18 Jan 2014
Osim International donated $44,000 to the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) and its adopted charity, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF), on Saturday night as part of the Aquatics Heart and Hope Campaign.
27 Oct 2013
Dancers from Studio Wu's Elite Team busted out their best moves for charity yesterday at the Festival of Creative Arts and Living Lasting Legacy Project in Safra Toa Payoh.
13 Oct 2013
HSBC chief executive Guy Harvey-Samuel (centre) mingling with some 200 children, aged six to 14, at a Children's Day event yesterday. Thanks to 100 HSBC staff volunteers, children from Beyond Social Services, Carecorner, Chinese Development Assistance Council and Family Care Services were treated to fun, games, prizes and lunch at Kidz Amaze @ Safra Jurong.
13 Oct 2013
FORGET Christmas shopping, the first Tuesday of December can be better spent giving your time and money to the less privileged.
08 Oct 2013
MINERAL resources company AsiaPhos made a sizzling trading debut yesterday as its share price shot up by 58 per cent.
03 Oct 2013
A MOVE by the insurance industry to help financially disadvantaged school children has been applauded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
01 Oct 2013
Businessman Mohamed Abdul Jaleel knows what it is like to go to school hungry.
01 Oct 2013
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) will increase the monthly amount it gives to students from low-income families starting from January next year.
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.