Singapore — Residents across Singapore are getting together to give migrant workers across the island nation a Christmas gift, sharing the festive season with everyone.

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” wrote Singapore-based non-profit organisation ItsRainingRaincoats (IRR) on Facebook on Tuesday (Dec 21).

It announced the #WeHaveADream initiative happening for the fourth year, where Singaporeans pitch in to provide the migrant worker community with essentials in the form of a Christmas gift.

Every year, Singaporeans from all walks of life have helped us get closer to our goal of reaching out to each of the 750,000 migrant workers on the island with a small token of appreciation during the festive season, said IRR.

This year, given the challenges the migrant worker community has faced, there is an even bigger impetus to make it special for them, the organisation added.

The post included photos of workers already receiving their gifts, although IRR highlighted that the waitlist of workers who still need a gift is still long.

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Photo: FB screengrab/ItsRainingRaincoats

The initiative is open to the public and will run until Jan 10, 2022.

Photo: FB screengrab/ItsRainingRaincoats

Gift ideas include towels, power banks, Bluetooth headphones, Tiger Balm or similar items, toiletries such as body wash and shampoo, umbrellas, raincoats, backpacks, two-litre water bottles, kettles, hot plates, caps, sunglasses and socks.

They are also accepting dried fruit and nuts, three-in-one coffee, energy bars, chocolates and biscuits.

More details on the designated drop-off points and other ways to volunteer can be found here. /TISG

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ByHana O