Adventist Community Services (ACS) exists to serve the community and make a positive impact in people’s lives. They are a voluntary welfare organisation registered with the National Council of Social Services.
Pay It Forward is a mindset that Adventist Community Services aims to foster through the communities in Singapore. The intention behind Pay It Forward is to encourage individuals to be involved in the lives of our community, especially those that are experiencing exacting circumstances.
The idea is to forward the blessings that we have received to someone else, and hopefully inspire them to further forward their blessings to another person; Thus fostering an attitude of empathy and a lifestyle of giving and sharing.
Many places would have donors coming with food packages but to have regular volunteers with a systematic program to check the health level of the families and also helping them to eat healthily, that is quite a unique part of PIF+.
Our residents are ageing and many of them are ageing alone. So having someone to call on them regularly, just to check that they are taking their medication properly, that they are looking after themselves, that is a very important part that the community can play. Having some help on the ground, who knows the local families well — and these are regular faces that they see — this gives a lot of reassurance to the families.
- Grace Fu (MP, Prime Minister’s Office), on the PIF+ program in Yuhua Constituency