Our Story As a Ground-Up Initiative
Project Hills was born in the heart of Queenstown at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. On 9 April 2020, our founders reached out to their fellow residents in the Mei Ling rental estate, who had suddenly found themselves jobless or struggling financially as a result of the nationwide 'Circuit Breaker' lockdown. It was heart wrenching to see fellow Mei Ling residents retrenched and struggling to feed their families. Resolute, we formed a small group of no more than ten to identify those who were hard hit and procured essential household items to alleviate some of their financial woes.
Since then, Project Hills has grown from a small, tight-knit group of family and friends to a sizeable pool of volunteers from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, who bring different strengths, talents and perspectives to the table. Most of our volunteers are in their 20s and many are working adults in various fields and industries.
We have grown from supporting 17 families with groceries and rations to offering various forms of support to many more families living in public rental housing estates around Singapore, such as: Mei Ling Street, Stirling Road and Kim Tian Place. We are committed to listening to and treating each individual with dignity as we assist them.
Our Mission As Community Volunteers
Project Hills advocates for the underprivileged in Singapore. We aim to assist financially disadvantaged families that have fallen through the cracks in the system with the support of our kind donors by organising event-based initiatives in collaboration with partners. We believe that each individual case is unique and try our best to meet their needs within our means.
Together with our volunteers, we aim to provide short-term assistance, such as rations and weekly food distributions, and longer-term support by partnering with other local ground-up initiatives to educate, empower and encourage our residents to develop home-based businesses and explore alternative career options, for example.
Check out our posters on the left or read our stories to find out more about our past initiatives!