Singaporeans display generosity as NVPC donation total revealed

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SG Gives is a Singapore based non-profit organisation which is run by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) collected a sum of more than SGD $13 million in donations over the course of 2014, stated a press release last week by the company last week.
SG Gives is a Singapore based non-profit organisation which is run by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC), who collected a sum of more than SGD $13 million in donations over the course of 2014, stated a press release last week by the company last week.

NVPC, which runs the online donation portal, said there has been a steady increase in the donation amount over the past couple of years. The number of corporate donors on the SG Gives portal went up by 38% last year. There was also a 24% year increase in the number of unique donations in 2014.

NVPC added that more people tend to donate at the end of each year. “From past trends, December has always recorded the highest number of donations for the Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) from the SG Gives portal” said CCF’s Executive Director. “This is a testament of the generosity of donors who reached out with loving kindness during the year-end season of giving.”

Donations peaked in December, which as been attributed to the hashtag #GivingTuesdaySG a campaign to encourage individuals in Singapore, businesses and non-profit organisations to contribute to a good cause. SG Gives has registered over 330 charities, and the portal has collectively raised more than SGD $42 million for the charities registered on its site since 2010. Results of a survey by NVPC released in December showed that people in Singapore donated a total of S$1.25 billion to various causes in 2014.

Source: National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre