Donations hit record $2.9 billion in 2018, but charities expect collections to fall this year due to pandemic

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

SINGAPORE - Donations to charities here 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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