As Singapore returned to Phase 2 Heightened Alert measures in July, volunteers from Yishun Family Service @ Children’s Society got into gear to ensure our families-in-need continued to get all their essentials without having to come to the centre.

With their help, the centre delivered pre-packed bags containing food rations, donated household items, face masks, baby-related items such as baby milk powder and baby wipes, and even prams to the doorsteps of the families who needed them most.

Mobile care: Ms Vivian Lin (left), Volunteer Manager of the Community and Volunteer Relations team, and Ms Lee Poh Ling, Senior Social Worker from the Financial Assistance Unit, picking up items for doorstep delivery

For the participating volunteers, it has been time well-spent. 

“Seeing the situations these families are in reminds me not to take things for granted. The families are always so grateful for the help they receive through these donations,” says Ms Whyemun, who began volunteering with us in 2017.

Through our distribution drives, children-in-need have also received refurbished laptops, donated by Engineering Good, to help with home-based learning. The laptop recipients ranged from primary school students to students pursuing their tertiary education. 

Distribution drives will continue bi-weekly to ensure that the families we serve continue to get the support they need. 

If you’re interested in volunteering your time or donating items, please get in touch with us at

Please note that Yishun Family Service @ Children’s Society will temporarily close for renovations from 13 Aug to 15 Oct (estimated). During this period, we remain contactable from 8.45am to 5.35pm on weekdays and 8.45am to 12.00pm on Saturdays. You can reach us on 6753 7331 or email us at We look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen in October.