Loving Heart Story

Loving Heart Story

BY THE COMMUNITY, FOR THE COMMUNITY, WITH THE COMMUNITY

Our History

Loving Heart was set up in 2000 with a clear vision of serving the community, and for this purpose it was called a multi-service centre as the needs of the community are many. It was and is truly home-grown as the staff live in Yuhua or nearby, and they understand the residents well.

As Yuhua has a sizeable ageing population, its focus turned to serving the elderly, many of whom lived in the studio apartments in a block affectionately called Block 318A. It set up a recreation service to cater to these residents. Later this service became a Senior Activities Centre to cater to residents of nearby rental blocks. As the population aged, our volunteers stepped up in their service and started a group called Yuhua Peer Support Group which introduced simple case management of frail elderly. Such is the spirit of our volunteers.

Our Approach

Loving Heart, manned by a handful of staff until recently , is lean in its operations. It depends on its volunteer corp. Because of its inclusive philosophy, it welcomes all who sincerely want to serve – whether episodic or regular. This is because it wants to give everybody the opportunity to volunteer and discover for themselves the joy of volunteering.

Through a unique ground-up approach, we have nurtured a social network for an eco-system that connects residents, business community, public agencies, grant givers and other well wishers.

During the Circuit Breaker lockdown we see this community come together to do extraordinary things in extraordinary times. Volunteers delivered hot meals to the elderly and home-sewn masks to those who do not have enough. Volunteers organised entertainment on FB and YouTube, and the community did not lose sense of togetherness and solidarity.

Loving Heart started the hot meals Meals on Us programme in partnership with the Welfare committee of CCC. Loving Heart partnered the RCs to deliver food and food vouchers. It started a Micro-skills for Micro-jobs programme to prepare the older generation for the gig economy. This was supported by E2i.

It is such partnerships and collaborations that build our ties with the Yuhua community.

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Bringing People Together For Good

Our Aspirations

The future has yet to unfold. But we have been given a glimpse of what it brings to our community, and it is all exciting and hopeful. Loving Heart will continue to support the effort of the Yuhua community to build community capital.

We will mobilize people to benefit from development plans and help develop knowledge and skills by encouraging more skills-based volunteering. As times change, so do needs, so does the profile of volunteers. We will tap into such community assets to address the needs of the residents, and make the Yuhua community even stronger

Loving Heart was set up

First Volunteer Centre appointed by SG Cares Office (MCCY)

Beneficiaries served across 3 domains of services in 2019

Proudly funded by our
private sponsors and organisations

Meet The Team

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A/P Teng Su Ching
President

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Mr. Malaiya Maran S/O Srinivasan
Vice President

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Mr Lawrence Ng Kok Kiang
Vice President

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Mr Patrick Tan Tse Chia
Hon. Secretary

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Ms Lena Lee
Treasurer

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Mr Sio Wei Hurng
assistant treasurer

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Mr Cheong Boon Leong Arthur
Member

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Mr Chua Chin Wei Vinson
Member

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Dr Loke Wai Chiong
Member

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A/P Lim Lee Ching
Member

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Ms Sim Seo Lian Pauline
Member

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Mdm Saharidah Bte Suradi
Member

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Ms Suzana Binte Slemat
Member

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Ms Andrea Liew Yihui
Member

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Ms Mabel Chin
Member

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Mr Desmond Chong
Member

Annual And Financial Reports

Annual Report

FY 2018/19

Audited Financial Reports
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Consolidated financial statements

2019 2018

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