06 Feb 2013
Real estate group Huttons donated $220,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) at the firm's 10th-anniversary gala at Marina Bay Sands last night.
19 Jan 2013
Family members commemorated the first anniversary of Madam Tan Yueh Goh's death by donating 88 of her paintings to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund.
01 Jan 2013
THEY ran, jumped, drew and mimed their way across Changi Airport's terminals, stopping at airport landmarks like the Butterfly Garden and Kinetic Rain art installation.
14 Dec 2012
A GROUP of young Singaporeans not only got to train with Manchester United's young starlets yesterday - they did so in typical Mancunian weather.
13 Dec 2012
MEDIA company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has donated more than $4 million and helped raise over $6 million for the community this year. In addition, the SPH Foundation gave more than $1 million to a variety of causes.
10 Dec 2012
TODAY marks the start of the first Straits Times Causes Week.
10 Dec 2012
Electric youth fired up the stage at the ChildAid concert last Friday and Saturday.
09 Dec 2012
Brand's chicken essence maker Cerebos Pacific has raised about $275,000 for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF), the largest amount since the company adopted the charity in 2000.
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.