We Are 20!

aLife is 20!

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aLife was founded in 2002 by Dr Peter Chew Chee Tong, an obstetrician & gynaecologist, as a pregnancy crisis support centre. He was joined by Mr James Wong and Mr John Ocampo. Since then, aLife has expanded its services to provide holistic care, offering counselling, therapy and pregnancy resource facilitation to women and their young families. 
Together with Dr Chew's wife, Jennifer, who is a trained counsellor, aLife introduced programmes such as Caterpillar Club, fertility awareness, counselling, marriage preparation and seminar-workshops such as Make Love Happen, Women Wellness and The Joy of Motherhood. 
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Our Beginnings

Many years ago, I helped the Good Shepherd Sisters look after the medical needs of pregnant mothers in crisis. There was an incident that really touched my heart. The mother was in her 3rd month of pregnancy. She has just learnt that her baby had an undeveloped brain and would not survive once he was born. Under tremendous pressure from the relatives and friends to abort her baby, she told me, "I love my baby and I love life. He is so fragile. How can I destroy him with my own hands?" Against all the "good" advice, she let nature take its course. The baby was delivered at 36 weeks of pregnancy and lived for a few hours. Days later, I received a note from her. It said: "Dear doctor, thank you for allowing me to deliver my baby boy, Joe, naturally. I knew he would not live but you let me experience what motherhood is like, even for a few hours." 

"This encounter and many others like it was what spurred me to set up aLife 20 years ago. Over the 20 years, we rejoice that we helped more than 15,000 women, of whom some have chosen to continue with their pregnancies because of the emotional and practical support rendered by aLife." 
~ Dr Peter Chew, Founding Chairman

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Milestones

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“I am grateful to Caterpillar Club for enlarging my horizons through the full spectrum of engaging and instructive platforms. To all the dedicated volunteers and staff at aLife, a huge shoutout of thanks for playing an integral role in this meaningful chapter of my formative years!”

- Givari, former Caterpillar Club client 2012-2016

“I'm a mother of four. In 2009, I was pregnant with my 3rd child and my situation then, was very bad because my landlord wanted to kick us out. I was thinking of abortion and then I met aLife RF. Since then, aLife has been helping me and my family a lot, with many things. aLife also helped us to appeal to HDB for temporary shelter and a rental flat. My 4th child has many medical issues and aLife continues to help me....Thank you aLife for giving me mental support and checking in on me to find out how I'm doing” 

- Atri, SUPeRF client

“My kids and I always look forward to our befrienders and staff visiting. I am thankful to have someone to talk to and help me out and my 2 kids, especially when things are tough for me. When my pram broke, they found a donor to help me too. I can now bring the kids out to play without worrying. Thank you aLife for helping me out for the last few months.” 

- Mdm Ros, ALMA client

Celebrate!

20th Anniversary Concert on 19 Nov 2022 at NAFA Lee Foundation Theatre, 7.30pm
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Guest of Honour:

Ms Goh Siow Huang

Minister of State

Education & Manpower

MP, Marymount SMC

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Every donation of $1,000 or more entitles the donor to a pair of complimentary 20th Anniversary Concert tickets.

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Performances by:

Dr Peter Chew, Dr Syros, Enchantia Harp Ensemble, Caterpillar Club kids and many more. 

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Special Guest:

Mr Christopher de Souza

Deputy Speaker of Parliament

MP, Holland-Bt Timah GRC

Impact

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“I am grateful to Caterpillar Club for enlarging my horizons through the full spectrum of engaging and instructive platforms. To all the dedicated volunteers and staff at aLife, a huge shoutout of thanks for playing an integral role in this meaningful chapter of my formative years!”

- Givari, Caterpillar Club client 2012-2016

“I'm a mother of four. In 2009, I was pregnant with my 3rd child and my situation then, was very bad because my landlord wanted to kick us out. I was thinking of abortion and then I met aLife RF. Since then, aLife has been helping me and my family a lot, with many things. aLife also helped us to appeal to HDB for temporary shelter and a rental flat. My 4th child has many medical issues and aLife continues to help me....Thank you aLife for giving me mental support and checking in on me to find out how I'm doing” 

- Atri, SUPeRF client

““When I had my first daughter, I had no support and I was going through a lot of financial stress. I wasn’t actually working and I didn’t know where to get support from. When I found out that aLife was providing milk & diapers, I was very thankful…The volunteers will deliver it to my house directly and check in on my well-being and on my kids and how we are…Other than milk and diapers, we also have Support Group for the mothers where we get to make new friends and find out more about ourselves. Through the support group, she has taught us that there are many ways to achieve our goals. For example, I want to send my kids to school and start working. Now, (after the support group),I realize that there are always other options for me to go to work even if I don’t manage to get schooling.”


Mdm Siti Aisyah, ALMA Client

Donate

You can donate via Cheque or Giving.sg

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Thank You

Singapore Tax Deduction

Donations of above $50 made to aLife Ltd are tax-deductible. All personal and corporate donations are entitled to:  2.5 times Tax Deduction

Once you provide your NRIC / FIN / UEN No., the information together with your donation details will be sent directly to Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) and the donation deductions will be automatically included in your individual tax assessment without the need to declare the donation amount in your income tax return.

 

Note: As part of our Go-Green efforts, issuance of physical tax-deductible receipts will cease with effect from January 2022 and are replaced by e-receipts. To receive your e-receipts (upon request), please provide us your email address. 

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