ABOUT US

Lighting Hearts Lighting Homes as a ground initiative, hopes in its own small way to be able to spread cheer, love and respite from the daily humdrum and difficulties by visiting the underprivileged amongst us in the community during annual festivities.

This ground up initiative also brings together people from all walks, from a student to a savvy professional and businessman, to contribute, pack and distribute the ‘love filled festive packs’ to beneficiaries. Through this gesture, we hope to make a small difference in the life of a total stranger, and in doing so, reflect and light many homes and hearts.

Background

It all started as a desire to make a small difference in the lives of underprivileged elderly and families. With the festival of Lights around the corner, it was decided that it would be a nice gesture to provide those in need with festive goods and Ang Baos during the festive season as a way to lighten up their festive moods. Thus, we set out on raising $2,000 to help 20 identified households. However, in less than a day, there was an overwhelming amount of donations from family and friends, enabling us to raise a total of $14,500. That was when it dawned upon us that there were so many people in the community who were willing to help the less fortunate, but did not know how they could do so. Lighting Hearts Lighting Homes, as we termed it then, ended up sprucing up several elderly homes, helping 80 households, 60 migrant workers and 28 boys at the Ramakrishnan Mission on its maiden outreach.
Today, LHLH continues to provide a platform for those who want to make a difference and connects them with those who will benefit from the help extended.

Our mission

  • To create opportunities for people from all walks of lives to be able to give back to the community
  • To bring festive joy to beneficiaries
  • To ensure every single cent donated goes towards helping the beneficiaries
  • To further support individual beneficiaries in need of more assistance
  • To raise awareness and in the short run facilitate in improving the beneficiary’s life

A Greater Impact Every Year

2019 is LHLH’s 7th year, since its humble inception in 2013. This ground up movement has slowly grown to reach out to more underprivileged individuals and families. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without love, believe and kind assistance from our family, friends, supporters and well-wishers from the community. Most importantly the many strangers and volunteers who came forward to the call for action to bake cookies, pack and personally deliver the festive packs to underprivileged homes island wide.

To us, this is a true testament of how every ONE of us could make a difference in our own way and share the joys of giving to a total stranger… “TO GIVE IS TO RECEIVE”

  • 2018 – $186,507.50
  • 2017 – $120,356.81
  • 2016 – $102,971.85
  • 2015 – $82,002.51
  • 2014 – $35,000
  • 2013 – $13,500

Beneficiaries

Volunteers

Partners

Beneficiaries & Partners

We have gained some momentum over the years with the out-pouring of support and trust from well-wishers, family and friends. This enabled us to reach out to more beneficiaries

The beneficiaries for each year’s initiative are selected in consultation with municipal help agencies, Family Services Centres and Voluntary Welfare Organizations at each vicinity island wide. Most of our recipients are elderly or disabled persons living alone, single parents and other deserving households through referrals. 

For 2018, we have found new friends in this endeavor. LHLH is partnering with Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) – SNM, an Institute of Public Character (IPC) UEN No: S48SS016D. This partnership will not only allow us to hopefully cast a wider net to help more people in need, but to also hopefully assist our beneficiaries in a more consistent manner throughout the year. We will now be able to point them towards appropriate programmes and schemes which they may not be aware of or have access to.

As we are partnering SNM this year, all donations above $50 will be entitled to 2.5x tax exemption. Hence we are fortunate to be able to reach out beyond our family and friends but also to individuals, corporates and organisations to raise funds which is tax deductible.

Please contact us for information on how to donate and sponsor items for the festive packs.