March's Meal Sponsorships For the Elderly Box Collectors

March's Meal Sponsorships For the Elderly Box Collectors
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SGD 12,566.00

raised by 181 people

UPDATED: Since we have reached our target on the first day, we are now looking into another box collection point to reach out to. We hope to also sponsor the box collectors, in Bedok and also Amoy Street. Please stay tuned for more updates. At the mean time, do keep the meal sponsorships coming in. With your help we can sponsor more elderly box collectors. Thank you to everyone for your support. :)


In recent years, we've seen an increase in the number of elderly box collectors in Singapore. Many, in their 70s and 80s, do not have other means of earning and have resorted to collecting cardboard boxes to make a living in order to support themselves. There are those among them that are childless and there are some whom are not financially supported by their own children. Collecting and selling boxes is not exactly the kind of job, an elderly should do. These box collectors start their day early, going through dumpsters, looking for cardboard boxes to be sold for mere 8 - 10 cents for every kilogram of cardboard boxes. For their effort, many only earn just $2-$3 at the end of a rough day. That's barely enough for a plate of rice in Singapore.

Happy People Helping People Foundation hope to raise funds every month to pay forward at least 1 meal a day for each of the box collectors we are helping in Cuff Road and Toa Payoh. Currently, with the help of our meal sponsors, we have paid-forward meals for 50 box collectors for the past 3 months. That's a total of 1,500 meals every month. We hope to extend our help to other box collectors from other estates as well. However your support is really crucial to us. Help sponsor their meals. Give them the opportunity to have more rest.

1 meal - $3
1860 meals for the month of March for Cuff Road (30 box collectors) and Toa Payoh (30 box collectors) - $5580* (monthly target)

Closing date by 21st February

Meals will be paid-forward at these coffeeshops located near their collection point for their convenience.

1) Xiang Man Yuan Restaurant located at Toa Payoh Lor 8 Industrial Park
2) Yi He Eating House located at Blk 638 Veerasamy Road

Do help us spread word about this cause. Hopefully with your generous contributions, these elderly box collectors no longer need to depend on the little earnings that they get to eat. <3

"Because for them to earn just $3, they need to scavenge 30kg of boxes from the dumpsters. And that's not an easy task when you're 80."

For more info with regards to this project visit our Facebook page at

*2% charge by GiveAsia excluded.

Besides GIVE, we have received SGD 200.00 from other sources.