Our Programmes

The Home requires a monthly average of about $120,000 for its operations. About 40% of this cost is provided by the Ministry of Social & Family Development as a grant based on the number of children in residence.  However, the major part of the Home’s operational costs is funded by donations from corporations, organised groups and well-wishing individuals.

We are appealing for donations to defray the costs of operating the Home and running the programmes and support services to the children, specifically you may like to support:

  • Education & Academic Support (~$2,000 per child per year):                            $120,000-$140,000 per year

  • Clinical & Developmental Services (~$2,000 per child per year):                       $120,000-$140,000 per year

  • Daily Meals (~$2,000 per child per year):                                                           $120,000-$140,000 per year

  • Daily Schooling & Transport Allowances (~$1,000 per child per year):              $ 60,000 - $70,000  per year

100% of all donations is applied for the care, education and development of our children. All volunteers and Committee members provide their services without any remuneration. For cash/cheque donations to the Society, an official tax-deductible receipt will be issued to the donors.

How to Contribute

For online donation to our Society, via, please click

For cheque donation, please issue cheque to: Children's Aid Society;  you may like to indicate your name (individual or organisation), NRIC No./Business Reg. No. and contact information at the back of the cheque, so that tax-deductible receipt could be issued.


Please drop off in-kind donations between 9.30am - 6.30pm at the main office and complete a Donations-in-kind form.

For our monthly wish list, please click here. Please note that for to adhere with our hygiene practices, the home only accepts new items. 


For more information on donation to Melrose Home (cash or in-kind), please contact  our Community Engagement Executive, Wan Yin  at or call us at 6466 5758.

For other home needs, please email Ms Eng at

Thank you for your generosity. Your donations are greatly appreciated!