“The care pack was a great outreach tool to engage these families and express our care and concern to strengthen their sense of belonging” – Kelly Kan, SG Strong Grantee.
Usually, when we speak about protecting ourselves from the virus, hygiene practices and social distancing are the most common concerns. However, many of us are not properly informed about how best to protect ourselves against what is a novel virus. Hence our #SGStrong grantee, Montfort Care @27 Family Service Center, decided to educate low-income families in effective ways to stay healthy through a specially created care kit.
“Families with low income were one of the few demographic groups that was hit the hardest during the Covid-19 season. Many of them were employed under short-term employment contracts like part-time and freelancing. As such, their job opportunities reduced, and some fell into unemployment instantly. The care pack was a great outreach tool to engage these families and express our care and concern to strengthen their sense of belonging.”
Targeting the low-income households in the Telok Blangah area, the team has packed and distributed 250 care packages to such households. The packs include hand sanitisers, vitamin C tablets and an infographic on proper hand-washing techniques. Through this project, they hope to encourage and show these families how to look after and protect themselves against the virus. By getting to know these families thoroughly, they were able to customise the care packs according to the needs of each household.