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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 2023

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. Aligned with the Ministry of Education’s Values-in-Action Programme, this campaign encourages secondary school and junior college students to help others and inculcate important values of compassion, respect and empathy from an early age.

100% of funds raised through YDA 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.

2023 marks 40 years of Community Chest working with the people, private and public sectors to explore ways to make giving a way of living. As social service needs become more complex, we endeavour to create impactful partnerships to deepen sustainable giving and champion the potential of those we aim to support. Together, we can empower every person to live with dignity in a caring and inclusive society.

About Faye

Faye has never let her physical limitations stop her. GROW ensures that her journey through life remains a fulfilling one.

Born with athetoid cerebral palsy, Faye has never let her physical limitations deter her from living a fulfilling life.

Faye is a boccia player and was part of Team Singapore Boccia that clinched a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Para Games.

In 2018, Faye joined the Goodwill, Rehabilitation & Occupational Workshop (GROW) at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore, a social service agency supported by Community Chest. Through GROW, Faye has been involved in a variety of assignments that enable her to earn a monthly allowance. Some of the assignments she has been involved in include box folding, towel folding and basic packing. The best part of work for Faye is the friends she interacts with.

Besides acquiring vocational skills and social skills, the workshop has also taught Faye, who is non-verbal, to communicate through augmentative and alternative communication using an iPad. Since joining the workshop, Faye has grown to be more confident and independent. She hopes that one day, she will be able to travel to work on her own.

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

Register your school for YDA 2023 today!

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Registrations open on 18th April

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

Registrations close on 26th May

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

Teaching kit available on 15th June

Delivery of drawstring bags from 15th June

The drawstring bags will be delivered to the school’s general office between 15 and 23 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 and/or PayNow QR code.

Collection of drawstring bags from 17th July

A Form.Sg link will be emailed on on a later date 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.