Building Lasting Communities
Saturday, 14 July 2018
Home Sweep Home is back for a second edition and expanding to an almost island-wide volunteering movement!
This year, we've doubled the number of service areas to six neighbourhoods spread across Singapore.
Lend a helping hand as we improve the living conditions of our vulnerable elderly & families living in rental flats, as well as rejuvenate community spaces for all residents.
a neighbourhood near your home from one of our 6 service locations
and be ready to turn your passion
between litter-picking & home-cleaning in the morning or afternoon
a social cause close to your heart at our Market4Good
And this is what we achieved together!
Kreta Ayer Square @ Chinatown, 9am-2pm
On top of our regular volunteering activities, Home Sweep Home 2018 also hosted our very first carnival dedicated to doing good.
From a DIY potpourri bar to handmade merchandise, visitors could learn about how to can encourage our home-grown social enterprises in their quest to support a community cause through business.
We also teamed up with independent charity Playeum to conduct a Children's Art Workshop that focuses on upcycling materials like plastic bottles and fabric for their own unique creations. Specially open to children from 4-12 years old!
Can't forget our activity-filled Habitat Village! Everyone was invited to "build" our life-size Habitat House & learn about how they could help to fight housing poverty around the world. If you weren't afraid of some creepy crawlies, you might have also had the chance to put on a VR headset & experience Project HomeWorks (our local home-cleaning programme) complete with virtual bedbugs in an exclusive tie-up with D5 Innovation.
Partnering Social Enterprises:
1. Bark-A-Tree: championing pet responsibility & animal welfare
2. E&S Blessing: championing single mothers
3. Threads of Courage: championing home-based employment & empowerment
4. Bakery Wellness: championing mental wellness
5. hello flowers!: championing women from disadvantaged backgrounds
6. Yufina Senohady: championing stray cats
About Home Sweep Home
Home Sweep Home (HSH) is a large-scale advocacy and impact programme organised by Habitat for Humanity Singapore. The inaugural event in July 2017 rallied together volunteers from all walks of life to provide a decent home and environment to the vulnerable segments in our society.
In just one morning, over 1,000 participants worked together to improve the living conditions of our vulnerable elderly and families staying in 1- or 2-room rental flats, as well as revitalise shared living spaces for thousands of residents.
This massive clean-up encompassed the cleaning of 120 homes in rental blocks and 378kg of litter picked up across three estates - Chai Chee, Toa Payoh and Redhill.
In 2018, we brought Home Sweep Home back to impact TWICE the number of neighbourhoods.
We are also encouraging to serve.neighbours & community organisations to join in the island-wide movement by forming their own teams and adopt a neighbourhood
Why Home Sweep Home?
At Habitat, we believe that revitalising neighbourhoods brings about many positive outcomes for residents, from improved health and safety to an overall enhanced quality of life. It also brings about cohesion in the community and allows people from different walks of life to interact and impact each other’s lives in a tangible way.
Refurbishing, rehabilitating and restoring homes, inside and out, is a big part of Habitat’s work worldwide, and especially here in Singapore. We believe that by involving the public in this work, Habitat will help residents of Singapore build caring, strong, and lasting communities.
Every helping hand makes a difference and we hope you will support our vision of a Singapore where everyone has a safe and sanitary place to call home.