Donation box takings fall as shoppers go cashless

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore is hoping to place more of these Suzy Doll donation boxes at locations around Singapore. Donations collected by the dolls have fallen by 21 per cent from 2016 to last year, said its spokesman. The Society for the
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore is hoping to place more of these Suzy Doll donation boxes at locations around Singapore. Donations collected by the dolls have fallen by 21 per cent from 2016 to last year, said its spokesman.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore is hoping to place more of these Suzy Doll donation boxes at locations around Singapore. Donations collected by the dolls have fallen by 21 per cent from 2016 to last year, said its spokesman. The Society for the
The only charity interviewed that bucked the trend was the Kidney Dialysis Foundation, which has more donation boxes (above) now - 77 at eateries and other places, compared with about 50 in 2012.PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

More giving money online instead; group starts drive to raise awareness of Suzy Dolls

A life-size doll of a girl wearing a blue dress and a leg brace stands in one corner, with a teddy bear in one hand and a donation box in the other.

You might have seen one of these Suzy Dolls before, which are placed in various shops to help collect donations for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2018, with the headline 'Donation box takings fall as shoppers go cashless'. Print Edition | Subscribe