The spinning top is one of the oldest toys in the world. Likewise, MWSʼ mission to enrich the quality of life for the disadvantaged and distressed is founded on Godʼs age-old command to love our neighbour.
Like the top that cannot stand nor spin by itself, MWS cannot address the communityʼs many complex needs on our own. Instead, we lean on His divine wisdom and guidance, strong community partnerships and a passionate workforce and volunteer army. And just like a spinning top can traverse a great distance with the brisk pull of a cord coiled around it, the collective force will propel us to do good better, together.
A snapshot of the key results for FY2021/22
of every dollar raised
went directly to MWS Centres and Programmes
In FY2021/22, MWS received donations and sponsorships amounting to $14.5 million. MWS kept its fundraising cost to 5.7% of funds raised, well below the 30% ceiling guideline set by the Charity Council.
55% Chronically ill, frail & destitute in residential care
16% families in distress
13% Socially Isolated & Frail Seniors in the Community
3% At-risk Youth & Disadvantaged Children
13% Management & Shared Services
Any deficits incurred by programmes were underwritten by MWS.
Since 1981, Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) has been serving the disadvantaged and distressed, regardless of age, race and religion. From a single home for 24 elderly sick, MWS has extended our spectrum of care over the years to meet the specific and diverse needs of vulnerable seniors, families and youth.
We empower people to have life to the full by lifting them out of poverty. On top of financial poverty, we also aim to address poverty in the areas of psychosocial as well as physical and emotional health. We strive to achieve this by providing an integrated and holistic helping process for every person who comes through our doors.