Help group for ex-offenders raises $500,000 through gala anniversary dinner
Published on May 28, 2014 11:33 PM
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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