Our Campaign Story

ends 31 Dec 2017, 11:59 PM

Pledge it Forward is an initiative by The Social Co and Be An Idea.

The Social Co. was founded by Rebekah Lin and Cheryl Chong in 2014. They are the team behind 50 for 50, a youth-led initiative that activated young people to creatively raise funds and bring awareness to lesser-known charities in Singapore. They are also the folks behind The Social Pantry, a social enterprise that helps improve employability for people with disabilities.

Be An Idea, founded by Nadim van der Ros, is a strategic marketing consultancy that believes in building strong narratives and communities around brands. Nadim/Be An Idea is also behind Fuze Night, a leading platform in which socially conscious individuals and organisations can share their stories and learnings from their social movements and ground-up initiatives, all the while inspiring those in the audience to take action around the causes they believe in, too.

In February 2017, the Singapore government announced that a personal income tax rebate set at 20% of tax payable (capped at $500) will be given to all tax residents for income earned in 2016. So we thought - why not donate that savings of $500, or any amount of that, towards 51 charities that are doing an amazing job at building a stronger and more inclusive Singapore? 100% of your donations will be designated to 51 charities, who are registered as member organisations under NCSS and have IPC status. For more information, log on to www.pledgeitforward.sg

About The Charity

Community Chest is the fund-raising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). This year marks 35 years since we first set out to empower lives with care and unite the community in trust, to serve those in need. With the aim to enable every individual to live with dignity within a caring and inclusive society, we support about 80 social service organisations to meet underserved, critical social needs. As our fundraising and operating costs are covered mainly by Tote Board Group, 100% of your contributions goes towards empowering the lives of those we serve.

Community Chest was established in 1983 with a simple yet vital mission - to raise funds for the many social service organisations of the nation. It is about raising funds from the community for the community in need.

Over the years, we have built an enduring trust and partnership with many organisations, foundations and individuals, enabling and empowering the social service users under our care to lead fulfilling lives.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Elderly
Families