CFS is a non-profit organisation that works with charity partners to develop programmes for diverse communities. Since it was founded in 2008, it has raised more than $159 million in donation and disbursed over $87 million in grants to over 400 charity partners.
As of Wednesday, CFS had secured $84,000 in donations for the Sayang Sayang Fund, including transport company ComfortDelGro’s initial pledge of 1,000 taxi vouchers worth $5,000.
CFS said that the remaining $250,000 it aims to collect will be distributed across community partners who support vulnerable communities such as the elderly.
It has also received requests for funding to cover manpower costs for home visits for the elderly and alternative food distribution channels to low income families.
CFS said the fund will adapt to changing needs and that it will work closely with community partners to ensure that those in disadvantaged situations will be able to get the help they need.
Members of the public who wish to support the fund can do so at giving.sg or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations above $50 are tax-deductible.