Celebrate World Charity Day with StarHub’s SMS Donation Drive

Calling all Starhub subscribers! Now you can donate via sms!

From October 6 until 11.59pm on October 10, 2012, StarHub mobile customers can send a message to 1460 73637 to make a $2 donation to one of three charities: Arts@Metta, SWAMI or Xin Yuan Community Care.

The full $2 goes towards the charity with no administrative deductions.

The StarHub Sparks Fund will also match each donation dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000 per charity.

Having three charities allows consumers to choose which cause they want to support – youth, elderly or the disabled.

Xin Yuan Community Care cares, supports, counsels and provides basic healthcare, education, social and financial welfare to needy children and youth. Some of the services it provides include In-home Support Services, Reading Programme, Free Therapy Service, Food and Nutrition Programme, Educational Service Programme and Rehabilitative Services.

For those who wish to donate to a cause for the elderly, they can choose SWAMI (Sunshine Welfare Action Mission), which provides holistic quality care for the elderly and needy through the following services: Nursing Home, Dementia Day Care, Day Rehabilitation, Home Medical, Home Nursing, Home Help and Respite Care.

Consumers who would like to support the disabled community can donate to Arts@Metta, which aims to provide equal access and enriching artistic endeavours for Metta School alumni youths with special needs. Through related-cum-employment opportunities under a sustainable framework, Arts@Metta helps to ensure that Metta graduates remain engaged and integrated with the society, and also helps to keep such high-risk youths from institutional care.

How to Donate

StarHub Mobile consumers who would like to make a donation can send a message in this format to 1460 73637. Examples of the messages to send are as follows.
METTA S70*****A Name Surname
for a donation to Arts@Metta

SWAMI S90*****A Name Surname
for a donation to SWAMI

XINYUAN S89*****A Name Surname
for a donation to Xin Yuan Community Care

Consumers can make as many donations as they like. All donations are of a $2 value and this will be reflected in their next mobile bill.

Customers are only permitted to make their donations using their own mobile account and NRIC number. Only customers aged 21 or above (as of December 31, 2012) will be permitted to make donations. Donations are non-tax-deductible. 100% of all donations will be given to the charity chosen.

Terms & Conditions:
– Starhub SMS Donation Drive will run from 0001 hours on 6 Oct to 2359 on 10th Oct 2012.
– All donations to the Starhub SMS Donation Drive are non tax-deductible and will be charged to your Starhub Mobile account.
– Only customers aged 21 or above will be permitted to make the donation.
– Customers are only permitted to make their donations using their own mobile account and NRIC number.
– There will be no administrative fees applicable to all donations.