Donations to charities hit 10-year high of $2.9b in 2018

Figure is about 60% more than 2009 collection; hope pinned on online platforms amid Covid-19

$2.9 billion is the highest in the past decade.
$2.9 billion is the highest in the past decade. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Donations to charities reached a 10-year high of $2.9 billion in 2018, before the coronavirus unleashed chaos all over the world and put the brakes on many fund-raising events this year.

According to the recently released Commissioner of Charities (COC) 2019 annual report, donations to charities rose by 8 per cent from $2.7 billion in 2017 to $2.9 billion in 2018.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 23, 2020, with the headline 'Donations to charities hit 10-year high of $2.9b in 2018'. Print Edition | Subscribe