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.
For more information, visit www.charis-singapore.org
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.
Here are the available modes if you wish to donate:
- Cheque: Please complete the Make Hope Happen form and enclose a cheque made payable to ‘CHARIS HAF’ before mailing it to us by the business reply envelope.
- Cash: Please complete the Make Hope Happen form and visit our office at Catholic Centre with the money.
- GIRO: Please complete the Make Hope Happen and Interbank GIRO application forms and mail it to us using the business reply envelope.
- Credit Card or PayPal: Please use the donation form below.
We regret that there are no tax relief for your donations to the Humanitarian Aid Fund.
CHARIS and Caritas Singapore are both organisations that fulfill the Church’s social mission. Caritas Singapore focuses on serving communities in Singapore, while CHARIS focuses our efforts on overseas humanitarian aid and efforts.
We welcome donations of any amount.
While the funds are managed by Catholic groups and organisations, please be assured that there is no discrimination on race, religion, or nationality for the end beneficiaries.