Why is this a transparent platform?
Why does it have a measurable social impact?
How is this different from other initiatives from Government or other NGOs?
What is so unique about Kind Citizen?
Can we choose to support a particular community?
We want to embrace the idea of ‘social inclusion,’ as there are many people who are unknown to our community and require timely kindness.
By not choosing to support a specific community, you can advocate a noble cause—social inclusion.
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How does the platform sustain the operation?
We have kind merchants who support us with the backend cost, so that we can reimburse the people behind the scenes.
It’s important that we are kind to ourselves so that we can do better for others.
Who is qualified to be a beneficiary?
Kind Citizen does not decide who receives the contribution, we are a platform for gathering kind contributions.
We work with community partners and citizens who are on the ground and know what’s going on within the communities that they work with.
They are the ones who verify cases and the duration of support, which is needed as a due diligence process.
There is no fixed criteria, as long as the help is timely, genuine, flexible and lawful.
Is it legitimate to make a contribution to someone who is not part of a low-income group?
Yes, it’s 100% legitimate.
It’s the same as buying a coffee for a friend who’s feeling sad, except that here, it is a random act of kindness for a random stranger.
We have a heart to help because this is who we are - kind citizens. it is not about judging how bad someone’s situation is from the other shore.
Would anyone abuse the system?
The honest answer is, yes, there is a possibility that some people may abuse the kindness, just like any other programme.
However, this is a very small percentage, or perhaps their situation is misunderstood by others.
We can all agree that no one likes to feel vulnerable and helpless.
People often hide their struggles and feel embarrassed to seek help.
Given a choice, anyone one would prefer to be a contributor than to be a beneficiary.
What information would the contributors receive?
Once kindness bundles have been received by beneficiaries, contributors will receive an email indicating which community partner is involved as well as the area and time.
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Will the beneficiaries be aware of the identity and other information about the contributor?
Apart from being an individual contributor, what can someone do to help?
What if someone wants to refer someone who is going through a hard time to receive contribution from Kind Citizen?
Please approach your MPs, schools or non-profit organisations related to the situation.
Kind Citizen provides flexible support, yet we need to work with community partners as due diligence to ensure fairness for everyone.