How much of donations actually go to charity?

In the past few years, there has been a big jump in the number of enthusiastic people at MRT stations, shopping malls and other crowded areas soliciting for funds for charities.

I doubt all these individuals are volunteers who do it out of sheer goodwill.

To provide greater transparency and understanding of the work done by these agents, can the Charity Council enlighten the public on what percentage of the donations given actually go to the charity, how much go to the agents who are incentivised, and how much go to the companies that manage these agents.

Woon Bee Chai

Get The Straits Times
newsletters in your inbox