I never could get it. Does this actually work or this is one gigantic plot where everybody in this world pretend that they don't see the obvious? Personally I avoid buying products where the manufacturer use their "charity" records to advertise it.the lynx wrote:I work as a non-registered volunteer for one of the charity organisations here for the disabled and whenever I try to engage people around here to help out in events or some heavy routine work on ad hoc basis,
"Will our names be listed out in their bulletins or something?"
not annoyed but you are like a broken record sort of implying charities are scamming and there is no accountability .. in simple words ..kookaburrah wrote: Ecureilx, I have clearly touched a particularly raw nerve and for that I apologise. My rant was toward the practice, not you.
now .. I am starting to think if I am talking to the wall .. are you sure the ex-convicts et al haven't come over to you asking you to buy the Angry Birds Key Chains etc. ? Not that I am against Ex-Convict, but trust me when I say this - unlike students and such, the ex-convicts who collect donation are more aggressive, persuasive and don't take an answer and one too many time scared the hell out of me and my friends ..kookaburrah wrote:On another note, it hasn't escaped my attention that only the sexy charities get the masses to lift a pinky finger here. Just watch and see how ex-convicts, former drug users, or even AIDS charities get treated around here. Now THOSE I help. The children, you're damn right I don't.
YMCA and SMU have such projects, YMCA-YouthForCauses (sponsored by Citi) and SMU - part of their learning program, and they are not always focussing on fund raising but also towards creating publicity for selected charities etc. been there, seen that, and done some little mentoring too.morenangpinay wrote:Are they allowed to collect in another way? Like a fundraising activity atleast they also Learn some fundraising and organizing skills.it seems their approach is not very popular
I just smile and stick out my hand indicating, "no." Why result to subterfuge?yuukaze wrote:As a Singaporean who has previously spent a few Saturday mornings/afternoons holding donation tins back in the day, I'd like to share a few tactics that I noticed many locals using : p
1. Pretend to talk on their mobile phones, then 'hang up' once they've passed
2. Donate a paltry 20c to get the 'sticker of immunity', then point to it when others approach them for donations
3. If in a group, one will donate a certain amount, and obtain said sticker. A few others in the group may also request for a sticker despite not having made a donation. At the next encounter with a student with a tin, all point to the person who has made the donation, who is now wearing the sticker like a badge of honour.
4. Walk really really really fast.
And what evidence do you have of that? Quite a few charities are scams meant for enriching their organization more so than the causes they claim to represent. I can't research each group as I encounter them on the street to see if they're worth of my money.katbh wrote: It usually IS for a good cause.
Who are you to determine how I should handle my finances? Whether I make $5k or $30k a month, it's none of your business how I choose to spend it. Maybe I do give it away, but just not to leaches on the street who think they're doing a 'good work', but now apparently it's just so they get a better score in O-levels?katbh wrote:Do you have so little money that you can not give some away. Charities are VERY tightly regulated in Singpapore - even the NKF were made accountable!
NKF, like Barings, super-tightly regulated - but only after the event.katbh wrote:Do you have so little money that you can not give some away. Charities are VERY tightly regulated in Singpapore - even the NKF were made accountable!
please Exclude me from the whining crowdkatbh wrote:What about just giving them something. It usually IS for a good cause. And are you really going to miss the $1 you give? Your are all sounding like tight arses! They are kids collecting for charities....
Actually, for NKF, the whole saga turned out to be much ado about nothing, well, not exactly, but almost there, apart from the loss of public trust. While there was some misuse of funds, like the CEO fixing Gold Plated Taps in his toilet, and taking first class for travel etc., it wasn't to the extent that the public came to believe, that TT Durai robbed Millions. In reality, he left the organisation with a massive amount of reserves, too much reserves that my other volunteer groups were nearly jealous righfully, as most of the money in NKF's coffers would have been split among other needy charities as well, and which was proven right when the Govt split up the non-core elements of NKFkatbh wrote:Do you have so little money that you can not give some away. Charities are VERY tightly regulated in Singpapore - even the NKF were made accountable!
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