Caritas Singapore, the social mission arm of the Catholic Church in Singapore, has launched a donation draw to raise funds for the construction and equipping cost of Agape Village, which will be located at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.
Agape Village will bring together the services of Caritas Singapore’s 23 Catholic social mission affiliates and charities under one roof. When completed in May 2015, it will be a one-stop social service hub, providing integrated case management, counselling, legal aid, care-giver support, skills training and job matching for workers and for the poor and marginalised.
Archbishop William Goh has appealed to the Catholic community, to support the social mission of the Church in reaching out to those in need. “Agape Village is a call to action, but more than that, it is a call to live our faith in action and walk the path of service with works of mercy and justice. Our aim is to partner the poor and provide them with long-term sustainability that will accord them respectability and human dignity.”
The draw itself will be held on Dec 15, 2014. Each donation draw ticket will cost $2 and are in booklets of 10 tickets each, amounting to a total of $20 per booklet. “This donation draw will be an opportunity for Catholics to join us in our ongoing endeavours to partner the poor”, said Mr Gordon Pinto, general manager of Agape Village.