SINGAPORE - Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) will be launching SPH Loose Change Day for its staff on December 3, 2013, in support of the inaugural #GivingTuesdaySG campaign. The campaign is part of a global movement to encourage people to give on a designated day, and coordinated by the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre.
On this day, SPH staff volunteers will collect contributions from fellow colleagues. All proceeds will be channelled to the charities under Community Chest, which provide essential social services to underprivileged children and youth, needy elderly and the disabled.
Besides SPH, The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF) is another founding partner of this nationwide programme. It will launch a Recurring Donor (RED) Initiative on the same day. Those interested to sign up as a recurring donor can do so via interbank GIRO or credit card deduction. The GIRO form is available for download at www.spmf.org.sg.
Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer of SPH, said:"SPH has been giving throughout the year and across the Group. Through our support of the inaugural #GivingTuesdaySG with the SPH Loose Change Day and SPMF's 'RED' Initiative, we hope to inspire our staff and the public to give generously to the less fortunate, especially during this festive season."
SPH is also a longtime supporter of the Boys' Brigade Share-A-Gift drive, with staff adopting about 300 wishes of the underprivileged every year. The company also throws a year-end party for some of the beneficiaries every December.