilities, including beneficiaries of SAVH, by providing employment opportunities with the packing of gift bags!

This Ramadan 2022, RLAF aims to raise $240,00 from now to 21 April 2023 which will go toward providing a total of 7,000 ‘Blessings to All’ gift bags. Learn more about their cause on their Instagram or contribute directly here!

10. Simply Islam SG

This Ramadan, SimplyIslam.sg is continuing their annual Ramadan project called Ramadan Charity Basket, where they provide food and financial help to nearly 500 needy families in Singapore for Hari Raya. While most of us have the means to wear fancy baju raya and indulge in delicious raya food, not all families have the luxury.

Their food supplies will include staples like rice, milk, sugar, and dry foods in addition to Eid trinkets and some cash to support these families' celebrations. A portion of the funds generated will go toward helping students with the costs associated with technology, Islamic education, and other necessities.

You can help in two ways - as a volunteer or donate money! If you would like to volunteer to pack or deliver the Ramadan Charity Baskets, you can do so here. For cash donations, you can click here!

11. Sedekah SG

Sedekah SG is a new organisation that focuses on Islamic services and Muslim youth development programs in both Singapore and SEA region. In addition to providing physical amenities for needy areas, they also aim to improve Muslim education by teaching the Qur'an and conducting education curriculums.

This Ramadan, you can help them by donating funds that will be distributed in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Rohingya, and Aceh through multiple areas including Food Packs, Iftar & Suhoor, and Food Aid. To learn more about their cause, check out their website or contribute directly here!

12. Pass It On

A nonprofit initiative called Pass It On serves as an online forum to donate discarded products to low-income and needy households in Singapore. This is done in cooperation with nonprofit welfare organizations, and by looking through the desired things on their wish list, you could satisfy certain needs of these families or the elderly!

This site accepts a variety of items, including furniture, mobility, medical, and learning assistance, as well as household appliances! If you want to find out if the things you're donating will help a family, look at the Grant a Wish program. However, keep in mind that you must communicate with certain organizations in order to deliver the donated goods to them.

Now that you know of these places and ways to help, why not spend this Ramadan giving to charity and contributing to meaningful causes? ? Share this with your loved ones to support Singapore's communities in need this Ramadan 2023!

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