Singaporeans donated record sums online in 2020, despite worst recession since 1965

The number of people who signed up as volunteers at various charities increased.
The number of people who signed up as volunteers at various charities increased.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Despite the deepest recession since Singapore's independence in 1965, Singaporeans gave in record sums to charity through online donation platforms in the pandemic year of 2020.

Giving.sg received $93.4 million last year - a record sum and more than twice the sum collected in 2019. On Dec 31 alone, it collected $2.5 million - the largest amount netted in one day.

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