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As part of Steinway Gallery Singapore’s corporate social responsibility and also efforts to help children in need during this period, we would like to encourage you to also do your part to donate to the ChildAid concert – an annual charity concert that raises funds for two children charities – The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (ST SPMF) and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF).
ABOUT The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (ST SPMF)
The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund provides pocket money to children from low-income families to help them through school. The children can use this money for school-related expenses, such as buying a meal during recess, paying for transport or using it to meet other schooling needs. The financial help also eases the burden of the many parents who are already struggling to feed their families on their meagre incomes.
The Fund supports about 10,000 children and youth a year. Since the year 2000, the Fund has disbursed over $70m and helped about 170,000 children and youth.
STSPMF disburses the funds to needy students through participating the Ministry of Education, mainstream schools and disbursing agencies such as Youth Centers, Family Service Centers (FSCs), Special Education (SPED) schools, VWOs working with persons with disability, specialized schools, Children’s Homes and PAVE.
STSPMF is a charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status. For more information, visit www.spmf.org.sg
ABOUT The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF)
Initiated in 2004 and adopted by The Business Times in 2005, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) originated from a conviction that no child with a strong interest and potential in the arts should be denied the opportunity to develop his or her talents due to a lack of financial resources.
Since 2005, BT BAF has reached out to more than 19,000 financially-disadvantaged children and youths, between the ages of six to 19 years old, through a variety of programmes including a structured arts training programme, arts camps, workshops and signature events. BT BAF supports two arts training centers, The Little Arts Academy and 10 Square @ Orchard Central.
BT BAF is managed by The RICE Company Limited, a not-for-profit arts organization and a charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status. For more information, visit www.baf.sg
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