NTUC has raised about $10.8 million for the NTUC-U Care Fund this year which will benefit its low-income members and their families.
Of the amount, $2.675 million will go to NTUC U Stretch vouchers, while $3.8 million will go to U Care Back To School vouchers. The rest will be used for donations and other assistance programmes.
NTUC announced these details last night at the U Care Charity Dinner jointly hosted by NTUC president Mary Liew and NTUC secretary-general Chan Chun Sing.
The charity dinner was attended by about 850 guests comprising union leaders, management partners, and corporate donors, together with some U Care beneficiaries and their family members.
Including the amount this year, the labour movement has raised $88.58 million since the inception of the NTUC-U Care Fund in 2009.