16 Sep 2013
Mrs Agnes Quah, finance director of steel company Super Galvanising, presenting a $100,000 cheque to Singapore Press Holdings English and Malay Newspapers Division managing editor Han Fook Kwang (second from left) yesterday at the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC).
11 Sep 2013
Staff from food and health supplements company Cerebos Pacific have been taking time off work to raise funds for needy children.
07 Sep 2013
This $500,000 cheque will be used to help disadvantaged children after Citi Singapore raised the money at a charity golf event.
01 Sep 2013
When Mr Jeffrey Chow was growing up in a poor family, there were times when he would eat only instant noodles for all his meals in a day just to save money.
07 Aug 2013
The inaugural Shine Singapore charity concert at the Esplanade closing with a six-minute medley of evergreen songs such as Chan Mali Chan and Munneru Valiba sung by a choir of more than 100 children, together with the show's creator, local singer-songwriter Lorraine Tan.
06 Aug 2013
ONE September day in 2003, Mr Lionel Yee was on a plane coming in to land at Changi when it flew over Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong.
05 Aug 2013
He loves tinkling the ivories and wants to help other children get the same opportunities in life. Hence 16-year-old Shawn Loh decided to perform at the ChildAid charity concert this year.
28 Jul 2013
Who says Singaporeans know only to complain? Instead of being armchair critics, some are coming up with their own patriotic tunes for the National Day season.
About the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund
The Straits Times School Pocket Money started in 2000 as a community project initiated by The Straits Times that provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for their bus fares or using it to meet their other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents, who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.
In its first 10 years, it raised more than $44million and helped more than 85,000 cases.
As it grew in size and helped more beneficiaries, it realised it had potential to do more beyond just giving pocket money.
It was officially established as a Trust on Oct 20, 2010 with a Board of Trustees and was granted charity status on Nov 14, 2011 with Institution of A Public Character (IPC) status effective from Jan 1, 2012.
Since its inception as a community project to its transition to a full-fledged charity, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund has been working closely with its strategic partner, the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), which disburses the pocket money to beneficiaries through its network of family service centres, special schools and children's homes. As at Jan 2012 38 family service centres, two agencies providing single parent family services, 18 special schools/ disability VWOs, six children's homes and the Assumption Pathway School are commissioned as disbursing agencies.