Wednesday 23 March 2022 – Singapore Children’s Society’s two fundraising initiatives – the 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E) and 1000 Philanthropists (1000P) programmes – registered strong support from enterprises and individuals, raising a total of $6.4 million in 2021, and $5.6 million in 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic.
Children’s Society accorded recognition to 1,744 enterprises and individuals who donated in 2021, of which 40 attended the 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need and 1000 Philanthropists Appreciation Event 2022 in person held at PARKROYAL on Beach Road. Both programmes saw a rise in the number of participants, with 635 enterprises and 1,109 philanthropists in 2021, compared to 575 enterprises and 965 philanthropists in 2020.
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean, who is Patron for the 1000E and 1000P programmes, was the Guest-for-Honour for the Appreciation Event and presented certificates to attending donors.
The 1000 Enterprises programme is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative launched in 2009 that encourages companies to adopt Children’s Society as their official supported charity by pledging an annual donation to the Society.
Launched in May 2014, the 1000 Philanthropists programme encourages individuals to contribute $1,000 or more a year to the Society and aims to make philanthropy accessible to individuals from all walks of life.
With the funds raised from the two programmes, Singapore Children’s Society can further its mission of bringing relief and happiness to children in need. 2022 marks another milestone for Children’s Society as it celebrates its 70th Anniversary. As Children’s Society looks back at its journey and achievements over the past decades, it also looks ahead to the future and endeavours to continue bringing hope and smiles to its beneficiaries.
Said Mr Koh Choon Hui, Chairman of Singapore Children’s Society at the event, “All of you here today have helped us to raise the much-needed funds to make our work possible. With rising inflation, middle and lower income families will be hard hit with rising living and household expenses and they will need our support most. Your continued support will allow us to bring hope and smiles to more children, youth and families in need.”
About Singapore Children’s Society (www.childrensociety.org.sg)
Singapore Children’s Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions. In 2020, the Society reached out to 34,654 children, youth and families in need. Established in 1952, its services have evolved to meet the changing needs of children. Today, Children’s Society operates more than 10 service centres islandwide, offering services in the four categories of: Vulnerable Children and Youth, Children and Youth Services, Family Services, and Research and Advocacy.
The charity’s Patron-in-Chief is President Halimah Yacob.
About 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (www.1000e.org.sg)
Singapore Children’s Society initiated 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E) programme on 26 December 2008 and officially launched it in February 2009. The programme hopes to rally 1,000 business enterprises and entrepreneurs in a total collaborative effort to meet the needs of the less fortunate children that the charity serves. Mr Teo Chee Hean,
Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, is the Patron of the programme.
About 1000 Philanthropists (www.1000p.org.sg)
Singapore Children’s Society launched 1000 Philanthropists (1000P) programme on 20 May 2014. A fundraising initiative, 1000P aims to make philanthropy accessible to people from all walks of life. The programme hopes to invite 1,000 individuals from all backgrounds to be philanthropists each year, and create a framework to unite like-minded individuals to celebrate and honour their support to the Society’s cause. Mr Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, is the Patron of the programme.