Community Chest works with e-commerce site to raise funds

The Community Chest is partnering e-commerce group Dealguru Holdings Pte Ltd to launch an online donation drive from 8 to 14 July 2013.

Through a donation deal hosted at the company’s daily deal arm,, the partners hope to give the fundraising drive of Community Chest a boost.

Consumers will have the option of buying a donation voucher deal of $10, $20 or $50 at the website, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to charity.

The online company will bear all administrative and transaction fees, and to encourage donations, it’ wil offer donors ‘deal points’ that are redeemable as online credit.

The Community Chest said for Financial Year 2013, it will be funding 228 key social service programmes offered by 83 charities.

The programmes will need S$85.9 million to roll out, and they are expected to help over 300,000 people.

Source: CNA