About Campaign

ends 05 May 2020, 11:59 PM
The Straits Times, in a tie-up with music veteran Clement Chow, has produced a video to rally Singaporeans to stay at home to stem the spread of Covid-19. The song is a remake of his National Day hit 'Count on Me Singapore'. The video was put together with safe distancing front and centre, with everyone working from home.

We hope that this project can also raise funds for the needy. Like many other Singaporeans, the beneficiaries of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund have been hit hard by the coronavirus. Some of the parents have lost their jobs and cannot afford basic essentials like food.

We hope you can also open up your hearts to those hard hit by the crisis. Donate to the ST School Pocket Money Fund and the BT Budding Artists Fund.

The BT Budding Artists Fund supports arts training for financially-disadvantaged children in Singapore. The fund was founded in 2005 with the aim of providing a level-playing field in the arts for financially-disadvantaged children. It is managed by The Rice Company Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation that is focused on harvesting the potential of arts and culture.

For more info on the ST School Pocket Money Fund, please see below.

Thank you for your support. All donations will be eligible for 2.5 times tax deduction.

Thank you, Kulicke & Soffa Pte Ltd, for donating $50k to STSPMF in support of this campaign!

About the Charity

The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for transport or using it to meet other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.

The Fund supports about 10,000 children and youth a year. Since the year 2000, the Fund has disbursed more than $80m and helped over 180,000 children and youth.

STSPMF disburses the funds to needy students through participating mainstream schools and disbursing agencies such as Youth Centres, Family Service Centres (FSCs), Special Education (SPED) schools, VWOs working with persons with disability, specialised schools, Children's Homes and PAVE.

STSPMF is a charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
Read more about STSPMF at www.spmf.org.sg

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