MAKE HOPE HAPPEN 2019
Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives (Singapore) Ltd (CHARIS) is the umbrella body for overseas humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts of the Archdiocese of Singapore. CHARIS is a member of Caritas Internationalis and was launched on 20 August 2010 by His Grace, Archbishop Nicholas Chia.
Humanitarian situations cover natural disasters and other adverse circumstances faced by the poor and needy, especially in developing countries in the region. These includes funding, medical aid and volunteers for immediate relief as well as the long-term support of those displaced and in need.
The Humanitarian Aid Fund (HAF) is an umbrella fund set up with a fundraising permit from the Commissioner of Charities. HAF money comes from donations from the Catholic community in Singapore. It is used to provide grants to organisations undertaking humanitarian work to help those displaced and in need. HAF is also used for mission trips and to support humanitarian causes.