After suffering an ectopic pregnancy and having to surgically remove her foetus, Ming was consumed by inexplicable grief and pain. Yet the trials only kept coming as she lost her dream job and had to cope with antagonistic behaviour from her family during her darkest hour. Thoughts of suicide crossed her mind as she looked out her room’s window – but at that moment, she miraculously received a message from an acquaintance with a plea to seek help from EMCC.
Ming took the first step on her road to recovery with EMCC that day. Fortunately, with the subsidies provided by the centre, she was able to commit to regular counselling sessions despite her financial struggles. Today, Ming has a much healthier outlook on life and is excited to glean more at her next counselling session.
“After the surgery, I couldn’t work but I had to fork out upwards of $1800 a month for medicine and confinement meals. Without the subsidies, I would not have been able to attend counselling and continue living.” – Ming, 30.
With the alarming spike in suicides in 2022, EMCC hopes to help more who are struggling with mental health conditions that can be extremely debilitating.
“More can be done and we at EMCC believes that with timely interventions and appropriate therapy, those hurting can recover and find meaning and purpose in living again. We want to walk that journey of recovery with those who are in pain and feeling helpless.” – Elaine Tan, Executive Director, EMCC.
In 2022, EMCC served 530 client cases and subsidized about 75% of them, including those from lower-income families, students, young working adults, and individuals in helping professions. Each year, we are seeing more people coming to us for help and we need at least $100,00 annually as subsidies. Without the help of donors like yourself, we would not have been able to provide a lifeline to survivors like Ming.
This year, we hope that you can donate to fund EMCC’s subsidies appeal to enable us to continue serving clients in need of mental well-being support.
For example, a $280 contribution can help us support one client through one month of counselling sessions.
As a charity with IPC (Institute of Public Character), we will also be able to double the impact of your gift, as donations will be matched dollar-to-dollar by ToteBoard’s matching programme. Donations of $50 and above will also be eligible for a 250% tax deduction.
To donate, please go to https://www.giving.sg/emcc1/tapestryofhope.
You may also email email@example.com or call Brandon at 6631-9402 if you’d like to donate via other methods.
As part of our Tapestry of Hope campaign, EMCC is partnering with our community partners to organize our first Giving Market on 2nd & 3rd December 2023 (Saturday & Sunday) to build mental health awareness and raise funds to support our subsidies fund.
Together with local small businesses, this cozy weekend event aims to raise greater awareness about mental health with activities to support mental well-being.
The enriching line-up for this event includes:
We look forward to your support for the event or help us be sharing this with those around you!
Tapestry of Hope Giving Market
Dates: 2nd & 3rd December 2023
Time: 12 – 8pm
Venue: Room2F @ Bras Basah Complex; 231 Bain St, #04-07, Complex 180231
How you can donate to Tapestry of Hope
(1) To donate by Cheque, please:
(2) To donate at Giving.sg, please click here on our Giving.sg page.
(3) To donate by PayNow, please scan the following QR code. Alternatively, you may also enter our company UEN number: 201904577Z
Donations above $50 are eligible for 250% tax deduction, if you require a Tax-Deduction Receipt, please email your full name (as per NRIC) and your tax reference number (e.g. NRIC/FIN/UEN) to Donate@emcc.org.sg. If you are making a donation on behalf of your company, please email your company name and UEN number to Donate@emcc.org.sg.
EMCC may collect and use your personal information for donation-related and communication purposes in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.
For all other fundraising, partnership or donation enquiries, please kindly get in touch with Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org
“I was initially shocked to learn that my daughters had sought therapy and continue to consult mental health professionals to help resolve issues. I now realize that seeking therapy is a healthy and proactive approach and fully support this cause.” ~ LLY, Donor
“EMCC is doing valuable work to empower those seeking help. The skills shared are life changing.” ~ CLL, Donor
“Our niece committed suicide in June 2020 at the age of 29. She was a doctor and had just started her specialist training to be a pediatrician. She had been suffering from depression for several years, but nobody saw this coming. It was devastating for the whole family.” ~ Anonymous Donor
#Waves of Hope: An Update
The Waves of Hope appeal has now ended. Your donations will help individuals and families from lower-income households to get the professional mental health support that they need, at substantially subsidised rates.
#EMCC Jubilee Appeal: An Update
The EMCC Jubilee appeal has now ended. Thanks to donations from some 30 donors, we were able to raise $302,068. Your donations will be used to continue our mission and help more individuals and families manage relational challenges, build emotional resilience, and maintain psychological health and mental wellness through counselling and mediation services, as well as training and education programmes.
#YourLoveBrings Hope Appeal: An Update
The Love & Hope: Support our Youth appeal has now ended. Thanks to donations from some 30 donors including NTUC FairPrice Foundation and others who have chosen to stay anonymous, we were able to raise $25,813. Your donations will be used to subsidise counselling sessions and free talks/ workshops for young people and their care-givers.