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Youth Day Appeal

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

Youth Day Appeal 2022

Since 1984, Youth Day Appeal (YDA) has served as an annual fundraising campaign to advocate giving amongst the young and rally meaningful support for communities in need. This campaign courage students from secondary schools and junior colleges to donate and help the less fortunate.

YDA is aligned to the Ministry of Education’s Values-in-Action Programme and aims to inculcate positive values such as compassion, respect, and kindness in students. 

100% of funds raised through YDA goes towards empowering the lives of social service users supported by over 100 social service agencies.

Everyone can create social impact by supporting Community Chest, no donation amount is too small. Let’s build a caring and inclusive society for all!


About Rae Ai

Rae Ai was bullied as a teenager because of her small build and introverted nature. However, attending an after-school programme by Youth Guidance Outreach Services (YGOS), a social service agency supported by Community Chest, changed her outlook on life. The programme helped Rae Ai, then a 13-year-old teenager, cope with socio-emotional issues, and boosted her self-esteem. Although she has since graduated from the programme, Rae Ai maintains a close relationship with the staff at YGOS, who played a significant role in supporting her through her teenage years. They had also supported Rae Ai through the loss of her mother to cancer in 2021.

“They made me realise that there are still good people in this world,” says Rae Ai.

Today, Rae Ai has grown into a cheerful and positive young woman who wants to make a positive impact. Inspired by the support she received from YGOS, Rae Ai now joins them in supporting youths as an intern whilst working on her diploma in Early Childhood Education. Prior to that, she has also completed a Nitec course in Community Care and Services. Rae Ai is an aspiring early childhood educator who desires to make a difference in the lives of young children.

Community Chest supports more than 100 social service agencies in Singapore, allowing them to focus on caring for the disadvantaged.

Find out more about the five causes supported by Community Chest.

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

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Registrations open on 13 May

Scan the QR code or visit to register!

We are going green! Each participating school can choose to receive either:

  • A drawstring bag per class for cash donations
  • A 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 10 June

Email if you have any enquiries or further updates to the registered information.

Teaching kit available on 20 June

Download the teaching kit now.

Delivery of drawstring bags from 20 June

The drawstring bags will be delivered to the school’s general office between 20 and 30 June from 9am to 5pm (weekdays only). The bags 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 drawstring bags, Giving.Sg page and/or PayNow QR code.

Collection of drawstring bags from 18 July

A Form.Sg link will be emailed on 11 July 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 for more enquiries.