Commuters looking to help low-income families can donate at physical donation stands located at MRT stations and bus interchanges from November 14th to December 31st.
Donation stands at eight MRT stations and two bus interchanges have been set up as part of the launch of SMRT Corporation’s Tap For Hope 2022 initiative in partnership with the National Council of Social Welfare and EZ-Link.
Commuters can tap their ez-link cards, tokens, or wearables at these donation stands to make donations. Donations are fixed at $2 per tap. If you do not have the ez-link function, you can donate from the QR code posted on the donation stand.
SMRT Chairman Si Moon Min said, “This campaign is particularly meaningful as it utilizes public transport infrastructure to raise money for a just cause.”
He added that helping low-income households most vulnerable to the pandemic’s negative impact is the focus of the president’s challenge this year.
Donation stands at busy MRT interchanges are located in Bishan, Bugis, City Hall, Harbourfront, Jurong East, Paya Lebar, Serangoon and Woodlands. Donation stands are also available at the Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange and Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub.
The funds raised over the seven weeks will be used to support the beneficiaries of 82 organizations, including the social welfare agency AWWA, the Salvation Army and the Yellow Ribbon Foundation.
Earlier this year, Tap For Hope raised over $40,000 in its last funding round, which ran from January 15th to February 28th. Donations were made by scanning QR codes installed at his three interchanges on the MRT.
Clara Yue, AWWA board member and chair of the Community Partnership Committee, said the funds sent to AWWA in the last round of funding were used to create multi-sensory rooms for students with special needs. said to have been used.
“Multi-sensory rooms use technology to recreate different environments, so children with special needs can experience the outside world in the safety of school,” says Yue.
“We work with older, disabled and vulnerable families, many of whom come from low-income backgrounds, so this year’s theme resonates with us.”
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