Update 8/01/2021: We raised $5,220!! Thank you all and please continue giving.
This year has been a difficult year for most, and some have it tougher than others. Being able to qualify for various promos and perks through credit cards, savings accounts, and other financial instruments by itself is a privileged position to be in. I hope you can generously share some of your monetary savings which you have accrued this year with children and families affected by cancer. For now, giving.sg is waiving its transaction fees, so 100% of your gross donations will benefit Children’s Cancer Foundation directly.
How to help
Let’s all donate generously and reach a modest goal of $2,000 over the next week for the cause! Donations should be done through this giving.sg campaign so that funds go to the charity as intended.
Do give what you can, and thank you for your kindness and generosity!
About Children’s Cancer Foundation
Children’s Cancer Foundation (CCF) is a social service agency with a mission to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families and children impacted by cancer through enhancing their emotional, social and medical well-being.
Founded in 1992, CCF provides children with cancer and their families the much needed support in their battle against the life threatening illness. Over the years, CCF has helped more than 3100 children and their families at different stages of the illness and recovery.
This year, CCF’s beneficiaries face amplified challenges as they now have to battle against childhood cancer while dealing with the pandemic fallout. The children and their families continue to be burdened not just with the health, social and financial impacts of childhood cancer but also economic challenges arising from COVID-19.
Find out more about CCF through their website.
Why you should donate
Currently, the government is matching donations to charity dollar-for-dollar, if they fulfil some terms and conditions. This means that the impact of your charitable giving is doubled!
Also, you can earn some rewards on your credit cards and get tax relief on your donations. Donations to CCF are eligible for a 2.5 times tax deduction when you make donations of at least $10.
Some may feel that it’s less than altruistic to receive perks in return for giving, but this is unfounded. For now, giving.sg is waiving its transaction fees, so 100% of your donations go to the charity. By getting cashback, card rewards and tax relief on your donation, you are essentially making banks and the government chip in with your charitable giving, amplifying its effect. There’s no stopping you to do more good with the financial perks you get out of this.
What cards can you use?
Most Amex cards should give you rewards on charitable contributions, but I personally recommend the Amex True Cashback for 1.5% cashback (or 3% if you’re a new cardholder).
The Razer Card should work great, as you usually earn the reward on topping up your wallet. Also, I suspect Razer Card should give its 1% cashback, but I can’t really confirm this.
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