As a student volunteer at Student Care @ Children’s Society from 2012 to 2013, Eugene Lim was struck both by the scale of the challenges faced by Children’s Society’s beneficiaries, and the hard work put in by staff and volunteers to support them.

It planted in him a deep-seated desire to continue helping in whichever way he could. Now 26 and a technology professional, he has become a Patron donor under Children’s Society’s 1000 Philanthropists programme. The 1000P initiative, which began in 2014, connects like-minded people, and recognises the contributions they make.

Eugene says the heightened challenges of the last two years were a significant driver to his decision to try and make a difference.

“Many children encountered difficulties in adjusting to home-based learning and coping with reduced social interaction. Economic and social stresses also worsened their home environments. Reading about these issues upset me, and I wanted to do my part in bringing relief and happiness to children in need,” he says.

His donation will help support Children’s Society’s programmes and services.

“I appreciate the good work Children’s Society does, from protecting vulnerable children and youth to research and advocacy. I hope more people will learn about the breadth of services it offers, and support it, whether by donating or volunteering,” he adds.

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