Giving Newsletter - November


    Facebook Twitter Google NOVEMBER 2015

The spirit of giving will be all over Singapore from 1-7 December, and we want you to join us! We’re inviting businesses, non-profits and individuals to launch their own giving activities. Time, treasure, talent, or even just a laugh – you can give anything during Giving Week!

To get involved, drop us a note here.

President Tony Tan and MCCY Minister Grace Fu posing in the middle with the six distinguished PVPA 2015 winners, NVPC’s Chairman Mildred Tan (extreme left) and NVPC’s CEO Melissa Kwee (extreme right).

Earlier this month, six distinguished winners were presented with awards by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the annual President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA).

“The PVPA honours those who have impacted lives through their generous giving and acts of kindness and compassion. These special individuals and organisations inspire and rally many around them to care for the less fortunate and give back to the community in concrete ways that matter. Singapore’s achievements over the last five decades were possible because we have a cohesive and inclusive society. I am confident that our nation will continue to progress in the years ahead as long as we continue to look out for one another and take care of the disadvantaged among us,” President Tony Tan Keng Yam congratulated the winners on their giving achievements.



“I think all the wonderful people who give back are inspirational, no matter what the level”. Read on to find out how Paul Foster, one of our #GivingWeek Influencers, gives back. Using just their voice, our influencers are taking people from being strangers, to becoming supporters and making a positive impact for their chosen charities.



This year, our President’s Volunteerism & Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) has expanded the individual categories to cover youth, adults and seniors. Meet our three individual award winners who have dedicated their time, treasure and talent to make a difference to the community.



Every child deserves a bright future, but not every child can have a bright future. Follow the story of Siew Fang, a girl with big dreams but with even bigger responsibilities towards her family. She is faced with the ultimate test when she has to choose between her studies and her family.


Giving is easy. It can be as simple as collecting loose change to auctioning your Boss for charity! We’ve come up with some ideas on how companies can get involved in #GivingWeek. Send the ideas to your corporate partners, and encourage them to get hit by the Giving Fever!


The best day of the week to engage givers online is mid-week. Avoid weekends at all costs – they are for family time and online activity is low. The worst time of the dayto engage Singaporeans online is mealtimes. Singaporeans clearly love their food!

Our new online giving platform,, will launch in December! For more tips on how you can start an awesome online fundraising campaign, download our NPO toolkit.