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Children’s Day Appeal

Giving is for everyone – all of us can contribute in one way or another within our means.

Children’s Day Appeal 2022

Since 1984, the Children’s Day Appeal (CDA) has served as an annual fundraising campaign to advocate giving amongst the young and rally meaningful support for communities in need. Aligned with the Ministry of Education’s Values-in-Action Programme, this campaign encourages kindergarten and primary school students to help others and inculcate important values of compassion, respect and empathy from an early age.

100% of funds raised through CDA go towards empowering the lives of adults with disabilities, children with special needs and youth-at-risk, families in need of assistance, persons with mental health conditions and seniors in need of support.

Everyone can create a social impact by supporting Community Chest. No donation amount is too small.

Let’s build a caring and inclusive society for all!


Quinntus

About Quinntus

Not many would believe Quinntus is the same boy he was just a few years ago. Quinntus was non-verbal until age five and was prone to aggression when approached by strangers. He was eventually diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Quinntus’ parents decided that he would need the necessary support and a suitable environment to thrive in his academics and daily living. He enrolled at Metta School, a special education school supported by Community Chest.

Since attending school, he has become more expressive and capable of managing his temperament. Quinntus has also learned to empathise with and care for others. It was also there that Quinntus discovered his talent in art.

“Creating art is my way to happiness. Mummy says I have special gifts, and Daddy says my art makes people happy, so this makes me happy.”

The aspiring illustrator now raises funds and creates awareness about autism through his art pieces. He sold his art pieces with the support of his mother, who printed them on t-shirts and put them up for sale online. The proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts were donated to Metta School.

Community Chest supports more than 100 social service agencies in Singapore, allowing them to focus on caring for adults with disabilities, children with special needs and youth-at-risk, families in need of assistance, persons with mental health conditions and seniors in need of support. Find out more about the five causes supported by Community Chest.

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Resource for Students

Watch the video below to find out how Ah Teck contributes through the Schools’ Appeal innovatively with his own efforts.

Resources for Teachers


QR Code ComChest CDA2022


Registrations open on 15th July
Scan the QR code or visit go.gov.sg/comchest-cda2022 to register!

Each participating school can choose to receive either:

  • A donation envelope per student for cash donations

  • A Giving.Sg page for the whole school (A setup manual will be provided after registration via email)

  • A customised PayNow QR code for the whole school (Provided upon request after registration via email)



Registrations close on 12th September
Email NCSS_School@ncss.gov.sg if you have any enquiries or further updates to the registered information.



Teaching kit available on 21st September
Download the teaching kit.



Delivery of donation envelopes between 21st and 30th September
The donation envelopes will be delivered to the school’s general office between 21st and 30th September, from 9am to 5pm (weekdays only). The donation envelopes will be addressed to the teacher-in-charge.



Kickstart your giving journey
Giving is for everyone – all of us can contribute in one way or another within our means. Schools may kickstart their giving journey upon receiving the donation envelopes, Giving.Sg page and/or PayNow QR code.



Collection of donation envelopes between 25th October and 25th November

A Form.Sg link will be emailed subsequently to all participating schools to select their preferred date and time of collection.



More materials will be shared in due time: FAQ | Teaching Kit

Project Care x Hearts for Health by Yishun Town Secondary School

As part of the Values in Action (VIA) programme, students from Yishun Town Secondary School (YTSS) exercised their creativity through handmade artefacts and created videos to show their appreciation to our frontline workers in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Changi General Hospital (CGH).


“In 2020, the act of contributing to others and being kinder and appreciative of the little things in life and society have become more poignant. With many limitations and changes, and the various ways that people’s lives have been affected by the pandemic, our students genuinely became more thoughtful and wish they could contribute back to the society. They chose to be grateful. And this project is a clear reflection of their goal in showing gratitude towards others, specifically our selfless healthcare heroes, and being extremely thankful for in life."




Project Care x Hearts for Health
Project Care x Hearts for Health
Project Care x Hearts for Health


Students from Class 3E4 prepared a basket of handmade keychains and a thank you video for CGH staff. Through this initiative, the students expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the healthcare workers, while enjoying the spirit of camaraderie of working with one another.



 “3N1 students took up the VIA project to show their utmost gratitude and respect towards SGH healthcare workers.”



Project Care x Hearts for Health
Project Care x Hearts for Health
Project Care x Hearts for Health


On the other hand, students from Class 3N1 created a heart-shaped artefact and two paintings, accompanied with a thank you video, for the medical officers of SGH. They hoped to encourage the healthcare workers by affirming their unwavering commitments and dedication through these handmade gifts.


As shared by the students, one of their favourite moments while working on this project together, was that everyone had an important role to play and was empowered to contribute back to the society.



Let’s check out some of the behind-the-scene images.


“It’s a unique and valuable collaboration as we work towards helping the youths of today contribute back to society in a meaningful way. Despite the restrictions implemented due to the pandemic, these experiences create a sense of purpose for the students to contribute, support others and stay connected."



Project Care x Hearts for Health
Project Care x Hearts for Health
Project Care x Hearts

“It’s extremely heart-warming to read the students’ messages of support, thanking us for our work during this pandemic.  Such support means a lot to us as we continue to fight the virus to keep Singapore safe. It is heartening to see Community Chest playing the role of a Connector to connect YTSS students and SGH.  Such initiative allows students an opportunity to spread positivity and appreciation to the healthcare workers directly for their hard work and sacrifices during this current pandemic. Students also benefit as it reinforces values of awareness and kindness for the essential workers on the front lines.”



Project Care x Hearts for Health
Project Care x Hearts for Health
Project Care x Hearts for Health

Being part of this meaningful collaboration between YTSS, CGH and SGH, we hope to forge new partnerships and develop more creative opportunities for students to continue giving back to the society.



If you are a teacher and looking for suitable VIA programmes for your students, please feel free to write in to us at NCSS_School@ncss.gov.sg for more enquiries.