Santha and Vikneesh have lived in their 2-room flat in Ang Mo Kio for 11 years. Their tenure there has been…
Category: Free Mattress Program
Gazing at you with a pair of the saddest eyes you’ve ever seen, 50-year old Thanabalam Rajagopal cuts a pitiful figure as the gaunt, tired-looking gentleman hunches over his walking frame in the dingy, dimly lit corridor outside his one-room flat. A deep tracheotomy scar is nestles in the folds of his weathered neck as he struggles to speak. His speech, though laboured, is at best slurred and hardly decipherable.
We have just given away our 10th mattress under the “Free Mattress Program” to a single parent of 2 teenage kids, whose mattress are infected by bedbugs and could not afford to buy one.
Below, is the story of the applicant
We made an exception this week, 2 mattresses were given to a family this week. This family was referred to us by a welfare worker from Singapore’s Children Society. Give their current situation, we agreed internally to give them 2 mattresses. Below is the brief story:
I am 49 years old, I saw your news article on “My Paper” regarding the “Free mattresses for the needy” and so I would like to be granted with one of those beds due to the financial difficulties I am facing at the moment
Below is the story of this week’s applicant :
i just came out of prison on 29 July 2009 after serving 3 year 5 months jail term for drug related offences.I am 25 yrs old and just got employed as an admin.I have changed since then and have become a christian.
Free Mattress Program update.
We have given away the fourth mattress under the Free Mattress Program. This time round we had coverage from mypaper aka wo bao, the coverage would be published within the next few days. So, if you are interested in getting the full story, grab the next few issues of mypaper.
We have just given away the 3rd mattress under Beds.sg Free Mattress program which was launched 3 weeks ago.
If you are not sure what this program is about, you could read this post Free Mattress Program, The Story Behind. In short, we give away 1 mattress every week to the less fortunate or less privileged in Singapore.
Below is the story of the successful applicant this week. In her own words….
We have given the away the second mattress under the Free Mattress Program. This time it is a Queen Size mattress given to a family staying in Bedok North. Once again, for those who were not selected, you can re-apply for next week’s mattress.
The following is the summarized story of this family….
We have given away our first mattress under our Free Mattress Program. We had 7 applicants since the launch of the program on the 20th July. The applicants who were not selected could reapply for next week’s free mattress.
I would like to thank all those who had helped this program. You will be glad to know that at least 1 Singaporean’s life would be better every week…..
I would also like to thank the person who had applied on the applicant’s behalf.
Below is the applicant’s story, through the words of his friend. (I had changed the names, as I do not wish any uneccessary inconvenience brought to the applicant through this program)
During the initial launch of Beds.sg, 2 years ago, our company infrastructure wasn’t that stable yet. Every now and then, there will be hiccups here and there with our delivery team. As a result, I was spending at least 2 days per week helping out the delivery team. Yes, physically delivering the mattresses and beds myself. And, yes… it is tough work
But, well… I learnt alot.
As you might know, if you purchased from us before, we provide free mattress disposal service. In other words, when you buy a mattress from us, we will help you dispose your old one. And, this is where the whole story begins….