There is a silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis. At the very least, it has challenged us to make good use of our time, whether to take stock of ourselves or to learn new things. Look to social media and you will see IG stories sharing people’s attempts at improving fitness and trying new recipes. Self-improvement is good, but we’re also moved by people who are using these various platforms to bring relief to the afflicted.
Fragrance house, Maison 21G has come up with a range of hand sanitisers to keep our hands COVID-free. We like that they’re perfumed with house blends, lending a touch of aromatherapy to soothe frazzled nerves.
Our friends at Common Suits have taken to producing face masks so we can protect ourselves from spreading or catching the virus in style. It’s even better that they are contributing these masks to those in need. Common Suits will donate one to the elderly and migrant worker sectors for every four sold. Just note that pre-orders have shot through the roof, so you’ll need to allow time for supply to catch up.
Speaking of contributions, many non-profit organisations have launched initiatives to alleviate COVID-19-related burdens. By now, the disease has exposed the unsavoury living conditions of our migrant workers. Singapore’s biggest and fastest successive COVID-19 spikes are coming from the cramped quarters of their dormitories. To help improve the situation, the Collective of Migrant Efforts (COME) started the #HomeForAll initiative, working closely with Hope Initiative Alliance, to raise $800,000 to provide up to 20,000 migrant workers with food, hygiene requirements and internet connection. If you’ve been feeling bad about their working conditions, you can now do something good for them.