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Help group for ex-offenders raises $500,000 through gala anniversary dinner

Published on May 28, 2014 11:33 PM
The ISCOS 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner raised $502,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund-ISCOS Fairy Godparent Programme. Present at the event were (from left): Mr Phillip Tan, Chairman, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Guest of Honour Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Vernon Khoo, Chairman ISCOS Board of Directors and Mr Chng Hwee Hong, Chairman ISCOS Board of Trustees. -- PHOTO: INDUSTRIAL & SERVICES CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY

SINGAPORE - The 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner for the Industrial and Services Co-operative Society (Iscos) on Wednesday night raised half a million dollars for a programme that helps ex-offenders' children.

Iscos, a social organisation that helps ex-offenders reintegrate, raised $502,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund-ISCOS Fairy Godparent Programme, an initiative which caters to the academic needs of ex-offenders' children. It offers mentoring support, enrichment activities, family bonding workshops and other events.

The group also launched a new tagline, "You've got a friend", to emphasise their aim of befriending ex-offenders and their families.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Swee Say, who was the guest-of-honour at the event, said he was glad to know that Iscos leverages on more than merely tuition and bursary programmes to help children.

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