6 Homegrown Brands Come Together to Raise Funds for Migrant Workers
Singapore fashion label In Good Company has banded together with homegrown businesses—Birds of Paradise, Books Actually, Edith Patisserie, Mud Rock Ceramics and Petit Pain—in a fund-raising collective named A Little Community of Good to support HealthServe, an NGO that serves disadvantaged migrant workers.
Together, the collective aims to rally their individual communities and customers in a fund-raising campaign that will match public donations dollar-for-dollar (capped at $30,000) with the aim to raise a total of $60,000.
The focus of the campaign is not to sell, but to raise funds for HealthServe and to rally other communities to do the same. Hopefully, this will create conversations and awareness of the migrant community’s circumstances and effect change in improved conditions for all migrant workers—now, and for the future.
Since 2006, Health Serve has served disadvantaged migrant workers in Singapore through the provision of essential services such as medical and dental care, counselling, casework and legal support on employment-related issues, social assistance, and other support services. This includes offering subsidised health services to injured migrant workers not receiving health assistance from their employers. In addition to running clinics, they also run food projects and mobile health screening clinics at various dorms throughout the island annually.
The funds raised from this campaign will go towards HealthServe’s General Fund, which allows them to direct the resources to where they assess that the need is greatest, and even beyond the aftermath of the Covid-19 and circuit breaker periods.
The Little Community of Good campaign will continue to run until 30 June 2020, even though it has achieved its target of $60,000.