SINGAPORE - IT and furniture retailer Courts has contributed over $12,000 to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) by donating $1 from every customer transaction that took place on Christmas Day.
The initiative took place in all of Courts' 16 stores located around Singapore and from its online sales. The final result which totaled up to $12,100, also included an additional contribution from Courts.
Mr Tim Luce, the Country CEO of Courts Singapore, presented the cheque to Ms Martina Wong, General Manager of SPMF, Friday morning at the Courts Megastore in Tampines.
Mr Luce said that the company is "passionate about giving back to the community" and also committed to supporting children, youths and families in need.
He also added that their donation to SPMF "will help in ensuring students from low-income families are able to focus on their studies by providing them the resources to fulfil their school-going needs".
Ms Wong said that the contribution will go a long way in providing pocket money to those in need.
SPMF helps an average of 10,000 students each year by supporting children and youth with their school-related expenses, such as meals at recess, transport fares to and from school, and stationery.