Play a game, have $5 donated to President's Challenge

From now till Oct 3, play an online game and help to raise donations for the President's Challenge, the charity movement under the Singapore president's patronage.
From now till Oct 3, play an online game and help to raise donations for the President's Challenge, the charity movement under the Singapore president's patronage. PHOTO: CAPITALAND HOPE FOUNDATION/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - From now till Oct 3, play an online game and help to raise donations for the President's Challenge, the charity movement under the Singapore president's patronage.

Real estate company CapitaLand has created three online games under a #100KHopeHours so the the public can experience and get a sense of the hardships faced by the visually and hearing impaired as well as dyslexic children.

Each completed game-play translates to $5 in donations from the company's charity arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, to the President's Challenge.

Players will also be encouraged to make a pledge towards volunteerism by stating the number of hours they wish to dedicate to any charitable cause. To cheer them on, thefoundation will donate S$10 for every hour pledged.

The games were created with the help of volunteer welfare organisations such as Singapore Association for the Deaf and the Dyslexia Association of Singapore.

Donations from CapitaLand #100KHope Hours will benefit underprivileged children 16 years old and below through the children's charities that will benefit from The President's Challenge. These are The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, SportCares Foundation, Care Corner - Teck Ghee Youth Centre, Singapore Association for the Deaf, iC2 Prephouse and Dyslexia Association of Singapore.

Mr Lim Ming Yan, president and group CEO of CapitaLand, said: "Many people are hesitant about volunteering because they are unsure if they have the time or skills set to contribute to society. With the #100KHopeHours online games, we hope to inculcate in our staff,business associates and the public that every small effort counts. If they can set aside a few minutes to play an online game to volunteer their efforts, their contributions, pooled together, have the potential to help create meaningful impact on the community."

kxinghui@sph.com.sg