ST Engineering has raised $13,000 for children from lower-income families under The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF).
By giving out T-shirts, the defence and engineering group encouraged its employees to donate to the fund, the company said yesterday.
The fund-raiser was held on July 13 and 14 in conjunction with ST Engineering Movement, a four-week employee physical wellness initiative that began on July 15.
The 5,000 T-shirts came in three designs, with words to encourage employees to do good or live an active lifestyle. But instead of choosing their design, employees had to randomly pull a T-shirt out of a lucky draw box.
Earlier this year, the company raised $108,000 for STSPMF through the sale of reusable masks.
Initiated by The Straits Times in 2000, STSPMF provides pocket money to children from low-income families. The fund has disbursed more than $90 million to more than 200,000 children since then.
Every year, the fund supports 10,000 children and youth from families whose per capita gross monthly household income is less than $690. Around $7.8 million has been disbursed by STSPMF since the start of this year.
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