ComChest honours record number of long-time corporate donors

The Community Chest (ComChest) has honoured a record number of long-time corporate donors this year.

The ComChest honoured 47 organisations for helping them raise millions in funds.

The list of donors is four times longer than a decade ago.

Some of the organisations have been raising funds for ComChest’s charities for over 20 years.

Special recognition was given to Temasek Polytechnic, Langdon & Seah Singapore, and SingTel.

Sin Yang Fong, vice president, Group Investor Relations & Communications, SingTel, said: “In the past 10 years, we’ve been able to donate a total of over S$20 million to the various charities that we supported. The SingTel Touching Lives Fund received generous support from various stakeholders.”

Some corporate donors, like Temasek Polytechnic, identify SHARE (Social Help and Assistance Raised by Employees) champions to encourage employees to pitch in.

Currently, 90 per cent of their staff donate regularly to the ComChest.

Toh Sian Chow, human resource officer at Temasek Polytechnic, said: “When I know that some of my colleagues haven’t contributed, I will have a chat with them to help them understand that many of the less fortunate need our help.”

This article was first published in CNA